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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 26th January 2021

Prime Hoggs

The weeky sale of Prime Hoggs had a reduced entry of 730 forward selling to an overall market average of 241p/kg with an SQQ of 248p/kg, with the 35kg – 45kg bracket averaging 254p/kg.

Handy weighted Continental lambs were in most demand today with best quality butchers lambs regularly selling over the £3/kg mark. The consignment from Alistair and Bradley Thompson, Selside led the way selling to 346p/kg, 337p/kg, 325p/kg and 310p/kg, or £135, £127 and £125. This was followed by RH M & S Boyren, Colton selling to 316p/kg and the consignment from John Twigge, Lindale selling to 307p/kg and 305p/kg twice with John’s consignment peaking at £126.

Other noted prices for Beltex hoggs was £133 from N Cooper & Sons, Broughton in Furness, followed by Continentals from Scott Middleton, Dent and £127 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. Plenty of pens of heavy weight and good confirmation Continental hoggs selling in the region of £120 and above. Suffolks this week topped at £121 from J Read, Hutton Roof.

Upland hoggs saw Mashams selling to £113 twice from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe and J E Read, Hutton Roof. Cheviot hoggs sold to £113 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge who also sold Mules to £106. Mule hoggs peaked at £109.50 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside.

Horned hoggs sold to £104 for 39kg Scotch Black Face from M & WS Barker, Halton.

Cast Sheep

A reduced entry of cast sheep forward with 250 going through the ring. All ewes selling to a similar trade as last few weeks. Texel ewes once again led the way selling to 138 from T Wilson, Selside with others to £136 from H Geldard, Foulshaw. Many pure bred Texel ewes selling £130 plus with the next level down selling between 105 and 110 All Texels forward averaged £106.

Suffolk ewes from W Garnett & Son, Ackenthwaite sold to £126 with all Suffolks averaging £107.

R Harker & Son, Grayrigg sold Leicester ewes to £121 with others from the same home sold to £110.

A bigger show of Mule ewes forward with heavy Mule ewes selling between £90 - £95 with a top of £97 from CM & CA Jackson, Lancaster with medium type Mule ewes carrying good flesh selling between £85 and £90. A run Lleyn ewes from JA & R Geldard, sold to £99 twice.

All hill ewes were keenly bid for with Rough Fells leading the way at £100 from S & W Dickinson, Tebay. Cheviot ewes sold to £98 from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand with others to £96 from RH M & S Boyren, Colton. All Swaledales were keenly bid for topping at £75 twice from TW & C Shepherd, Underbarrow and MK Robinson, Staveley. Medium type Swale ewes selling between £60 and £65 with the lesser sorts selling in the mid forties. Scotch Black Faced ewes sold to £75 from J Woodburn & Partners and R Capstick & Son. More ewes could easily have been sold to vendors benefit with 10 buyers around the ring.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £135 Poppy Farm, £133 Troughton Hall, £127, £125 Poppy Farm, £122 Holmelands. Continental - £128 Dale View, £123.5 Yew Tree, £117.5 Poppy Farm, £114 Halton Park Farm, £107 Underhelm Farm. Texel - £128 Poppy Farm, £127 Gibraltar Farm, £126, £123 Holmelands, £123 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £124, £118 Dale View, £117 Hartrigg, £110, £107.5 Dale View. Suffolk - £121 Mealriggs Farm, £112, £109, £108 Halton Park Farm, £107.5 Broughton House Farm. Cheviot - £113 Hareden Farm, £102.5 Hartrigg, £98 Poppy Farm. Masham - £113 Mealriggs Farm, £113 Bensons Farm, £108, £100 Mealriggs Farm. Mule - £109.5 Poppy Farm, £107.5 Woodside Farm, £107 Underhelm Farm, £106 Hareden Farm, £103.5 Hill Park. Scotch - £104, £103 Halton Park Farm. Dorset - £102.5 Brow Head. Horned - £102 Underhelm Farm. Rough Fell - £95 High Borrowbridge, £93 Millriggs, £90, £89 Boundary Beck. Dales Bred - £95 Fell End Farm Swaledale - £94 Bramaskew, £92 The Borrans, £88 Bramaskew, £87.5 Troughton Hall, £85.5 Higher Salter. Leicester - £90 High Borrowbridge. Jacob - £81.5, £77.5 High Mill Farm.

Cast Ewes:

Texel - £138 Ashstead, £136 Low Foulshaw Farm, £135 Knott Hall Farm, £119 Stubb Farm, £114 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk - £126 Ackenthwaite Farm, £116 Mansrigg Hall, £110 Ackenthwaite Farm, £108, £106 Mansrigg Hall. Leicester - £121, £110, £106 Grayrigg Hall, £105 Ashstead. Charollais - £116, £113, £90 Warth Sutton Farm, £71 Dale View. Rough Fell - £100, £76 High Woodend, £75 Low Borrow Bridge, £75 Mealriggs Farm. Beltex - £99 Stubb Farm. Lleyn - £99, £95, £88, £70 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot - £98 Cinder Barrow, £96 Hill Park, £74, £73 Dale View. Mule - £97 Forgelands, £94 Mansrigg Hall, £93, £90 Pilling Hall, £90 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental - £90 Redbank Farm, £88 Gilpin Farm. Swaledale - £75 Roundthwaite, £75 Borwick Lodge Farm, £75 Nook Farm, £70 Ashstead, £65 White House. Scotch - £75 Mansrigg Hall.

Cast Rams:

Beltex - £87 Causeway Farm. Charollais - £86 Redbank Farm. Leicester - £86 Skelwith Fold Farm. Swaledale - £80 Skelwith Fold Farm. Herdwick - £74, £55 Town Head Farm.

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