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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 18th June 2024.

PRIME LAMBS

The weekly sale of prime lambs saw 610 forward, as seen national a little less demand ringside with many outfits still busy with the festival. However a pleasing market average of 368p/kg was achieved. The best quality lambs were regularly 400p/kg plus. Topping at 412p/kg from C&J Bennett, St Michaels, with Beltex cross to 410p/kg from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington. Heavy meated lambs sold to a premium today, with Suffolk cross lambs to £209 from J Park, Witherslack and the same home selling other pens to £206. Beltexs sold to £204 from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake and Texels to £201 from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington. Many Continental heavy lambs were regularly £180 to £200. Export type lambs (41kg to 43kg) were regularly 365p/kg to 375p/kg, with a pen of 41kg to £170 from TA Teasdale, Grange Over Sands. More light lambs were forward, with 38kg Texels to £149 from F&JM Mason, Mansergh with other pens to the same price from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor and a ring full of 36kg lambs to £141.
Well finished lambs both farm assured and VAN accredited met the keenest demand, with buyers now showing some resistance towards lambs not presented with a VAN / farm assurance number.

PRIME HOGGS

100 hoggs forward with a pleasing demand seen from our ringside of buyers. Texels sold to £157 from T&E Burrow, Slyne who sold other pens to £150. Suffolks sold to £149 from R&J Dodgson, Natland with Mules to £141 from J&J Huck, Burnesie. Horned hoggs saw Dalesbred to £135 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock who also sold Swaledales to £114.

CAST SHEEP

As expected a few less ewes forward, with all buyers still ringside keen to fill and top up orders. Several of the best pure and heavy ewes sold to £214 on three separate occasions, with other stronger end first cross ewes £165 to £180. Mule sold to £149 with other stronger end £135 to £145, and mediums £118 to £130. No real headline makers from the hill breeds, with Swaledale to £104 and other stronger end £90 to £100. Herdwicks sold to £90, Dalesbreds to £86 and hill Cheviots to £86. Other smaller and leaner hill bred ewes were £40 to £55, with several at realisation.
Cull rams sold to £165 for medium Texels, with others generally £130 to £150.
Business as usual next week, with a large number of all classes and types required to fulfil buyers demand.

BREEDING SHEEP

The last sale of breeding sheep saw a small entry, with all selling to a pleasing trade. Aged Texel cross ewes with Beltex twins from CR Alderson & Son, Kirkby Stephen sold to £295, who sold single outfits to £225.
We would like to thank all the vendors and purchased from the sheep with lamb sales, and wish them well with their purchases.

Top Prices

EWE & LAMB:

Continental: £295, £225, £200 Aisgill Farm.

SPRING LAMBS:

Continental: £209 Whitbarrow Cottage, £189 £175 Head House, £184 £179 Howriggs, £175 Hallbeck. Suffolk: £206 £198 Whitbarrow Cottage, £182 Lane Ends Farm, £179 Cracalt Farm, £178 Hallbeck, £175 Lane Ends Farm. Texel: £204 £188 Kingsland, £201 £188 £187 Low Stangerthwaite, £195 Wild Boar Farm, £189 Low Foulshaw Farm. Hampshire: £181 £180 £171 Endmoor Farm, £167 £160 Cantsfield Hall. Dorset: £181 £168 Kingslnad. Ryeland: £165 £156 Gowan Bank Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £157, £149, £141, £137 Throstle Grove Farm, £128, £122 Cracalt Farm. Suffolk: £149 Cracalt Farm, £116 Cobble Hey Farm. Mule: £141 Oak Fold, £113 Strickland Hill. Dalesbred: £135 Cobble Hey Farm. Swaledale: £114 Oak Fold, £105 Oak Fold, £103 Cobble Hey Farm. Continental: £111 Gowan Bank Farm, £109 Rosebank.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £214 Kingsland, £200 Thrimby Hall, £180 North Lodge, £180, £178 Thrimby Hall, £172 Far Highfield. Charollais: £214 (2), £184, £180, £152, £132 Low Foulshaw Farm. Suffolk: £176, £168 Whitbarrow Cottage, £162 Kendal House Farm, £156 High House, £153 Whitbarrow Cottage Continental: £164, £152 Thrimby Hall, £144 Head House, £134 Thrimby Hall. Mule: £149 Far Highfield, £148 Thrimby Hall, £134 Crabtree Farm, £134 Kendal House Farm, £132 Birch Bank, £130 Low Tarn Green. Cheviot Mule: £132 Thrimby Hall, £124 Low Tarn Green. Swaledale: £104 Low Newton Farm, £99, £83 Bridge End Farm, £76 Stribers Farm. Dorset: £102 Greenlands Farm. Herdwick: £90, £80 Sella Farm. Horned: £86 Cobble Hey Farm. Cheviot: £84, £82 Sella Farm.

CAST RAMS:

Texel: £165 Far Orrest, £160 Low Tarn Green, £144 Far Orrest. Beltex: £156 Crabtree Farm. Dorest: £128 Greenlands Farm. Suffolk: £120 Whitbarrow Cottage.

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