J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs, Thursday 30th November 2023

North West Auctions held its fortnight sale of store lambs, which saw a wide range of lambs forward with buyers still keen to secure all classes and types. The sale peaked at £116 for a pen of Texels from JC Dunning, Orton who sold another ring full at £115. Others sold to £111 from Messrs Holgate, Silverdale and £109 from JA Chapman, Kendal. Pens of well grown lambs were regularly £90 to £98, mediums lambs were generally £78 to £88, with a large number of small long keep lambs £58 to £66 and several pens of the very smallest less. Mules sold to £93 from Messrs Holgate, Silverdale with others at £87 from B Wilson & Sons, Selside and £86 from J&M Wilson, Selside. Other pens of better end Mules were £78 to £85, with mediums generally £72 to £76. Pure hill lambs sold to £86 for a ring full of Swaledales from SJ&M Richardson & Son, Lupton with Cheviots to £78.50 from B Wilson & Son, Selside, Rough Fells to £74 from M&G German, Middleton and Herdwicks to £62 from Messrs Hodgson, Ambleside. Other pens of hill lambs sold at £52 to £60 for the stronger sorts, with mediums £40 to £50 and the very smallest £28 to £35.
The next sale of store lambs is on Thursday 14th December, with catalogue entries required by Wednesday 6th December.

Top Prices


Texel: £116 Westmorland Chaple Farm, £115 Westmorland Chaple Farm, £111 Middlebarrow Plain, £107 Low Hundhowe, £100 North Lodge, £99.50 Sunny Bank, £99.50 Sunny Bank. Beltex: £109 North Lodge, £100 Main Street, £99 Blea Tarn Road, £94 Main Street, £91.50 Blea Tarn Road, £89.50 Blea Tarn Road. Masham: £100 Somme Avenue, £82 Marsh Grange Farm, £80 Somme Avenue, £69 Birks Head, £62 Somme Avenue. Suffolk: £99 Meadow View, £99 Sunny Brow, £97 Meathop Park Farm, £94 Nether House Farm, £93.50 Green Close, £91 Wyke Farm. Continental: £95 Meathop Park Farm, £992 Whitbarrow Cottage, £86 Jackson Ground, £85 Marsh Grange Farm, £83.50 Quarry Top, £82 Town End Hall. Dutch Spotted: £94 Town End Hall, £81 High Farm, £73 Town End Hall, £66 High Farm. Charollais: £93.50 Dawson Fold, £89 Dawson Fold, £77 Dawson Fold, £73 Greenfold Farm. Mule: £93 Middlebarrow Plain, £87 Ashstead, £86 Cooper House, £85.50 Nether House Farm, £84 Borrow Bridge House, £82 High Borrow Bridge. Swaledale: £86 High Row, £71 Rydal Farm, £63 Skelwith Fold Farm, £61 Melbourne House, £58 Guest Ford. Cheviot: £79.50 Ashstead, £75.50 The Plough Inn, £73 Nun House, £68 Melbourne House, £57.50 High Ground. Rough Fell: £74 Sowermire Farm, £73 Bleaswood Road, £70 Town End Hall, £70 Borrow Bridge House, £69 Blackmoss Farm, £65 Borrow Bridge Farm. Horned: £63 Rydal Farm, £60 Long Green Head. Herdwick: £62 Rydal Farm, £56 Millbeck, £51 Millbeck. Gritstone: £60 Sowermire Farm. Hampshire: £60 Jackson Ground, £46 Abbey Drive. Dalesbred: £54 Roundthwaite. Swiss Valais: £51 Abbey Drive, £51 Abbey Drive.

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