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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep - Tuesday 16th February 2021

Prime Hoggs

The Prime Hogg trade still goes from strength to strength with an overall market average of 269p/kg and an SQQ of 274/kg with handy weighted hoggs averaging an impressive 282p/kg.

Top price this week was £152 for 50kg Beltex hoggs from PD & P Mason Burton in Kendal, closely followed by Beltex hoggs selling to £140 and £136 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Heavy weight Suffolk hoggs sold to £137 from E Needham, Stainton.

Texel hoggs peaked at £136 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston with other Texels to £133 from JE Nuttall, Old Hutton. In excess of a third of the pens of hoggs forward sold well over the £120 mark.
Beltex hoggs sold to a top of 320p/kg with good confirmation, handy weighted hoggs regularly selling in excess of 300p/kg mark.

Hill hoggs sold to a top of £124 for Cheviots from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet followed by other Cheviots to £120 from SM Watson, Ulverston. Mule hoggs peaked at £126.50 followed by Mashams to £119 both from DE & J Waine, Longsleddale. Horned hoggs sold to a top of £117 for Rough Fells from A Harrison, Kentmere. Scotch Black Face topped at £115 from GE & A Jackson, Little Eccleston with Swaledales to the same from G J Ibbetson, Roeburndale West. Dalesbreds twice sold to £110 from WI & AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale and R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Herdwicks also peaked at £110 from A Harrison, Kentmere.

New season lamb sold to £130 or 309p/kg from MJ Waller, Lupton with Suffolks.

Cast Sheep

A smaller show of 340 ewes were forward with all selling to a stronger trade on the week. Pure bred Texel ewes from PK & R Woof, Stainton sold to a top of £150 with other Texels selling to £137 from E Needham, Stainton who also had Suffolks selling at £135. Pure bred ewes were regularly selling in the £125 – £135 mark.

Mule ewes were definitely dearer on the week. Heavy Mules regularly selling at £90 - £98, topping at £106 from TM W & H Hodgson, Ulverston with others selling to £100 from RJ & OB Simpson, Longsleddale. Medium Mules sold around £80 – £85 with small Mules selling at £62 – £65. There was a strong trade for all Cheviot ewes selling to a top of £109 from MJ Waller, Lupton with others to £106 from J & T Hunter, Dent. Medium Cheviot ewes selling around £70 – £75 mark.

Horned ewes were the fastest trade seen for a long time at J36 with Rough Fells selling to £94 from TM Potter, Orton and Scotch Black Face to £89 from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill. Dalesbred ewes sold to £79 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. The best Swaledale ewes sold at £60 plus, topping at £68 from J & T Hunter. Medium type Swaledales selling at £45 – £52. A run of Herdwick ewes from RH Redmayne & Son topped at £74 with all Herdwicks keenly bid for at J36.

There were 30 rams forward with all selling to another strong trade. Charollais topped at £146 from T Pye, Ulverston with Texels to £141 from TM W & H Hodgson with Beltex selling to £117 from T Kendal, Grayrigg.

J36 offers many buyers around the ring for all types of cast sheep on a weekly basis.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:
Beltex - £152 Coat Green farm, £140, £136 Poppy Farm, £134 High House, £132 Coat Green Farm. Suffolk - £137, £131 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £130 Carlingwha, £128 Poppy Farm, £125.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Texel - £136 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £133 Low Bendrigg Farm, £129 Holmelands, £129 Swimmers Farm, £129 Red Scar Farm. Charollais - £126.5 Low Gregg Hall. Mule - £126.5 Murthwaite, £120 Barrowfield, £118 High House, £117.5 Poppy Farm, £117 Murthwaite. Continental - £125 Underhelm Farm, £125 Carlingwha, £123.5 Poppy Farm, £119.5 Underhelm Farm, £119.5 Coat Green Farm. Cheviot - £124 Stubb Hall Farm, £120 Old School House, £119.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £118.5 Hareden Farm, £114.5 Old School House. Masham - £119 Murthwaite, £113 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell - £117 Millriggs, £107.5 High Borrowbridge, £103.5 High House. Scotch - £115 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Swaledale - £115 Higher Salter, £107.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £98.5, £92 Holme House Farm. Dales Bred - £114, £110 Fell End Farm, £110 Holme House Farm. Herdwick - £110 Millriggs, £109, 3105 Rydal Farm, £105 Bowkerstead Farm, £100 High House. Horned - £106.5 Old School House. Leicester - £100 Tongue House Farm.

Cast Ewe:
Texel - £150 Storth End Farm, £137 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £137, £128 Spital Farm, £126 Low Chapel Farm. Suffolk - £135 Birkrigg Park Cottage. Charollais - £130 Brown Edge, £130 Kingsland. Beltex - £115 Greenlands, £111 The Park. Cheviot - £109 Carlingwha, £106 Moser Hill, £105 Craketrees, £95 Carlingwha, £95 The Park. Mule - £106, £100, £99 Arklid Farm, £100 High Swinklebank Farm, £99 Hodgsons Green Farm. Lleyn - £105 Craketrees. Continental - £96 High Farm, £76, £72 Gilpin Farm, £56 High Farm. Rough Fell - £94 The Park, £87 Riddings, £80 Low House, £74 High Swinklebank Farm, £68 Low Deepslack. Cheviot Mule - £91 Swinside Farm. Scotch - £89 Riddings, £56 Low Garths Farm. Leicester - £86 High Farm, £58 High Borrowbridge. Masham - £85 High Swinklebank Farm, £84 Low House. Dales Bred - £79 Fell End Farm. Herdwick - £74 Park Avenue, £67 Lambrigg Farm, £51 Hodgsons Green Farm. Swaledale - £68 Moser Hill, £63, £60 Troughton Hall, £60 Whelpside Farm, £56 Low Garths Farm.

Cast Ram:
Charollais - £146 Briar Cottage. Texel - £141 Arklid Farm, £140 Briar Cottage, £128 Arklid Farm, £120 Briar Cottage. Beltex - £117 Dale House, £79 The park. Leicester - £102 Gilpin Farm, £100 Troughton hall, £66 Gilpin Farm, £60 High Borrowbridge. Continental - £75 Gilpin Farm. Rough Fell - £71 Becknook. Cheviot - £66 Swinside Farm.

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