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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep - Tuesday 5th January 2021

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Prime Hoggs

The opening sale of the season for Prime Hoggs set off at a blistering trade and with an improved entry of 1085 hoggs forward. The overall market average was 237p/kg with an SQQ average of 242p/kg. All hoggs in the Market today averaged £101.12 and 30% of the hoggs forward sold in excess of the £110, with a full ringside of 10 active buyers.

It was a consignment from PD & P Mason, Burton in Kendal that led the way selling to a top of £123 with Texel hoggs. Beltex hoggs from the same home sold to £120 with plenty more in this consignment selling in excess of the £110 mark. Heavyweight Texels peaked at £120 from TM Potter, Orton with other Texels hoggs selling to £117.50 from DW Cottam, New Hutton and £117 from J Twigge, Lindale. Charollais sold to £117 from GM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow. Suffolk hoggs peaked at £114.50 twice from G Riley, Bolton le Sands and DW Cottam, New Hutton followed by others selling to £114 from S Kellett & Sons, Pilling.

Upland hoggs sold to a top of £115 with Cheviots from S Crawford, Staveley. Mule hoggs this week peaked at £108 for 46kg hoggs from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow followed by others at £107.50 weighing 45kg from DJ Clarke, Underbarrow and £107 weighing 45kg from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Helsington. Horned hoggs sold to a top of £94.50 from Amy Harrison, Kentmere with Herdwick hoggs selling to £92 from Hazel Thompson, Selside.

This week’s top pence per kilo was 294p for Beltex hoggs from JG & PH Thompson, Selside with other Beltex hoggs selling to 290p/kg from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Plenty of pens of commercial Continental hoggs sold in excess of 250p/kg.

Cast Sheep

A reduced entry of 340 cast sheep were forward today with all selling to a strong demand and many more could easily have been sold with a full ringside of buyers present.

Texel ewes peaked at £140 from PK & R Woof, Stainton with many Texel ewes selling around the £115 mark. J Stott Jnr sold Charollais ewes to £131 and Beltex ewes from RA Batty, Selside topped at £130. A bigger show of Suffolk ewes were forward with this section averaging £108 and topping at £125 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands.

Mule ewes were the strongest trade of the day with a top of £110 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with many of the best, selling over the £100 mark. Medium Mule ewes with meat were selling at £85 - £90.

Hill ewes peaked at £101 for Cheviots from PK & R Woof, Stainton with Swaledale ewes from E Parker selling at £77, with the best selling well into the 70s and medium type Swaledale ewes were £60 - £65. Strong Herdwick ewes from KP & EJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness sold to £72.

Once again J36 had a strong trade for all cast rams forward with the best Texels selling to £145 from KJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness, with Beltex £138 from D & A Nicholson, Ulverston. Rough Fell tups peaked at £97 from I & J Mallinson, Selside.

All types of cast sheep are needed next week to fulfil buyers orders.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Texel - £123 Coat Green Farm, £120 The Park, £117.50 Hagg Farm, £117 Low Gregg Hall, Holmelands, Hagg Farm. Beltex - £120, £115 Coat Green Farm, £110 Poppy Farm, £107.50 Moorcock Hall Farm, £100, £96 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £117 Low Gregg Hall, £108.50 Hampsfield Hall, £88.50, £87 Bull Bank Farm, £85 Park House Farms, £68.50 Bull Bank Farm. Cheviot - £115 Seedhowe Cottages, £112 Low Tarn Green, £111 Nether Hall Farm, £108 Hareden Farm, £107 The Park, £105.50 Hareden Farm. Continental - £115 Coldcotes Farm, £113 Redbank Farm, £112.50 Coat Green Farm, £111 Coldcotes Farm, £102 Low Fold, £101 Coldcotes Farm. Suffolk - £114.50 Hagg Farm, Maddison Avenue, £114 Pilling Hall, Hagg Farm, £109 High Bracken Hall, Maddison Avenue. Mule - £108 Red Scar Farm, £107.50 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £107 High House, Garnett House Farm, £99 Yoad Pot, £98.50 Broomfield. Bluefaced Leicester - £104 High Borrans Farm. Masham - £103 Walker House Farm, £92.50 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell - £94.50 Millriggs, £90 Poppy Farm, Seedhowe Cottages, £89 Low Fold, £87 Millriggs, £86 Low Fold. Herdwick - £92 Poppy Farm, £64, £50 High Borrans Farm. Horned - £90 Nether Hall Farm. Swaledale - £86 Bramaskew, £82.50 Nether House Farm, £82 Wilcock Farm, £76.50 Moorcock Hall Farm, Well Foot. Gritstone - £86, £84 High Farm. Dalesbred – £72 Braida Garth.

Cast Sheep

Texel - £140 Storth End Farm, £122 Redbank Farm, £122 Mansriggs Hall, £120 High Farm, £113 Weston Houses. Charollais - £131 Kingsland, £105 Gilpin Green Farm, £90 Mansriggs Hall, £83 Mountain View. Beltex - £130 Candy Slack, £121 Hiugh Underbarow. Suffolk - £125 Maddison Avenue, £122 Bull Bank, £118 Mansrigg Hall, £117 £116 Patton Hall. Mule - £110 Mansrigg Hall, £109 Mountain View, £108 Pilling Hall, £107 Moors Cottage. Cheviot – £101 Storth End Farm, £60 Seedhowe Cottages. Masham - £89, £50 Lambrigg Head. Zwartable - £83 Bowness Farm, £50 Patton Hall. Swaledale - £77 Burnhead Farm, £66 Guards Farm, Moss Howe Farm, £65 Ivy Cottage £64 Wilcock Farm, £63 Well Foot. Herdwick - £72, £69 Guards Farm, £64 Mireside Farm, £53 Well Foot. Scotch Black Face - £75 Mansrigg Hall. Continental - £65 Mansrigg Hall, £61, £38 Brow Head Lleyn - £60 Birch Bank. Rough Fell - £57 Silverdale Drive. Shetland - £43.

Cast Tups

Texel - £145 Little Guards, £120 Coldcotes Farm, £117 Ivy Cottage, £116 High House, £115 Whitbarrow Cottage. Beltex - £138 Birch Bank, £127 Main Street. Charollais - £118 Bull Bank Farm. Rough Fell - £97 Borrow Bridge House, £71 Woodside. Bluefaced Leicester - £92 Bramaskew, £79 Seedhowe Cottages, £51 Borrow Bridge House. Swaledale - £88 Nether House Farm, £86 Middle Sadghyll, £68 Burnhead Farm, £57 Middle Sadghyll. Suffolk - £85 Woodside. Ryeland - £80 Main Street.

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