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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 3rd March 2020

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. 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.

Cast Sheep
There was an increased entry of 496 Cast Sheep, selling to the dearest trade seen for some time for all types of sheep. The consignment from IM Jaeban of Cockermouth led the way, with Charolais tups selling to £185, Texel tups to £165 and Texel ewes selling to £147 and £138. Llyen tups sold to a top of £133 from the Isle of Man. Continental ewes sold to a top of £131 from KR & CA Williamson, Kirkby Lonsdale with too many to mention, pens of Continental ewes selling in the one hundred and twenties. Mule ewes sold to a top of £120 and £119 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with others to £119 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Rough Fell Mule ewes sold to £119 from KE Richards and Son, Howgill. There was plenty of strong Mule ewes selling in the one hundred and teens. Horned ewes sold to a top of £118 from NW & EM Mason and Son, Middleton in Lonsdale for Rough Fells with other Rough Fell ewes selling in the nineties.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:
Continental - £139 High Birk Howe Farm, £138.5 Brow Head, £127, £120 Crook O Lune Farm, £115 Poppy Farm. Texel - £134 Scroggs Farm, £132 Mint Close, £130 Highfield, £127 Mansergh Hall Farm, £120 Poppy Farm. Suffolk - £130 Cockrigg Farm, £120 Low Garths Farm, £118.5 Poppy Farm, £118 Lower Hawthwaite, £116.5 Brow Head. Beltex - £121 Poppy Farm, £119 Holmelands, £118 Poppy Farm, £118 Keer Falls, £114.5 Poppy Farm. Mule - £118 High Green Farm, £117 Brow Head, £113 Drovers Way, £108 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Leicester - £118 Fell End Farm. Charollais - £108.5 Yealand Manor, £102, £98.5 Dawson Fold, £97.5 Whinfield Farm, £93.5 Barn Farm. Cheviot - £108.5 Poppy Farm, £104.5 Hareden Farm, £96.5 Yealand Manor, £88.5 Low Mill House, £88 Barn Farm. Herdwick - £104 Low Mill House, £93 High Birk Howe Farm, £83 Poppy Farm, £82.5 Low Mill House, £81 Millriggs. Swaledale - £97 Nether House Farm, £88 The Borrans, £82 Holme House Farm, £69 High Borrowbridge, £65 Low Scale. Teeswater - £90 Fowlstone Farm. Rough Fell - £88 Millriggs, £78, £74 Luneside, £69 Swallowmire, £60 Luneside. Horned - £87, £69 Higher Salter. Masham - £85 Low Mill House.

Cast Ewe:
Texel - £147, £138 Forth House Farm, £131 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £131 Cooilingel Farm, £125 High Foulshaw Farm. Suffolk - £122 High House, £114 Cooilingel Farm, £113 Mireside Farm, £110 Cooilingel Farm, £108 Abbey Drive. Cheviot - £120 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £119 Woodside, £118 High House Farm, £94 Low Tarn Green. Mule - £120 High House Farm, £119 Borrans Farm, £119 Crook O Lune Farm, £119 High House Farm, £115 Yealand Manor. Hampshire - £118 Bank End, £81 Cooilingel Farm. Rough Fell - £118 High Green Farm, £98 High Borrowbridge, £94 Millriggs, £90 High Green Farm, £85 High Borrowbridge. Dorset - £110 Cooilingel Farm. Continental - £107, £95 Cooilingel Farm, £89 Woodside, £79, £74 Cooilingel Farm. Swaledale - £104 High Tenement Farm, £87 Matson Farms LTD, £68 Kendal House Farm, £67 High Borrowbridge. Horned - £95, £78, £75 Cooilingel Farm. Dales Bred - £80 Middale Farm. Charollais - £72 Harry Place Farm. Herdwick - £68 Green Cottages, £67 Yew Tree Farm, £63 Harry Place Farm, £62 Far Kiln Bank, £58 Low Mill House. Scotch - £49, £36 Cooilingel Farm.

Cast Ram:
Charollais - £185 Forth House Farm, £120 Bull Bank Farm, £88 Hodgsons Green Farm, £80 Tongue House Farm. Texel - £165, £138 Forth House Farm, £130 Hill Top Farm, £120 Hodgsons Green Farm, £114 High House. Lleyn - £133, £115 Cooilingel Farm. Hampshire - £122, £116 Cooilingel Farm. Leicester - £117 Low Garths, £115 Tongue House Farm. Continental - £90, £80 Mansergh Hall Farm. Cheviot - £77 High Arnside Farm. Herdwick - £73 High Birk Howe Farm, £72, £62 Yew Tree Farm. Horned - £71, £64 Cooilingel Farm. Swaledale - £60 High Green Farm.

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