J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
The largest entry seen so far of this season, saw quality in big demand and which more strong outfits could have been sold to the advantage of the vendors. The sale commenced with a special consignment from Jimmy Bell and Rachel Buckle, Lanark, topping this consignment was a Texel gimmer shearling with twin Dutch Spotted x grade 4 lambs at foot selling to £350, followed by other Texel shearlings with twin Dutch Spotted x grade 4 lambs at foot selling to £340 and a Beltex gimmer shearling with stylish Dutch Spotted x lambs sold to £320. The weekly consignment from J&R Waller, Killington met another strong trade selling aged Continental ewes with twins at foot to £305 and £290. Texel x shearlings with single lambs at foot sold to £220 and £200 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook. Aged Mules with young Texel twin lambs at foot sold to £158 from B&D Willison & Son, Levens. Aged continental ewes with single Continental lambs at foot sold to £180 from JW&E Woof & Son, Sedbergh.

Prime Hoggs
The weekly sale of prime hoggs today had the full spectrum forward from the good, the bad and the ugly as to be expected for this time of year. 758 forward sold to an overall market averaged to 238p/kg, with handy weighted Continental hoggs averaging 268p/kg. Beltex hoggs led the way today with a consignment from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston selling to £158 and £157 peaking at 375p/kg. All handy weighted Beltex hoggs forward averaged 343p/kg. Texel hoggs sold to £147 or 335p/kg from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Heavy weigh hoggs were a sharper trade today selling to £139 at 48kg from CG Birkett, Carnforth with other heavy weight Texels to £138 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Suffolk hoggs peaked at £134.50 from LF Horton & Son, Cheshire. Plenty of pens of heavy’s sold around the one hundred and thirty mark. Mule hoggs were a sharper trade today with 48kg hoggs selling to £119.50 from LF Horton & Son followed by other Mules to £117 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Horned hoggs today peaked at £114 for Rough Fells from Amy Harrison, Kentmere with Swaledales peaking at £111 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge.

Cast Sheep
The weekly sale of cast sheep saw an entry of over 300 forward, with the trade remaining as strong as ever. Suffolk ewes led the way today selling to a top of £188 from RW&SA Nicholas, Lupton. Leicesters sold to £172 from D Sharp, Lyth. Texel ewes sold to a top of £170 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth with other Texel ewes to £168 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. The best Continental bred ewes sold to the £150-£155 mark with the next level down £120-£130. Mule ewes continue to be a sharp trade with the best selling into the £140 mark, topping at £146 from R Cowin & Sons, Mansergh and others to £143 from WJ Standen & Son, Lancaster. Medium fit Mule ewes sold at the £115-£125 mark. Hill ewes continued to be well bid for with Swaledales leading the way at £118 from CS Long & RH Knipe, Grange Over Sands and the best selling over the £100 mark with medium types £75-£85. Rough Fells saw a top of £106 from G&C Rylands, Underbarrow.
Cast rams continued to be a flying trade at junction 36 with Texels selling twice to £198 from M& YS Barker, Burton in Kendal and J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston who also sold Suffolks to £160. Leicesters sold to £150 from S&W Dickinson, Tebay.

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb:

Texel - £350, £340, £240 Highfield, £220, £200 Hollins Farm. Beltex - £320, £290 Highfield. Continental - £180 Ghyll Farm.

Ewe & Lamb:

Texel - £305, £290, £252, £250 Hallbeck. Beltex - £300 Highfield. Continental - £205 Cinderbarrow Farm, £165, £160 Ghyll Farm. Mule - £185, £182, £180 Cinderbarrow Farm, £175 Holme Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £158, £157, £1434, £137 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £133 Moss Side Farm. Texel - £147 Mansrigg Hall, £139 Netherbeck Barn, £138 Mansrigg Hall, £134 Low Gregg Hall, £133 Holmelands. Suffolk - £134.5 Heath Lodge Farm, £126 Netherbeck Barn, £124 Mansrigg Hall, £123 Heath Lodge Farm. Leicester - £125 Hareden Farm. Continental - £121 Netherbeck Barn, £120 Hill Top Farm, £118 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £117 Climb Style, £115.5 Holmelands. Charollais - £120.5, £119.5 Moss Side Farm, £114, £111, £110 Holmelands. Cheviot - £120.5 Low Gregg Hall, £110.5 Yealand Manor, £107 Oak Avenue, £104 Low Deepslack, £102.5 The Park. Mule - £119.5 Heath Lodge Farm, £117 Hareden Farm, £116 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £115 Barrowfield, £109.5 Red Scar Farm. Rough Fell - £114 Millriggs, £110 Thwaite Farm, £100 Boundary Beck, £98 Millriggs. Swaledale - £111 Hareden Farm, £100 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £99 Higher Salter, £99 Holme House Farm, £98.5 Old School House. Scotch - £104 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Dorset - £100 Brow Head. Horned - £96 Higher Salter.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £188 Green Lane End Farm, £165 Mansrigg Hall, £161 High Biggarsbank, £158 Ackenthwaite Farm, £144 Summer Hill. Leicester - £172 Flodder Hall, £130 High House Farm. Texel - £170 Flodder Hall, £168 Mansrigg Hall, £158 Lodge Farm, £156 Holmelands, £154 Mansrigg Hall. Zwartble - £155 Castle Syke Farm. Continental - £152 Ackenthwaite Farm, £101, £80 Gilpin Farm. Mule - £146 Hawkrigg Farm, £143 New Bungalow, £139 Borrans Farm, £137 Red Scar Farm, £137 Heath Lodge Farm. Cheviot Mule - £128 Sunny Bank, £125 Capplethwaite Hall, £110 Borrans Farm. Swaledale - £118 Summer Hill, £104 Netherbeck Barn, £101 Moss Side Farm, £100 Barrowfield, £92 Higher Salter. Charollais - £112 Mosergh Farm, £73 High Woodend. Horned - £110 Moss Side Farm. Rough Fell - £106 Crispin Cottage, £71 Thwaite Farm. Cheviot - £105 Thwaite Farm, £90 Green Lane End Farm, £83 High House Farm. Herdwick - £98, £91 Summer Hill. Scotch - £93 Mansrigg Hall. Beltex - £80 Summer Hill.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £198, £180 Dalton Old Hall, £198, £172 Mansrigg Hall. Suffolk - £160, £118 Mansrigg Hall. Leicester - £150 High Woodend, £122 Holme House Farm. Herdwick - £102 Cockley Beck Farm. Horned - £101 Higher Salter. Dales Bred - £100 Holme House Farm. Swaledale - £100 Holme House Farm, £96 Cockley Beck Farm.

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