J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Tuesday 23rd April 2024.


A small entry of spring lambs were forward, with all buyers keen to purchase. The sale topped at £215 for Texel cross lambs from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others from the same home at £204. More lambs are now required on a weekly basis.


As seen nationally the trade for hoggs was a little less, with many vendors last draws forward and an overall market averaged of 365p/kg achieved. Heavy hoggs sold to £246 for Texels from M Stringman, Preston with others regularly £220 to £230. Smart bred hoggs sold to £224 from N Barker, Burton in Kendal or 470p/kg from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Thirty pens sold over £200. A large show of hill bred hoggs were forward with Cheviots to £192 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet with other pens of Cheviots to £190 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon. A ring full of 44kg Cheviots sold to £182 from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston with pens of Scotch Black Face to £143 from the same good home. Rough Fells sold to £169 from SM Watson, Ulverston. Pens of Mules sold to £167 from TW Wilson, Flookburgh.


The largest show of breeding sheep forward so far this season, with 580 lives put before our busy ringside of local and travelled buyers, ensuring a strong trade was seen for all. A pen of Mule shearlings with Texel lambs from G&KM Atkinson, Colby sold to £315 twice with elevens Texel shearlings with Beltex cross single lambs from R Allison & Son, Kirkby Stephen selling to £275. Aged Texel ewes with Beltex cross lambs sold to £302 from JC&E Pedley & Son, Kirkby Stephen. Three crop Mule ewes with Texel twins sold to £288 from WH&G Hodgson, Patton. More hoggs and lambs were on offer today with Mule hoggs with Suffolk lambs selling to £218 from RC Wharton & Son, Drybeck.
Please can vendors advise the office of sheep and lamb entries for the catalogue, to assist with canvassing of buyers. The great annual show and sale of hoggs with lambs at foot will take place on Wednesday 8th May.


A much-reduced entry of prime pigs sold to an increased crown of buyers and sold to the strongest trade for several sales. The best prime pigs were regularly £215 to £245, with other lighter weighs £155 to £180. The best finished prime pigs were 175p/kg to 210p/kg, with an overall average of 169p/kg. A single cull sow sold to £150 and 63p/kg. The largest entry of store and weaner pigs this year saw store gilts sell to £90, with others at £72. Weaners sold to £45, with others generally £25 to £30.


An entry of 443 genuine farmer cull ewes sold to an overall averaged of £112, with two thirds of the sale being leaner hill bred ewes. The best Continental ewes sold to £275 for Texels with Hampshires at £225. Other medium pure ewes were generally £190 to £220. The best end first cross ewes sold to £212 for Texel cross and £198 for Suffolk cross with others regularly £160 to £180. Medium meated ewes were £140 to £160, with the smaller meated end £110 to £125. Mules sold to £168, with others at £166 and £164. Cheviot Mules sold to £154 and £148. Heavy Mules were regularly £140 to £155, with strong mediums £118 to £130. Pure hill ewes sold to £154 for Cheviots with Lonks to £138, Rough Fells £130, Swaledale £124 and Herdwicks £116. Meaty medium sized hill ewes were generally £85 to £100, with smallest leaner end £55 to £70.
Billy goats sold to £135, with yearling goats to £120.
Cull rams sold to £215 for BFL’s with other stronger end rams £170 to £210, medium types were £140 to £175, with smaller leaner hill bred rams £100 to £120.

Top Prices


Mule: £218 £212 High Field. Dutch Spotted: £198 Midtown Farm.


Mule: £315 Green Farm, £245 High Field, £230 Forgelands Estate. Texel: £275 Windygate, £265 Little Musgrave Farm, £230 £225 Lackslot.


Texel: £302 Wood House Farm, £295 Little Musgrave Farm, £275 £270 £250 Heights Farm, £265 The Steading, £265 Forgelands Estate, £240 Ghyll Farm. Mule: £288 Mint View, £282 £230 Wood House Farm, £242 High Woodend, £228 Forgelands Estate, £215 The Borrans. Dutch Spotted: £272 Midtown Farm. Suffolk: £230 The Steading, £225 Lackslot. Gritstone: £225 Barncroft. Scottish: £145 £142 Chapel Island View. Rough: £138 £125 Wasdyke Farm. Cheviot: £130 Fairview House.


Texel: £215, £204 Bensons Farm. 


Texel: £246 Sandringham, £224 Dalton Old Hall, £222 Sandringham, £216 Park Farm Barn, £212 Netherbeck Barn, £206 Storth End Farm. Continental: £222 Netherbeck Barn, £218 Little Eccleston Hall, £218 Stubb Hall Farm, £206 Dugg Hill, £200 Little Eccleston Hall. Suffolk: £208 Netherbeck Barn, £120 Low House Beck.Dorset: £206 The Steading.Cheviot: £192 Stubb Hall Farm, £190 Howriggs, £182 Howriggs, £182 Howriggs, £181 Stubb Hall Farm, £178 Little Eccleston Hall. Charollais: £190 Park Farm Barn. Scotch Blackface: £173 Little Eccleston Hall, £125 The Parsonage Farm. Mule: £172 Chapel Island View, £166 Angerton Hall Farm. Rough Fell: £169 Old School House, £152 Boundary Beck, £137 Old School House, £137 Boundary Beck, £110 Steps Farm. Dutch Spotted: £166 Midtown Farm, £162 Midtown Farm, £111 Low House Beck, £111 Midtown Farm.Swaledale: £158 Little Eccleston Hall, £149 Old School House, £143 High House Farm, £142 Park Farm Barn, £126 Old School House. Dalesbred: £155 Accraplatts, £150 Accraplatts, £127 Fell End Farm. Herdwick: £135 Brow Head, £121 Old School House, £108 Old School House. Horned: £128 Old School House, £115 Higher Salter, £102 Townend.


Texel: £275, £220, £216 Storth End Farm, £212 Low House Beck, £210 Ashstead, £194 Head House. Hampshire: £225 Endmoor Farm, £162 Midtown Farm, £160 Endmoor Farm, £138 Midtown Farm. Leicester: £200 Low Newton Farm, £168, £138 Blea Tarn, £138 Ashstead. Suffolk: £198 IOM, £178 High House, £160 Low House Beck, £158 High House, £138 Low House Beck. Continental: £180 Dugg Hill, £154 Lodge Bank Farm, £150 Fairview House, £148, £144 Preston Patrick Hall, £138 Deansbiggin. Mule: £168 Sunny Brow, £166 Low Netwon Farm, £164 Lane Ends Farm, £162 Hill Top Farm, £158 Carlton House, £146 Hill Top Farm. Horned: £165, £138 Templand Farm, £120 Townend. Zwartble: £162 Sheepfields. Charolais: £158, £116 Lodge Bank Farm. Beltex: £155 Poppy Farm. Cheviot: £154 Low Tarn Green, £148 Howriggs, £144 Braida Garth, £140 Kirket Nook, £128 Whelpside Farm, £126 School House. Cheviot Mule: £154, £146 Low Tarn Green, £140 Sheepfields, £110 Low Tarn Green, £100 Tailbert. Goat: £135, £120 Sheepfields. Jacob: £132 Sheepfields, £85 School House. Rough Fell: £130 Greenside Farm, £126, £106 Marsh Grange Farm, £88 Greenside Farm, £82 High Carlingill. Swaledale: £124 High House Farm, £120, £112 Yewbarrow, £108 Low Newton Farm, £102 The Borrans, £96 Whelpside Farm. Kerry Hill: £118 Sheepfields. Herdwick: £116, £92, £90, £78 Middle Fell. Scotch Blackface: £100 Low Garth Farm. Dalesbred: £94 Braida Garth.


Leicester: £215 Ashstead, £215, £170 Fellside Farm, £140 High House Farm, £130 Yewbarrow, £98 Low Garths Farm. Suffolk: £202, £190, £158, £115 Borrans Farm. Beltex: £170 Low Garths Farm, £150 Townend. Rough Fell: £108 Boundary Beck. Kerry Hill: £92 Low Garths Farm.

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