J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 8th February 2022

Prime Hoggs

The anniversary shows and sale of prime hoggs was judged by Lee Reade of Field Fresh Trading Ltd, who we thank for his time and expertise. A special mention goes to our sale days sponsors Café Ambio and Wynnstay. The first prize pair of Beltexs and winning the Championship rosette was AG Butler, Hambleton with a pair of 46kg Beltex hoggs selling to £180, purchased by the judge Lee Reade. The second prize pair of Beltexs was awarded to Erin Huntingford and Heidi Atkinson, Scorton selling 50kg hoggs to £200. The first prize pen of five lowland sired hoggs and taking the reserve champion rosette was KJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness selling 46kg Texels to £140 purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston. The Mule class was won by TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston selling 52kg Mules to £125. The hill class of Horned and Herdwick hoggs saw the first prize rosette awarded to Amy Harrison, Kentmere selling 39kg Herdwicks to £100.
The overall market average today was the same as last week, at 261p/kg with better bred Beltex type hoggs continuing to sell over 300/kg and handy weighted Continental hoggs being eagerly bid for. The edge this week was slightly off the heavy weight hoggs but Junction 36 continues to be ahead of other local centres and to be the place to market your heavy weights, with more needed each week to fulfil buyer’s requirement. Heavy weight Texels sold to £161 from KP&EJ Knight, Kirby in Furness with other heavy weight Texels to £158 from RJ&R Holden, Millom. Plenty more heavy weight Continental hoggs sold in the £140’s. 56kg Suffolk hoggs sold to £146 from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Cheviot Mules sold to £140 from J Schofield, Northwich. Mule hoggs sold to £127.50 from KP&EJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness with others to £126 from RJ&R Holden, Millom. Horned hoggs sold to £115 from TLB&J Knowles, Selside.
A special mention goes to Graham and Andrea Jackson, Little Eccleston who donated a Suffolk hogg in memory of the late Ali Shan which sold for £200 to Jason Tucker and was put up again selling for £170 to Yorkshire Halal, with the proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

Cast Sheep

The weekly sale of cast sheep saw another keen interest for all buyers, Texel ewes sold to a top of £142 for W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. With Leicesters selling to £140 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal. The best Continental bred ewes were regularly selling the at the £135-£140 mark. Medium fleshed Continental ewes were £110-£115. Cheviot Mules sold to £119 from DJ Clark, Broughton in Furness and £118 from WS Burrow & Son, Silverdale. All Mule ewes sold to a sharp trade with a peak of £118 from AG&ME Clark, Cartmel with the best regularly selling in the £110 plus mark. Medium fit Mule ewes either side of the £100 mark. Cheviot ewes peaked the hill section selling away to £115 from JW&E Woof & Son, Firbank. A wonderful run of Swaledale ewes from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton sold to £105, fit Swaledale ewes were regularly selling in the late £80’s to early £90’s with medium fit sorts £65-£70. A run of impressive Herdwick ewes from A Hartley, Broughton in Furness sold to a top of £96.
Cast rams were always a strong trade at Junction 36, with a top of £148 for a Texel ram from E&H Winder, Ravensdale. 25 rams forward sold to a market average of £105, for mainly hill bred rams.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg top prices 
Beltex- £200 Sykes Farm, £180 Park Farm Barn, £161 Little Ecclestone, £150 Little Ecclestone, £140 Little Ecclestone, £138 Little Ecclestone. Suffolk - £200 Little Ecclestone, £170 British Heart Foundation, £146 Little Ecclestone, £127 Moss Side, £114.50 Smithy Green. Texel- £161 Guards Farm, £158 Newcross House Farm, £157 Little Guards, £148 Guards Farm, £146 Guards Farm, £140 Little Guards. Cheviot Mule - £140 Moss Side Farm, £104 Yealand Manor, £100 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £129 Park Farm Barn, £118 Myers Farm, £117.50 Myers Farm. Mule- £127.50 Guards Farm, £126 Newcross House Farm, £125 Arklid Farm, £123 Little Guards, £121.50 Little Eccleston, £121 Millriggs,.Leicester - £123 Castle Howe, £114 Longwell.Masham - £119 High Swinklebank Farm, £98 High Swinklebank Farm. Continental - £117 Rydal Farm, £112 Park Farm Barn, £110 Hindley Green, £107 Hindley Green, £106 Higher Salter, £102 Brow Head. Cheviot- £115.50 Low Deepslack, £105.50 Low Waterside £99 Low Waterside, £99 Hartrigg, £97 Low Deepslack, £92 Low Waterside. Rough Fell- £115 High Borrowbridge, £100 Millriggs, £93 Swinklebank, £90 Boundary Beck. Dorset - £110 Salisbury Farm, £100 Brow Head. Gritstone- £102.50 Low Waterside. Horned- £102 Higher Salter, £96 Low Deepslack. Herdwick- £100 Millriggs, £84.5 Green Cottages. Swaledale- £95 Well Foot, £90 High Borrowbridge, £89 Low Waterside, £86 Higher Core Farm, £85 Middle Sadghyll, £78.50 High Borrowbridge. Ryland - £86 Windy How.

Cull sheep, cast ewes top prices
Texel- £142 Ackenthwaite Farm, £138 St Anne’s Farm, £137 Gibraltar Farm, £136 Ackenthwaite Farm, £133 Ackenthwaite Farm, £130 Stubb Farm. Leicester- £140 Rydal Farm, £132 Longwell. Suffolk- £130 Netherbeck Farm. Cheviot Mule - £119 Thistle House, £118 Gibraltar Farm, £79 Gibraltar Farm. Mule- £118 Ashes Cartmel Fell, £116 Slack Farm, £113 Lockbank Farm, £110 Smithy Green Farm, £107 Lower Lodge, £107 45A Main Street. Charollais - £118 Low Woodhouse, £93 Tock How Farm, £89 Preston Patrick Hall. Cheviot- £115 Ghyll Farm, £103 Lockbank Farm, £99 School House, £89 Ghyll Farm, £64 Tock How Farm, £62 Croft Foot Farm. Beltex- £108 Kirket Nook. Masham-£107 Mash Grange Farm. Swaledale- £105 Sykes Farm, £88 Turner Hall, £86 Sykes Farm, £80 Sykes Farm, £78 45A Main Street, £77 Moser Hill. Herdwick- £96 Turner Hall, £82 Turner Hall, £76 Turner Hall, £67 Well Foot, £64 Turner Hall, £58 Town End. Rough fell- £92 Lockbank Farm, £89 Millriggs, £89 Ghyll Farm, £87 Marsh Grange Farm, £70 Marsh Grange Farm, £60 Moser Hill. Continental- £79 Moss Side Farm, £55 Slack Farm, £55 Moss Side Farm. Horned- £75 Croft Foot Farm.

Cast ram top prices

Texel- £148 2 Little Close, £134 Millriggs, £126 Old Croft, £90 Old Croft, £86 Preston Patrick Hall. Dorset- £136 45A Main Street, £80 45A Main Street. Leicester- £120 Well Foot, £88 Well Foot. Lleyn- £116 Birch Bank .Herdwick- £95 Turner Hall, £80 Byre Cottage .Swaledale- £92 Birch Bank, £88 Nether House Farm, £86 Birch Bank, £78 Low Beckside.

More Info

J36 Anniversary Show and Sale

Class 1- Pair of Beltex Hoggs
1st AG Butler, Park Farm - 46kg Beltexs - £180
2nd E Huntingford & H Atkinson, Sykes Farm - 50kg Beltexs - £200
3rd GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston - 48kg Beltexs - £161

Class 2 - 5 Lowland sired Hoggs
1st KJ Knight, Little Guards - 46kg Texels - £140
2nd KJ Knight, Little Guards - 57kg Texels - £157
3rd LE&A Ridding, Steel Croft - 45kg Texels - £132

Class 3- 5 Mule, Masham or Cheviot Hoggs
1st TMW&H Hodgson, Arklid Farm - 52kg Mules - £125
2nd DR&JE Wood, Willcocks Farm - 48kg Mules - £115
3rd DR&JE Wood, Willcocks Farm – 51kg Mules - £119

Class 4 – 5 Horned or Herdwick Hoggs
1st AEA Harrison, Millriggs – 39kg Herdwicks - £100
2nd AEA Harrison, Millriggs – 46kg Rough Fells - £100

Champion – AG Butler, Park Farm - 46kg Beltexs - £180
Reserve Champion – KJ Knight, Little Guards - 46kg Texels - £140

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