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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Pigs, Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 13th February 2024

PIGS

101 pigs forward and selling to another strong trade with prime pigs selling to £235 from J Stott Jnr, Kendal with others £225 from D Nicholson, Cockermouth and £215 from JM Navesey, Darwen. Best prime pigs sold 239p/kg from JM Navesey, Darwen with others regularly 180p/kg to 210p/kg. Culls sold to £1000 for sows from J McEwan, Dumfries.
An abundance of stores and weaners saw the best weaners sell to £51 from TJ Hoodless, Armathwaite with the best younger weaners £25 to £30.

PRIME HOGGS

A very strong trade was seen for all types and breeds of hoggs at Junction 36, an overall market averaged of 308p/kg was achieved, with well over half the sale being hill bred hogg.

Top Price Per Head:
- Texels sold to £187 from J France, Pilling.
- Charollais sold to £186 from J France, Pilling.
- Blue Texels sold to £184 from M&YS Barker, Halton.
- Beltexs sold to £173 from N Barker, Burton.
- Cheviots sold to £152 from M&YS Barker, Halton.
- Mashams sold to £148 WI&A Atkinson & Son, Garstang.
- BFL’s sold to £147 from R Lawrance, Grange Over Sands.
- Rough Fells sold to £143 Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.
- Dalesbreds sold to £143 WI&A Atkinson & Son, Garstang.
- Mules sold to £141 form SM Watson, Ulverston.
- Swaledales sold to £135.50 WI&A Atkinson & Son, Garstang.
- Herdwicks sold to £126 Messrs Hodgson, Rydal.

Top Pence Per Kilo:
- Beltexs sold to 400p/kg from D Wightman & A Mason, Burton in Kendal.
- Texels sold to 385p/kg from Bargh Contractors, Morecambe.
- Charollais sold to 330p/kg from DJ Dickinson, Ulverston.
- Cheviots sold to 325p/kg form S Crawford, Staveley.
- Mules sold to 312p/kg from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Garstang.
- Masham sold to 310p/kg from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Garstang.
- Herdwicks sold to 308p/kg from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal.
- Scottish Black Face sold to 300p/kg from BR Butterfield & Son, Burton in Kendal.
- Rough Fells sold to 300p/kg from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.
- Dalesbreds sold to 298p/kg from R Capstick, Ingleton.
- Swaledales sold to 292p/kg from GA Guy, Tebay.

CAST SHEEP

Strong competition ring side saw all ewes see a lift in trade, with all classes and types in demand. Heavy pure bred ewes sold to £216 for a Texel from A Brown, Carnforth with other heavier stronger ewes regularly £140 to £165. Cheviot Mules sold to £128 from NP&CE Buckley, Ings and North County Mule to £124 from J France, Pilling. Hill bred ewes sold to £118 for Cheviots from BR Harrison, Staveley and JE Atkinson, Ulverston. Herdwicks sold to £117, Swaledales to £97 and Rough Fells to £87. Medium ewes of all breeds were generally selling at a £10 to £15 lift. Smaller hill ewes were regularly selling at £40 to £60.
Cull rams sold to £192 for a BFL from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale. Medium Continental rams sold to £176 from PJ&ES Rogerson, Appleby with lighter weight mediums £140 to £160. Hill rams sold to £100 for Cheviots from DH Ashworth, Holme.
500 ewes are required ever week to satisfy buyer demand.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £187, £186, £184, £177, £175 Merryfield, £173 Dalton Old Hall. Continental: £184 Halton Park Farm, £165 Red Scar Farm, £161 Ashtree Cottage, £160, £159 Hill Top Farm, £156 Ashtree Cottage. Cheviot: £152 Halton Park Farm, £147 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £147 Bowers Farm, £144 Park Farm Barn, £139, £135 Seedhowe Cottages. Charollais: £149 Lane Ends Farm, £145 West Lodge, £140 Lane Ends Farm, £139 Gaitbarrow Farm. Masham: £148 Holme House Farm, £141.50 Pedgecroft, £139 Holme House Farm, £121.50 Pedgecroft. Leicester: £147, £141 Greaves Farm. Rough Fell: £143 Bowers Farm, £137 High Swinklebank Farm, £135 Old School House, £133 Bowers Farm, £130 Pedgecroft, £117 Seedhowe Cottages. Dalesbred: £143 Holme House Farm, £133 Fell End Farm, £130 Holme House Farm. Mule: £141 Old School House, £139 Halton Park Farm, £136.50 Holme House Farm, £136 Lunesdale House, £135 Rydal Farm, £130 Greaves Farm. Suffolk: £140 Kendal House Farm, £137 West Lodge, £119 Kendal House Farm. Beltex: £138 Old Woodhouse, £135 West Lodge, £132, £129 Old Woodhouse, £127 Whinfield Farm, £127 West Lodge. Swaledale: £135.50 Holme House Farm, £132 Old School House, £126 Lunesdale House, £115.50 Low Longmire, £108.50 Old School House, £103 Rydal Farm. Dutch Spotted: £131, £122 Lane Ends Farm. Horned: £127, £110 Underhelm Farm, £104 Old School House. Herdwick: £126, £110.50 Rydal Farm, £108 Moss House Farm. Scotch Blackface: £116 Moss House Farm.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £216 Hare Tarn Farm, £178 North Lodge, £166 Merryfield, £164 Cumbrae, £146 Hare Tarn Farm, £144 New Close. Suffolk: £150 Merryfield, £110 Ashtree Cottage. Charollais: £146, £120 Lane Ends Farm, £108, £106 Templand Farm. Leicester: £144 Low Newton Farm, £142 Grayrigg Hall, £140, £134 Hareden Farm, £129, £124 Yoad Pot. Cheviot Mule: £128 Fairbank Farm, £126 New Close, £72 Yak Leaf. Mule: £124 Merryfield, £122 Longwell, £119 Holme House Farm, £117 Ashtree Cottage, £111 (x2) New Close. Cheviot: £118 The Old Vicarage, £118 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £107 New Close, £100 Moss House Farm, £97, £88 Whelpside Farm. Zwartble: £118 Cottage Farm. Herdwick: £117 Moss House Farm, £92 Underhelm Farm. Continental: £100 Moss House Farm, £95 Dawson Fold, £95 Lane Ends Farm, £72 School House, £72 Millriggs. Swaledale: £97 Whelpside Farm, £88 Longwell, £81 Barrowfield, £77 Grayrigg Hall, £76 Holme House Farm, £75 Middle Sadghyll. Rough Fell: £87 Pedgecroft, £76 Mill Cottage. Dorset: £84 Cumbrae, £81 Warth Sutton Farm. Goat: £82 Lunesdale House. Dalesbred: £78 Holme House Farm.

CAST RAM:

Leicester: £192 Middle Sadghyll, £172 Grayrigg Hall, £160 Middle Sadghyll, £144 Skelwith Fold Farm, £96 Holme House Farm, £90 Longwell. Charollais: £176 Mason Gill, £172 New Close, £160 Mason Gill, £146 Tuners Farm, £140 Fairbank Farm, £140 New Close. Texel: £164 Barrowfield, £96 Mason Gill, £94 Blea Tarn, £90 Grayrigg Hall, £86 Skelwith Fold Farm. Beltex: £154, £148, £140, £128 Mason Gill. Suffolk: £136 New Close, £80 Borrans Farm. Cheviot: £100 Turners Farm. Teeswater: £94 Foulstone Farm. Swaledale: £83 Lunesdale House, £76 Grayrigg Hall. Continental: £80 The Old Parsonage. Horned: £76 Skelwith Fold Farm.

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