J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Hoggs - Thursday 31st January

There was a smaller entry of Store Hoggs this week with 902 forward which saw strong and short term hoggs in demand. The trade topped at £92 for Texels from Messrs Wilson, Grange-over-Sands closely followed by £87 for Texels from B Clark, Grange-over-Sands, with numerous pens of Texel lambs easily selling in the eighties. Beltexs sold to a top of £85 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside with plenty of Beltex lambs selling in the early eighties. Suffolks topped at £80.50 from Messrs Wilson, Grange-Over-Sands. Mules sold to a top of £75 from A Bond, Sedbergh with plenty of pens selling in the early seventies. Medium term hoggs were easily sold with more buyers ringside this week and more could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor. Horned lambs sold to a top of £53 for Lonks from M Huddleston of Wray.

The next sale of Store Hoggs will be Thursday 14th February to include February In-Lamb Breeding Sheep. Please note there will be no sale of Store Hoggs on Thursday 28th February, the last sale of the season will be Thursday 14th March. Vendors are strongly advised to inform the office of entries.

Top Prices

Store Hoggs:

Texel - £92 Wyke Farm, £87 High Fell Gate, £85.5 Clawthorpe Lodge, £85 Wyke Farm, £85 Poppy Farm. Suffolk - £80.5 Wyke Farm, £76 Low Woodedge Farm, £75 Wray Farm, £70 Crabtree Farm, £68 High Biggarsbank. Charollais - £78 Park House Farm, £73 High Wray Farm, £66 Crag Farmhouse, £65 Marsh Grange Farm. Cheviot - £60 Park House Farm, £59.5 Brow Head, £57 Kirkby Hall. Mule - £75 Low Oaks, £74 Sowermire, £71.5, £71 Strickland Hill, £70 Low Oaks. Masham - £67, £65 Marsh Grange. Horned - £53 Botton Hall. Swaledale - £40.5 Kirkby Hall, £37 Beckfoot Farm. Rough Fell - £35.5 Sowermire.

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