J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Prime Hoggs
There was an entry of 1270 prime hoggs forward at J36 with the quality on offer very mixed, leading to an overall market average of 228p/kg with some lambs looking worth more in the store ring for further feeding and finished. Heavy weight hoggs continue to be a good trade at junction 36 peaking at £168 and £166 for Charollais from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Followed by heavy weight Dutch Spotted to £167 from Dave Dixon, Grayrigg. Texels peaked at £157 from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland with other noted prices being £145 for Charollais from BR Harrison, Staveley, £144 for Texels from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington and £138.50 from JB Airey, Kendal. Plenty of pens of heavy weights sold in the one hundred and twenties and one hundred and thirties. Heavy weight Mules peaked at £123 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale followed by £121 from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands. The trade for handy weighted lambs was very much dependant on the finish with inside fed lambs certainly the best to sell. Better confirmation handy weighted lambs regularly sold in excess of 250p/kg, peaking at 280p/kg from JA&KJ Allen, Ings. More horned lambs on the market today saw Rough Fells peak at £104 from J Hunter, Tebay with others to £100 from RH Threxton, Sedbergh with 44kg Swaledales to £90 from S&W Dickinson, Tebay.

Cast Sheep
The ewe trade was very similar to previous weeks with meat once again selling to a premium. Texel ewes sold to a top of £170 from PK&R Woof, Stainton with others to £162 from AW Crowe, Witherslack. Many of the best continental ewes were regularly selling at the £130 to £135 mark. Mule ewes topped at £135 from M&S Blease, Carnforth with others to £126 from D&S Robinson, Beckside. Strong fit Mule ewes were regularly selling in the £110 to £150 region. Hill ewes were still showing plenty of demand, Cheviots sold to a top of £105 from B&HA Sykes, Silecroft who sold other full pens to £96. Rough Fell ewes sold to a top of £109 from J Hunter, Tebay. Swaledales topped at £80 from E Parker, Mewith.
Forty cast rams were forward today, Dutch Spotted led the way selling to £170 from D Dixon, Grayrigg with Leicesters selling to £144 from NW&EM Mason, Middleton

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Prime Hogg Top Prices:

Charollais: £168 Low Foulshaw Farm, £166 Low Foulshaw Farm, £145 The Old Vicarage, £119 Head House, £115 Dawson Fold, £106 Head House. Dutch Spotted: £167 Grayrigg Foot, £138 Grayrigg Foot. Texel: £157 High House Farm, £144 Low Stangerthwaite, £138.50 Mint Close, ££136 Causeway Farm, £131.50 High House Farm, £131 Templand Farm. Continental: £129.50 High House Farm, £129 Guards Farm, £122.50 Stain Forth, £113 Crabtree Farm, £108.50 Greaves Farm, £107 Kiln Beck. Suffolk: £129 Smithy Green Farm, £122 Yoad Pot, £120.50 Hebblethwaite, £117.50 Low Stangerthwaite, £112.50 Helm Croft, £107 Kiln Beck. Mule: £123 Middle Sadghyll, £121 Greaves Farm, £113 Luneside, £107 Greaves Farm, £106.50 Swallowmire, £106 Yoad Pot. Cheviot: £114 Low Gregg Hall, £112 Swallowmire Farm, £95 Re Braida Garth, £93.50 Brow Head, £92 Low Mill House, £90 Croziers Croft. Rough Fell: £104 Galloper Park, £100 Luneside, £89 High Woodend. Swaledale: £90 High Woodend, £85 Yoad Pot, £84 Middle Sadghyll, £80 Sykes Farm, £70 Lunesdale House. Horned: £70 The View, £68 Low Deepslack.

Cast Ewes Top Prices:

Texel: £170 Storth End Farm, £162 Ashtree Cottage, £140 Whitbarrow Cottage, £137 Lambrigg Head Farm, £136 Middlebarrow Plain, £135 Ashtree Cottage. Mule: £135 The Barn, £126 Oakfield Farm, £114 Flodder Hall, £113 Myers Farm, £112 Flodder Hall, £112 Ashtree Cottage. Charollais: £130 Low Foulshaw. Dorset: £129 Waller Clough Farm, £104 Burnhead Farm, £97 Walller Clough Farm. Beltex: £126 Stubb Farm, £126 Middlebarrow Plain. Cheviot Mule: £125 Low Barns Farm, £109, £94 Low Tarn Green. Suffolk: £116 Waller Clough Farm, £114 Whitbarrow Cottage, £114, £112 Dawson Fold. Continental: £115, £104 Baldmire Farm. Masham: £114 Lambrigg Head Farm. Zwartble: £114, £98 Bowston Hall, £70 Little Guards. Lleyn: £112, £98 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester: £112 Yoad Pot, £104 Burnhead Farm, £80 Ghyll Farm. Rough Fell: £109 Galloper Park, £84 Rash Mill Cottage, £80 Lambrigg Head Farm, £78 Borrow Bridge Farm. Cheviot: £105, £96 Baldmire Farm, £90 Main Street, £77 Bladmire Farm. Swaledale: £80 Burnhead Farm, £58 Yoad Pot. Herdwick: £65 Low Mill House.

Cast Rams Top Prices:

Dutch Spotted: £170 Grayrigg Foot. Leicester: £144 High Green Farm, £108 Castle Syke Farm. Cheviot: £128 Croziers Croft. Ryeland: £127 High Hallbeck. Texel: £125 Moss End Farm, £120 Kiln Beck, £112 High Green Farm, £108 Low Stangerthwaite, £90 Bradley Farm. Kerry Hill: £115 Main Street. Suffolk: £108 Borrans Farm, £94 Rash Mill Cottage. Rough Fell: £102 Millbeck.

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