J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Wednesday 2nd January

Prime Hoggs

The opening sale of Prime Hoggs for 2019 saw a reduced entry of 667 forward for the sale selling to a sharper trade than the previous week. The overall market average was 198p/kg with an SQQ average of 201p/kg. Top price of the day was £107 for Texel Lambs from Dave Dixon, Grayrigg. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £100 from JG Harryman, Hawkshead with plenty of lambs selling in the nineties. Top pence per kilo was 233p/kg from JG & PH Thompson, Selside with Beltex lambs this was closely followed by 228p/kg from SJ & NS Wood, Windermere. Plenty of good conformation Beltex type lambs regularly sold in excess of 220p/kg. Hill lambs saw Cheviots sell to £94 and £93 from S Crawford of Staveley. Mules sold to a top of £89 from ST & SE Allen, Tebay with other Mules to £85. Horned lambs topped at £79 for Dalesbred from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Light lambs continue to be a competitive trade.

Cast Sheep

A smaller entry of cast ewes this week sold to a sharper trade for all specifications. Topping the trade today was Dave Dixon of Grayrigg selling a Texel tup to £101. There was a plain entry of cast ewes this week which saw a shortage of heavy weight ewes. Topping the ewe trade was Continental ewes selling to £83. Mule ewes topped at £68 with plenty of Mule ewes selling into the sixties. Hill bred sheep topped at £57 for Herdwicks from Low Moor Howe, Winster. Swaledale ewes sold to £50 from J & M Wilson, Selside with plenty of Swaledales selling into the forties.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £107 Grayrigg Foot, £98 Park Farm Barn, £97 Low Woodedge Farm, £93 Yealand Manor, £93 Mountain View. Beltex - £100, £95 The Galleon, £91 Poppy Farm, £89 Causeway Farm. Charollais - £95 The Galleon, £87 Park Farm Barn, £87 Crabtree Farm, £79 Yealand Manor. Cheviot - £94, £93, £76, £75, £74 Seedhowe Cottages. Suffolk - £92 Low Tarn Green, £87, £86 Mountain View, £86 Low House, £81 Low Woodedge Farm. Mule - £89 Hillcroft, £85 Park Farm Barn, £79 Hill Croft, £79 High House Farm. Continental - £84 Smithy Green Farm. Dales Bred - £79 Fell End Farm, £74 Yarlsber. Rough Fell - £75, £70.5 High Borrowbridge. Scotch - £50 Beckside Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £83, £78 Park Farm Barn. Mule - £68 Park Farm Barn, £64 Low Brundrigg, £63 Cooper House, £60 Cinderbarrow Farm, £58 Silverdale Drive. Texel - £61 Red Scar, £55 Crooklands Farm, £55, £50 Poppy Farm. Herdwick - £57, £52 High House Farm. Swaledale - £50 Cooper House, £46, £42 Grayrigg Hall. Cheviot - £40 Crooklands Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £101 Grayrigg Foot, £91, £71 Overmere. Suffolk - £83 High House Farm. Leicester - £80 Grayrigg Hall. Swaledale - £44 Grayrigg Hall. Herdwick - £41 Overmere.

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