J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 12th September 2023


One of the largest and highest quality shows of pigs seen at Junction 36 for several sales, saw an increased number of buyers forward all keen to fulfil orders. The sale peaked at £240 for a trio of Large White x hoggs from JM Navesey, Darwen who sold another pen of four at £235, with other prime hoggs selling to £235 from BR Harrison, Staveley. Prime gilts sold to £215 from C Barr, Coniston with other at £210 from BR Harrison, Staveley and £205 from D Nicholson, Cockermouth. Prime boars sold to £200 for a pen of five heavy weight Large White x from D Nicholson, Cockermouth with others at £185 from C Barr, Coniston and £180 from W Stamper, Chipping. There was a top of 240p/kg today for a pair of prime gilts from BR Harrison, Staveley with others to 235p/kg from JM Navesey, Darwen. All prime pigs sold today averaged 181p/kg.

Several cull sows forward today sold to £205 from MK&LK Whitely & Son, Harrogate with others at £190 from W Stamper, Chipping.
Weaners sold to an exceptional trade with Gloucester Old Spot gilts selling to £59 from MK&LK Whitely & Son, Harrogate who sold boars at £55 with other weaners generally £25 to £40.


A little bit more life in the job today with heavy weight and well meated lambs attracting the most interest from our ringside of buyers. Texels saw a top of £157 from JN&BJ Bowes, Crook with Beltex selling to £156 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside. The best heavy weight lambs were regularly selling at £138 to £142. Medium weight well meted Texels from RHM&S Boyren, Colton sold to a top of £136. More hill lambs were on offer today with Cheviot Mules selling to £115.50 from GM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow with Mules selling to £112.50 for a ring full from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Beltex lambs topped at 296p/kg from J Twigge, Lindale who sold other at 295p/kg. 1300 lambs sold to a market averaged of 246p/kg.


463 cull ewes were forward today, perhaps being one of the leanest shows in recent weeks with ewes showing the effect of the long summer rearing lambs. No real power and strength forward this week, with a top price of £156 for a Texel x from JW&A Matthews, Patton with others at £148 from J Potter, Orton and other heavy pure bred ewes £125 to £135. Medium ewes were generally selling at £88 to £105, depending on quality and type with buyers now ring side looking for ewes for grazing. Mules sold to £107 from WR Clarke & Partners, Carnforth with others at £98 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Hill bred ewes sold to £98 for Cheviots from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon with others at £97 from RD Holland & Co, Millom. Rough Fells sold to £78 from JA Law, Cragg Bank with others at £76 from E&K Bland, Tebay. Swaledale sold to £70 from GA Guy, Tebay and Dalesbred to £67 from J&A Smales, Ingleton. A large number of lean well worn hill ewes were £30 to £45.

Top Prices


Texel: £157 Low Brundrigg, £156 High Underbrow Farm, £150 Low Brundrigg, £147 Lileyaks, £146 Low Brundrigg, £142 Benson Hall. Suffolk: £148 Station Hotel Farm, £143 Whinfell Terrace, £139, £130 Maddison Aveune, £128 Station Hotel Farm, £127 Lane Ends Farm. Beltex: £142, £141 Holmelands, £128 Cantsfield Hall, £120 Holmelands, £115 Middlebarrow Plain, £115 Benson Hall. Cheviot: £129 Low Gregg Hall. Cheviot Mule: £115.50 Low Gregg Hall, £91 Holker Farm Cottages. Mule: £112.50 Fell End Farm, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £103 Overthwaite Farm, £102 Greaves Farm, £90 Middle Sadghyll. Continental: £109 Tranthwaite Hall, £108.50 The Old Parsonage. Charollais: £101.50 Borren House, £98.50, £95 Cockley Beck Farm. Dutch Spotted: £98.50 Benson Hall.


Texel: £156 Oldfield End, £135 Springfield, £134 Benson Hall, £132 Oldfield End, £130 West Lodge, £124 High Brow Edge. Beltex: £148 The Park, £106 The Park, £86 Holmelands. Continental: £134 Benson Hall, £120 Cinder Barrow, £104 Preston Patrick Hall, £100 Benson Hall, £94 Low Brundrigg, £94 Burnt House Farm. Mule: £107 Cinder Barrow, £98 Benson Hall, £96 Low Brundrigg. Cheviot: £106 Low Tarn Green, £98 Howriggs, £97 Low Lowscales Farm, £93 Re Braida Garth, £92 Re Braida Garth. Suffolk: £102 Benson Hall. Charollais: £100 Gilpin Farm. Dorst: £95 Howriggs, £94 Wood Broughton Barn. Cheviot Mules: £92 Howriggs. Rough Fell: £90 Cotegill Farm, £76 Cotegill Farm, £75 Marsh House Farm, £62 The Park. Masham: £86 Steps Farm. Swaledale: £70 Lunesdale House, £65 Wood Broughton, £59 Rakesmoor Farm. Dalesbred: £67 Re Braida Garth. Herdwick: £50 Borren House.


Leicester: £106 The Borrans. Texel: £104 The Borrans. Rough Fell: £78 Marsh House Farm.

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