J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Breeding Sheep followed by the Fortnightly Sale of Store Hoggs, Thursday 12th January 2023

The sale of Continental and Mule hoggs behalf of EI, EA and TW Wilson, Guide Farm. The sale commenced with the in-lamb Cheviot Mule hoggs that sold to £135. Continental in lamb hoggs sold to £134 and £130 twice. Mule gimmer hoggs topped the trade selling to £140, with other pens to £132 and £130 three times. The consignment averaged £125.05.

Store Hoggs

As to be expected with the continued wet weather and the current prime hogg trade things for the sale were not looking to optimistic and with reports of shortage of buyers in other markets this week J36 bucked the trend with over fifteen buyers forward looking to purchase hoggs. The trade saw short keep hoggs good to sell and eagerly bid for with buyers cautious of weathered hoggs especially leaner types and small hill hoggs. The sale peaked at £104 from WR Clarke and Partners, Yealand for strong texel hoggs with others to £101 from W & J Penny, Kirkby in Furness. Plenty of pens of strong hoggs into the eighties. Medium keep hoggs in the sixities with smaller hoggs depending on size and quality of breeding.

Top Prices

In Lamb Gimmer Hoggs Top Prices:

Mule: £140, £132, £130, £125 Guides Farm. Cheviot Mule: £135 Guides Farm. Texel: £134, £130 Guides Farm.

Store Lambs:

Texel: £104 Cinderbarrow, £101 Marsh Grange Farm, £97 Singleton Park, £91.50 Stubb Farm, £86.50 Sunny Bank. Continental: £95 Cinderbarrow, £88 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £86 Keld Farm, £83 Tottlebank, £83 Crabtree Farm, £82 West Plain Farm. Suffolk: £83 Crabtree Farm, £75.50 High House, £70 West Plain Farm, £64 Mireside Farm, £60.50 Green Bank Farm, £60 Hill Cottage. Beltex: £82 Coldcotes Farm, £81 North Lodge. Charolais: £80 & £72 Underbrow Farm, £59 Fell House, £57.50 Knott End Farm. Mule: £76 Greaves Farm, £76 Brown Edge, £68.50 Moser Hill. Hampshire: £71 Kate Farm, £69.50 Corney Hill Farm. Masham: £64 Marsh Grange. Swaledale: £50 Briar Fern. Herdwick: £48 Byre Cottage. Rough Fell: £40 Sowermire Farm.

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