J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 20th June 2023.


Prime Lamb numbers continue rise at J36 with just over 900 selling to 13 active ringside buyers, with an overall marker average of 297p/kg for lambs ranging from 31kg-57kg. Trade bouncing back from the fall seen from late last week with well finished continental lambs regularly 305-325p/kg peaking at 330p/kg for a pen of Texel x from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, with others at 327p/kg from E Dodgson, Kendal. Peaking today’s trade was 50kg Texel lambs selling to £169 from TA Teasdale, Cartmel. With a pen of well-bred lambs from E Dodgson, Kendal selling to £167, with Beltex lambs seeing a peak of £165 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. All sale long, heavy lambs selling between the £145-£155 mark easily. Lighter weight well finished lambs attracting keen interest selling to £109 for 34kg from A Taylor & Son, Eyemouth who sold other at £103 with a ring full of 33kg Texel x from Hornby Hall Farms, Penrith selling at £97.
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Seasonal entry of Prime Hoggs saw 218 forward, selling to an overall average of 214p/kg with well finished standard weight hoggs selling to a premium regularly achieving 270-300p/kg. Topping at 304p/kg for Continental x from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Well fleshed heavy weight hoggs sold to £158 from JA Airey, New Hutton with others regularly £135-£148. Hill bred hoggs sold to a top of £126 for heavy weight Swaledales from TA & J Dioxn, Selside with Herdwicks to £112 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston and Rough Fells also achieving £112 from A Guy, Langdale.


459 local farmer ewes sold to a top of £175 for Texels from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. With others at £166 from High Wardses Farm, Sedbergh. Other heavy weight pure ewes generally achieving £140-£160. Mule ewes sold to a top price of £115 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others at the same price from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth. Other heavy mules regularly £105-£112. Hill bred ewes sold to £110 for cheviots from CP Bateman, Docker with Swaledales to £109 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead. Buyers showing caution to over fat ewes with medium ewes attracting keenest interest often only a few bids behind the over fat ewes. Overall market average of £78 was achieved, reflecting a high proportion of lean hill bred ewes coming forward. Cull rams sold to £199 for a Texel from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. A larger proportion of leaner medium rams forward sold to £117 for Blueface Leicester from TA & J Dixon, Selside with Charollais to £116 from Messrs Gibson, Endmoor. Shorn ewes attracting more interest compared to those in the wool.

Top Prices


Texel: £169 Head House, £167 Spital Farm, £165 Bensons Farm, £163 Low Groves Farm, £158 Spital Farm. Suffolk: £162 Tunstall Hall, £148 Benson Hall, £141 Cracalt Farm, £140, £135 Tunstall Hall, £135 Cockrigg Farm. Hampshire: £157 Benson Hall, £146 Endmoor Farm, £140 Benson Hall, £137 Endmoor Farm. Continental: £156 Tunstall Hall, £149.50 Hill Park, £145 Hawkrigg End, £144 Cracalt Farm, £144 Low Stangerthwaite, £141 High Biggarsbank. Dorset: £146 Bouthwaite Farm, £133 High Biggarsbank. Zwartble: £136 Benson Hall, £123 Bowston Hall. Charollais: £127 Low Foulshaw Farm, £118.50 Old Glasson Farm.


Beltex: £158 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Texel: £158 Old Croft, £150, £149 Brown Brook, £146 Old Croft, £144 Holmescales Farm, £144 North Farm. Suffolk: £138 North Farm, £130 Ackenthwaite Farm, £113 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £110 Ackenthwaite Farm, £99 Bradlow Farm. Charollais: £136 Dawson Fold. Swaledale: £126 Yoad Pot, £100 Higher Salter, £94 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Mule: £122 North Farm, £99 Little Eccleston Hall. Continental: £112 Ackenthwaite Farm, £104 Low Audlands, £95 High Gregg Hall Farm. Herdwick: £112, £109 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Cheviot: £110 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage.


Texel: £175 Brown Brook, £166 High Wardses Farm, £164 Whitbarrow View. Leicester: £165 Calderside Farm, £126 Meadow Wood. Charollais: £140 Low Foulshaw Farm. Hampshire: £133 Bouthwaite Farm. Suffolk: £128 Ackenthwaite Farm, £124 Bouthwaite Farm,£119 Deansbiggin, £116 Oak Avenue, £110 Deansbiggin, £108 Home Farm. Zwartble: £127 Catshaw Farm. Lleyn: £122 Low Foulshaw. Teeswater: £121 Low Audlands. Mule: £115 Flodder Hall, £115 Bensons Farm, £115 Springs Farm, £108 Oak Avenue, £108 Flodder Hall, £106 Endmoor Farm. Dorset: £113 High Biggarsbank, £112 Burnhead Farm, £109 Birch Bank, £102 Belle Vue Cottage, £100 Benson Hall. Cheviot: £110 Croft Foot Farm, £100 Moss End Farm. Swaledale: £109 Catshaw Hall Farm. Dalesbred: £80 Brown Brook. Rough Fell: £74 Millriggs.


Texel: £199 Brown Brook. Leicester: £117 Yoad Pot. Charollais: £116 Low Audlands

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