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

PRIME LAMBS:

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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PRIME HOGGS:

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.

CAST SHEEP:

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

PRIME LAMBS:

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.

PRIME HOGGS:

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.

CAST EWES:

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.

CAST RAM:

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

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