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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 17th March

Breeding Sheep

The weekly sale of Sheep with lambs at foot had an entry of 70 families or 192 lives forward selling to a sharper trade than the previous week with more young lambs on offer this week. The trade peaked at £245 for Beltex ewes with twin Beltex lambs at foot from A Brown, Carnforth who sold Beltex shearlings with Beltex twin lambs to £240. Beltex ewes with single Beltex lambs from the Browns, once again, sold to £225 and £220. Suffolk ewes with single Suffolk lambs at foot sold to £240 from OR Hodgson, Old Hutton with Suffolk ewes and twins from the same home to £238.

Masham ewes with Continental twin lambs at foot sold to £192 from T Ellis, New Hutton. Aged Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs at foot sold to £190 from R Lawrence, Grange over Sands followed by £188 from CD Slinger & LJ Eaton, Sedbergh. The was an overall market average of £64.48 a life.

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Spring Lamb

The first spring lamb of the season was forward today from Ben Harrison, Staveley who sold a Suffolk lamb weighing 42kg to £122 or 290p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

A bumper entry of 1372 prime hoggs were forward this week selling to a strong trade, as seen nationwide, selling to an overall market average 251p/kg for a very upland show of hoggs.

The market topped at £164 for a 68kg Charollais hogg from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake followed by £161 for Suffolks from E Needham, Stainton. Texel hoggs sold to £149 from James Sanderson, Halton with others to £148 from AW Crowe, Witherslack. Beltex hoggs sold to £146 from W & J Livesey, Preston with Texels from the same home selling to £140 twice. A large number of Continental and Suffolk heavy weight hoggs sold into £130 and £140s. Cheviot hoggs twice sold to a top of £128 from O Butler, Kirkham.

Texels sold to a top of 293p/kg and 292p/kg from MW & MR Black, Staveley with the consignment from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside selling to 292p/kg and 287p/kg for Betlex x. Texels from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal sold to 291p/kg and 290p/kg.

Mule hoggs peaked at £127 for a pen of 31 weighing 51kg from M & YS Barker, Halton with plenty more pens of Mule hoggs selling in the late teens. Horned hoggs peaked at £127 for Rough Fell hoggs from Amy Harrison, Kentmere closely followed by £125 for Whitefaced Woodlands from PJ Onions, Arkholme and Lonks peaking at £119 from GJ Ibbetson, Roeburndale. Scottish Blackface hoggs sold to £111.50 and £110 weighing 42kg from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday. Swaledale and Dalesbred both peaked at £111 from WI & A Atkinson, Bleasdale.

Whitefaced Woodlands to £125 av. £105.50 or 234p/kg
Suffolks to £161 av. £117.71 or 249p/kg
Mules to £127 av. £111.23 or 250p/kg
Swalesdales sold to £111 av. £84.13 or 224p/kg
Rough Fells to £127 av. £94.60 or 236p/kg
Scottish Blackfaces to £111.50 av. £110.75 or 261p/kg
Charollais to £164 av. £114.16 or 252p/kg
Cheviots to £128 av. £102.81 or 261p/kg
Texels to £149 av. £111.37 or 265p/kg
Lleyns to £138 av. £117.37 or 266p/kg
Dalesbred to £111 av. £106 or 221p/kg
Herdwicks to £99.50 av. £79.90 or 236p/kg
Beltex to £146 av. £117 or 272p/kg

Cast Ewes

A bumper entry of ewes on offer today met a roaring trade to level at £101.73. Taking into consideration that 45.66% of todays entry were hill type sheep.

Top price today were Texels from AW Crowe, Witherslack selling to £227. AJ Bateman sold Texels to £192 and WS Burrow & Sons sold Texels to £186 with Richard Wilson selling to £185. Richard Wilson also sold Suffolks to £198 and S Procter sold Suffolks to £180 and AT Threlkeld sold to £179.

Mules were a terrific trade with Messrs Pearson & Jackson selling to £163, Mr G Riley selling to £161 and AW Crowe to £160. A grand show of Swaledales sold well with Messrs JJ & J Towers selling to £130 and Messrs KM & KJ Curwen selling to £120. Staying with the hill ewes and Rough Fells had a great day with G & ID Postlethwaite selling to £148 and S & A Bland selling to £146. Cheviots sold to £126 from HR & KA Hodgson and £123 from LA & M Lambert. Scottish Blackface sold to £110 from MW Parsley. Herdwicks from AT Threlkeld sold to £94 an £86 from Antony Hartley.

Bluefaced Leicester ewes from RI Dixon sold to £183.

A decent entry of cast rams saw a storming trade for Suffolks from T Parkin sold to £205, Leicesters from R Lawrence sold to £195 with MR Toms sold to £180. Texels from AW Crowe sold to £190. Charollais from WS Burrow & Sons sold to £157. Cheviots from KM & KJ Curwen sold to £130 with Whitefaced Woodlands from PJ Onions selling to £151 and £142. Herdwick tups from JD Benson sold to £113. Beltex tups from EI, EA & TW Wilson sold to £146.

Texel ewes to £227 av. £133.21
Suffolks ewes to £198 av. £136.90
Dorset ewes to £150 av. £136.50
Mule ewes to £163 av. £113.79
Swaledale ewes to £130 av. £71.28
Cheviot ewes to £126 av. £93.42
Rough Fell ewes to £148 av. £100.64
Herdwick ewes to £94 av. £62.30
Charollais ewes to £179 av. £145.82
Bluefaced Leicester ewes to £183 av. £110.75
Lonk ewes to £106
Lleyn ewes to £148
Zwartble ewes to £140
Beltex ewes to £164

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb:

Beltex - £245, £240, £180 Hare Tarn Farm. Continental - £175 Low Garths Farm.

Ewe & Lamb:

Suffolk - £240, £238, £150 Low Garths Farm. Beltex - £225 Hare Tarn Farm. Texel - £220 Hare Tarn Farm, £212 The Borrans, £192 Aisgill Farm, £185, £162 Low Garths Farm. Leicester - £202 The Borrans. Masham - £192 Woodside. Mule - £190 Holme Farm, £188 Holme Farm, £180 Moss Howe Farm, £180 Holme Farm, £170 Moss Howe Farm, £150 Holme Farm. Continental - £175, £148 Low Garths Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Charollais - £164, £144, £138, £136 Kingsland, £115 Low Stennerley. Suffolk - £161 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £137 Swainshead Hall Farm, £134 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £129 Station Hotel Farm, £124 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Texel - £149 Lower Highfield Farm, £148 Ashtree Cottage, £144 Lowfield Farm, £143 Mansergh Hall Farm, £141 Ackenthwaite Farm. Leicester - £138 Red Scar. Beltex - £146 Walker House Farm, £131 Ashtree Cottage, £103.5 Halton Park Farm, £101 Keer Falls. Zwartble - £136 Stanley Cottage. Continental - £134 Highgate Farm, £126 Redbank Farm, £125 Highgate Farm, £118 Dawson Fold, £117 Highgate Farm. Cheviot - £128 Elm Bank Farm, £118 Halton Park Farm, £116.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £115 Poppy Farm. Lleyn - £128, £117 Low Foulshaw Farm. Mule - £127 Halton Park Farm, £118 Cobble Hey Farm, £118 Low House, £118 Poppy Farm, £117 Riddings. Rough Fell - £127 Millriggs, £116 Boundary Beck, £103 Millriggs, £92 Riddings, £92 Boundary Beck. Whiteface Woodland - £125, £86 Keer Falls. Lonk - £119 Higher Salter. Scotch - £111.5, £110 Tarnwater Farm. Dales Bred - £111 Holme House Farm, £101 Cobble Hey Farm. Swaledale - £111 Holme House Farm, £109 Yoad Pot, £106.5 Nether House Farm, £106 Howriggs, £96.5 Old School House. Masham - £101 Poppy Farm. Herwick - £99.5, £99 Rydal Farm, £86.5 Low Mill House, £64 Harry Place Farm. Jacob - £78.5, £78 Bank Ground, £77, £76 Troughton Hall. Horned - £77 Hazelwood.

Cast Ewes

Texel: £227 Ashtree Cottage, £192 Ivy Farm, £186 Gibraltar Farm, £185 Lowfields Cottage. Suffolk: £198 Lowfields Cottage, £180 High Biggarsbank, £179, £174 Bowkerstead Farm, £145 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Bluefaced leicester: £183 Low Newton Farm, £90 Longwell, £80 Elm Bank Farm. Chev – mule: £179 Kate Farm, £171 Gibraltar Farm, £148 Storth End Farm, £140 Gibraltar Farm, £136 Howriggs. Beltex: £164 High Cark Farm. Mule: £163 Ellerbeck Farm, £161 Maddison Avenue, £160 Ashtree Cottage, £158 Gaskell House, £152 Lower Highfield. Dorset: £150 High Biggarsbank, £140, £112 Lowfields Cottage. Continental: £150 Cinderbarrow Farm. LLEYN: £148 Low Foulshaw Farm. Rough fell: £148 Riddings, £146, £128 Cotegill Cottage, £78 The Lodge, £74 Riddings. Zwartble: £140 Stanley Cottage. Ryeland: £135 Drover Way. Swaledale: £130 Low Stennerley, £120 Marshaw Farm, £110 Cotegill Cottage, £99 Marshaw Farm, £94 Rydal Farm. Cheviot: £126 Howriggs, £123 Brow Head, £120 Howriggs, £119 Low Fold, £103 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Charollais: £126 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £121 Gibraltar Farm, £110 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Goat: £123 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £115, £105 Troughton Hall. Dalesbred: £114 Roundthwaite. Scottish blackface: £110 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm. Horned: £110, £100, £88 Higher Salter. LONK: £106 Higher Salter. Herdwick: £94 Bowkerstead Farm, £86 Turner Hall Farm, £79 Old School House, £74 Troughton Hall, £71 Turner Hall Farm. Masham: £80 Grate Farm.

Cast Tups

Suffolk: £205 Meadow Oaks, £130 Halton Park, £110 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £109 Ackenthwaite Farm, £107 Hodgson Green Farm. Bluefaced leicester: £198 Holme Farm, £180 Middle Fell, £109 Holme House Farm. Texel: £190 Ashtree Cottage, £148 Storth End Farm, £148, £145 Grate Farm. Charollais: £157 Gibraltar Farm, £99 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Whiteface woodlands: £151, £142 Keer Falls. Beltex: £146, £132 Guides Farm, £80 Hall Farm, £78Swinside Farm. Cheviot: £130, £128 Marshaw Farm, £113, £107 Harry Place Farm, £100 Swinside Farm. Rough fell: £125 Millriggs. Herdwick: £113, £92 Harry Place Farm, £90 Turner Hall, Middle Fell, £87 Harry Place Farm. Scottish blackface: £111 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm, £89, £81, £57 Audlands Park. Swaledale: £79 Hall Farm, £74 Thursgill, £72 Brow Head, £62 Kendal House Farm, £53 High Borrans Farm. Jacob: £63 Bank Ground.

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