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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 29th January

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller entry of Prime Hoggs forward this week due to the bad weather. Thanks go to those who braved the weather today and were rewarded with a strong trade. An entry of 713 forward sold to an average of 194p/kg with an SQQ average of 201p/kg with 32kg to 39kg hoggs averaging 205p/kg. Leading the trade today at 236p/kg was Beltex hoggs from JG Harryman, Hawkshead which sold to £90 with others from the same good home selling to 226p/kg or £95. Plenty of good conformation hoggs sold in excess of 210p/kg. Top price per head was £102 for Texel hoggs from B & JM Crowe, Witherslack with other Texel hoggs selling to £100 from JG Harryman. Beltex hoggs sold to £95 from PJ Onions, Arkholme. Hill bred hoggs saw Mules sell to a top of £82 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge, with Mules selling to a top of 207p/kg from J Longworth, Ulpha. Horned hoggs sold to a top of £78.50 from PJ Onions. Once again, handy weight Hoggs and light weight Continentals in strongest demand.

Cast Sheep

There was a reduced entry of just short of 350 for today’s sale selling to another buoyant trade at J36. Best Continental ewes sold in excess of the £100 mark topping at £119 from Harry Geldard, Levens. This was closely followed by £113 from K Birkett, Burton-in-Kendal for Texels, with WS Burrow & Son, Silverdale selling to £117 and £107. Plenty of sheep sold around the £90 mark. Mule ewes were a sharper trade this week, twice topping at £75 from D Crowe, Witherslack and K Armer, Kendal. Plenty of big Mule ewes sold around the £70 mark. Horned ewes saw Lonks sell to £58 and £57 from GJ Ibbetson, Roeburndale West with Swaledales selling to a top of £49. Plenty of strong horned ewes sold in the mid to late forties. Leaner smaller ewes were a slightly sharper trade.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Texel £102 Birks Farm, £100 The Galleon, £95 Birks Farm, £94 The Courtyard, £93 Mint Close. Beltex £95 The Galleon, Keer Falls, £94 Millbeck, £92.50 Low House. Charollais £91.50 Longfield Manor, £80.50 Charley Crag Farm, £77 Hartrigg, £72.50 Beech House, £70 Broughton House Farm. Suffolk £91 Birks Farm, £89, £88.50 Longfield Manor, £88.50 Smithy Green Farm, £87.50 Birks Farm. Zwartble £91 Birks Farm. Mule £82 Hareden Farm, £79 Holmes Head Farm, £78.50 Sella Farm, Sykes Farm, £77.50 Low Hall Farm. Continental £81.50, £79.50 High Borrans. Horned £78.502 Keer Falls. Dorset: £77 Brow Head, £76 Beckside Barn. Leicester £75 Brow Head. Cheviot £69 Green Lane End Farm, £65.50 Brow Head. Swaledale £57 Millbeck. Herdwick £55 High Biggarsbank, £50 Moss End Farm.

Cast Ewe

Texel £119 Low Foulshaw Farm, £113 Drovers Way, £111, £107 Gibraltar Farm, £101 Berry Barn. Charollais £99 Cinderbarrow Farm, £81 Broughton House Farm. Suffolk £95 Whitbarrow Cottage, £83 Moaney Moer, £79 Cinderbarrow Farm. Cheviot Mule £92 Cinderbarrow Farm. Lleyn £91, £77 Low Foulshaw Farm, £64 Conrhenny. Zwartble £83 Rinkfield. Mule £75 Rinkfield, Birks Farm, £70 Gateside Farm, £68 The Courtyard, High Wray Farm. Dorset £74 Ballaoates Farm House, £65 Beckside Barn. Cheviot £71 The Courtyard, £68 Green Lane End Farm, £60 Birks Farm. Continental £64 Ballacubbon Farm. Horned £58, £57 Higher Salter. Swaledale £49 Collingel Farm, £46 Middleton Hall, £43 Middale Farm, Low Deepslack. Scotch Blackface £47 Moaney Moer. Rough Fell £46 Low Deepslack, £45 Gateside Farm. Ryeland £48 Drovers Way.

Cast Ram

Charollais £97 Low Sizergh Farm. Texel £92 Hampsfield Hall.

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