J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. 8th March 2022

Sheep with lambs at foot

The opening sale of sheep with lambs at foot for the 2022 season at Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre had an entry in excess of 60 families or over 170 lives. Strong Continental ewes with Texel twin lambs at foot led the way, selling to £300 an outfit from J&R Waller, Killington. Mule ewes with strong twin Texel lambs at foot sold to a top of £260 from TW Gorst, Crook. Sheep with stronger twin lambs regularly sold between £240-£260 with buyers slightly cautious of younger lambs. Sheep with single lambs met big demand today, with Mule two crops with strong Texel singles selling to £195 from Freddie Willison, Levens. Continentals with single lambs sold to £192 from JW&E Woof & Son, Sedbergh and £185 from TA Teasdale, Newton in Cartmel. We have plenty of enquires from buyers looking to purchase sheep with lambs at foot and vendors requested to advise the office of entries.

Prime Hoggs

There was an increased entry of 833 prime hoggs forward selling to a very similar trade to the previous week. Handy weighted hoggs averaged 255p/kg with an overall market average of 245p/kg. Heavy weight hoggs led the way with Texels selling to £147 from K&S Troughton, Sedbergh. Followed by £145 from J Twigge, Lindale, heavy weight Suffolks peaked at £143 from DA Wilcocks, North Ashton, followed by £139 from M&YA Barker, Halton. Heavy weight Cheviots peaked at £134 from J Woodburn and Partners, Ulverston. The Beltex trade today peaked at £138 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Beltex hoggs selling to 315p/kg from G Riley, Bolton Le Sands. The heavy weight trade continues to see caution from buyers but plenty of demand for them at J36. Handy weighted hoggs continue to be in the strongest demand and keenly sort after. A good proportion of the sale forward was upland hoggs that saw heavy weight Mashams sell to £117.50 from JE Reed, Hutton Roof. Rough Fell hoggs sold to £115 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Swaledale hoggs peaked at £110 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasedale.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade continues to go from strength to strength with a blistering trade once again enjoyed at Junction 36, with vendors strongly urged to take advantage of this trade. Cast tups led the way with Texels from TH&D Cornthwaite & Son, Grange Over Sands selling to £190 and £182. This was closely followed by other Texel tups to £151 from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe. The ewe trade peaked at £160 from RA Clegg and LD Bennett, Broughton in Furness. Texel x ewes sold to £153 and £149 from JBL&I Ellis, New Hutton. Suffolk x ewes sold to £150 from GCL Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale with others to £146. Plenty of Continental x and Suffolks ewes sold in the region of £140. Mule ewes saw the best to £141 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands, £139 from JBL&I Ellis, New Hutton and £139 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Plenty of strong Mule ewes sold in the region of £130. Horned sheep peaked at £117 for Rough Fells from Amy Harrison, Kentmere with others to £108 from both TLB&J Knowles, Selside and J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Swaledale cast ewes sold to £101 from RF&CE Hodgson, Ulverston followed by £99 from R&EA Gardner, Kendal.

Top Prices

Breeding Sheep- Ewes with Lambs at Foot
Texel- £300 Hallbeck, £252 Bensons Farm, £220 Bensons Farm. Mule- £260 Gilpin Farm, £248 Bensons Farm, £220 Cinderbarrow Farm, £202 Gilpin Farm, £200 Gilpin Farm, £200 Gilpin Farm. Continental- £248 Hallbeck, £245 Ghyll Farm, £240 Hallbeck, £222 Head House, £192 Ghyll Farm, £185 Head House

Texel- £147 Moors Cottage, £145 Holmelands, £135 Gladden Hey Farm, £135 Gladden Hey Farm, £134 Station Hotel Farm, £132 Gladden Hey Farm. Suffolk- £143 Gladden Hey Farm, £139 Halton Park Farm,£131 Low Levens, £129 Low Levens, £128 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £127 Mansrigg Hall. Beltex- £138 11 Oak Avenue, £125 5 Maddison Avenue, £108 Scroggs Farm. Continental- £135.50 Station Hotel Farm, £125 Holmelands, £120 11 Oak Avenue, £112 Mansrigg Hall, £99.50 Holmelands, £95 Scroggs Farm. Cheviot- £134 Mansrigg Hall, £123.50 Mansrigg Hall, £119 Gladden Hey Farm, £115 Low Gregg Hall, £104.50 Hartrigg, £93 Low Deepslack. Charollai- £132 Gladden Hey Farm. Masham- £117.50 Mealriggs Farm, £109 Mealriggs Farm. Horned- £116.50 Holmelands, £110 Gladden Hey Farm, £105 Red Scar Farm, £78 Higher Salter, £60 Greenlands, £13 Greenlands. Rough Fell- £115 Millbeck, £102 Mealriggs Farm, £90.50 Millbeck, £87 Millbeck, £85 Millbeck, £81 Millbeck. Mule- £114 Gladden Hey Farm, £112 Holmelands, £109.50 Wilcocks Farm, £105 Tailbert, £104 Gladden Hey Farm, £99 Wilcocks Farm. Scottish Black Face- £110 Mansrigg. Swaledale- £110 Holme House Farm, £105 Holme House Farm, £96 Holme House Farm, £89 Wilcocks Farm, £87 Middale Farm, £85 Wilcock Farm. Leicester- £117 Gladden Hey Farm. Dalesbred- £106.50 Holme House Farm, £105 Holme House Farm, £94 Holme House Farm. Dorset- £101 Brow Head, £91 Brow Head. Herdwicks- £93 Low Mill House, £90 Hoses Farm, £84 Low Mill House, £76 5 Green Cottages. Hampshire- £86 Endmoor Farm.

Cast Ewe
Leicester- £160 Tongue House Farm, £130 Wilcocks Farm. Texel- £153 Hawkrigg End, £149 Hawkrigg End, £146 Deansbiggin, £146 Endmoor Farm, £142 Holmelands, £140 Low Garths Farm. Suffolk- £150 Deansbiggin, £146 Barrowfield, £122 Whitbarrow Cottage, £119 Garnett Folds, £30 Garnett Folds. Mule- £141 5 Maddison Avenue, £139 Hawkrigg End, £139 Mansrigg Hall, £136 Rowe End Farm, £134 Mansrigg Hall, £134 Deansbiggin. Cheviot X Mule- £133 Garnett Folds, £76 Garnett Folds. Roughfell- £117 Millriggs, £108 Mansrigg Hall, £108 High Borrowbridge, £97 High Borrowbridge, £90 Steps Farm, £82 Steps Farm. Beltex- £110 Low Garths Farm. Cheviot- £108 Kendal House Farm, £94 Forest Hall Farm, £76 Forest Hall Farm. Swaledale- £101 Rowe End Farm, £99 Barrowfield, £93 Tongue House Farm, £77 Forest Hall Farm, £75 Tongue House Farm, £75 Burnhead Farm. Continental- £87 Forest Hall Farm, £77 Kendal House Farm. Ryeland- £78 Raines Hall. Horned- £75 Higher Salter. Herdwick- £70 Haylot Farm, £54 Low Mill House, £48 Low Mill House, £42 Haylot Farm, £42 Millriggs, £41 Low Mill House. Dalesbred- £68 Haylot Farm, £64 Haylot Farm, £60 Haylot Farm, £39 Haylot Farm. Zwartble- £50 High Farm, £42 High Farm.

Cast Ram
Texel- £190 Low Tarn Green, £182 Low Tarn Green, £171 Station Hotel Farm, £155 Holmelands, £130 Whitbarrow Cottage, £94 Low Tarn Green. Zwartble- £110 High Farm. Rough Fell- £110 Steps Farm. Charollais- £104 High Farm. Herdwick- £96 Hoses Farm

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