J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 23rd March 2021


A mixed trade for sheep with lambs at foot today, with strong sheep and strong lambs eagerly bid for but younger types of lambs harder to place and looked buyable. Sam Barlow, Croston took the top price today, selling a Texel ewe with a smart pair of Texel twins to £280 with Lleyn ewes and Texel twin lambs selling to £260. Aged Mule ewes with strong Texel twin lambs from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold to £235, £230 and £210. Scotch Mule shearlings with young Texel twin lambs sold to £200 from Tracey Hodgson, Old Hutton.

There are some great consignments of sheep with lambs at foot already entered for Tuesday 30th March and will be well worth a look for anyone wanting sheep with lambs at foot.


The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs at J36 had an entry 750 forward with an extremely mixed entry of sheep in terms of quality today, with proper fed hoggs reaping the benefits. With a large proportion of the sheep being hill bred the average today was 265p/kg.

Beltex hoggs from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston led the way, selling to £168 or 373p/kg. Texel hoggs peaked at £148 from E Lund & son, Ingleton followed by £142 from J Twigge, Lindale and £141 from P Rossall from Claughton on Brock. Handy weighted Texel hoggs sold to 342p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan with others to 340p/kg from J Fryars, Kirkham. Inside, well fed, meaty hoggs are still selling towards the 300p/kg mark.

Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots top at £125.50 from M & C Booth, Kentmere with Mules selling to £124 from RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale. Horned hoggs peaked at £120 for heavyweight Rough Fells from AEA Harrison, Kentmere. Swaledale hoggs peaked at £110 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Herdwicks sold to £108 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal.


450 cast sheep were sold today, with trade going from strength to strength. Pure Texel ewes from PK & R Woof, Stainton were the pick of the day, topping at £175 with others from the same home selling to £147. Many good Texel ewes were selling between the £120 - £130 mark.

Pure Beltex ewes from CB Kendal, Grayrigg sold to £144. Suffolk ewes topped at £132 from H Wilson, Selside, with others to £128 from P & SA Edmondson, Barrows Green. All Suffolk ewes forward averaged £105.

All Mule ewes continue to be well sold at J36 with a pen of 12 topping at £120 from A Pickthall, New Hutton and others selling to the same price from MW & PA Rollason, Meathop. With many ewes selling between £110 and £115 and medium type Mules ewes either side of £100.

Hill ewes continue to be a flying trade with Cheviots topping at £114 from J & M Wilson, Selside with others to £111 from G Nelson, Brigsteer. All Cheviots forward averaged £94. The best Swaledales were selling well into the 80s and topping at £89 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton with medium type Swaledale ewes selling between £65 and £75. Rough Fell ewes sold to £81 from M Bland & Son, Staveley. A run of Herdwick ewes from A Hartley, Seathwaite sold to £100 with others selling to £94 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal with all Herdwick ewes forward averaging £60.

There were 30 cast tups forward with all types keenly bid for with Texels selling to £164 from T Pye, Ulverston with other Texels to £156 from D & S Robinson, Beckside. Leicesters sold to £148 from RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale with horned tups selling to £109 for Swaledales from NW & EM Mason & Son, Middleton.

Top Prices

Ewe & Lamb:
Texel - £280 Littlewood Hall Farm, £190, £185 The Borrans. Lleyn - £260 Littlewood Hall Farm. Mule - £235, £230 Bensons Farm, £220 Littlewood Hall Farm, £210, £200 Bensons Farm, £200 Low Garths Farm. Continental - £230 Littlewood Hall Farm, £175 The Borrans, £145 Low Garths Farm. Suffolk - £170 Low Garths Farm, £120 Sandylands Road.

Prime Hogg:
Beltex - £168 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £130, £122 Coat Green Farm. Texel - £148 Lundholme Farm, £142 Holmelands, £141 Lapwing Close, £139 Holmelands, £138 Hallbeck. Cheviot - £125.5 Hartrigg, £120 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £113 Hartrigg, £111.5 Oak Avenue, £104.5 Hartrigg. Mule - £124, £118 Well Foot, £118 Sykes Farm, £114 Hareden Farm, £114 Well Foot. Continental - £120 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £117 Medlar Hall Farm, £115 Scroggs Farm, £114 Oak Avenue, £113 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Hampshire - £120 Lapwing Close. Rough Fell - £120 Millriggs, £104 Boundary Beck, £95 Millbeck, £91 Medlar Hall Farm. Suffolk - £118 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Masham - £115 Mealriggs Farm, £114 Medlar Hall Farm, £100 Mealriggs Farm. Swaledale - £110 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £105.5 Holme House Farm, £105 Sykes Farm, £102.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £100 Well Foot. Herdwick - £108 Rydal Farm, £105 Lapwing Close, £99.5 Underhelm Farm, £99 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £94 Tuner Hall Farm. Jacob - £108 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £97 Coat Green Farm. Dales Bred - £107 Holme House Farm. Scotch - £100 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £94.5, £86 Moss House Farm. Horned - £80 Higher Salter.

Cast Ewe:
Texel - £175, £147, £140 Storth End Farm, £130 Low Barrows Green, £128 Holmelands. Beltex - £144 Dale House, £126 Stubb Farm, £120 Holmelands. Suffolk - £132 Ashstead, £128, £120 Low Barrows Green, £118 Moss Side, £77 Brow Head. Mule - £120 Kendal House Farm, £120 Borrans Farm, £115 Oakfield Farm, £111 Hagg Farm, £109 Low Fold. Charollais - £114 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Cheviot - £114 Cooper House, £111 Lane House Farm, £101 Brow Head, £99 High House Farm. Herdwick - £100 Tuner Hall Farm, £94 Rydal Farm, £59 Far Kiln Bank. Zwartble - £100 Birks Farm. Continental - £97, £94, £91, £82 Park House Farm, £66 Coat green Farm. Swaledale - £89 Lundholme Farm, £79 High House Farm, £79 Holme House Farm, £75 Well Foot. Dales Bred - £86 Holme House Farm. Hampshire - £84 Bank End. Dorset - £81 Fell View. Rough Fell - £81 Low Fold, £76 Low Deepslack, £63 Becknook, £55 Low Fold. Ryeland - £61 Abbey Drive. Jacob - £60 Spa House. Scotch - £59 Coat Green Farm.

Cast Ram:
Texel - £164 Briar Cottage, £156 Oakfield Farm, £135 Burnhead Farm, £127 Holme Farm, £102 Dove Nest Lane. Leicester - £148 Well Foot, £130, £108 Holme House Farm, £90 High Green Farm. Swaledale - £109 High Green Farm. Charollais - £99 Moss End Farm. Herdwick - £89 Tuner Hall Farm< £88 Far Kiln Bank. Rough Fell - £70 Low Fold.

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