J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Show & Sale of Hoggs with Lambs & Primestock

Tuesday 8th May

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The great annual show and sale of Hoggs with Lambs at foot, once again, created large interest from vendors and purchasers from throughout the north of England. Thanks must go to our pre-sale judges Richard and Jonathan Frankland who judged the Mules and Lesley and Megan Kendal who judged the Continental class, whom we thank for their time and expertise. Our thanks must also go to the sale day sponsor Cornthwaite Agriculture. The Championship rosette was awarded to Nick Brown & Charlotte Ormondroyd of Claughton, with their five Continental Hoggs with Beltex Lambs at foot. These later went onto sell for £230 an outfit to Frankland Farms. The Reserve Champion was awarded to Messrs G Sowerby of Ormside with a pen of five Mule Gimmer Hoggs with Suffolk Lambs, which sold to £250 to Mr M Robinson of Kendal.

A buoyant trade throughout the sale saw numerous pens of Hoggs with Lambs at foot selling over the £200 mark, with vendors leaving well satisfied. All Mule Hoggs with lambs forward averaged £196.48 and Continentals averaged £186.39.

The weekly sale of Sheep with lambs at foot had a similar number forward to the previous week selling to a sharper trade. Mule shearlings with twin lambs at foot sold to £205 and £202 from WI & AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with Mule shearlings with singles selling to £178 from the same home. Continental Shearlings with single lambs sold to a top of £205 from T Morland of Tebay. Aged Mule ewes suckling strong Suffolk twins sold to £188 from CS & SE Wood, Penrith. More hill sheep coming onto the market now saw aged Herdwick ewes with twins sell to £122 from Kirkby & Longworth, Ulpha.

The second show and sale of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot will take place on Tuesday 22nd May.

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring lambs had an entry of 102 forward, with plenty of good lambs on offer this week saw an overall market average of 305p/kg. Topping the trade at £145 was Texel Lambs from IL Dixon, Cantsfield, weighing 43kg selling to 337p/kg. This was closely followed by Texel lambs weighing 39kg selling to 335p/kg from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Plenty of good conformation lambs sold in excess of 325p/kg.

Winner of this week’s £5 for the highest priced pen of 4 or less spring lambs went to IL Dixon of Cantsfield. The winner of the £10 for the highest priced pen of 5 or more went to S Proctor of Selside selling Dorsets to £137. Don’t forget this competition is running throughout of the month of May.

Prime Hoggs

There was over 600 Prime Hoggs forward, once again, at J36 selling to an overall market average 222p/kg with a very mixed entry on offer this week. Topping the trade this week were heavy weight Texel hoggs from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. This was closely followed by heavy weight Suffolks from FI & ME Little, Barrows Green selling to £145. Plenty of well-fleshed hoggs sold in the £130. The weekly consignment from JG Harryman, Hawkshead topped the pence per kilo trade selling to 309p/kg for Beltex Hoggs, with others to 293p/kg.

Cast Sheep

The cast ewe numbers continue to come forward to J36 which meet a strong trade with over 400 forward again this week. Topping the trade was JF Cook, Witherslack with Suffolk ewes selling to £131, which was closely followed by Charollais ewes from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens selling to £123. Texel ewes sold twice to £115 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Plenty of Continental ewes sold over the £100 mark. Mule ewes sold to a top of £92, again, from J Woodburn & Partners with plenty of heavy-weight Mule ewes selling in the eighties. Horned ewes sold to a top of £83 from FI & ME Little, Barrows Green, with plenty of fit horned ewes selling between £60 and £70.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb

Dorset - £145 Hallbeck, £137, £130 High Biggarsbank, £115 Hallbeck, £113 Warth Sutton Farm. Texel - £145 Cantsfield Hall, £136 Endmoor Farm, £132 Ancliffe Hall Farm, £131 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk - £140 High Biggarsbank, £137 6 Crooklands Brow, £136 Graythwaite Cottage, £132 6 Crooklands Brow, £132 High Biggarsbank. Hampshire – £127, £120 Endmoor Farm. Charollais - £110 Hodgsons Green Farm.

Prime Hogg

Texel - £155 Mansrigg Hall, £134 Dawson Fold, £133 5 Mint Close, £129.5 Mansrigg Hall, £129.5 The Galleon. Suffolk - £145 Helm Croft, £135 Low Longmire, £133 The Galleon, £129 Mansrigg Hall, £128 Low Longmire. Mule - £133 Nether House Farm, £115 Holme House Farm, £88 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £86 The Borrans, £86 Helm Croft. Beltex - £130, £120.5, £86 The Galleon. Masham - £117 Holme House Farm. Charollais - £110 Hodgsons Green Farm, £88 Black Bull Farm, £85 Hollinwood. Horned - £105.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £102 Spout House, £98 Holme House Farm, £93.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £81 Higher Salter. Herdwick - £103.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £88 Low Longmire, £87 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £85 Rydal Farm, £82 Moss House Farm. Swaledale - £100 The Borrans, £95.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £90 Low Longmire, £89 Nether House Farm, £87 Moss Howe Farm. Cheviot - £99 Brow Head, £91 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £89 Brow Head, £87 High House Farm, £86 Nibthwaite. Cheviot Mule - £92.5 Brow Head, £69 Kate Farm. Continental - £91 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £88 Moss House Farm, £86 Brow Head, £78.5 Moss End Farm, £78 Low Woodedge Farm. Scotch - £90 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £78 Moss House Farm. Jacob - £87 Kendal House Farm, £80 Moss House Farm, £62 Kendal House Farm. Rough Fell - £82 Moss Howe Farm, £78 Moss House Farm, £75 Abbey Farm. Leicester - £80 Matson Farm.

Cast Ewe

Suffolk - £131 Moss Howe Farm, £113 10 Abbey Drive, £111 High Biggarsbank, £110, £101 Mansrigg Hall. Charollais - £123 Low Foulshaw Farm, £112, £107 1 Western Houses, £73 Low Audlands, £65 Brown Edge. Texel - £115, £111 Mansrigg Hall, £109 3 Dove Nest Lane, £107 Storth End Farm. Hampshire - £94 Winterscales Farm. Mule - £92 Mansrigg Hall, £89 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £86 Farm Cottage, £86, £84 Hodgsons Green Farm. Cheviot - £89 Green Head, £87 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £80 Hall Bank, £80 Kate Farm, £79 Green Head. Continental - £88 Moss Howe Farm, £62 10 Abbey Drive. Dorset - £86 Hallbeck. Swaledale - £83 Croft Barrows Green, £77 Nether House Farm, £70 Longwell, £69 Yoad Pot, £69 Moss Howe Farm. Leicester - £81 Farm Cottage, £76 Boundary Beck, £67 Thursgill, £65, £61 Farm Cottage. Cheviot Mule - £80 2 The Plough Inn, £71 Kate Farm. Masham - £80, £78 Low Audlands. Lleyn - £74 Low Foulshaw Farm, £52 Birch Bank. Teeswater - £74 Low Audlands. Rough Fell - £67 Low Fold, £58 High Farm, £58 Woodside, £53 Low Fold. Dales Bred - £66 Holme House Farm. Scotch - £63 Audlands Park. Zwartble - £57 10 Abbey Drive. Jacob - £50 10 Abbey Drive. Horned - £42 Higher Salter.

Cast Ram

Charollais - £91, £80 Low Audlands. Suffolk - £87 10 Abbey Drive, £60 Brown Edge. Swaledale - £82 Yoad Pot, £65 The Borrans. Texel - £79 5 Mint Close, £73 Mansrigg Hall, £50 5 Mint Close. Hampshire - £78, £70 Winterscales Farm. Rough Fell - £61 Abbey Farm.

More Info

Show Results

Mules - Richard & Jonathan Frankland
Continentals – Lesley & Megan Kendal

Cornthwaite Agriculture

Class one – Five Mule Hoggs with Single Lambs
1st G Sowerby, Terrys Farm, £250
2nd Messrs Winter Brothers, Clickham Hall, £242
3rd G Sowerby Terrys Farm, £240

Class two – Five Continental Hoggs with Single Lambs
1st NL Brown & CJ Ormondroyd, Claughton Hall Farm, £230
2nd JA Chapman, North Lodge, £198
3rd AJ Kershaw, Heversham Gardens, £195

NL Brown & CJ Ormondroyd, Claughton Hall Farm

Reserve Champion
G Sowerby, Terrys Farm

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