J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 26th September 2023


1505 lambs forward sold to an overall averaged of 248p/kg, with heavy weight paying at Junction 36, new buyers ensured all lambs were keenly bid for. A pen of Beltex lambs sold to a top of £152 from A Thompson, Carnforth with Texels selling to £150 from L Beck, Heversham. Heavy pens of Charollais lambs sold to £149 from JM&NJ Strickland, Whinfell. Suffolk lambs topped at £139 from J&R Waller, Killington. Heavy bred Continental lambs were regularly selling at £128 to £132. A sharper trade was seen for medium weight lambs with 40kg to 42kg lambs frequently selling to 250p/kg to 260p/kg or £108 to £115 per head. Best bred lambs saw Beltex sell to 330p/kg from A Thompson, Carnforth with heavy bred Texel lambs selling to 291p/kg from TMW&H Hodgson, Nibthwaite. More hill lambs were on offer today, with all meeting plenty of demand. Mules sold to £113 from JA Bennet, Longsleddale with others at £111 from JF&AW Sutton, Longsleddale. A full ring of Cheviot sold to £108.5 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.


A record entry of 916 cull sheep forward which sold to a full ring side of buyers, with all classes and types competed for to satisfy orders. Well bred ewes sold to £150 for a Beltex x from AW&D Brown, Pennington with Texel x selling to £143 from TH&D Cornthwaite & Son, Cartmel Fell. Other heavy meated ewes were generally £120 to £140. Mules sold to £116 for a pen of Cheviot Mules from TH&D Cornthwaite & Son with others at £114 from M Allen, Carnforth. North Country Mules sold to £97 from SW Atkinson & Son, Crook. Plenty of interest in ewes suitable for feeding, with the stronger pure and cross breds £80 to £90 and hill ewes £40 to £60, depending on breed and quantity. Hill ewes sold to £98 for Cheviots from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh with others at £92 from JW&E Woof & Son, Sedbergh, Swaledales to £68 from D & A Nicholson, Ulverston, Herdwicks to £78 from AJ&SM Harrison, Kentmere and Rough Fells to £78 from PE Allen, Ings. A large entry of lean hard worked hill ewe were generally £30 to £40. depending on quality and type.
Cull rams sold to £124 for BFL’s from RS&BA Harker, Carnforth.

Prime pigs sold to an exceptional trade for perhaps one of the best quality shows of pigs for several months. A top price of £245 and 258p/kg was achieved on two occasions, firstly for a trio of Large White x gilts from JM Navesey, Darwen followed by a pair of Pie Train x gilts from W Stamper, Chipping. Other well bred and well finished prime gilts and hogs regularly sold from £220 to £230. Prime boars sold to £200 for a Pie Train x from W Stamper, Chipping with others at £190 from D Nicholson, Cockermouth. Cull sows sold to £190 for a Saddleback from JM Navesey, Darwen with others at £150 from W Stamper, Chipping.
Weaners and stores attracted a large crowd of competitive bidders with well bred stores selling to £120 from B Capstick, Sedbergh and weaners selling to £58 from W Wilson & Co, Carlisle and £55 from G Malpass, Sedbergh.

Top Prices


Beltex: £152 Southways, £145 The Borrans, £138 Southways, £110 Templand Farm, £107 Millbeck. Texel: £150 Dugg Hill, £144 Middale Farm, ££140 Dugg Hill, £140 Arklid Farm, £137 Helm Croft, £135 Hill Top Farm. Continental: £149 The Borrans, £128.50 High Biggarsbank, £122 Smithy Green Farm, £117 Hawkrigg End, £116 Smithy Green Farm, £115 Smithy Green Farm. Suffolk: £139 Hallbeck, £131 Hallbeck, £124 Nether House Farm, £114 Main Steet, £113 Hawkrigg End, £113 Smithy Green Farm. Charollais: £137 Brow Head, £119.50 The Old Vicarage, £107 The Old Vicarage, £103 The Old Vicarage, £102 Yealand Manor. Mule: £113 Middale Farm, £111 Nether House Farm, £110 Barrowfield, £110 Fell End Farm, £107 The Borrans, £105 Overthwaite. Cheviot: £108.50 Bowers Farm, £106.50 Bowers Farm. Hampshire: £107 Endmoor Farm. Dorset: £98 Leighton Drive. Horned: £90 Turners Farm. Rough Fell: £86 Galloper Park.


Texel: £150 Whinfield Farm, £143 Low Tarn Green, £143 Low Tarn Green, £134 Capplerigg Farm, £132 Troughton Hall, £126 High Biggarsbank. Beltex: £134 Corner Cottage. Suffolk: £120 Waterhouse Close, £118 Whinfield Farm, £114 Smithy Green Farm, £112 Castle Garth, £102 Waterhouse Close, £98 Cockrigg Farm. Cheviot Mule: £116 Low Tarn Green, £114 Yealand Conyers, £84 Yak Leaf. Leicester: £116 Overthwaite. Ryeland: £100 Whinfield Farm. Continental: £100 Waterhouse Close, £74 Inglebrough View Barn. Cheviot: £98 Bowers Farm, £92 Ghyll Farm, £87 Poole Bank Farm, £86 Low House. Mule: £97 Capplerigg Farm, £94 Grayrigg Hall, £90 Low Groves Farm, £90 Low Groves Farm, £87 Low House. Horned: £80 Cockrigg Farm. Rough Fell: £78 St Annes Farm. Swaledale: £68 Birch Bank, £60 Overthwaite Farm. Herdwick: £56 Inglebrough View Barn.

Leicester: £124 Overthwaite. Zwartble: £98 Somme Avenue. Herdwick: £68 Byre Cottage. Swaledale: £78 Grayrigg Hall.

Goat: £90 Wall End.

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