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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Prime Hoggs

North West Auction’s J36 weekly sale had a very mixed entry in terms of quality with all types eagerly bid for and a very strong trade. The consignment of Beltex hoggs from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside sold to a top of £156. This consignment also achieved the top pence per kilo today selling a pair of 39kg Beltex to 370p/kg. This was followed by 351p/kg from J Twigge, Lindale with others from the same home selling to 338p/kg and 332p/kg. Beltex hoggs from B & EJ Chadwick & Son, Sowerby sold to 340p/kg, weighing 40kg or 136lb. The consignment of Texels from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sold to a top of 326p/kg or £137, weighing 42kg. This consignment topped at £150 for a pen of eight 49kg hoggs, with others from the same home selling to £146 and £144. More of these best quality hoggs are needed in J36 with all Beltex averaging £142.

Heavy weight Lleyns sold to £143 from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Heavyweight Texels today topped at £152 from JM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow with other Texels to £152 from J Twigge. Suffolk hoggs topped at £138 from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell with Charollais peaking at £135 from B & EJ Chadwick & Sons, Sowerby. With plenty of pens of Suffolk and Continental hoggs selling upwards of the £130 mark.

Upland hoggs saw Mules selling to a top of £125 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with 45kg Mules selling to £119 from AW & AM Clarke, Windermere. Herdwick hoggs peaked at £108 and weighing 41kg from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal with Rough Fells to £108 from AJ & CM Harrison, Kentmere. Swaledales peaked at £107 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside, with plenty of hill hoggs selling in excess of the £100 mark.

There is a busy ring of buyers at J36 and more hoggs are required each week. For more information please contact Ian Atkinson on 07766521472.

Cast Sheep

370 ewes were forward with all selling to another sharper trade on the week with strong heavy Texel ewes being the trade of the day, topping at £155 from H Geldard, Levens. With Texels out of Mules selling to £132 from R W & SE Nicholson, Lupton and also from the same home, suffolks sold to £131, with many selling in the £122 – £130 mark. RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale sold Leicesters to £138. Beltex ewes sold to £134 from Oyston & Mason, Bolton le Sands.

All Mule ewes forward averaged £97 with some being £5 – £8 up on the week. Mules topped at £114 from AW Crowe, Witherslack with other Mules to £111 from J Taylor, Kendal. Medium fit Mules were selling from £102 to £105 with the leaner ewes £85 – £90.

Once again at J36 all hill ewes were well bid for with Cheviots peaking at £121 from M Johnson, Milnthorpe with Rough Fells selling to £99 from BJ Bainbridge, Shap with others to £94 from AEA Harison, Kentmere. A wonderful run of ewes from A Hartley, Broughton in Furness, who sold Herdwicks to £82 and Swaledales at £80. Many strong Swaledales were selling in the mid £70 mark with the next level down £62 – £65.

There was another good show of cast rams with 30 forward. Texels sold to £166 from JE Nuttall, Old Hutton with others from the same home selling to £148 and Leicesters from WI & AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale selling to £126.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £156, £144 Poppy Farm, £136 Sowerby Lodge. Lleyn - £153, £113, £101, £97 Low Foulshaw Farm. Texel - £152 Low Gregg Hall, £151 Holmelands, £150 Brown Brook, £149 Poppy Farm, £146 Brown Brook. Suffolk - £138 Swallowmire, £134.5 Smithy Green Farm, £127.5 Poppy Farm, £127.5 Kiln Beck, £122 Swallowmire. Charollais - £135 Sowerby lodge, £121.5 Brow Head, £116 Sowerby Lodge, £90 Strickland Tenement. Continental - £135 Sowerby Lodge, £130 New Bungalow, £113.5 Heights Farm, £112, £110 Sowerby Lodge. Mule - £125 Brown Brook, £119, £118.5 Low Longmire, £118.5 Poppy Farm, £115 Red Scar Farm. Rough Fell - £108 Boundary Beck, £100 Millriggs. Herdwick - £108, £105, £104 Rydal Farm, £105 Brow Head. Swaledale - £107 Poppy Farm, £106 Low Longmire, £103 Flakebridge, £102 Well Foot, £101 Rydal Farm. Masham - £105 Holme House Farm. Leicester - £104 Holme House Farm, £98 Moss Head, £97 Red Scar Farm. Cheviot - £99 Swallowmire, £97 Brow Head. Dales Bred - £96 Holme House Farm. Horned - £95.5, £92, £87 Higher Salter.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £155 Low Foulshaw Farm, £132 Green Lane End Farm, £131 Low Levens, £125 Green Lane End Farm, £125 Ackenthwaite Farm. Leicester - £138 Well Foot, £106 Millriggs. Beltex - £134 Old Station lane, £125 New Bungalow, £124, £119 Old Station Lane. Suffolk - £131 Green lane End Farm, £100 Low Levens. Hampshire - £126 Endmoor Farm. Cheviot - £121 Highfield, £98 High Arnside Farm. Mule - £114 Ashtree Cottage, £111 Bradleyfield Farm, £110 Low Levens, £109 Smithy Green Farm, £107 Hallbeck. Teeswater - £110 Steps Farm. Dorset - £100, £78 Warth Sutton Farm. Rough Fell - £99 Steps Farm, £94 Millriggs, £91 Flakebridge, £85 Millbeck. Charollais - £94 Warth Sutton Farm. Herdwick - £82 Tuner Hall Farm, £74 Hill Top Farm, £70 Tuner Hall Farm, £63 Swallowmire. Swaledale - £80 Tuner Hall Farm, £77 Holme House Farm, £75 Bradleyfield Farm, £69 Low Longmire, £68 High Tenement Farm. Dales Bred - £66 Holme House Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £166, £148, £116 Low Bendrigg Farm. Cheviot - £134 Swallowmire. Leicester – £126 Holme House Farm, £93, £81 Bradleyfield Farm. Beltex - £110, £1098 Green Head. Suffolk - £107 Swallowmire. Charollais - £106 Capplethwaite Hall, £105 Garnett House Farm. Rough Fell - £88, £68 High Swinklebank Farm. Swaledale – £82, £70 Tuner Hall Farm. Herdwick - £79 Tuner Hall Farm.

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