J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 7th February 2023.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs had a reduced entry of prime hoggs forward this week with a slightly sharper trade seen later in the day on Monday. Defiantly more interest this week from buyers with well finished hoggs continuing to sell to a premium. Heavy weight hoggs continue to in demand at J36 with numerous buyers for this specification of hoggs. They sold to a top of £140 for heavy weight Texels from JB Airey, Kendal which were purchased by Dave Moreland of Westmorland Services with others from the same home to £137. Other leading prices for heavy weight Texels where £138 from Jack Turnbull, Meathop followed by £133 and £131 from J & E Nuttall, Kendal with plenty more pens in the mid to late one hundred and twenties. Heavy weight suffolks peaked at £129 from DM & D Cook, Ulverston. Heavy weight upland hoggs sold to a top of £126 for Cheviots from AA Bentham, Dent. Heavy weight mules at 54kg from RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale sold to £113 with 52kg Mules to £111 from TA & J Dixon, Selside. Better confirmation hoggs continue to be in demand selling to a top of 295p/kg from J & E Nuttall, Kendal with others to 288p/kg from M & YS Barker. Well fleshed handy weighted continental hoggs
sold in the region of 240-250p/kg. Horned hoggs peaked at £100 from Stockdale Farms with Swaledales selling to £98 from TA & J Dixon, Selside. In side fed light weight continental hoggs meeting some demand and well bid for as many consignors coming to the latter of there crop of lambs.

Cast Sheep

Cull ewes were eagerly bid for with the trade being a pound or two dearer than previous weeks. Texels sold to a top of £142 from E&H Winder, Ravenstonedale with Texels out of Mules selling to £130 from J&O GalbrIaith, Endmoor. First cross Continental ewes were regularly selling at the £115-£125 mark. Mule ewes saw a top of £116 from J BL&I Ellis, New Hutton with the best selling at £110 plus and medium fit types £90 plus. Cheviots topped the hill section at £100 from J&T Hunter, Dent with other Cheviot ewes selling to £95 from AJ Carr, Grange Over Sands. Rough Fells sold to £87 from L Potter, Orton with Swaledales topping twice at £63 from J&CA Gibson, Selside and SM Watson, Finsthwaite.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Texel: £140 Mint Close, £138 Meathop Park Farm, £137 Mint Close, £135 Halton Park Farm, £133, £131 Frog Lane Farm. Suffolk: £129 Smithy Green Farm, £124 Yoad Pot, £121 Smithy Green Farm, £119 Milestones Cottage, £116 Lower Hawthwaite, £113 Smithy Green Farm. Continental: £129 Moors Cottage, £105 High House, £104.50 High Woodend, £99 Langhorn Farm, £96 Yoad Pot. Cheviot: £126, £113, £110, £107 Outrake Foot, £106 The Old Vicarage, £106 Harden Farm. Mule: £113 Well Foot, £111 Yoad Foot, £111 Yoad Pot, £106 Low Longmire, £103.50 Harden Farm, £99.50 Langhorn Farm, £97 Higher Core Farm. Leicester: £102 Yoad Pot. Horned: £100 Bowers Farm, £90 High Woodend. Swaledale: £98, £89 Yoad Pot, £71.50 Higher Core Farm. Gritstone: £97 Higher Core Farm. Rough Fell: £85 Marsh House Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel: £142 Little Close, £130, £125, £124 Endmoor Farm, £120, £106 The Plough Inn. Suffolk: £126 Hawkrigg End, £125, £98, £80 Moors Cottage. Charollais: £122 The Old Vicarage, £72 Thwaite End. Mule: £116 Hawkrigg End, £107 The Old Vicarage, £107 Low Croft, £96 Hawkrigg End, £96 Howes Lodge, £92 Endmoor Farm. Leicester: £112 Hill Park, £109 Longwell. Beltex: £110 Poole Bank Farm. Cheviot: £100 Moser Hill, £95 Holker Farm Cottages. Dorset: £90 Warth Sutton Farm. Rough Fell: £87 Howes Lodge, £72, £70 Borrow Bridge House. Lleyn: £82 Cragg Farm, £80 Low Longmire Farm, £71 Low Longmire Farm. Dalesbred: £74 Higher Salter.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £120 Longwell, £90 Howes Lodge, £70 Warth Sutton Farm. Leicester: £114 High Borrowbridge. Horned: £108 Old School House. Cheviot: £89 Brow Head, £80 Langhorn Farm. Rough Fell: £86 Boundary Beck. Swaledale: £79 Yoad Pot, £75 Old School House. Dalesbred: £78 Roundthwaite.

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