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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep,15th February 2022

Prime Hoggs
A similar number of prime hoggs were forward to the previous weeks, which sold to an overall market average of 243p/kg and SQQ of 247p/kg. Handy weighted hoggs remain in strong demand with trade for these types only slightly less than the previous week. It was the heavy weight hoggs that have seen the most decline, as a large number of these now come on to the market. Light weight hill bred hoggs also saw a decline in trade. The consignment of well bred Texel hoggs from M&S Blease, Carnforth led the way selling to £141 at 54kg, with others to £135 and £134, as the whole consignment averaged £135. Other heavy weight hoggs saw Texels to £135.50 from PA&D Slater, Barnacre. Heavy weight Suffolk hoggs sold to £133 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell, with other heavy weight Suffolks to £132 WT Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellet. Beltex hoggs sold to £128 twice or a top of 315p/kg from PD&P Mason, Burton in Lonsdale. Mule hoggs sold to £113 from RJ Holden, Burton in Furness.

Cast Sheep
400 ewes went under the hammer with trade being a pound or two sharper on the week, the best quality ewes were in strong demand and looking well sold. Texels sold to £176 from J Scott Jnr, Crosscrake. Leicesters sold to £149 twice from TA&JA Dixon, Selside and D Sharp, Lyth. Suffolks sold to £151 from AJ Waring, The Green followed by £149 from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe. A run of Beltex ewes from PD&PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal sold to a top of £147. Strong Continental ewes regularly sold in the £120 to £130 mark. Mule ewes sold to a top of £128 from JN&DJ Bowes, Crook, with many of the best selling at £120 plus. Good medium type fit Mule ewes sold at £105-£110. A run of Cheviot Mule ewes were forward, selling to a top of £118 from CI Briggs, Wray. Hill bred ewes would be the trade of the day, with some being £5-£8 dearer on the week. Cheviots sold to a top of £99 from SI Porter, Grange Over Sands. Rough Fells sold to £88 from JA&M Mawson, Orton. Swaledales peaked at £126 from SI Porter, Grange Over Sands, with the next level down selling between the £75-£80 mark. A pen full of Herdwicks sold to a top of £74 from SW&A Hogarth, Seathwaite.
Rams sold to £189 for a pair of Texels from MR Toms, Great Langdale. Leicesters topped at £128 from M Todd, Longsleddale.

Top Prices

Leading prices per head for hgts
Texel: £141, £135 The Barn, £135 Slack Farm, £129 Meathop Park Farm, £128 Swallowmire, £127 Lane Ends Farm, £126 Station Hotel Farm. Suffolk: £133 Swallowmire, £132, £121.50 Lane Ends Farm, £117 Hagg Farm, Low Longmire, £117, £114 Station Hotel Farm, £111.50, £110.50 Low Shaw Farm. Leicester: £129 Hareden Farm. Beltex: £128(2), £116 Coat Green Farm. Charollais: £120 Holmelands, £118 Luneside, £112 Oak Avenue. Chv/Mul: £118, £117 Swallowmire Farm, £97 Poppy Farm. Cheviot: £116 Low Gregg Hall, £100 Swallowmire, £95 Luneside, £90 Low Deepslack. Jacob: £114.50, £100 Holmelands. Mule: £113 Syke House Farm, £112, £110 Tenley Farm, £111 Poppy Farm, £109 Hareden Farm, £106.50 Wilcocks Farm, Little Guards. Dutch Spot: £108 Holmelands. Continental: £102 Slack Farm, Holmelands, £95, £80 Crabtree Farm, £95 Brow Head, £80 Coat Green Farm. Rough Fell: £100, £85 Town End Hall, £80 Whin Yeats, £76 Luneside. Zwartbles: £99 Holmelands. Swale: £99 Low Longmire, £98 Yoad Pot, £85 Bramaskew, £75 Thursgill, Low Deepslack. Herdwick: £83 Far Kiln Bank.

Leading prices per head for ewes
Texel: £176 Kingsland, £131 High Cark Farm, £118(2) High Wray Farm, £115 Agnes Meadow, £113 Station Hotel Farm, High House. Suffolk: £149 Station Hotel Farm, £144 Agnes Meadow, £114 Scroggs Farm, £96 Whinfield Farm. Leicester: £149, Yoad Pot, Flodder Hall, £123 Coat Green Farm, £82 Low Fold. Beltex: £147 Coat Green Farm, £129 High Cark Farm, £111(2) Coat Green Farm, £102 Row Farm. Mule: £128 Low Bundrigg, £115 Moor House, Coat Green Farm, £112 Park Hills Farm, £111 Whinfield Farm, £110 High Wray Farm, Nook Farm, Station Hotel Farm, £107 High House, Swinside Farm. Swale: £126 High Clark Farm, £80 Saddlers Croft, £78 Bramaskew, £76 Lower Oakeneaves, £75 Coat Green Farm, Yoad Pot. Chev/Mul: £118 High Wray Farm, £82 Agnes Meadow. Masham: £115 Hill Cottage. Continental: £110 Sproat Ghyll, £109 Scroggs Farm, £76 Oak Avenue, £73 Low Borrowbridge, Slack Farm. Cheviot: £99 High Cark Farm, £78 Craketrees, £74 Brow Head, £67 Swinside Farm, £60 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Rough Fell: £88 Sproat Ghyll, £84, £74 Low Fold, £65, £51 Low Borrowbridge Farm. Horned: £80, £67 Deep Clough. Herdwick: £74 Far Kiln Bank, £72 High Borrand Farm, £63 Coat Green Farm, £62 Killington Hall Farm.

Leading prices per head for rams
Texel: £186 Middle Fell, £140 Sproat Ghyll, £135 High Cark Farm, £101 Sproat Ghyll, £100 Low Shaw Farm. Suffolk: £151 Low Shaw Farm, £73 High House. Leicester: £128 Saddlers Croft, £114 Thursgill. Continental: £91 Meathop Park Farm. Swale: £71, £70 Yoad Pot

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