J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 6th February 2024

1524 prime sheep forward at NWA Junction 36 with prime hoggs selling to £183 and cull sheep to £240.


1000 prime hoggs were forward with all types selling to a sharper trade on the week and an overall average of 298p/kg achieved, with over half the sale being hill bred. Heavy hoggs continue to be keenly bid for at Junction 36, with Texel selling to £183 from L McCarrick, Chorley who sold a wonderful ring full of Suffolk hoggs to £173. Beltexs sold to £171 from JA Airey, Kendal. Heavy continental bred hoggs were regularly away at £150 to £160 a head. Medium bred export type hoggs were a sharp trade, with these regularly selling at 320p/kg to 325p/kg. A pen of 45kg Texels sold to £152 from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston. Light hoggs full of meat were the fastest trade seen for some time, with all breeds regularly selling at 295p/kg to 305p/kg. Pens of 35kg Texels sold to £127 from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Sedbergh. Hill bred hoggs saw Mules sell to £148 from JM&NJ Strickland, Whinfell with other pens of Mules to £146 from Long &Knipe, Ulverston. A pen of twenty five Mules at 50kg from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge sold at £140. Cheviots sold to £141 from JM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow. Pens of Rough Fells to £130 from I&J Mallinson, Selside with others to £129 from AJ&CM Harrison, Kentmere and Swaledales to £126 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Scotch Black Face hoggs sold to £120 from AW&D Brown, Ulverston.


Another rise in ewe number sold to a market average of £79.30, with 75% of the sale being pure hill bred ewes. Heavy pure bred ewes sold to £240 for Texels from H Geldard, Levens with other pen full at £215 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping who sold others at £170 and £156. Charollais’s sold to £150 from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Heavy first cross ewes sold to £150 for Texel cross from WS Burrow, Silverdale and W Garnett & Sons, Milnthorpe with others regularly £130 to £145. Suffolk cross sold to £134 from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston. Medium cross breds were regularly £105 to £118. Pure hill bred sheep sold to £133 for a pen of Lleyns from JA&R Geldard, Levens with others at £124 from D&A Nicholson, Ulverston. Other hill breeds saw Cheviots sell to £114 from K&S Troughton, Sedbergh, Rough Fells to £102 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell, Herdwicks to £98 from A Carr, Grange Over Sands with country bred to £86 from GJ&G Ibbetson, Roeburndale. Medium hill ewes were regularly £55 to £70 for well fleshed sorts, with mediums £45 to £55 and only the smallest and leanest less. Mules sold to £117 from TA Teasdale, Grange Over Sands with other heavy weights regularly £105 to £115. Mediums types were frequently £92 to £104, with the fleshiest smaller end £86 to £90.
39 cull rams saw Texels sell to £180 from TA Teasdale, Grange Over Sands and H Geldard, Levens. Other stronger continentals were £140 to £160, mediums £120 to £135. Pure hill rams sold to £140 for Lleyns from JA&R Geldard, Levens and Herdwicks to £98 from A Hartley, Broughton in Furness and SW&A Hoggarth, Broughton in Furness. Swaledale rams sold to £86 from AJ&L Birkett, Ambleside.

Top Prices


Texel: £183 Longfield Manor, £171 Old Croft, £170 Low House Beck, £170 The Borrans, £169 The Glen, £165 Old Croft. Suffolk: £173, £170 Longfield Manor, £162 Mealriggs Farm, £158, £157 Longfield Manor, £153 Swallowmire Farm. Mule: £148 The Borrans, £146 The Glen, £140 Hareden Farm, £136 High Swinklebank Farm, £134 Hill Park, £134 Tongue House Farm. Leicester: £146 Hareden Farm, £130 Boundary Beck, £129 Greaves Farm. Dorset: £145 The Borrans, £128 Cumbrae, £127 Brow Head, £108 Cumbrae. Continental: £145 Stone Hall, £134, £130, £129 Millbeck, £129 Higher Standen Drive, £128 Underhelm Farm. Cheviot: £141 Low Gregg Hall, £136 Swallowmire, £115 Low Gregg Hall, £114, £112 Poppy Farm, £102 High Cark Farm. Masham: £134 Mealriggs Farm. Charollais: £131, £95 High Cark Farm. Rough Fell: £130 Borrow Bridge House, £129 Boundary Beck, £128 Millriggs, £119 High Borrowbridge, £117 Millriggs, £114 Boundary Beck. Swaledale: £126 Hareden Farm, £116.50 Arklid Farm, £109 Tongue House Farm, £108 Low Hall Farm, £100 High Borrowbridge, £99 Well Foot. Horned: £121 Underhelm Farm, £106 Higher Salter. Scotch Blackface: £120 Whinfield Farm. Beltex: £110 High Wray Farm. Dutch Spotted: £91 Higher Standen Drive. Herdwick: £86 Wood Broughton Barn.


Texel: £240 Whitbarrow View, £215, £170, £156 Brown Brook, £150 Ackenthwaite Farm, £150 Gibraltar Farm. Charollais: £150, £138 Low Foulshaw Farm, £118 Head House. Suffolk: £134 Hill Park, £122, £114 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental: £129 Hill Park, £122 Top Thorn Farm, £120 Brown Brook, £120 Ackenthwaite Farm, £110 Stubb Farm, £98 High Greenside. Lleyn: £124 Birch Bank, £121 Low Foulshaw Farm. Mule: £117 Head House, £114 Low Stangerthwaite, £111 Hallbeck, £104 Brown Brook, £104 Moss Side, £102 Brown Brook. Cheviot: £114 Moors Cottage, £102 Hartrigg, £100 Holker Farm Cottages, £99 High House Farm, £96 Poppy Farm, £91 Hartrigg. Rough Fell: £102 Low Deepslack, £81 High Swinklebank, £80 Borrow Bridge House, £79 High Swinklebank. Dorset: £102 Warth Sutton. Herdwick: £98 Holker Farm Cottages, £82 Far Kiln Bank. Horned: £86 Higher Salter. Leicester: £78 Low Fold. Swaledale: £74 Turner Hall Farm, £74 Wood Broughton Barn, £70 Hareden Farm.


Texel: £180 Head House, £180 Whitbarrow View, £158, £146 Arklid Farm, £136 Middle Fell, £122 Top Thorn Farm. Charollais: £150 Middle Fell, £144 Warth Sutton Farm. Lleyn: £140 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester: £140 Middle Fell, £138 Main Street. Blue Texel: £122 Winterscales Farm. Continental: £102 Broadhead. Herdwick: £98 Far Kiln Bank, £98 Turner Hall Farm. Swaledale: £86 High Birk Howe Farm.

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