J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 24th January 2023.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs at Junction 36 had an increased entry of just shy of 1000 forward selling to an overall market average of 230p/kg. Hopper and inside feed hoggs demanded a premium with hoggs short of finish penalised on the market today. Junction 36 continues to demand a strong trade for heavy weight hoggs peaking at £166 and £158 for Continentals from PK&R Woof, Stainton whom sold others to £145. The consignment of heavy weight Texels from JB Airey, Kendal peaked at £156 purchased by Westmorland Services with other heavy weight hoggs from JB Airey to £156, £146 and £144. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to £145 from JE Read, Hutton Roof followed by £140 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell and £137 from J&JA Burrow, Grayrigg. At £139 was 55kg Texel hoggs from FI&ME Little, Barrow Green whom sold the top price Mules at £129. Heavy weight Cheviots peaked at £136 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. The trade peaked at 295p/kg for Beltex hoggs from AW&D Brown, Ulverston with plenty of pens of well-fed tidily bred Continental hoggs selling between 250-275p/kg. Other leading prices saw upland hoggs sell to £116 for Mashams, £116 from JE Read, Hutton Roof. Swaledales sold to £111 from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston whom also sold other Swaledales to £100, Rough Fells sold to £98 from VR Guy, Tebay.

Cast Sheep

600 ewes were forward which sold to a similar trade to previous weeks. Texel ewes sold to £158 from PK&R Woof, Stainton with other Texels selling to £140 from D Wightman & A Mason, Dalton Hall. Meated Continental ewes were regularly selling at the £110-£125 mark. Mules sold to a top price of £110 from J Twigge, Grange Over Sands with other pens to £100 from TH Garnett & Son, Stank for a pen of twelve. The hill ewe trade was a shade sharper on the week with Cheviots selling to £116 from TE&J Waddsworth & Son, Sedgwick. Swaledales topped at £87 from FI&ME Little, Barrows Green with the best regularly at the £60-£70 mark. Rough Fells sold to a top of £86 form V Guy, Tebay. Herdwicks sold to £80 from AT Threlkeld, Satterthwaite.
Cast rams saw a top of £152 for Suffolks from Messrs Kippling, Greenholme. Texel rams sold to £122 from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Continental: £166, £158, £145 Storth End Farm, £144 Mint close, £131 High House. Texel: £156 £146 Mint Close, £139 Helm Croft, £137 Bowers Farm, £130 Halton Park Farm. Suffolk: £145 Mealriggs Farm, £140 Swallowmire, £137 Thursgill, £136 Poppy Farm, £132 Halton Park Farm, £127 Netherhouses Farm. Cheviot: £136 £127.50 £124 Bowers Farm, £119 Guards Fam. Mule: £129 Helm Croft, £108 Hareden Farm, £106 Hill Park, £105 Poppy Farm, £105 Little Gurds. Masham: £116 Mealriggs Farm. £111 £100 £97 Netherhouses Farm. Rough Fell: £98 Whinfell, £82 Boundary Beck £80 Millriggs. Scotch Blackface: £94 Helm Croft. Dalesbred: £90 Braida Garth. Dorset: £86 Brow Head. Hampshire: £76 Croziers Croft. Ryeland: £60 Whinfield Farm. Herdwick: £50 Homelands.

Cast Ewes:

Texel: £158 Storth End Farm, £140 West Lodge, £128 Whinfell Terrace, £128 Storth End Farm, £126 New Close, £125 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk: £132 Aynsome Manor Farm, £128 West Lodge, £128 New Close, £124 Netherhouses Farm, £124 New Close, £122 Ackenthwaite Farm. Dorset: £128 High Biggarsbank, £88 Warth Sutton Farm. Continental: £122 Holmelands, £116 Aynsome Manor Farm, £82 Baldmire Farm, £82 Aynsome Manor Farm, £80 Baldmire Farm. Cheviot: £116 Raines Hall, £98 Low Tarn Green, £90 Rains Hall. Beltex: £114 Raines Hall. Mule: £110 Holmelands, £100 New Close, £97 Moor House, £96 Woodside, £96 White House, £96 North Farm. Lleyn: £108 Low Gregg Hall. Leicester: £106 Roundthwaite, £84 White House. Masham: £104 Aynsome Manor Farm. Swaledale: £87 Helm Croft, £80 Netherhouses Farm. Charollais: £86 Moor House. Rough Fell: £86, £82 Whinfell Terrace. Scotch Blackface: £71 Harbarrow Farm.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk: £152 White House. Dorset: £128 High Biggarsbank. Texel: £122 Netherhouses Farm, £116 White House, £116 Holmelands. Charollais: £120 Aynsome Manor Farm. Swaledale: £86 Middale Farm. Herdwick: £80 Bowerkstead Farm.

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