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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Sheep with Lambs & Primestock - Tuesday 2nd April

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

There was an increased entry of 87 sheep with lambs at foot for the weekly sale, which saw a busy ringside of buyers and an increased trade for the best types with others harder to place this week. The market today was topped by J & M Wilson, Selside selling Texel ewes with Twin lambs to £235 and £230, with Texel ewes sucking singles selling to £145. Aged Mule ewes sucking twins sold to a top of £175, twice from the same good home. Broken mouthed Mule ewes with twins topped at £168 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Prime Hoggs

There was a larger entry of prime hoggs which were met with a much stronger trade this week at J36 in which more well-fed hoggs could have been easily sold with buyers leaving short of their requirements. There was an overall market average of 193p/kg with 39-45kg hoggs averaging 201p/kg. Beltex lambs topped the market this week selling to a top of £110 and £109 or 253p/kg and 242p/kg from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. All Beltexs forward averaged 234p/kg. Texels sold to a top of £103 from GM & A Jackson, with others selling to £100 and £99.50 from D Metcalfe, Dalton-in-Furness Texels also sold to £99 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. There was plenty of good handy weight Texel Hoggs selling between 210-225p/kg. Mule hoggs topped at £96.50 for 50kg hoggs from Moorhouse Farms, Isle of Man with all Mule hoggs today averaging £86.90. Horned hoggs sold to a top of £87.50 from Moorhouse Farms with Herdwicks selling to £85 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal with all Herdwick hoggs averaging 205p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of 487 Cast Ewes this week selling to, once again, a sharp trade at J36. Topping twice at £111 was RI Dixon, Low Newton for Leicester and Suffolk ewes. Also selling in excess of the £100 mark was Suffolk ewes from T Redmayne, Ings to £104 with Texel Ewes to £103 from B & HM Wilson, Selside and others to £102 from Helen Newton, Low Levens. Plenty of sheep sold into the nineties. Mule ewes sold to a top of £94 from C Parsons, Old Hutton with others to £91 from the same home and also achieving the £90 for Mules was Moorhouse Farm. Plenty of pens of Mules into the eighties. Cheviot ewes topped at £84 from JR Handley, Whinfell with horned ewes selling to a top of £74 twice from R Lawrence, Grange-over-Sands and GJ Ibbotson, Roeburndale West. Plenty of horned ewes sold into the late sixties.

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb:

Texel - £165 The Borrans.

Ewe & Lamb:

Texel - £235, £230 Cooper House, £170 The Borrans, £145 Cooper House, £100 High House Farm. Mule - £175 Cooper House, £170 Headless Close, £168 Bensons Farm, £160 Park House Farm. Continental - £170 Park House Farm. Cheviot Mule - £118, £108 High House Farm. Charollais - £112 High House Farm. Cheviot - £88 High House Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £110, £109 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £99 Gibraltar Farm, £85 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £81 High House Farm. Texel - £103 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £100, £99.5 Crooklands Brow, £99 Cockrigg Farm, £98 Red Scar. Suffolk - £98 Moss Side, £95 Cockrigg Farm, £95 Millbeck, £95 Cockrigg Farm, £95 Bouthwaite Farm. Mule - £96.5 Moorhouse Farm, £93.5 Cobble Hey Farm, £93 Flodder Hall, £86.5 Rydal Farm, £84.5 Red Scar. Continental - £95.5 High tenement Farm, £88.5 Higher Salter, £87.5 Moss House Farm, £85 Moss Side, £80.5 High House Farm. Masham - £90 Cobble Hey Farm, £73 Barkin Gate. Hampshire - £89 High Tenement Farm. Scotch - £87.5, £76, £72.5 Moorhouse Farm. Cheviot - £86 Ghyll Farm, £84 Moss House Farm, £77.5, £75.5 High House Farm. Herdwick - £85, £78 Rydal Farm, £75 Wall End Farm. Dales Bred - £84.5 Fell End Farm, £69.5 Barkin Gate. Swaledale - £78.5 Moss House Farm, £68.5 Rydal Farm, £66 High House Farm, £60 Moss House Farm, £58.5 Higher Salter. Rough Fell - £78 Millbeck, £76 Higher Salter, £72 Moss House Farm. Horned - £61 Moss End Farm. Charollais - £53 Lynacres.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £104, £97, £84 Gowan Bank, £80 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Texel - £103 Ashstead, £102 Low Levens, £99 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £97 Middlebarrow Plain. Mule - £94 Town House, £93 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £91 Town House, £90 Moorhouse Farm, £88 High House Farm. Zwartble - £92 Hill Top Farm. Cheviot - £84, £69 Craketrees. Horned - £84 Hole House. Teeswater - £83 Cobble Hey Farm. Continental - £81 Leighton House, £61 Moss End Farm. Charollais - £78 Hole House, £77 Low Waterside, £76 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Swaledale - £74 Higher Salter, £74 Holme Farm, £68 Strickland Hill, £66 Higher Salter, £64 Holme Farm. Leicester - £73 Strickland Hill. Scotch - £69, £68 Moorhouse Farm, £68 Flodder Hall, £67 Moorhouse Farm. Rough Fell - £65 Gaskell House, £60 Hole House, £59 Millbeck. Herdwick - £54 Bouthwaite Farm, £43 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Dales Bred - £48 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ram:

Herdwick - £73, £70 Tongue House Farm, £58 Wall End Farm. Leicester - £70 Strickland Hill, £70 Poppy Farm. Texel - £70 Gaskell House. Swaledale - £63 Wall End Farm. Suffolk - £60 Ackenthwaite Farm. Horned - £55 Higher Salter.

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