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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 4th February

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs at J36 had an increased entry of 1103 forward, selling to another strong trade with an overall Market average of 227p/kg and handy weighted hoggs averaging 233p/kg. The average would be strong considering the type of hoggs on offer. Better quality confirmation Continental hoggs sold in excess of the 250p/kg mark. Topping the market at 297p/kg or £119 was Beltex hoggs from J Twigge, Lindale, with others to 285p/kg or £114. The consignment from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside sold to 295p/kg or £121 with others 281p/kg or £118 for Beltexs. Heavy weight hoggs saw better quality ones selling in excess of the £130 mark peaking at £139 from A & L Birkett, Little Langdale for Continentals. This was closely followed by £138.50 from LA & M Lambert, Lupton also with Continentals. Texel hoggs peaked at £134 from MW & MR Black, Staveley with others to £132 from JB Airey, Kendal. Suffolks peaked at £130 from TW Nelson and Son, Stainton. Mule hoggs peaked at £118 weighing 52kg from NW & EM Mason and Son, Middleton in Lonsdale closely followed by £117 from LA & M Lambert, Lupton, with plenty more selling well over the hundred mark. Cheviot hoggs sold to £108.50 weighing 44kg from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Whitefaced Woodland hoggs peaked at £111 weighing 49kg from PJ & HJ Onions, Arkholme. Hill hoggs saw Herdwicks sell to £104 weighing 52kg from WL & F Richards, Kirkby in Furness. Horned hoggs saw Swaledales peak at £97 for 44kg hoggs from JF & AW Sutton, Longsleddale.

Suffolks to £115 av. £99.15 or 231p/kg
Mashams to £104 av. £97.78 or 225p/kg
Mules to £108 av. £91.94 or 227p/kg
Swaledales to £91 av. £72.94 or 199p/kg
Rough Fells to £89 av. £87.25 or 218p/kg
Charollais to £100 av. £94.50 or 223p/kg
Cheviots to £120 av. £94.22 or 231p/kg
Texels to £135 av. £101.10 or 230p/kg
Beltex to £113 av. £106.43 or 259p/kg

Cast Ewes

There was a slightly smaller entry of Cast Sheep this week which were met with an equally as strong a demand. It was a cast ram that jointly topped the market today with a Leicester from Fishwick Bros, Longsledddale and a Texel ewe from RG Blackburn, Penrith both achieving £139. Other sheep from the Blackburn consignment sold to £130 and £122. Charollais ewes peaked at £130 from FE & CM Robinson, Crooklands with Texel ewes twice selling to £120 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. Strong Continental ewes regularly sold around the £110 mark. Leicester ewes sold to a top of £111 from M Bateman & Son, Sedbergh.

Mule ewes sold to £109 from AJ & EJ Platt, Barrow-in-Furness. Other Mules sold to £106 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes sold in the late nineties. Horned ewes saw Rough Fells sell to £88 from JA Higgs, Howgill with Herdwick shearlings to £87 from A & B Fell, Millom and Swaledales topping at £77 twice from Fishwick Bros and JH Pedley, Barbon. This was followed by Dalesbred Ewes selling to £76 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Plenty of pens of well-fleshed horned ewes sold in sixties and early seventies.

A couple of goats forward today sold to £118 from H Stables, Underbarrow.

Suffolk ewes to £90 av. £90
Mule ewes to £109 av. £87
Swaledale ewes to £77 av. £50.17
Rough Fell ewes to £88 av. £57.28
Charollais ewes to £130 av. £90
Cheviot ewes to £99 av. £65.43
Texels ewes to £139 av. £96.90
Leicester ewes to £11 av. £106
Herdwick ewes to £87 av. £68.23

Swaledale tups to £73 av. £71.50
Leicester tups to £139 av. £96.30

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £135 Lowfields Cottage, £132 Benson Hall, £131 Lowfields Cottage, £129 Red Scar, £122 Poppy Farm. Continental - £125.5 Broad Head, £123.5 Mint Close, £110 Moss Side, £95 Rydal Farm. Cheviot - £120, £117.5, £113 Seedhowe Cottages, £113 Hareden Farm. Suffolk - £115 Moss Side, £110 Hodgsons Green Farm, £105.5 Cobble Hey Farm, £104 Oak House, £99 Moss Howe Farm. Beltex - £113 Mansergh Hall Farm, £109.5, £100 Poppy Farm. Hampshire - £109 The Borrans. Mule - £108 The Borrans, £104 Hareden Farm, £101.5 Low House, £98.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, £97 Small Holding. Zwartble - £106.5 Lowfields Cottage. Masham - £104 Hareden Farm, £97 Low Mill House, £93.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Charollais - £100 Oak House, £98 Hodgsons Green Farm, £93.5, £90, £88 Oak House. Leicester - £100, £95 Tongue House Farm. Dorset - £97 Brow Head. Cheviot Mule - £96.5 Poppy Farm. Swaledale - £91 Catshaw Hall Farm, £88, £78.5 Higher Salter, £75, £71.5 Rydal Farm. Herdwick - £90.5 Rydal Farm. Rough Fell - £89 Luneside, £75 Steps Farm. Horned - £88 Catshaw Hall Farm, £76.5 Higher Salter.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £139, £130, £122 Chapel House, £120 Brown Edge. Charollais - £130 Warth Sutton Farm, £50 Small Holding. Goat - £118 Hazelwood. Leicester - £111 Moors Farm, £101 Tongue House Farm. Continental - £109, £102, £90, 369 Mansergh Hall Farm, £48 Luneside. Mule - £109 Small Holding, £106 Ackenthwaite Farm, £98 Hawes Farm, £98, £97 Ackenthwaite Hall Farm. Lleyn - £108 Birch Bank. Cheviot - £99, £79 tock How Farm, £76 Swinside Farm, £72 Castle Green Lane, £69 Thrimby Hall. Masham - £94 Cobble Hey Farm. Suffolk - £90 Cobble Hey Farm. Rough Fell - £88 Castle Howe, £78 Luneside, £65 Marsh Grange Farm, £64 High Farm. Herdwick - £87 Hodgsons Green Farm, £78 Low Mill House, £77 Tock How Farm, £74 Moors Farm, £61 Low Mill House. Cheviot Mule - £78, £77 Low Mill House. Swaledale - £77 Middle Sadghyll, £77 Ellerbeck, £66 Scagill, £65 Yoad Pot, £65 Cobble Hey Farm. Dales Bred - £76 Cobble Hey Farm. Horned - £56 Winterscales Farm, £44 Moors Farm.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £139 Middle Sadghyll, £100 Wads Howe, £91, £75 Tongue House Farm. Teeswater - £115 Steps Farm. Beltex - £100 Ellerbeck, £80 Small Holding, £71 Swinside Farm, £70 Small Holding. Dorset - £100 Warth Sutton Farm. Swaledale - £73 Nether House Farm, £70 Ellerbeck, £66 Yoad Pot. Mule - £65 Low Haygarth Farm. Rough Fell - £50 Riverside House.

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