J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 31st January 2023

Prime Hoggs

As seen throughout the country prime hoggs have taken a drop with a large amount of lamb meat being important from abroad and many wholesalers struggling to market hoggs at the moment. A larger number of hoggs forward in the market today, as many start to sell with the large costs of feeding the hoggs and lambing time sneaking ever closer. A full complement of prime hogg buyers saw in double figures of buyers present. Heavy weight hoggs continue to add up best pounds in the bank even though the trade for them was back.
Heavies sold to a top of £138.50 for Suffolks from WT Whittaker& Son, Nether Kellet with other Suffolks to £134 from G Riley, Bolton le Sand. Heavy weight Texel’s peaked at £137 from HJ Cornthwaite, Cartmel Fell followed by others to £136.50 from N Barker, Burton in Kendal, £132 from J Dickinson, Milnthorpe and £131 and £130 from EJ & AM Fox, Biggar. There were plenty more heavy weight hoggs selling in the mid to late one hundred and twenties. Upland heavy weight hoggs sold to £137 and £126 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal with heavy weight Cheviots selling to £122.50 from EJ & AM Fox, Biggar with Mules from the same home peaking at £110. Better bred conformation hoggs were still creating plenty of interest selling to a top of 300p/kg from EJ & AM Fox, Biggar with others to 285p/kg from G & MA Jackson, Little Eccleston. Handy weighted hoggs saw well fleshed inside fed regularly selling in the region of 220-230p/kg. Light weight hoggs sold to mixed demand. Horned hoggs saw in specification weight hoggs selling in the region of 200p/kg. There was an entry of 1356 hoggs forward selling to a market average of 210p/kg.

Cast Sheep

650 ewes were forward selling to another competitive trade at Junction 36, the sale peaked at £148 for Suffolk ewes from R&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe. Texels ewes from PK&R Woof, Stainton sold to £140 with others to £138. The best bred Texels ewes were regularly away in the top one hundred and thirties. Mule ewes sold to £108 from JW Robinson & Son, Farlton with others to £106 from EJ&M Redmayne, Samlesbury. Medium fit Mules were regularly selling at the £80-£85 pound mark. The hill ewe trade will be a little less on the week, topping at £84 for Dalesdbred from M Tyson, Lupton with Cheviots selling to £79 from SH&PI Bowes, Barrow in Furness who sold full pens of Scotch Black Face to £72.

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Prime Hogg Top Prices
Suffolk: £138.50 Lanes End Farm, £134 Maddison Avenue, £119 Low Shaw Farm, £118.50 Lane Ends Farm, £117 Cockerigg Farm, £114.50 Maddison Avenue. Texel: £137 Low Tarn Green, £136.50 Dalton Old Hall, £132 High House, £131 Little Eccleston Hall, £130 St Johns Kirk, £129.50 Lane Ends Farm. Leicester: £137 Rydal Farm, £126 Rydal Farm, £103 Hillcroft. Beltex: £124 Poppy Farm, £123 St John Kirk, £120 St Johns Kirk, £120 St Johns Kirk, £115 Little Eccleston Hall, £110 Little Eccleston Hall. Charollais: £124 Crosscrake Farm, £118 Low Tarn Green, £112.50 Myers Farm, £90 Myers Farm. Cheviot: £122.50 St Fox Kirk, £107.50 Low Gregg Hall, £107 Seedhowe Cottage, £96 Little Eccleston Hall, £95 Low Mill House, £95 St John Kirk. Continental: £119 High House, £105 Smithy Green Farm, £86 Four Lanes End. Mule: £110 St Johns Kirk, £105 Greaves Farm, £104.50 Hillcroft, £103.50 Hareden Farm, £103 St Johns Kirk, £100 St Johns Kirk. Scotch Black Face: £93 Little Eccleston Hall, £91 Adamthwaite. Rough Fell: £89 Seedhowe, £65 Seedhowe. Swaledale: £84.50 Sykes Farm, £79.50 Middle Sadghyll, £76.50 Middle Sadghyll.

Cast Ewes Top Prices

Suffolk: £148 Station Hotel Farm, £136 Low Shaw Farm, £132 Storth End Farm, £127 Station Hotel Farm, £124 Low Shaw Farm, £114 Station Hotel Farm. Texel: £140, £138 Storth End Farm, £136 Croftlands, £134 Birch Bank, £134 Causeway Farm, £124 Headless Close. Leicester: £122 Flodder Hall, £114 Greaves Farm, £108 Hillcroft, £90 Ashstead, £88 Poppy Farm. Beltex: £116, £108 Poppy Farm. Zwartble: £113 Low Foulshaw Farm, £80 Harbarrow Farm. Mule: £108 Green Close, £106 Blakey Hey Farm, £100 Croftlands, £99 Cinder Barrow, £95 Blakey Hey Farm, £94 Oldfield. Teeswater: £106 Foulstone Farm. Charollais: £105 Poppy Farm. Cheviot Mule: £97 Cinder Barrow, £95, £94 Top Thorn Farm. Lleyn: £92, £82 Low Foulshaw Farm. Dalesbred: £84 Foulshaw Farm, £68 Bensons Farm. Cheviot: £79 Harbarrow farm, £78 Ribble Side Farm, £76 Poppy Farm, £69 Seedhowe, £69 Lane End, £68 Deep Clough. Scotch Blackface: £72, £64, £63 Harbarrow Farm. Swaledale: £68 Nook Farm, £67 Greaves Farm, £60 Flodder Hall, £58 Hillcroft. Herdwick: £67 Deep Clough, £58, £53 Low Mill House, £49 Croftlands.

Cast Ram Top Prices

Texel: £128 Jackson Ground, £118 Top Thorn Farm, £100 Mint Close, £98 Nook Farm. Suffolk: £110 Mint Close. Scotch Blackface: £78, £74 Adamthwaite. Rouge: £76 Oldfield end. Swaledale: £72, £70 Birch Bank.

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