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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 15th January

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs had an entry in excess of 1,000 forward selling to a slightly easier trade than the previous week, as seen at other auction markets on the day. Topping the trade this week was JR Capstick of Ingleton achieving £102 for Texels weighing 46kgs or 226p/kg. This was closely followed by Texels from SJ & NS Wood of Windermere selling to £99 for 50kg hoggs. There was plenty of hoggs selling into the nineties. Beltex hoggs sold to 241p/kg and 236p/kg from JG Harryman of Hawkshead with plenty of best conformation hoggs selling around 220p/kg. There was an SQQ average of 200p/kg with an overall market average of 190p/kg. Handy weight Continental hoggs weighing in the late thirties were in very strong demand with the weight range of 32-39kg averaging 207p/kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Mules sell to a top of £84 from DC Miller of Claughton on Brock and Dalesbreds to £82 from R Capstick and Son of Ingleton. Lightweight horned lambs sold towards 190p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was, once again, in the region of 700 cast ewes forward this week with a busy ringside of buyers ensuring a competitive trade for all types of ewes. Pure Texel ewes sold to a top of £166 for the second week running from W Garnett and Son of Milnthorpe. Plenty of Continental ewes sold around the £100 mark with the consignment from TS & SM Park of Millom selling to £107 and £104. Leicester ewes sold to a top of £95 A & H Watson of Middleton with plenty of Leicesters selling in the eighties. Mule ewes topped at £73 from M Archer and Son of Bolton le Sands with plenty of heavy weight Mule ewes selling into the late sixties. A consignment of cast hill tups saw Swaledales to £67 and Herdwicks to £65 from Anthony Hartley of Broughton in Furness. All types of horned ewes were a sharper trade today with Swaledales selling to a top of £60 from F & SA Edmondson of Ulverston.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £102 Fell End Farm, £99 Causeway Farm, £95 Little Guards, £95 Millom Castle, £94.5 Southways. Beltex - £97, £94, £90 The Galleon, £89 Millom Castle, £88 The Galleon. Suffolk - £86.5, £85.5 Cobble Hey Farm, £85.5, £84.5 Cockrigg Farm, £84.5 Lower Hawthwaite. Charollais - £86, £82 Corney Hill Farm. Continental - £85.5 Hollowmire Farm, £83 Hodgsons Green Farm, £80 Low Fold. Mule - £84 Cobble Hey Farm, £81.5 High House Farm, £80.5 William House, £79 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £78.5 Red Scar. Cheviot - £83, £80.5, £79.5 low Mill House, £75.5 Low Fold. Dales Bred - £82 Fell End Farm. Hampshire - £80.5 Corney Hill Farm, £79 The Borrans. Leicester - £78.5 High Borrowbridge. Rough Fell - £73 Low Fold. Swaledale - £64.5 Bramaskew, £63 Well Foot, £70 Middale Sadghyll, £50 Skelwith Fold Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £166 Ackenthwaite Farm, £107, £104 Millom Castle, £101 Hollowmire Farm, £101 Storth End Farm. Leicester - £95 Middleton Hall, £89 Thursgill, £86 Middleton Hall, £80 Ellerbeck. Beltex - £91 Crake Hall, £76 Marsh grange Farm, £75 Keer Falls, £75 The Borrans. Cheviot Mule - £77 Gibraltar Farm, £70 Low Tarn Green. Cheviot - £73 Low Mill House, £72 Hutton Roof Hall, £71 Hollowmire Farm, £62 High Borrowbridge, £55 Moorland Cottage. Mule - £73 Redbank Farm, £69 Middleton Hall, £69 Lambrigg Head Farm, £67 Hollowmire Farm, £65 Lambrigg Head Farm. Charollais - £70, £57 Warth Sutton Farm. Suffolk - £68 Ellerbeck, £60 Keer Falls, £58 Mint Close, £58 Moorland Cottage. Swaledale - £60 Netherhouses Farm, £50 Cobble Hey Farm, £49 Tuner Hall Farm. Rough Fell - £59 Lambrigg Head Farm, £56 High Borrowbridge, £44 Woodside. Dorset - £58 Warth Sutton Farm. Jacob - £52 Raw End Farm. Teeswater - £50 Keer Falls. Horned - £49 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £40 Keer Falls. Herdwick - £47 Tuner Hall Farm, £41 Far Kiln Bank.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £84 Grayrigg Hall, £79 Bramaskew, £73 Thursgill, £73 High Borrowbridge, £62 Woodside. Suffolk - £76 Woodside, £70 Netherhouses Farm. Texel - £72 Bramaskew, £71 Stubb Farm. Beltex - £71 Jackson Ground. Cheviot - £70 Croft Foot Farm. Swaledale - £67 Tuner Hall Farm, £58 Bramaskew, £53 Tuner Hall Farm. Herdwick - £65, £64 Turner Hall Farm. Charollais - £60 Woodside. Rough Fell - £48 Boundary Beck.

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