J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of In Lamb Breeding Sheep and Store Hoggs, Thursday 9th February 2023.

In-Lamb Sheep

The February sale of in-lamb breeding sheep saw a selective ring side of buyers with the consignment from B Lowes, Grange Over Sands leading the way selling in-lamb Texel ewes to £138, £135 and £128. This was followed by the consignment of Texel x ewes from DJ&A Douthwaite, Kirkby Thore selling to £135, £130 and £125. Swaledale gimmer shearlings sold to £75 in lamb to the Leicester from F Carr, Arkholme.

Store Hoggs

The fortnightly sale of store hoggs saw a much improved trade with a market average of £75.61, as the trade starts to move in the right direction and the weather beginning to feel a little bit more like spring. Best quality short keep Continental hoggs were often sold around the £90 mark with the trade peaking at £93.50 from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay with a pen of 24 Texels. A pen of 23 from the same home sold to £91 with a pen of 93 also selling to £91. Texel hoggs sold to £91.50 from High Wardses Farm, Cautley and £90.50 from JH Atkinson & Partners, Selside with plenty more pens in the late eighties. Beltex hoggs peaked at £92.50 from BJ Bowness, Kendal. Suffolk hoggs sold to a top of £84.50 from N Moloney, Troutbeck. Mule hoggs peaked at £90 from High Wardses Farm with others pens to £84.50 from KJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness with plenty more pens of strong Mules selling around the eighty pound mark. Horned hoggs peaked at £62.50 from KJ Knight with Scotch Blackface x hoggs to £51 from Coward Brothers.
The next sale of in-lamb sheep and store hoggs is on the Thursday 23rd February with all entries of breeding sheep and store hoggs invited.

Top Prices

Breeding Sheep:

In Lamb Ewes:

Texel: £138 Yew Tree Farm, £135 Red Squirrel Terrace, £135 Yew Tree Farm, £130 Red Squirrel Terrace, £128 Yew Tree Farm, £125 Red Squirrel Terrace. Dorset: £122, £90 Yew Tree Farm. Swaledale: £71 Low Stennerley.

In Lamb Shearling:

Swaledale: £75 Nissan Huts.

Store Hoggs:

Continental: £93.50 Bybeck, £86.50 Mosergh Farm, £85.50, £82 Hartrigg, £73 Botton Hall Farm, £72 High Wardses Farm. Texel: £92.50 Blea Tarn Road, £91 Bybeck, £90.50 Mosergh Farm, £90.50 High Wardses Farm, £89 Blea Tarn Road. Mule: £90 High Wardses Farm, £84.50 Little Guards, £80.50 Bybeck, £75.50 Little Guards, £69 Botton Hall Farm. Suffolk: £84.50 Old School, £83 Mosergh Farm, £79.50 Cragg House, £78.50 Hyning Holme Farm, £75 West Plain Farm, £70.50 Cinder Barrow. Charollais: £78, £67 High Underbrow Farm. Beltex: £64 Dove Nest Lane, £49 North Lodge. Horned: £62.50 Little Guards. Swaledale: £51 Kirkby Hall. Herdwick: £50.50 Little Guards. Rough Fell: £40 Wasdyke Farm.

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