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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 30th April 2024.

SPRING LAMBS

More spring lambs were on offer this week, which were met by the keenest ring side of buyers seen this season. Dorset sold to £237 from N Waller, Killington with Texel cross Dorsets to £218 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon. Beltex cross lamb sold to the same price from JT&A Armistead, Selside with this home also selling their best bred lambs to 480p/kg and 475p/kg. An overall average of 452p/kg was achieved.

PRIME HOGGS

850 hoggs were forward with many being vendors last draws. Once again well meated and hard fed hoggs were keenly bid for a Junction 36. Heavy Texels sold to £234 from JB Airey, Kendal with Beltexs to £230 from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth. Suffolks sold to £218 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. The best heavy hoggs would be a shade less than last week but many pens were still £200 plus. Handy weighted hoggs were in the keenest demand, with these regularly 430p/kg to 450p/kg. The best bred hoggs sold to 500p/kg from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet with others to 490p/kg from L Parson & Sons, Levens. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviot to £210 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh with Mules topping at £186 from SH & LE Birkett, Carnforth. Pens of BFL’s sold to £180 from AR Edmondson, Ulverston with Swaledales to £170 from WI&AM Atkinson, Bleasdale who also sold pens of Dalebreds to the same price.
Please note that all hoggs will now be marked for having teeth up.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

902 lives were forward at the weekly sheep with lambs at foot sale, which were met by a busy ring side of travelled and local buyers. The sale peaked at £348 for first cross Texel shearlings with twin lambs from G&KM Atkinson, Colby. Other Texel shearling with Beltex cross twin lambs sold to £335 from R Allison & Son, Kirkby Stephen. Aged Texel ewes with strong Texel twin lambs sold to £315 from G&KM Atkinson, Colby. A ring full of Suffolk cross ewes with Texel lambs sold to £302 from A&RA Middleton, Cowan Bridge. Mule ewes sold to £300 with Texel lambs from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill with other Mule ewes to £290 from G&KM Atkinson, Colby. Aged Texel ewes with Beltex cross single lambs sold to £282 from Northern Trading, Kirkby Thore. Other singles sold to £278 from R Allison & Sons, Kirkby Stephen. Mule hoggs sold to £252 from RC Wharton & Son, Drybeck. More hill bred ewes were forward today, meeting plenty of demand. Cheviot ewes with Texel lambs sold to £235 from J Whitton, Cartmel with single Cheviot ewes with Texel lambs sold to £180 from D&A Nicholson, Ulverston.
Next week sale on Tuesday will include all classes of breeding sheep with lambs and on the Wednesday we will hold the annual show and sale of hoggs with lambs at foot.

CAST SHEEP

Cull ewes were a phenomenal trade, with all sheep sold averaged £138.05 for 412 forward. The best heavy pure ewes sold to £350 from R&E Ladds, Kendal, with others at £295 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe and endless pens at £250 to £280. Heavy first cross ewes sold to £230 for Texel cross from G Beresford & Son, Kirkby in Furness with others at £228 from PJ&ES Rogerson, Appleby. Other heavy end were £195 to £215, mediums £160 to £180 and smaller meated ewes £120 to £140. Mules sold to £205, with others at £190. Heavy mules were regularly £175 to £185, the stronger end £150 to £165 with medium meated £110 to £130.
Pure hill ewes sold to £210 for Cheviots, Lleyns £190, Rough Fells £162, Dalesbreds £152, SBF £150, Swaledales £138 and Herdwick £138. Medium hill ewes were £90 to £110z, with only the leanest and smallest less.
Cull rams sold to £290 for a Charolais from T Pye, Leece. Other continental were £180 to £225. Hill rams to £205 for Cheviot, £165 Welsh and £100 Swaledale.

Top Prices

HOGG & LAMB:

Mule: £252, £222 High Field, £220, £218 Stamp Hill Farm, £212 High Field.

SHEARLING & LAMB:

Texel: £335 Windygate, £280 Little Musgrave, £278 Windygate, £260 Little Musgrave, £260 Green Farm, £240 Heights Farm. Mule: £290 Green Farm, £280 Main Street, £250 Green Farm, £212, £170 The Glen, £152 Boundary Beck. Cheviot: £235 Tottlebank. Herdwick: £202, £135 The Glen.

EWE & LAMB:

Mule: £348 Green Farm, £300 Riddings, £282 Mint View, £280, £278 Low Woodside, £275 Green Farm. Texel: £315 Green Farm, £285 Leck Fell House, £282 Stamp Hill Farm, £272 Main Street, £268 Little Musgrave Farm, £265 High Wray Farm. Continental: £302 Leck Fell House, £265 Tottlebank, £258 (x2) Leck Fell House, £248 Aisgill Farm, £240 High Woodend. Cheviot: £272 Riddings. Charollais: £268, £210 Chapel Island View. Suffolk: £252 Main Street, £248 Leck Fell House, £235 High Woodend, £220, £192 Leck Fell House. Cheviot Mule: £180, £132 Birch Bank. Beltex: £168 Barn Croft. Scotch Blackface: £135, £120, £110 Chapel Island View. Herdwick: £100 The Steading.

SPRING LAMBS:

Dorset: £237, £191 Beckside Barn. Continental: £218, £200 Howriggs, £190 (x2) High Biggarsbank, £181 Howriggs, £177 High Biggarsbank. Texel: £218, £213, £204 Bouthwaite Farm, £204 Bensons Farm, £200 Bouthwaite Farm. Suffolk: £202 Hawkswell Farm. Hampshire: £200 Cantfield Hall.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £234 Mint Close, £230 Hall Croft Barn, £226 Greaves Farm, £225 Mint Close, £220 Hall Croft Barn, £220 Kingsland. Continental: £218 Stubb Hall Farm, £202 Sowerby Lodge, £198 New Hall, £188 Park Farm Barn, £183 Sowerby Lodge, £179 Hawes Farm. Suffolk: £217, £207 Merryfield, £183 New Hall, £170 Green Close, £170 Merryfield, £169 Hodgson Green Farm. Cheviot: £210, £202, £200 Bowers Farm, £194 (x2), £191 Stubb Hall Farm. Mule: £186 Stubb Hall Farm, £176 Sowerby Lodge, £172 (x2) Hawkswell Farm, £170 Tottlebank, £168 Benson Hall. Leicester: £180, £178, £177 Hawkswell Farm. Lleyn: £173, £163, £161, £160, £156, £152 Low Foulshaw Farm. Gritstone: £171 Sowerby Lodge. Dalesbred: £170 Holme House Farm, £169 Fell End Farm, £158, £140 Holme House Farm, £131 Fell End Farm. Swaledale: £170, £155 Holme House Farm, £141 Millriggs, £140 Holme House Farm, £131 Angerton Hall Farm, £118 Low Deepslack. Masham: £163, £156 Holme House Farm, £150 Mealriggs Farm. Charollais: £151 Kingsland, £142 Sowerby Lodge. Rough Fell: £140 Old School House, £138, £135, £134 Greenhills Farm, £128 Sands Road, £125 Steps Farm. Horned: £136 New Hall, £110 Higher Salter. Herdwick: £130 Cinderbarrow Farm, £128 Low Mill House, £125, £115 Cinderbarrow Farm, £98 New Hall, £96 Cinderbarrow Farm. Dorset: £114 Nibthwaite Grange Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £350 Benson Hall, £295 Bensons Farm, £280 Benson Hall, £280 Beckside Farmhouse, £280, £265 Hall Croft Barn. Beltex: £280 Hall Croft Barn. Suffolk: £265 Hawkswell Farm, £250 Bouthwaite Farm, £245 Hawkswell Farm, £210 Bouthwaite Farm, £188 Low Croft, £182 Mint Close. Leicester: £220 Greaves Farm, £115 Moors Farm. Dorset: £215, £180 Beckside Barn, £180 High Biggarsbank. Cheviot: £210 Green Lane End Farm, £188 Rankthorn, £185 Yak Leaf, £180 Low Mill House, £165 High House Farm, £165 College Green. Mule: £205 High Wardses Farm, £190 Slack Farm, £190 Bensons Farm, £185 Millbeck, £182 Hodgsons Green Farm, £182 High House Farm. Lleyn: £190 College Green, £158 Birch Bank, £155, £152 Cragg Farm, £142 College Green, £100 Cragg Farm. Continental: £182 Hawes Farm, £180 Briar Cottage, £152 Merryfield, £145 Deansbiggin, £128 Moss End Farm, £128 Hawes Farm. Rough Fell: £162 High Borrowbridge, £152 Tottlebank, £130 High Borrowbridge, £128, £125 Riddings, £110 Millbeck. Masham: £158 Grate Farm. Dalesbred: £152 Murthwaite, £115 Fell End Farm, £115 Holme House Farm, £100 Accraplatts. Scotch Blackface: £150, £145, £125, £110 Riddings. Jacob: £145 High Wardses Farm. Herdwick: £138 Beckfoot Farm, £135 Murthwaite, £125 High Biggarsbank, £125 Main Street, £110 Barker Knott, £105 High Biggarsbank. Swaledale: £138 High Wardses Farm, £136 Burnhead Farm, £132 Hawkswell Farm, £130 Helm Croft, £125 Hawkswell Farm, £120 Holme House Farm. Teeswater: £88, £80 Muthwaite.

CAST RAM:

Charollais: £290 Briar Cottage, £215 College Green. Cheviot: £205 Ghyll Farm. Texel: £205 High Wray Farm, £155 Low Mill House, £150 College Grenn, £142 Hall Croft Barn. Leicester: £185 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Beltex: £175 Low Mill House. Continental: £165 Millbeck. Swaledale: £100 Higher Salter.

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