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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 5th February

Prime Hoggs

An entry of just short of 1000 hoggs sold to a slightly easier trade than the previous week, but there was a strong trade on the day in comparison to other local markets. There was an overall market average of 188p/kg with an SQQ average of 194p/kg. Once again, handy weight hoggs were in strongest demand and easiest to sell. The trade was topped by JG Harryman, Hawkshead with 56kg Texels selling to £109 this was closely followed by 55kg Texels from R Capstrick & Son, Ingleton selling to £107. Beltex hoggs sold to a top of 242p/kg or £102 from JG Harryman. This was closely followed by Wannops Farm Ltd, Heaton with Oxcliffe selling their consignment to 235p/kg, 231p/kg or £99.50. Plenty of Beltex hoggs sold into the early 220p/kg mark. There was plenty of Texel hoggs around the 40kg mark easily selling around 200p/kg and above. Mule hoggs sold to a top of £85 from JG Harryman with others to £81.50 from SJ Middleton, Dent. Horned hoggs saw Scotch Blackfaces sell to £79.50 from S & M Cooper, Leece.

Cast Sheep

It was great to have the normal ewe numbers this week with 591 forward selling to a sharper trade for all types of ewes, in which more could have been sold. Topping the trade today was Beltex tups from Wannops Farm Ltd, Heaton with Oxcliffe with ewes from the same good home selling to £108 for Beltexs. Charollais ewes sold to top of £107 from R Gibson & Son, Kendal. Other Charollais ewes sold to £102 from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Other leading Texel ewe prices were £105 from JM Case & Son, Ulverston, with Beltexs to £100 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Plenty of pens of Continental Sheep selling in the nineties. A stronger cast tup trade today saw Leicester tups sell to £97 from WM & JE Shuttleworth, Barbon and horned tups to £75 for Rough Fells from I Carradice, Tebay. Mule ewes were noticeable dearer today selling to £73 from TH Garnett & Son, Barrow-in-Furness with a pen of 48 Mule ewes from Wannop Farms selling to £72. Plenty of strong Mule ewes sold around the £70 mark. All types of hill bred ewes were a nearer trade. Cheviots topped at £76 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside with horned ewes topping at £70 for Lonks from Wannops Farm. Swaledale ewes topped at £64 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Plenty of pens of big fit horned ewes selling easily into the mid-fifties. Leaner types of ewes sold pounds dearer today.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £109 The Galleon, £107 Fell End Farm, £100.5 Western Houses, £100 The Galleon, £99 Heaton Hall Farm. Beltex - £102 The Galleon, £99.5 Heaton Hall Farm, £96.5 The Galleon, £95.5 Heaton Hall Farm, £93 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £91.5 Smithy Green Farm, £83.5 Low Foulshaw Farm, £81 Yealand Manor, £80 The Borrans, £73 Brow Head. Dorset - £86, £80.5 Warth Sutton Farm. Continental - £85 High House Farm, £75.5 High Borrans Farm, £67.5 High Borrowbridge, £67.5 Longfield Manor. Mule - £85 The Galleon, £81.5 Dale View, £81 Heaton Hall Farm, £80 Tarnside Farm, £78.5 High Borrans Farm. Suffolk - £85 Hill Park, £84 High House Farm, £83 Hill Park, £82.5 Longfield Manor. Scotch - £79.5 Tarnside Farm. Cheviot - £76.5 Hartrigg, 375.5 High House Farm, £66 Hartrigg, £65 Viver Mill Farm. Dales Bred - £76 Fell End Farm, £70.5 Yarlsber. Rough Fell - £76 Boundary Beck, £76 Millriggs, £56 High Rowans. Horned - £72 Hartrigg, £56.5 Higher Salter. Swaledale - £72 Lunesdale House, £60.5 High Borrans Farm, £60 Kit Cragg, £59.5 High Tenement Farm. Zwartble - £60 Scotchergill Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £108 Heaton Hall Farm, £105 Dendron Farm, £97 Lower Highfield Farm, £96 Low Stanger Thwaite, £95 Marsh House Farm. Charollais - £107 Singleton Park, £102, £98 Low Foulshaw Farm. Beltex - £100 Stubb Farm. Leicester - £98 Hill Park, £60 Tongue House Farm. Suffolk - £93 Heaton Hall Farm, £90, £77 New Close, £74 Hill Park. Dorset - £77 Heaton Hall Farm, £59 Yealand Manor, £59 Marsh House Farm. Cheviot - £76 High Tenement Farm, £74 Heaton Hall Farm, £72 High Tenement Farm, £58 Hill Farm. Lleyn - £76, £72 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot Mule - £75 High Tenement Farm, £60 Barker Knott. Mule - £73 New Close, £72 Heaton Hall Farm, £71 New Close, £70 dendron Farm. Horned - £70 Heaton Hall Farm. Swaledale - £64 Millbeck, £56 Barbon Fell House, £55 Middleton Hall. Rough Fell - £59 Seedhowe Cottages, £57 High Rowans. Continental - £54 Park House Farm, £53 West Plain Farm. Herdwick - £50 Troughton Hall.

Cast Ram:

Beltex - £109 Heaton Hall Farm, £79 Dale View. Leicester - £97 Barbon Fell House, £94 Hill Farm, £88 Barbon Fell House, £75 Old School House. Texel - £91 Marsh House Farm, £71 Audlands Park, £71 Warth Sutton Farm. Suffolk - £82, £70 Borrans Farm. Continental - £80, £73, £70 Moss End Farm. Lleyn - £76 Low Foulshaw Farm. Charollais - £75 Warth Sutton Farm. Rough Fell - £75 Intake Farm, £54 Old School House. Jacob - £59 Lower Highfield Farm. Swaledale - £46 Old School House, £45 Wads Howe.

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