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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 10th Anniversary Show & Sale of Prime Hoggs, followed by Sale of Cast Sheep, Tuesday 14th February 2023.

North West Auctions celebrated the tenth-year anniversary of the relocation to the J36 Auction Mart site today, we would like to thank all customers past and present for their support and look forward to the years ahead. Thanks must also go to our show sponsors HC Airey & Son, Low Newton (independent slaughter house and butchers) and Café Ambio J36.

Prime Hoggs

A special show for prime hoggs to celebrate this occasion was kindly judged by Dave Morland of Westmorland Services Ltd, Tebay who had twenty show pens presented before him. The championship rosette was awarded to a pair of Beltex x hoggs showed by Mr A Butler, Hambleton which later sold for £180 each to Mr J Blenkhorn on behalf of Yorkshire Halal Meats Ltd. The reserve championship rosette was won by EW&JR Parkinson, Clitheroe showing a pair of Beltex hoggs which were later purchased by the judge for £142. The show classes for five prime hoggs saw GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston awarded first prize with a pen of five Texel x hoggs achieving £128. R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands topped the Mule class with the pure hill class won by AEA Harrison, Kentmere for a pen of Rough Fells.
1162 prime hoggs were forward at the weekly sale with heavy weight and well finished hoggs continuing to sell to a premium. Away from the show heavy weight hoggs sold to £150 for Texel x from MW&MR Black, Staveley who sold others at £147. Suffolk x hoggs sold to £145 from G Rylie, Carnforth with Texel x selling to £141 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping, with others at £140 from MW&PA Rollason, Meathorp and J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton. Heavy weight Mules sold to £127 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Cheviots selling to £122 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh and Charollais x to £121 from LF Horton & Son, Leigh.
Standard weight well finished hoggs sold to £120 for Texel x from M Bennett, Penrith with others at £116 from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton and Mules to £99 from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston.
A large proportion of lighter weight hoggs saw Continentals sell to £97 from D&J Woof, Sedbergh with Cheviots to £85 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell, Gritstone to £83 from GJ&G Ibbetson, Wray and Herdwicks to £73 from Messrs Clegg & Bennett, Broughton in Furness. Well-bred and finished Continental hoggs regularly achieved 250-275p/kg with first cross lambs 230-245p/kg and pure hill lambs 205-220p/kg depending on wight and finish.

Cast Sheep

A lesser show of ewes were forward with meat selling to a massive premium and many more could have easily been sold. The star of the show was a pair of Charollais ewes from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay selling to £170. Pure bred ewes were regularly selling at the £150-£160 mark. A run of Texel x Mule ewes from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay peaked at £128. Mule ewes sold to £116 twice from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland and DC D & JD Taylor, Skelsmergh. The best end Mules were regularly selling at the £110 plus. Medium fit Mule ewe were regularly selling well over the £90 mark. Hill ewes would be a bid or two dearer on the week, Cheviots sold to a top of £112 from CG Taylor, Skelsmergh with Rough Fells selling to £84 from Fishwick Brothers, Longsleddale. Swaledales topped at £83 from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay with the best regularly selling over the £70 mark.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Beltex: £180 Park Farm Barn, £142 Hareden Farm, £130 Park Farm Barn, £125 Hareden Farm, £125, £122 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Continental: £150 Scroggs Farm, £128 Brown Brook, £127, £121 Heath Lodge Farm, £119 Brown Brook , £118 Heath Lodge Farm.Texel: £147 Scroggs Farm, £141 Brown Brook, £140 Low Bendrigg Farm, £140 Kendal House Farm, £136 Marsh House Farm, £131 Low Bendrigg Farm. Suffolk: £145 Maddison Avenue, £135 Heath Lodge Farm, £130 Low Shaw Farm, £125 Kendal House Farm, £125 Hill Park, £120 The Glen. Mule: £127 Brown Brook, £112 The Glen, £110 Swallowmire, £109 Barrowfield, £109 Wilcocks Farm, £108 Greaves Farm. Cheviot: £122, £118 Bowers Farm, £114 Oak Avenue, £114 Bowers Farm, £107 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Charollais: £109 Holmelands. Rough Fell: £104 Millbeck, £96 Millriggs, £90 Marsh House Farm, £90 Milriggs. Scotch: £99 Helm Croft, £92 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £82 Low Garths. Swaledale: £98 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £93 Wilcocks Farm, £86 Middale Farm, £82 Green Cottages, £80 Yoad Pot. Gritstone: £83 Higher Salter. Horned: £80 Higher Salter.

CAST EWES:

Charollais: £170 Bybeck, £118 Station Hotel Farm.Texel: £128 Moffinber, £119 Old Glasson Farm, £114 Garnett Folds, £106 High Wray Farm, £104 Meadow View, £97 High Wray Farm. Continental: £123 Hallbeck, £114 Station Hotel Farm. Mule: £116 Garnett Folds, £116 High House Farm, £110 Meadow View, £107 High Wray Farm, £106 Low Shaw Farm, £100 Grate Farm. Cheviot: £112 Meadow View, £84 Hill Top Farm, £77 High Arnside Farm. Suffolk: £112 Borrow Bridge House, £86, £85 Garnett Folds. Leicester: £106 Low Newton Farm. Kerry Hill: £86 Low Garths. Rough Fell: £84 Middle Sadghyll, £83 Swallowmire, £73 Millbeck. Swaledale: £83 Moffinber, £74 Middle Sadghyll. Scotch: £81 Low Garths. Masham: £77 Grate Farm. Herdwick: £70 Thwaite End.

CAST RAM:

Texel: £100 Bybeck. Leicester: £96 Yoad Pot, £94 Low Newton Farm. Cheviot: £92, £68 Low Newton Farm. Rough Fell: £65 Borrow Bridge House. Swaledale: £64 Howe Farm.

More Info

PRIME HOGG SHOW: JUDGE- DAVID MORLAND: SPONSOR- CAFÉ AMBIO

CLASS 1- PAIR OF BELTEX SIRED HOGGS

1st AG Butler with pair of Beltex Hoggs weighing 47kg selling for £180
2nd EW & JR Parkinson with pair of Beltex Hoggs weighing 47kg selling for £142
3rd AG Butler with pair of Beltex Hoggs weighing 47kg selling for £130

CLASS 3- 5 LOWLAND HOGGS

1st GM & A Jackson with 5 Texel weighing 47kg selling for £128
2nd JA & KJ Allen with 5 Texel weighing 39kg selling for £106
3rd J Longworth with 5 Texel weighing 41kg selling for £100

CLASS 4- 5 MULE/MASHAM HOGGS

1st R Lawrence with 5 Mules weighing 47kg selling for £108
2nd J Longworth with 5 Mules weighing 45kg selling for £94
3rd DR & JE Wood with 5 Mules weighing 50kg selling for £109

CLASS 5- 5 HORNED HOGGS

1st AEA Harrison with 5 Rough Fell weighing 45kg selling for £96
2nd RA Clegg and LD Bennett with 5 Herdwick weighing 37kg selling for £73
3rd AJ & CM Harrison with 5 Rough Fell weighing 41kg selling for £88

CLASS 6- 5 CHEVIOT HOGGS

1st GM & A Jackson with 5 Cheviot weighing 43kg selling for £107

CHAMPION- AG Butler with pair of Beltex Hoggs weighing 47kg selling for £180

RESERVE CHAMPION- EW & JR Parkinson with pair of Beltex Hoggs weighing 47kg selling for £142

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