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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: In-Lamb Sheep & Store Hoggs - Thursday 27th February

Breeding Sheep

North West Auctions held its fortnightly sale of In-lamb breeding sheep selling to a strong trade for the sheep on offer. One-crop Swaledales in-lamb to the Leicester sold to £80 with 3 and 4 crop ewes to £75 from A & M Skidmore, Tebay. The flock dispersal on behalf of MD Phillips, Bootle saw aged Continental ewes sell to £92 and Continental shearlings to £90.

Store Hoggs

The fortnightly sale of Store Hoggs had a strong entry forward for the time of year. As to be expected, a wide variety and quality of hoggs were on offer. The trade was not quite as blistering as seen at the previous sales. Leading the way was the consignment from J Dickinson, Milnthorpe who sold Texels to £93 and £92.50, Suffolks from the same home sold to £89.50. Other Texels sold to £91 from OR Hodgson, Old Hutton. Horned hoggs from RL & J Crowe peaking at £90 and £87. Plenty of pens of strong Continental hoggs sold in the mid to late eighties. Strong well-fleshed Mule hoggs regularly sold in the early eighties. Very small lean and small tup hoggs sold to an easier trade then seen at previous sales.

Top Prices

In Lamb Ewe:

Continental - £92, £85, £82 Summerhill. Mule - £87, £85, £73 Summerhill. Swaledale - £80, £75 Flakebridge.

In Lamb Shearling:

Continental - £90 Summerhill. Mule - £80 Summerhill.

Store Hogg:

Texel - £93, £92.5 High House, £91 Low Garths, £89 Owlnook, £88.5 Hardrigg Farm. Horned - £90, £87 Hall Farm, £63 Scotchergill Farm. Mule - £90 Haveriggs Farm, £85 Croglin Hurst Farm, £83.5 Bull Bank Farm, £82 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £80 Scotchergill. Suffolk - £89.5 High House, £78, £76 James Barn, £75 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £72 Park House Farm. Continental - £82 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £76 Croglin Hurst Farm, £71 Scotchergill Farm, £70 High Biggarsbank, £67.5 Croglin Hurst Farm. Cheviot - £79 Scotchergill Farm, £67.5 High Arnside Farm. Zwartble - £79 Bowston Hall, £71.5 High House. Swaledale - £70 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Dales Bred - £69, £60.5, £49.5 Haylot Farm. Leicester - £69 Burney End. Rough Fell - £68, £64 Burney End, £49 Ellergill. Herdwick - £66 Charley Crag Farmhouse, £49, £47 Haylot Farm. Jacob - £40 Croglin Hurst Farm.

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