J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Hoggs, Thursday 3 January

The opening sale of Store Hoggs of 2019 had an entry of 875 forward, selling to a buoyant trade for all sizes of hoggs. The trade sold to a top of £92 from BJ Bowness of Kendal with Beltex hoggs. Charollais’s sold to a top of £88 from A & B Pickthall of Milnthorpe with other pens of Texel’s selling to £85 from S & M Geldart of Broughton in Furness. There was plenty of pens of Continental hoggs selling around the £80 mark. Suffolk hoggs topped at £79 twice from A & B Pickthall of Milnthorpe and from TA Teasdale of Grange over Sands. There was plenty of pens of medium keep store hoggs selling in the seventies. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to a top of £78 from J Mark of Askham in Furness with Mules from the same home selling to £75. Herdwicks sold to a top of £56 from S Crompton of Crosthwaite with Swaledales selling to a top of £43. The overall market average for all hoggs forward was £63.71.
The next sale of Store Hoggs is Thursday 17th January with entries closing on Wednesday 9th January. Vendors are requested to enter stores so that buyers can be informed of numbers coming forward.

Top Prices

Store Hoggs:
Texel - £92 Blea Tarn Road, £85 High Rosthwaite, £82.5 Woodyard, £81 Head House, £80.5 Lentworth Farm, £80 Blea Tarn Road, £80 Sunny Bank. Charollais - £88 Bradley Farm, £74 Marsh Grange Farm, £70.5 Dawson Fold, £69 Botton Hall. Beltex - £80 Helm Croft. Suffolk - £79 Bradley Farm, £79 Head House, £78.5 Lentworth Farm, £77.5, £71 Cliftons Farm, £70.5 Greenbank Farm, £69 Killington Drive. Cheviot - £78 Blea Beck, £69.5 Woodyard, £68.5 Rankthorn. Leicester - £78 Blea Beck. Continental - £76 Dawson Fold. Mule - £75, £67 Blea Beck, £67 Botton Hall Farm, £63 Helm Croft, £58.5 Low Hundhowe, £57.5 High Wardses. Masham - £68.5 Killington Drive, £68 Marsh Grange Farm. Zwartble - £61 Blea Beck. Herdwick - £56 Greenbank Farm. Swaledale - £43 Cockley Beck Farm. Rough Fell - £40 Dragon Croft.

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