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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 30th January

Prime Hoggs

There was a larger entry of prime hoggs forward today selling to a sharper trade, once again, with all firms looking for hoggs. There was an overall market average of 192p/kg, with plenty of Continental bred hoggs selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark.

There was plenty of demand for Beltex hoggs which sold to a top of 231p/kg from AR & BJ Thompson of Poppy Farm with others selling to 226p/kg from JG Harryman of The Galleon. EM Standing of Kirket Nook who’s run of Beltex Hoggs sold to an average of 215p/kg. Texels sold to a top of £107.50 and £104.50 from George Bell of Red Lodge with Suffolks selling to a top of £104.50, twice, firstly from Nadel Farm, Shap and secondly from DM & C Cook of Smithy Green.

Horned hoggs sold to a top of £100.50 for Scottish Blackfaces from S & M cooper of Tarnside, weighing 51kg with Mule hoggs from the same good home selling to £92.50. Plenty of pens of hoggs sold into the nineties today.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of cast sheep today with 545 in the market, selling to a sharper trade with all purchase keen for sheep. The trade saw numerous pens of heavy weighing sheep and tups selling over the £100 mark topping at £118 for Charollais ewes from JA & R Geldard and sons of Low Foulshaw. Texel tups sold to £116 from M R Toms of Middle Fell with others to £115 from M Bond of Old Smithy Cottage. Texel ewes topped at £114 from JW & A Matthews of Oldfield End. Leicester ewes sold to a top of £103 from A Dixon and Son of Kit Cragg. Plenty of ewes were selling in the nineties. Mule ewes topped at £80 from RHM & S Boyren of Hill Park with best Mules selling over the seventy-pound mark. Hill bred ewes saw Cheviots sell to £70 from Nadel Farm of Shap. Rough Fell ewes sold to £73 from JF Cook of Moss Howe and Herdwicks to £68 from WG & D Wilkinson of Tilberthwaite.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Texel - £107.5, £104.5 Red Lodge, £102.5 5 Mint Close, £101.5 Hill Park. Suffolk - £104.5 The Lodge, £104.5, £103.5 Smithy Green Farm, £95.5 Garnett Folds, £95 Hill Top Farm. Scotch - £100.5, £86 Tarnside Farm. Cheviot - £97 The Lodge, £86 Bank House Farm, £83.5 Hartrigg, £82.5 The Lodge, £77 Hartrigg. Beltex - £95 The Galleon, £88 Poppy Farm, £86 Kirket Nook, £80.5 Hall Croft Barn, £78 Low Hall Farm. Mule - £92.5 Tarnside farm, £90.5 Barrowfield, £87 Lower House Farm, £87 Cuerdale Hall Farm. Charollais - £85 Kirket Nook, £83.5 Hartrigg, £77 Green Farm, £75 Brow Head, £74 Burnt House. Continental - £85, £73.5 Park House Farm, £73.5 Garnett Folds. Swaledale - £76.5 Bramaskew, £66.5 Poppy farm, £66.5 Low Hall Farm, £58.5 Low Longmire, 355 Nether House Farm. Kerryhill - £69 Hutton Roof Hall. Dorset - £64 Brow Head. Herdwick - £61 Tarn Foot, £45.5 Moors Farm.

Cast Ewe

Charollais - £118.5 Low Foulshaw Farm, £91 Bank House Farm, £53 Brow Head. Texel - £114, £101 Oldfield End, £101 North farm, £93 Stubb Farm, £91 Bank House Farm. Leicester - £103 Kit Crag, £60 Bank House Farm. Beltex - £94 Bank House Farm. Suffolk - £90 Hill Park, £82 North Farm. Cheviot Mule - £85 Hill Park. Lleyn - £80, £66 Low Foulshaw Farm. Mule - £80, £77 Hill Park, £73 Howe Farm, £72 Millbeck. Continental - £76 Park House Farm, £44 Harbarrow Farm. Masham - £73 High Swinklebank Farm. Rough Fell - £73 Moss Howe Farm, £67 Woodside, £56 High Swinklebank. Dorset - £71 Warth Sutton Farm. Cheviot - £70 The Lodge, £66 Bank House Farm, £59 Brow Head, £59 Bank House Farm. Herdwick - £68 Tilberthwaite, £56 High Birk Howe, £49, £44 Middle Fell. Swaledale - £66 The Lodge, £59 Catshaw Hall Farm, £53 Barrowfield, £50 Gilpin Farm. Zwartble - £64 Bank House Farm. Scotch - £43 Woodside.

Cast Ram

Texel - £116 Middle fell, £115 Old Smithy Cottage, £106 Middle Fell, £90 High Birk Howe. Cheviot - £81 The Lodge, £79 Middle Fell, £76 Guides Farm, £73 The Lodge. Leicester - £75 Bank House Farm, £40 Middle Fell. Beltex - £70 Green Lane End, £45 Poole Bank Farm. Herdwick - £68, £60 High Birk Howe, £55 Tilberthwaite. Swaledale - £54 Yoad Pot, £51, £50, £45 The Lodge. Kerryhill - £48 Woodside. Rough Fell - £40 Woodside.

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