J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 1st March 2022

Prime Hoggs

There was the full spectrum of prime hoggs forward today, ranging from 21kg to 70kg. Of the 821 hoggs forward, 291 were Horned and 125 were Mules, which were met by a busy ring of twelve active buyers which included three local butcher outlets whom were short of quality hoggs to fulfil their requirements. Top spot today was £142 for 50kg Texels from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside. Heavy weight Texel hoggs from M&S Blease, Carnforth sold to £141.50 and £141. Other noted prices for heavy weight Texels were £140 and £139 from KE Richards & Son, Howgill. The consignment from LF Horton & Son, Nantwich saw Charolais hoggs to £139 and £137. Suffolk hoggs from the same home sold to £130. The Suffolk trade was topped by the first spring lambs of the season selling to £140 or 298p/kg. It was wonderful to have a large number of hill bred hoggs on the market today, which saw heavy weight Mules sell to £128 from JF&AW Sutton, Longsleddale. Plenty of pens of standard weight Mule hoggs selling in the one hundreds and teens. Horned hoggs peaked today at £120 from JA Alderson, Kirby Stephen. Plenty of pens of well finished grazing hoggs sold in excess of the £100 mark.

Cast Sheep

A mixed show of cast ewes were forward with quality and meat selling to a massive premium at J36. Texels sold to £166 from H Newton, Kendal, with other Texels to £144 for a full pen from J&O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor. Beltex ewes sold to £159 from Linda Beck, Heaversham. Suffolk ewes sold to £136 from H Newton, Levens. Continental bred ewes were regularly selling at the £120-£130 mark. Mule ewes saw the biggest lift on the week with a top of £136 from JN&DL Bowes, Crook, with the best regularly selling well into the one twenties. Hill ewes sold to £109 for Rough Fells from AJ&CM Harrison, Kentmere. Swaledales sold to £104 from WM&JE Shuttleworth, Barbon. The best Swaledales regularly sold into the nineties, with medium types around £65-£70. Cheviots sold to £103 from D Carradice, Whinfell.
All cast rams continue to be another strong trade at J36 with a top of £142 for Leicester rams from WM&JE Shttleworth, Barbon.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs
Texel- £142.50 Poppy Farm, £141.50 Hyning Home Farm, £140 Crook O Lune Farm, £139 Crook O Lune Farm, £135 Head House, £134.50 Hyning Home Farm. Continental- £141 Hyning Home Farm, £123 Rydal Farm, £110 Gilpin Farm, £101 8 The Crescent, £100 Swallowmire, £100 Gilpin Farm. Suffolk - £140 Low Levens, £137 Heath Lodge Farm, £134 Low Levens, £132 Heath Lodge Farm, £129 Netherhouses Farm, £128 Low Levens. Charolais - £139 Heath Lodge Farm, £137 Heath Lodge Farm, £136 Head House. Leicester- £136 Moss Howe Farm. Beltex- £122 Poppy Farm. Mule- £128 Nether House Farm, £119 Sykes Farm, £118.50 Hareden Farm, £114 Netherhouses Farm, £113.50 Netherhouses Farm, £113 Heath Lodge Farm. Swaledale- £120 Barras Farm, £110 Netherhouses Farm, £105.50 Old School House, £105 Netherhouses Farm, £103 Rydal Farm, £100 Nether House Farm. Dorset- £118 Brow Head, £117 Brow Head, £102 Brow Head. Cheviot- £116 Swallowmire Farm, £113 11 Oak Avenue, £112 Brow Head, £108 Yealand Manor, £108 5 Reeds Garden, £103.50 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Cheviot X Mule- £102 Poppy Farm. Rough Fell- £102 Millriggs, £100 Old School House. Scottish Black Face- £102 Crook O Lune Farm. Herdwick- £95 Nook Farm, £84.50 2 Wood Broughton Barn, £77.50 Far Kiln Barn, £72 2 Wood Broughton Barn, £70 Moss Side Farm. Horned - £94 Higher Salter.

Cull Ewes
Texel- £166 Low Levens, £144 Endmoor Farm, £138 The Crescent, £135 Endmoor Farm, £135 Mireside Farm, £133 Stubb Farm. Beltex- £159 43 Dugg Hill.Suffolk- £136 Low Levens, £109 Yealand Manor. Mule- £136 Low Brundrigg, £124 Hill Top Farm, £120 Endmoor Farm, £120 Eskew Farm, £118 High House Farm, £117 Singleton Park. Hampshire- £128 Endmoor Farm .Hornhead- £110 Higher Salter, £86 Higher Salter. Roughead- £109 Boundary Beck, £85 Beckstones Farm, £68 Swallomire, £66 Boundary Beck. Swaledale- £104 Barbon Fell House, £97 Barras Farm, £87 Holme Farm, £85 Eskew Farm, £76 High Carlingill, £70 Holme Farm. Cheviot- £103 School House, £82 Brow Head, £80 Swallowmire Farm, £76 Nibthwaite Farm, £75 Brow Head, £72 Troughton Hall. Continental- £100 Brow Head, £86 Eskew Beck. Dorset- £96 Brow Head. Herdwick- £67 Mireside Farm, £60 Beckstones Farm. Charollais - £58 Beckstones Farm.

Cast Ram
Leciester- £142 Barbon Fell, £82 Valley View, £81 Boundary Beck. Swaledale- £106 Barras Farm, £96 Barbon Fell. Rough Fell - £105 Boundary Beck. Texel- £88 Eskew Beck. Herdwick- £60 Farklin Barn.

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