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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 28th February 2023

Prime Hoggs

Once again, a wide range of hoggs were forward, ranging from 28kg to 68kg with buyers showing the keenest interest in well finished hoggs to fulfil orders. Heavy weight hoggs sold to £140 for Texel x Mules from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer with other heavy weights generally selling at £120 to £130. Standard weight hoggs sold to £117 for Texel x from FI&ME Little, Barrows Green with others at £113 from G Hargreaves, Scotforth. Light weight hoggs saw a sharp rise selling to £96 for Beltex x from G Hargreaves, Scotforth with others also achieving £96 from K Little & D McClure, Carmel. Over half the entry again being hill bred hoggs, selling to £110 for Cheviots from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh with Mules selling to £111 from R&PE Hargreaves & Son, Burnley and Mashams £110 from A Guy, Ambleside. Dalesbreds sold to £107 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton, Herdwicks to £98 from MW&PA Rollason, Meathop and Scotch Black Face to £96 from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston.
Beltex hoggs from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston sold to 268p/kg with others at 262p/kg from BH Bainbridge and 260p/kg from Messrs Chaplin, Ulverston. Well finished hoggs were generally achieving 225p/kg-240p/kg, with the leaner grass fed hoggs 210p/kg-220p/kg.

Cast Sheep

440 ewes were forward with trade being sharper again on the week. Pure bred Texel ewes led the way selling to £172 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with other Texel ewes selling to £148 from D&S Robinson, Beckside. Suffolk ewes sold to £137 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston who sold other full pens to £136. Meaty Continental bred ewes were regularly selling at the £120 to £130 mark. Mule ewes peaked at £124 from JBL&I Ellis, New Hutton with other full pens selling to £122 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with the best Mule ewes regularly selling at £110 plus, medium fit Mule ewes were £95 to £100. Hill ewes topped at £142 for Cheviots from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with other Cheviots selling to £98 from J&A Smales, Ingleton. Rough Fells sold to a top of £124 from S&W Dickinson, Tebay with other Rough Fells to £103 from JA Law, Carnforth. Swaledales topped at £92 from M Todd, Longsleddale with medium fit Swaledale ewes regularly £60 to £65. Dalesbred ewes sold to a top of £94 for a pen of five from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.
Texel rams sold to a top of £136 from TW&C Shepherd, Underbarrow. Leicester’s sold to £120 from WM&JE Shuttleworth, Barbon and Rough Fells selling to £100 from GM Sedgwick & Sons, Sedbergh.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £140 Barrowfield, £135 Paddock Cottage, £125 Meadow Bank, £124 Gaskell House, £121 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £119 Low Tarn Green. Dutch Spotted: £128, £122 Meadow Bank, £93 Midtown Farm. Suffolk: £126 Longfield Manor, £123, £122, £120 Kendal House Farm, £117 Longfield Manor, £116 Lane Ends Farm. Zwartble: £115 Nook Farm. Continental: £112 Brow Head, £112 Bowers Farm, £104 Marsh House Farm, £92 Crabtree Farm, £90 Marsh House Farm. Cheviot: £112 Bowers Farm, £110 Brow Head, £107 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £100 Bowers Farm, £98 Bradia Garth. Mule: £111 Meadow Bank, £107 Helm Croft, £105 Bleaswood Road, £103 The Glen, £100 Fell End Farm, £100 High Green Farm. Masham: £110 Poppy Farm. Beltex: £107 The Glen, £98 Kiln Beck, £94 The Glen. Dalesbred: £107, £96 Fell End Farm, £83 Roundthwaite. Herdwick: £98 Kendal House Farm. Scotch: £96 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £89 Helm Croft. Gritstone: £94, £81 Town Head Farm. Rough Fell: £94 Poppy Farm, £87 Boundary Beck, £85 Millriggs, £85 Marsh House Farm. Swaledale: £85 High Woodend, £83 Yoad Pot.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £172 Mansrigg Hall, £148 Oakfield Farm, £145 Mansrigg Hall, £144 Hallbeck, £130, £127 The Glen. Cheviot: £142 Mansrigg Hall, £98 Braida Garth, £97 Well Foot, £96 Braida Garth, £96 Brow Head. Suffolk: £137, £136 Mainsrigg Hall, £136, £120 The Glen, £114 Tock How Farm, £111 The Glen. Mule: £124 Hawkrigg End, £122, £116 Mansrigg Hall, £115 High Green Farm, £112 Hawkrigg End, £106 The Glen. Rough Fell: £124 High Woodend, £103 Marsh House Farm, £95 High Green Farm, £92 High Woodend, £85 Lockbank Farm. Charollais: £116, £106 Knott End Farm. Leicester: £116 High Green Farm, £102 Roundthwaite, £100 High Green Farm. Beltex: £108 The Glen. Masham: £107 High Swinklebank Farm. Teeswater: £106 Foulstone Farm. Continental: £102 Midtown Farm, £96 The Glen, £70 Croft Foot Farm. Dalesbred: £94 Fell End Farm. Swaledale: £92 Saddlers Croft, £82 The Glen, £71 Low Deepslack, £66 Meadow Bank. Gritstone: £84 Higher Salter. Herdwick: £74 The Glen.

CAST RAMS:

Texel: £136, £122 Nook Farm. Leicester: £120 Barbon Fell House, £94 Rankthorn. Suffolk: £100 Smithy Green Farm. Rough Fell: £100, £76 Lockbank Farm. Herdwick: £94 Wood Broughton Barn. Swaledale: £92 Meadow Bank.

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