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

Tuesday 16th March 2021

BREEDING SHEEP

The weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at foot had an entry of 225 forward selling to plenty of demand once again. Ms A Burch, Lowgill took top spot selling Cheviot mule ewe with a pair of Valais Blacknose cross lambs at foot, one gimmer and one wether, selling for £300 for the family.
A Texel ewe with smart Texel twin lambs sold to £290 from GA Rawsthorne, Cartmel also selling a Texel shearling with twin lambs to £250. Sam Barlow of Crostons consignment sold to £285 for Continental ewes suckling twin lambs.
The on-going flock dispersal on behalf of P & SA Edmondson, Stainton peaked at £270 for continental ewes and twins with other outfits from the same home selling to £260 and £250 twice. Aged mule ewes with twin lambs from the same home sold to £235 and £232. Aged mule ewes and twins regularly selling in excess of £70 a life. Continental ewes with single lambs sold to £180 and £178 from P & SA Edmondson, Stainton.

As spring creeps ever nearer the demand grows for sheep with lambs at foot with more buyers looking to purchase each week. For more information, please contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472.

SPRING LAMBS

There were more spring lambs on offer this week meeting plenty of demand. They sold to £141 for 45kg Continental lambs from FE & CM Robinson & Son, Crooklands with others from the same home selling to £139 or 323p/kg. Suffolk’s sold to £124 or 326p/kg from MJ Waller, Lupton.

PRIME HOGGS

This trade continues to go from strength to strength with a larger offering forward this week. A large number of the hoggs in the market today were horned and Herdwicks very well sold with all vendors well pleased with their trade and more are required. The market average was with an overall market average of 282p/kg with a SQQ of 287 and handy weights averaging over 290p/kg. Heavy Texel hoggs from RH Thexton, Sedbergh lead the way selling to £148, matched by the consignment from MW & MR Black, Staveley selling continentals hoggs to £148 and £146. Beltex hoggs from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside sold to £146 and £144 with other Beltex hoggs selling to £143 from PD & P Mason, Burton in Kendal. The consignment of heavy weight hoggs from W & J Livesey, Inskip sold to £145.50, £144.50, £141 and £140.50 with heavy weight Texel hoggs from EI, EA & TW Wilson, Grange over Sands selling to £142 and £140. Beltex hoggs this week topped at 378p/kg and 370p/kg from PD & P Mason, Burton in Kendal.
There were some great runs of well-fed upland hoggs forward, a credit to all our vendors meeting equally as strong demand. Heavy weight Masham hoggs sold to a top of £140.50 from W & J Livesey, Inskip. Cheviot hoggs weighing 45kg topped at £132 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Mule hoggs sold to £129 from WI & AM Atkinson & son, Bleasdale with others to £128 from W & J Livesey, Inskip. Horned hoggs peaked at £127 for heavy Rough Fells from J Fryars, Kirkham with Scotch Blackface selling to 300p/kg or £123 and Swaledales also achieving 3123 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Herdwick hoggs peaked at £117 from Kevin Wrathall, Broughton in Furness. Lightweight herdwick hoggs the trade of the day once again, selling 30kg Herdwick hoggs to £88 for a pen of thirty from SW & A Hoggarth, Broughton in Furness.

CAST SHEEP

There was an increased entry of cast sheep with 440 going through the ring today with trade improving week on week and all classes selling to a flying trade for the upcoming Festival.
Pure Texel ewes from R & E Ladds topped the trade at £172, closely followed by WT Whitaker & Son, also selling Texels to £169. Many pure bred Texel ewes were selling at £150 plus with Texels out of Mules selling at £125 – £130.
Pure Suffolk ewes from T & E Redmayne, Southwaite sold to £161 with others from the same home selling to £138. Caley & Mitchinson, Windermere sold Leicester ewes to £139. Mule ewes once again sold to a strong trade with many selling around the £110 – £115 mark and topping at £120 from TW Nelson & Son, Halfpenny with all Mules forward averaging £104. A run of Cheviot Mule ewes from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale sold to £138.
Hill ewes were a strong trade once again with Cheviots topping at £99 from JW & E Woof & Son, Firbank with others selling to £97 from Wannop Farms for a pen of 18 ewes. Swaledale ewes topped at £89 from D P Ainsworth, Woodplumpton with others selling to £82 from WI & AM Atkinson & son, Bleasdale. All Swaledale ewes forward averaged £65. Rough Fell ewes topped at £87 from RH Thexton, Murthwaite with Herdwicks peaking at £87 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal.

CAST RAMS

Cast rams continue to be well sold at J36 with Charollais from LA & LM Lambert, Lupton selling to £188 with Leicesters selling to £162 from DJ & A Freeman, Troutbeck, with Swaledales to £88 from K Wrathall, Broughton in Furness.

More cast sheep of all types are needed for the next couple of weeks to fulfil buyers demands with the upcoming Festival.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS

Texel - £148 Luneside, £146 Poppy Farm, £145.50 Walker House Farm, £144 Poppy Farm, £143 Coat Green Farm, £142 Guides Farm, £141 Poppy Farm. Continental - £148, £146 Scroggs Farm, £144.50, £141, £138.50 Walker House Farm, £135 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £134 Scroggs Farm. Dorset - £141, £139, £120 Warth Sutton Farm. Masham - £140.50 Walker House Farm, £114 Killington Drive. Beltex - £140, £137 Coat Green Farm, £134 Guides Farm, £130 Rowe Farm, £107 Coat Green Farm. Cheviot - £132 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £124 Medlar Hall Farm, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £120 Stubb Hall Farm, £118 Luneside, £109.50 Hartrigg. Suffolk - £132 Moss Side, £131 Medlar Hall Farm, £125 Mire House Farm, £124 Carlingwha, £123 High Foulshaw Farm. Mule - £129 Holme House Farm, £128 Walker House Farm, £124 Poppy Farm, £123 Medlar Hall Farm, £120 Scroggs Farm, £116 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £114 Manor House Farm. Rough Fell - £127 Medlar Hall Farm, £118, £116, £113 Luneside, £112 Old School House, £98 Luneside, £88 Medlar Hall Farm. Charollais - £126 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £120 Low Gregg Hall, £98, £85 Owlnook. Swaledale - £123, £119.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £115.50 Old School House, £109 Holme House Farm, £108 Flakebridge, £101, £100 Wilcocks Farm. Scottish Blackface - £123 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Herdwick - £117 Cockley Beck Farm, £114 Old School House, £110 Cockley Beck Farm, £109 Green Cottages, £105, £101, £99 Rydal Farm. Jacob - £114 Coat Green Farm. Blueface Leicester - £112 Moors Farm. Zwartbles - £108.50 Medlar Hall Farm. Dalesbred - £107.50 Holme House Farm, £89 Braida Garth. Ryeland - £105 Old Byre Barn. Horned - £79, £60 New Hall Farm.

CAST EWES

Texel - £172 Benson Hall, £145 Gibraltar Farm, £144 Brown Edge, Lane House Farm, £142 Stubb Farm, £139 Endmoor Farm. Suffolk - £161, £138 Old Byre Barn, £137 Whitbarrow Cottage, £130 Old Byre Barn, £122 Somme Avenue, £103 Lane House Farm. Blueface Leicester - £139 Castle Syke Farm, £125 Brown Edge, £114 Town End. Cheviot - £138 Gibraltar Farm, £99 Ghyll Farm, £97 Heaton Hall Farm, £95 Low Deepslack, £92 Carlingwha. Beltex - £135 Stub Farm, £130 Low Chapel Farm. Zwartbles - £129 Benson Hall, £90 Town End. Dorset - £127 Gaskell House. Mule - £120 Cockrigg Farm, £118 High House Farm, £117 Low Chapel Farm, Broats Farm, £116 Moors Farm, £115 Endmoor Farm. Charollais - £119 Broats Farm, £116 Warth Sutton Farm, £94 Heaton Hall Farm, £90 Gibraltar Farm, £75 Brow Head. Ryeland - £98 Old Byre Barn. Swaledale - £89 Spa House, £82 Holme House Farm, £80 Benson Hall, £74 Higher Salter, £73 Green Cottages, £72 Rydal Farm. Continental - £88 Spa House. Rough Fell - £87 Luneside, £78Swallowmire, £70 Luneside, £26 Swallowmire. Herdwick - £87 Rydal Farm, £75 Far Kiln Bank, £49 The Ashes, £42 Cockley Beck Farm. Dalesbred - £86 Holme House Farm, £53 Higher Salter. Scottish Blackface - £84 Higher Salter. Jacob - £75 Spa House.

CAST TUPS

Charollais - £188, £159 Brow Head. Texel - £169 Lane End Farm, £150 Town End, £132 Moss Side Farm, £110 Ghyll Farm, £59 Gibraltar Farm. Blueface Leicester - £162 Town End, £152 Holme House Farm, £138 Castle Syke Farm. Beltex - £139 Town End. Suffolk - £129 Whitbarrow Cottage. Swaledale - £88 Cockley Beck Farm, £77 Barbon Fell House. Herdwick - £75, £74 Cockley beck Farm. Cheviot - £74 Brow Head.

SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

Texel - £250 Headless Close. Suffolk - £205 Paddock Cottage. Mule - £200 Paddock Cottage. Beltex - £160 Paddock Cottage. Zwartbles - £150 Littlewood Hall Farm.

EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

Cheviot – Mule - £300 Birchfield. Texel - £290 Headless Close, £270, £260, £250, £235 Low Barrows Green. Continental - £285, £215 Littlewood Hall Farm, £215 Gilpin Farm. Mule - £245 Gilpin Farm, £235, £232 Low Barrows Green, £222 Bensons Farm, £215 Gilpin Farm, £212 Oak House. Swiss Valais Blacknose - £200 Birchfield. Dorset - £200 Littlewood Hall Farm.

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