J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 5th September 2023.


1200 lambs forward selling to a market average of 241p/kg with once again Junction 36 having a full ring side of buyers keen to purchase all types, heavy and well meated lambs continue to add up nicely. The sale peaked at £146 for Texels from AJ&SE Burrow, Beetham. With many continental bred heavy lambs regularly selling to 230p/kg plus. Medium weight continental bred lambs were regularly selling to 245 – 260p/kg. With 44kg Beltex lambs from WS Burrow, Silverdale selling to £126.50. Light lambs full of meat continue to achieve nice prices with Texels at 36kg selling to £102 from DH Ashworth, Holme. More hill lambs on offer today with Cheviots selling to £105 from WH Kitching & Sons, Hale.


474 cull sheep forward today, with keen buyer interest in all classes and types with several grazing orders now ring side every week. Overall, a much plainer show of ewes today with many coming forward having worked hard rearing lambs this summer. Pure bred ewes sold to £159 for Texels from GA Metcalfe, Kirkby Stephen. With LJ&R Atkinson selling Blue De Maine at £152. The heavier end of continental ewes generally £120-£140 depending on breed and condition. Medium continental ewes generally £90-£115 with these attracting the keenest interest for grazing. Mule ewes sold to £130 from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside, with nice meated heavier ewes £98-£110. Medium mules generally selling £78-£90. Hill ewes sold to £83 for Cheviots from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside. With a large proportion of todays sale been light weight Swaledale ewes with the best selling to £57 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell with others at £50 from TA&JA Dixon, Selside. With Herdwicks selling to £46 from R Todd & J Bennett, Broughton in Furness. Cull rams sold to £142 for a Dorset from JC Morphet, Hale. With hill lambs selling to £88 for a Herdwick from P Fitzwilliam, Broughton In Furness.

Top Prices


Texel: £146 Low Woodedge Farm, £137 Low Brundrigg, £133 Lynacres, £132.50 Far Orrest, £131 Broomfield, £129 Low Brundrigg. Suffolk: £137 Braeslacks, £122.50 Hallbeck, £120.50 Raw Head, £120, £113 Halton Park Farm, £111 Braeslacks. Beltex: £120 Gibraltar Farm, £105, £104.50 Stubb Farm, £100 High Wray Farm. Continental: £115.50 Raw Head, £109.50 Viver Mill Farm, £106 The Crescent, £102 High House, £95 Field House, £94 Byre Cottage. Hampshire: £113, £111.50 Endmoor Farm. Mule: £106 Greaves Farm, £102 Hillcroft. Dorset: £102, £99 Cumbrae. Leicester: £98 Mount Pleasant. Cheviot Mule: £93.50, £93, £90.50 High Farm. Kerry Hill: £90 Byre Cottage.


Texel: £159 High Street, £128 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £124 Arklid Farm. Continental: £152 £122 The Crescent, £108 Alby Wood, £105 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £100 Gaitbarrow Farm. Charollais: £135 Floraire. Mule: £130 Poppy Farm, £108 Helm Croft, £108 Yoad Pot, £105 Low House, £100 Gaskell House, £98 Far Orrest. Beltex: £113 Stubb Farm. Suffolk: £111 Yoad Pot, £106 Hazel Head Farm. Dorset: £99 Floraire. Masham: £96 Low Audlands, £95 £87 Field House, £67 Grate Farm. Cheviot: £83 Poppy Farm, £81 Whelpside Farm, £67 Millriggs, £62 Poppy Farm. Swaledale: £57 Whelpside Farm, £50 Yoad Pot.


Dorset: £142 Field House. Texel: £108 High Street. Herdwick: £88 Byre Cottage. Continental: £64 Gowan Bank.

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