J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Young Handlers Show & Sale - J36

Tuesday 2nd January

Prime Hoggs

The annual show and sale of Young Handlers Prime Hoggs at J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, saw another good entry of over 30 forward and it was great to have so many young handlers in the market this year showing their skill and enthusiasm. Our thanks must go to our Judge, Mrs Denise Elliott, Penrith, for giving up her time and expertise today, with thanks also going to Rural Law Practice Thomson Hayton Winkley and Wynnstay.

The champion Young Handler Rosette was awarded to George Harryman of Kendal, who expertly held his 50kg Beltex hogg and led it very well on its halter which later sold to a market top of £190 to Plumgarths Farm Shop. The champion young handler lamb, awarded for its conformation and finish, was awarded to Abigail Winn, High Underbarrow Farm, Burneside, with her Beltex Hogg which she has bred herself from her flock of 8 breeding ewes. Credit must go to this young shepherdess for breeding such a great hogg and handling it ever so well in the show. This Beltex hogg later went onto sell for £140 weighing 52kg also selling to Plumgarths Farm Shop. The Reserve Champion Hogg was awarded to Jonathan Winn, High Underbarrow Farm, Burneside, also with a Beltex hogg, weighing 49kg selling to £112 to Lancashire Halal Direct. Recognition must go to all the Young Handlers in today’s show for their time and effort in taking part.

Following on from the show hoggs the commercial hoggs sold to another strong trade with 1500 hoggs in the market, which sold to a market average of 179p/kg with 39-45kg hoggs selling to an average of 183p/kg. There was, once again, plently of demand for Beltex hoggs with all Beltex forward selling to a market average of 227p/kg with good conformation Texel Lambs often selling in excess of 200p/kg. There was more Mules in the market today seeing them top at £85 for heavy weight hoggs from F & SA Edmondson of Netherhouses, 45kg Mules twice sold to £83.50 from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Holme House and ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall.

There was a strong demand for heavy weight lambs with best types weighing in the 50kg bracket selling in the region of £40 over their weight.

Cast Sheep

There was a bumper entry of 600 Cast Ewes forward with a very mixed entry in the market, with many pens of Ewes looking weathered following this wet weather we have endured. A shortage of big ewes in the market today saw Beltex ewes sell to £91 from PJ & H Onions of Keer Falls and Suffolk Ewes sold to £90 from RA Batty, Endmoor. Bigger Continental type Ewes were selling into the eighties. Best Mule ewes sold over £70 mark, with a shortage of good fit ewes in, topping at £77 from P Rossall of Claughton on Brock. A very mixed show of horned ewes in the market today saw Rough Fell Ewes sell to £64 from CP Bateman of Croftfoot and Swaledale Ewes sold to £49 from Inman Family of Strickland Hill. Fleshed Horned ewes were regularly selling in the forties.


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    Champion Young Handler at J36

    Champion Young Handlers Hogg at J36

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Beltex - £190 The Galleon, £140 High Underbarrow Farm, £116 Holme Farm, £112 High Underbarrow Farm, £105 Hill Park. Texel - £99.5 Cumbrae, £99 ST Annes Farm, £97 Guides Farm, £97 Grayrigg Foot, £96.5 Hall Croft Barn. Suffolk - £98.5 Ashstead, £98 Toadpool Farm, £95 Hill Park, £92.5 Smithy Green Farm, £92 Yoad Pot. Cheviot Mule - £96, £90 Brow Head, £76.5 3 Seedhowe Cottages, £70 5 Summer Hill, £62 3 Seedhowe Cottages. Charollais - £92.5 Holmelands. £79.5 Low Gregg Hall, £75.5 24 Howgill Close, £72 Bank House Farm, £69.5 Crabtree Farm. Horned - £86 ST Annes Farm, £43 Riddings, £40 Moss House Farm. Mule - £85 Netherhouses Farm, £83.5 Holme House Farm, £83.5 Heaton Hall Farm, £83 Tongue House Farm, 382 High Underbarrow Farm. Cheviot - £80 Ashstead, £78.5 Green Lane End Farm, £75 Hutton Roof Hall, £75 Crooklands Farm. Continental - £76.5 Hill Park, £74.5, £67.5 Ninezergh, £55 Low Brundrigg. Swaledale - £70 Ashstead, £65 Netherhouses Farm, £61 Middale Farm, £57.5 Forest Hall. Herdwick - £66.5 Bowkerstead Farm, £40 Overmere. Rough Fell - £65, £60 Millbeck. Dales Bred - £63.5 Fell End Farm. Kerry Hill – Hutton Roof Hall.

Cast Ewe

Beltex - £91, £60 Keer Falls. Suffolk - £90 1 Western Houses. Zwartble - £87, £71 Low Foulshaw Farm, £67 Mint View. Texel - £83 10 Claife Avenue, £70 Keer Falls, £68 Riddings, £67 Hall Croft Barn, £66 10 Claife Avenue. Mule - £77 8 Lapwing Close, £75 Grayrigg Foot, £74 Green Lane End Farm, £70 Cracalt Farm, £68 Lambrigg Head Farm. Cheviot - £72 5 Summer Hill, £70 3 Seedhowe Cottages, £60 Low Mill House, £53 Overmere, £45 5 Summer Hill. Charollais - £71 Low Foulshaw Farm, £53 5 Summerhill. Rough Fell - £64 Croft Foot Farm, £46, £39, £36 High Swinklebank Farm. Leicester - £54 Overthwaite Farm. Swaledale - £49 Strickland Hill, £45 Holme House Farm. Dales Bred - £45 Fell End Farm, £37 Middale Farm. Horned - £44 Lathwaite Farm. Lleyn - £39 Cragg Farm.

Cast Ram

Zwartble - £87 Low Foulshaw Farm. Lleyn - £81 Cragg Farm. Teeswater - £80 Middale Farm, £66 Harbarrow Farm. Texel - £79 Highfield, £52 Cragg Farm, £50, £48 Guides Farm, £40 Millbeck. Suffolk - £74 Hall Croft Barn, £74 Guides Farm, £60, £45 Mouse Syke, £41 Guides Farm. Charollais - £73 Guides Farm. Leicester - £72 Re Braida Garth. Cheviot - £66, £56, £41 Guides Farm. Scotch - £57, £40 Riddings. Dales Bred - £54 Holme House Farm. Swaledale - £49 Mouse Syke, £45 High Borrowbridge, £41 Forest Hall.

More Info

Young Handlers Show & Sale

Mrs Denise Elliott

Rural Law Practice Thomson Hayton Winkley & Wynnstay

Class one – Single Lowland Hogg – under 10 years
1st Jonathan Winn
2nd Aiden Batty
3rd Sophie Batty

Class one B – Single Lowland Hogg – 11-16 years
1st Abigail Winn
2nd George Harryman
3rd Andrew Bateman

Class one C – Single Lowland Hogg – 17-26 years
1st Bob Lawrence
2nd Tom Fishwick
3rd Robyn Allen

Class two – Single Upland Lamb – Under 10 years
1st Maddy Watson
2nd Elizabeth Wilson
3rd Emmy Watson

Class two B – Single Upland Lamb – 11-16 years
1st Abigail Winn
2nd Andrew Bateman

Class two C – Single Upland Lamb – 17-26 years
1st Robyn Allen
2nd Tom Fishwick

Class three – Single Horned Lamb – 11-16 Years
1st Thomas Wilson

Class three B – Single Horned Lamb – 17-26 years
1st George Wilson

Class four – Best Young Handler
1st George Harryman
2nd Aiden Batty
3rd Elizabeth Wilson
4th Thomas Wilson
5th Sophie Batty
6th Maddy Watson

Abigail Winn

Reserve Champion
Jonathan Winn

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