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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: In-Lamb Sheep & Store Hoggs - Thursday 13th February

Breeding Sheep

The February breeding sheep sale had in excess of 350 forward attracting plenty of interest selling to a buoyant trade. Mixed age Mule ewes scanned in-lamb at over 200% to the Suffolk tup due March sold to £145, £142, £140 and £130 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. Masham ewes from the same home sold to £128 twice. The consignment from MG & WD Burton, Barnard Castle saw Mules, due in April, sell to £128 and £124 with plenty of others selling around the £120 mark. Swaledale ewes scanned in-lamb to the Leicester sold to £100 and £90 with many pens in the mid-eighties. Mule gimmer hoggs scanned at 150% from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold to £115 and £112. Other Mule gimmer hoggs sold to £110 twice from Ms J Bentham, Windermere.

The flock dispersal of the adult proportion of Herdwick breeding sheep from G Armstrong, Nibthwaite attracted plenty of interest. Pens of five mixed age Herdwick twice selling to £90 with others to £80 and £70. Empty Mule gimmer hoggs sold to a top of £100 from N Brown, Littledale.

Store Hoggs

There was an entry of 700 Store Hoggs selling to a continued strong trade. Leading the way was strong Suffolk hoggs from Messrs Robinson, Old Hutton selling to £121. Texels sold to a top of £108 from PG Thornton, Scorton. Also achieving over £100 was JT & A Armistead, Selside selling to £102 with Suffolks. At £100 was Cheviots from JE Swan, Grange Over Sands with Texel tups to the same price from B Clark, Grange Over Sands. The consignment from S Crayston & Co, Ulverston sold to £99.50 and £98 for Texels with numerous more pens of Continentals selling in the nineties. Mules topped at £90 from N Brown, Littledale with Herdwick x to £90 from Messrs Robinson. Horned hoggs also topped at £90 from S & W Dickinson, Tebay. Medium keep hoggs were regularly selling around the £80 mark.

There was an overall market average of £72.68.

Suffolks to £121 av. £91.62
Continentals to £97 av. £71.17
Mules to £90 av. £73.89
Swaledales to £78 av. £52.75
Rough Fells to £90 av. £53.43
Cheviots to £100 av. £79.70
Texels to £108 av. £86.14
Jacobs to £70.50 av. £69.19
Herdwicks to £90 av. £58.51

Top Prices

Gimmer Lamb:

Mule - £100, £95 Deep Clough.

In Lamb Ewe:

Mule - £145, £142, £140, £130 Fell End Farm, £128, £124, £122, £120 Bowfield Farm. Masham - £128, £124 Fell End Farm. Continental - £110 Bowfield Farm. Suffolk - £110, £100 Bowfield Farm, £98 High Bethicar, £88 Bowfield Farm. Swaledale - £100, £90, £85, £84 Bowfield Farm. Herdwick - £90, £80 High Bethicar. Rough Fell - £90 High Bethicar.

In Lamb Hogg:

Mule - £112 Bensons Farm, £110 Farm Cottage.

Store Hogg:

Suffolk - £121 Strickley, £102 Bouthwaite Farm, £97 Cliftons Farm, £96 High Woodend, £91 Mountbarrow. Texel - £108 Cliftons Farm, £99.5, £98 Mountbarrow Farm, £97 Cinder Barrow. Cheviot - £100 Rankthorn, £100 High Fell Gate, £90 Owlnook, £89.5 Woodyard, £69 Rankthorn. Continental - £97 Underhelm Farm, £94.5 Millview Barn, £80 Stribers Farm, £60 West Plain Farm. Herdwick - £90 Strickley, £84 Bowkerstead Farm, £72 Hartrigg, £69 Bowkerstead Farm. Mule - £90 Deep Clough, £87 Chapel House, £85 Moss Howe Farm, £83 High Woodend. Rough Fell - £90 High Woodend, £69 Sowermire, £65 Bridge Stone, £60 Sowermire. Dorset - £80 New House Farm. Charollais - £79 Botton Hall Farm. Swaledale - £78 Deep Clough, £69, £63.5 High Woodend. Cheviot Mule - £74 Barker Knott. Jacob - £70.5, £67.5 High Mill Farm.

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