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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 22nd February 2022

Prime Hoggs
A reduced entry of prime hoggs in junction 36 with just over 600 forward, those who braved the poor reports from the previous days trading being financially rewarded with a much improved trade. All hoggs forward averaging 258p/kg, with handy weights averaging 268p/kg. This included a third of the hoggs being Swaledales, Rough Fells and Dalesbred.
Today saw plenty of pens of handy weighted better bred hoggs selling in excess of the 300p/kg mark, they peaked at 320p/kg for Beltex hoggs from Alistair and Bradley Thompson, Selside. All Beltex hoggs forward averaged 308p/kg. Heavy weight hoggs saw Texels sell to £144 and £139 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. This was followed by Texels to £136 from JL Bird, Flookburgh, £135 from J Twigge, Lindale and £135 from MW&MR Black, Staveley. Plenty more sold in the late £120’s and early £130’s. All standard weighted Texel hoggs forward averaged £118.75 or 271p/kg, with more of these required to help maintain our busy ring of buyers orders. Mule hoggs today peaked at £110 twice firstly from TE, JA & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow, with the same achieved by AR&BJ Thompson, Selside. All Mule hoggs forward averaged £106.05 or 252p/kg. Buyers present keen to bid on the large entry of horned hoggs forward today. Swaledale hoggs peaked at £110.50 from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasedale, with others to £109.50 from DR&JE Wood, Bolton. Rough Fells peaked at £109 from TLB&J Knowles, Selside. Standard weighted Swaledale hoggs averaged £103.94, as all Swaledale hoggs forward averaged 240p/kg.

Cast Sheep
350 ewes were forward which once again met another bumper trade at junction 36, with eight active buyers in attendance. Beltex ewes led the way, selling to £158 from John Twigge, Lindale. Suffolk ewes sold to £149 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. The best Texels achieved £138 from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington. Strong Continental ewes were regularly selling at the £120-£130 mark, with medium Continental bred ewes full of meat were selling at £110-£115. Mule ewes sold to another flying trade at J36, with a top of £118 from WM&JE Shuttleworth, Barbon with other pens to £117 from F&CE Bentley & Son, Shap. All Mule ewes forward averaged over the hundred pound mark. Hill bred ewes saw another keen interest from all buyers with Cheviots selling to £118 from Stockdale Farms whom also Rough Fell ewes to £114. Swaledale ewes topped at £94 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston with others to £90 from J&J Huck, Burneside. The best Swaledale ewes were regularly selling at the mid to late £80’s. An overall averaged of £60 for 150 Swaledales sold. Herdwick ewes topped at £94 from WL&FD Richards, Beckside.
20 cast rams were forward with trade not letting off from the previous weeks. The trade topped at £176 twice from WL&FD Richards, Beckside for a Cheviot and Leicester. A Swaledale tup achieved £128 from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasedale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs
Texel- £144 Bowers Farm, £139 Bowers Farm, £136 West Plain Farm, £135 Scroggs Farm, £135 Holmelands. Suffolk- £121 Howe Farm, £114.50 Low House, £112 Poppy Farm, £111 Low House, £111 Low Longmire, £109 Bowness Farm. Beltex- £120 Poppy Farm. Continental- £112.50 Low Levens, £109 Croziers Croft, £109 Low Levens, £104 Scroggs Farm, £103 Castle Howe, £94 Holmelands. Cheviot Mules- £111 Poppy Farm, £106 Low Mill House, £106 Low Mill House. Cheviot- £111 Croziers Croft, £110 Low Mill House, £107 Low Deepslack, £96 Low Deepslack, £96 Bowness Farm. Swaledale- £110.50 Holme House Farm, £109.50 Wilcocks Farm, £105 Sykes Farm, £105 Wilcocks Farm, £104 High Borrowbridge, £102 Thwaite Farm. Mule- £110 Poppy Farm, £110 Red Scar Farm, £109 Blakey Hey Farm, £106 Bridge Stone, £105 Holmelands, £105 Howe Farm. Charollais- £110 Holmelands. Roughead- £109 High Borrowbridge, £109 High Borrowbridge, £104.50 Thwaite Farm, £97.50 High Borrowbridge, £97 Low Deepslack, £96.50 Bridge Stone. Zwartbles- £109 Bownes Farm. Horned- £105 Higher Salter, £99 Higher Salter. Dalesbred- £97.50 Holme House Farm, £86 Haylot Farm. Shetland- £35 Monkley Ghyll.

Cull Sheep- Cast Ewes
Beltex- £158 Holmelands, £95 The Park. Suffolk- £149 Ackenthwaite Farm, £90 Woodside, £63 Howe Farm. Texel- £138 Low Stangerthwaite, £136 Ackenthwaite Farm, £134 Woodside, £128 Low Stangerthwaite, £126 Arklid Farm, £120 Holmelands. Zwartbles- £128 Little Guards. Cheviot- £118 Bowers Farm, £110 Bower Farm, £97 The Park, £94 Manor Farm, £84 The Park, £84 High Arnside. Mule- £118 Barbon Fell House, £117 Hill Top Farm, £115 Flat 3 Lunesdale House, £110 Fold Farm, £104 Garnett House Farm, £99 Scroggs Farm. Masham- £118 Woodside, £94 High Swinklebank Farm. Leicester- £117 Barbon Fell House, £90 Howe Farm. Charollais- £115 Guards Farm. Roughead- £114 Bowers Farm, £103 High Green Farm, £97 Thwaite Farm, £80 The Park, £73 High Swinklebank Farm, £68 High Swinklebank Farm. Continental- £110 Low Deepslack, £51 Coat Green Farm, £45 Coat Green Farm, £42 Coat Green Farm, £25 Coat Green Farm. Herdwick- £94 Low Mill House, £71 Low Mill House, £69 Coat Green Farm. Swaledale- £94 Arklid Farm, £90 Garnett House Farm, £84 Middle Sadghyll, £83 Barbon Fell, £75 Well Foot, £74 Guards Farm. Goat- £81 Flat 3 Lunesdale House, £68 Flat 3 Lunesdale House. Dalesbred- £70 Manor Farm. Gritstone-£47 The Park. Shetland- £37 Monkley Ghyll.

Cast Sheep- Cast Ram
Cheviot- £176 Low Mill House. Leicester- £176 Low Mill House, £93 Howe Farm, £92 Well Foot, £90 Guards Farm. Texel- £144 Low Mill House, £78 Howe Farm, £74 Howe Farm. Swaledale- £128 Holme House Farm, £122 Middle Sadghyll, £100 Middle Sadghyll, £80 Arklid Farm, £48 Well Foot, £42 Well Foot . Teeswater- £126 Foulstone Farm. Roughead- £122 Bowers Farm, £104 Mill Beck. Jacob- £86 Holmelands. Herdwick- £77 Low Mill House.

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