J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Sheep with lambs at foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 10th May 2022

Prime pigs continue to sell to an improving trade peaking at £126 for Large White x gilts from JM Navesey, Darwen who also sold hogs at £120 with other gilts selling to £120 for Large White x from AT Threlked, Ulverston. Other lighter weight pigs sold to £92 for Large White boars from E Spedding & Son, Egremont with others at £82 for Saddleback gilts from L Cuthbertson, Windermere and £80 for Duroc x gilts from G Hargreaves, Lancaster.
Top p/kg today of 122p/kg for gilts from L Cuthbertson, Windermere with all prime pigs forward averaging 95p/kg. Cull cows sold to £70 from L Cuthbertson.
Just a single pen of weaners today sold to £22 from Messrs Halpin, Broughton in Furness.

Sheep With Lambs at Foot
There was an entry in excess of 250 Sheep with lambs at foot forward selling to another buoyant trade at J36 in which was great to see fresh faces ringside looking to purchase. Taking the top spot at £320 were aged Continental ewes with smart Beltex lambs selling to £320 from Messrs Buckle, Kirkby Stephen. Continental shearlings with Beltex twins sold to £270 from S Bosworth, Burnley. Broken mouthed continental ewes with Texel twin lambs sold to £265 from MB Flatman & Son, Over Wyresdale. There were plenty of outfits selling in the region of £250. Mule shearlings with twins to £255 from C Barker, Halton. More hill ewes were forward on the market today meeting plenty of demand with brocken mouthed Herdwick ewes with twin lambs to £130 from Kirkby and Longworth, Broughton in Furness.

Spring Lambs
A similar number of spring lambs forward this week selling to a market average of 309p/kg. the consignment from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe lead the way selling to £157 or 365p/kg with others from the same home selling to £150. Plenty more spring lamb sold around the £140 mark.

Prime Hoggs
A full variety of prime hoggs were forward today from the good, the bad and the very in different. Good quality in speciation hoggs were in big demand and eagerly bid for, topping the market at £165 was heavy weight Texels from C Head, Kendal. This was followed by other heavy weight Texels to £145 and £144 from N Barker, Burton in Kendal with plenty of good hoggs selling in the region of £140. Better bred handy weighted hoggs sold in excess of 300p/kg peaking at 342p/kg from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston.

Cast Sheep
A fast trade for all cull sheep today with a market average of £102 for all sold. Heavy ewes were keenly bid for selling to £220 for a pure Texels from E Dodgson, Kendal with others at £180 from CG Birkett, Carnforth and £178 from M&S Blease, Carnforth. Other pure bred and heavy ewes generally sold between £145-£160.
Mules sold to £138 from JC Dunning, Orton with others from R&J Dodgson, Natland and £130 J Kitching & Son, Grange Over Sands.
Hill bred ewes sold to £126 for Rough Fells from C Head, Kendal and Scottish Black Faces to £124 from O Hodgson, Old Hutton, Cheviots £120 from Stockdale Farm, Sedbergh and Swaledales to £106 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale.
Cull rams sold to £250 for a Texel from WS Burrow & Son, Carnforth with Suffolks to £228 from S&J Sharpe, Barrow in Furness and Charolais to £210 from J Twigge, Lindale. Hill rams sold to £114 for Scottish Black Face rams from O Hodgson, Old Hutton with Swaledales to £100 from AP&R Crowe, Rusland. All cull rams forward averaged £140.

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb:

Texel - £270 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £220 Buckles Farm, £160 Midtown Farm. Mule - £255 Hatlex Lane, £205 The Borrans, £198 Old Station Lane, £155 Hatlex Lane, £130 The Borrans. Charollais - £122 Old Station Lane.

Ewe & Lamb:

Texel - £320 Buckles Farm, £265 Swainshead Hall Farm, £260 Hatlex Lane, £255 Buckles Farm. Continental - £248 Swainshead Hall Farm, £235, £228 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £200 The Borrans. Mule - £235 Hatlex Lane, £205 Barbon Fell House, £202 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £200 Paddock Cottage, £198 Barbon Fell House. Suffolk - £230 High Woodend, £200 Howe Farm. Masham - £185 Close Farm. Swaledale - £158 Low Garths.

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £157, £150 Ackenthwaite Farm, £134 Hill Top Farm, £133, £126 Cracalt Farm. Texel - £143 Endmoor Farm, £142 Preston Patrick Hall, £142 Ackenthwaite Farm, £141 Cracalt Farm, £137 Howriggs. Charollais - £140 Hebblethwaite. Beltex - £136 Howriggs. Dorset - £131 Howriggs, £128 Hallbeck, £127 Warth Sutton Farm, £126 Hallbeck, £124 Warth Sutton Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £165 Killington Drive, £145, £144 Dalton Old Hall, £140 Gibraltar Farm. Beltex - £140, £120 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £115 Oak Avenue. Continental - £136 High Swinklebank Farm, £136 Swallowmire, £122 Oak Avenue, £112 High Swinklebank Farm, £111 Sowerby Lodge. Suffolk - £132 Netherbeck Barn, £131, £126 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £124 The Height, £123 Kiln Beck. Mule - £131 Midtown Farm, £130 Dalton Old Hall, £126 Low Waterside, £120 Midtown Farm, £115 Re Braida Garth. Cheviot - £125 Bowers Farm, £125 Low Waterside, £124 Sowerby Lodge, £119, £113 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Gritstone -£122, £121, £104 Sowerby Lodge. Scotch - £119, £117 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Swaledale - £118 Low Longmire, £111 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £105 Sowerby Lodge. Rough Fell - £115, £111 High Swinklebank Farm. Herdwick - £110 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Dales Bred - £86, £78 Re Braida Garth.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £220 Spital Farm, £180 Netherbeck Barn, £178 The Barn, £164 Spital Farm. Charollais - £162 Bowkerstead Farm. Suffolk - £156 Netherbeck Barn. Hampshire - £140 Endmoor Farm. Mule - £138 Westmorland Chapel farm, £132 Cracalt Farm, £128, £126 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £126 High House Farm. Cheviot - £130 Chapel House, £130 Gibraltar Farm, £120 Bowers Farm, £110 Rakesmoor Farm, £110 High Cark Farm. Continental - £128 Bowness Farm, £118 Preston Patrick Hall, £116, £112 Bowness Farm. Horned - £126 Killington Drive, £104 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Masham - £126 Killington Drive. Scotch - £124 Low Garths, £110 Bowness Farm, £94 Low Garths. Dorset - £120 Hallbeck. Beltex - £114 Poppy Farm. Swaledale - £106 Middle Sadghyll, £92 High House Farm, £88 Middle Sadghyll.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £250 Gibraltar Farm, £220 Headless Close, £182 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £178 Gibraltar Farm. Suffolk - £228 Oak Lea Farm, £208 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £112 Oak Lea Farm. Charollais -

£210 Holmelands, £124 Tranthwaite Hall. Hampshire - £128 Beech House. Continental - £124 Rakefoot Cottage. Scotch - £114 Low Garths. Swaledale - £100 Crowe Hall, £98 Low Longmire.

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