J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 20th February

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs saw a larger entry this week with just shy of 1200 forward. There was a very mixed entry in the Market with a large entry of hill hoggs and vendors last draw of lambs, selling to an overall average of 206p/kg.

Well fleshed Continental hoggs were easily sold again, often selling in excess of 220p/kg. Beltex lambs were again a very strong trade at J36 selling to a top of 286p/kg or £114.50 from JR & A Foy of Conder Green and other hoggs from the same home selling to 280p/kg or £109.50. This was closely followed by J Smith of Lancaster selling Beltex hoggs to 270p/kg or £100. All Beltex hoggs forward sold to a Market average 255p/kg.

There was a special entry of a Texel hogg from AW & AM Clarke of Troutbeck which was sold in aid of Cumbria Blood Bikes for £121 to Lancaster Halal Direct.

Once again heavyweight hoggs were in strong demand with good conformed hoggs over 50kg selling easily in excess of 200p/kg, twice topping at £119 from PW Rhodes of Ulverston and JR Robinson of Endmoor.

There were more hill bred hoggs in the Market today with 46kg Mules topping at £99.50 from TE JS & SA Carruthers of Underbarrow and 46kg Mashams selling to £99.50 from DC Miller of Claughton on Brock and Mule hogs selling to a top of £227p/kg from WI & AM Atkinson of Bleasdale. There were plenty of pens of Mule and Masham hoggs selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark. Best horned hoggs sold to 200p/kg, with Swaledales selling to a top of £88.50 from C Jackson of Ingleton.

Cast Sheep

A similar number of cast ewes in the Market today as last week with trade very dependent upon the quality of the sheep; a large quantity today being lean and plain ewes. Best heavyweight Continental and Suffolk ewes sold in excess of the £100 mark topping at £126 from TA Blair of Thornton in Cleveleys. Texel ewes topped at £122 from R & E Ladds of Kendal. The biggest cast rams were selling in excess of the £100 mark, topping at £106 for Teeswaters from DC Miller of Claughton on Brock, closely followed by Leicesters at £105 from RM & D Dixon of Longsleddale.

Best Mule ewes sold to £80 twice from R & E Ladds of Kendal and JB & I Ellis of New Hutton with plenty of good Mule ewes selling into the late £70s. Swaledale ewes topped at £71 from JA Alderson from Barras, with well fleshed horned ewes in the £50s and £60s.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Texel - £121 Low Longmire, £119 3 Dove Nest Lane, £115 Dawson Fold, £112 West Plain Farm, £111.5 5 Mint Close. Charollais - £119, £103.5, £98.5 Floraire, £98 Wall End Farm, £97.5 Red Scar. Hampshire - £116 The Borrans, £96 3 Dove Nest, 379 The Borrans. Beltex - £114.5 Parkside Farm, £113.5 Millom Castle, £109.5 Parkside Farm, £106 Green Head, £100 Stanley Farm. Suffolk - £104 Netherhouses Farm, £100.5 Smithy Green Farm, £99.5 Hill Top Farm, £97.5 Smithy Green Farm, £97.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Masham - £99.5 Cobble Hey Farm, £98 16 Killington Drive, £85.5 Middale Farm. Mule - £99.5 Red Scar, £98.5 Cobble Hey Farm, £98 Holme House Farm, £97.5 Holmelands, £96.5 Netherhouses Farm. Leicester - £96 The Borrans. Cheviot - £95 Green Head, £90 Low Mill House, £88 Hall Bank, £84 Green Head. Swaledale - £88.5 Spring Farm, £86 Barras Farm, £85.5 Netherhouses Farm, £82.5 Low Longmire, £81.5 Rydal Farm. Zwartble - £87 Cobble Hey Farm. Herdwick - £84 Rydal Farm, £78 Low Mill House, £68 Poole Bank Farm, £65.5 Silverhow Farm, £65 Low Longmire. Cheviot Mule - £82 High House Farm. Rough Fell - £76 Borrow Bridge House, £62.5 High Borrowbridge House. Dales Bred - £74.5 Re Braida Garth, £72.5 Holme House Farm. Continental - £70.5 Brow Head. Kerry Hill - £69 Crooklands Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £126 167 Fleetwood Road, £106 Yew Tree, £100 Hawkrigg End, £90 Dawson Fold, £86 Hawkrigg End. Texel - £122, £111 Benson Hall, £111 Silverhow Farm, £83 Hawkrigg End, £82 Benson Hall. Beltex - £96 Benson Hall, £77 Mill Bank. Mule - £80 Hawkrigg Farm, £80 Benson Hall, £77 Mill Bank, £76 Holmelands, £73 Hawkrigg End. Continental - £71 Silverhow Farm. Swaledale - £67 Well Foot, £66 Barras Farm, £49 Low Longmire, £41 Sykes Farm. Charollais - £66 Clawthorpe Lodge, £54 Wall End Farm. Rough Fell - £60 Steps Farm, £46 Borrow Bridge House, £44 Low House, £39 Steps Farm, £37 High Swinklebank. Leicester - £55 Rydal Farm, £54 Sykes Farm. Cheviot - £52 Crake Trees, £46 Poole Bank Farm, £46 Brow Head, £40 Crake Trees. Herdwick - £50 Well Foot, £33 Long Green Head.

Cast Ram:

Teeswater - £106, £71 Cobble Hey Farm. Leicester - £105 Well Foot, £71 Skelwith Fold Farm, £56 Sykes Farm. Texel - £97 Howriggs, £84 Cumbrae, £79 Silverhow Farm, £54 Lyndarick. Suffolk - £81 Howriggs. Ryeland - £76 Sykes Farm. Swaledale - £71 Barras Farm, £68 Middle Sadghyll, £58 Wall End Farm, £55, £49 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell - £61 Borrow Bridge House, £50 High Swinklebank Farm. Cheviot - £50 Stoney Gill. Herdwick - £45, £35 Long Green Head.

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