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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 20th February 2024

PRIME HOGGS

1212 sheep were forward at the weekly sale at Junction 36, with all types being a shade sharper on the week. An active ring side of nine buyers, saw lambs sell to an overall market averaged of 318p/kg, with a top price of 400p/kg or £190 a head.

Top Price per head:
- Suffolks to £190 from L McCarrick, Chorley.
- Texels to £187 from L McCarrick, Chorley.
- Charollais to £197 from M&YS Barker, Halton.
- Cheviots to £166 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.
- Beltexs to £165 from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth.
- Ryelands to £156 form T&E Redmayne, Carlisle.
- Mules to £153 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale.
- Mashams to £150 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.
- Rough Fells to £146 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale.
- Leicesters to £144 from RA Clegg & LD Bennet, Broughton.
- Scottish Blackface to £140 from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston.
- Swaledales to £138.50 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Top Pence Per Kilo:
- Beltexs to 400p/kg from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston.
- Texels to 395p/kg from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston.
- Cheviots to 350p/kg from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.
- Charollais to 344p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton.
- Mules to 330p/kg from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale.
- Scottish Blackface to 324p/kg from B&JI Williams & Son, Kirkby Stephen.
- Swaledales to 323p/kg from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston.
- Rough Fells to 319p/kg from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale.

CAST SHEEP

Another increased number of ewes forward sold to an average of £92 a head, with over half the entry being horned and hill bred ewes. Stronger end pure and first cross ewes sold to £160 for Beltexs from RT Colbear, Appleby with Suffolks to £159 from RA&L Hodgson, Patton. Others were regularly £138 to £150. Blue Face Leicesters sold to £157 from Bank House Farms, Leck. Mediums cross bred ewes regularly £108 to £125, depending on quality and type, with leaners sorts £85 to £98. Pure hill bred ewes sold to £152 for Cheviots from M&C Booth, Kentmere with Dalebreds to £110 from WI&A Atkinson, Bleasdale, Rough Fells to £103 from AEA Harrison, Kentmere, Swaledales to £89 and Herdwicks to £70 both from CS Long & RH Knipe, Back Barrow. Stronger end hill ewes were regularly £87 to £90, with mediums £66 to £75 and only the smallest and leanest £40 to £50. Heavy Mules sold to £123 from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth with others at £118 from AW&D Brown, Pennington and £117 from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland. Other stronger end ewes were £108 to £115, medium types £90 to £102 with the smaller meatier end £80 to £90.
A smaller number of cull rams forward sold to £165 for Dorset’s from D Black, Milnthorpe with Continentals to £160 from RT Colbear, Appleby. Hill rams sold to £90 for Rough Fells from I&J Mallinson, Selside.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Suffolk: £190 Longfield Manor, £177 Longfield Manor, £163 The Glen, £145 Halton Park Farm, £136 The Glen, £128 Fairfield. Texel: £187 Longfield Manor, £179 Halton Park Farm, £170 Helks Farm, £169 The Glen, £169 Park Farn Barn, £169 Mint Close. Cheviot: £166 Bowers Farm, £156.50 Bowers Farm, £150 Whinfield Farm, £139 Outrake Foot, £137 The Glen, £136 Outrake Foot. Beltex: £165 Hall Croft Barn, £160 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £155 Hall Croft, £150 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £146 Holmescales Farm, £140 Hall Croft Barn. Ryeland: £156 Old Byre Barn, £156 Old Byre Barn. Charollais: £155 Redbank Farm, £155 Park Farm Barn, £151 Brow Head, £145 Low Foulshaw Farm, £137 Redbank Farm. Mule: £153 High Swinklebank Farm, £149 The Glen, £149 Halton Park Farm, £148 High Sinklebank Farm, £145 Holme House Farm, £144 The Glen. Masham: £150 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell: £146 High Sinklebank Farm, £146 High Sinklebank Farm, £141 Borrow Bridge House, £140 High Sinklebank Farm, £139 Boundary Beck, £138 Boundary Beck. Leicester: £144 Tongue House Farm. Scotch Black Face: £140 Little Eccleston Hall, £139 Adamthwaite, £128 Adamthwaite, £125.50 Whinfield Farm. Swaledale: £138.50 Holme House Farm, £134 Tongue House Farm, £134 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £133 Arklid Farm, £130 Holme House Farm, £129 Arklid Farm. Dalesbred: £138 Holme House Farm. Continental: £136 Winterscales Farm, £136 Greenlands Farm, £134 Low Fold, £129 Brow Head, £118 Low Fold. Dorset: £130 Leighton Drive. Dutch Spotted: £128 Millriggs, £120 Millriggs.

CAST EWES:

Beltex: £160 Heights Farm, £146 Knowles Wood Farm, £140 Ellers Farm, £138 Knowles Wood Farm, £130 Heights Farm, £118 Whinfield Farm. Suffolk: £159, £146, £131 Patton Hall, £130 Low House Beck, £125 The Glen, £108 Patton Hall. Leicester: £157 Bank House. Texel: £155 Curlew Rock, £148, £145 The Glen, £143 Hall Croft Barn, £142 The Glen, £141 Heights Farm. Ryeland: £129, £120 (2) Old Byre Barn. Charollias: £140 Low House Beck. Cheviot: £125 Hartrigg, £116 The Glen, £100 (2), £94 Hartrigg, £89 Ellers Farm. Mule: £123 Hall Croft Barn, £118 Whinfield Farm, £117 High House Farm, £114 Poppy Farm, £111 Knowles Wood Farm, £109 Ellers Farm. Zwartable: £120 Patton Hall. Continental: £120 The Borrans, £118 Curlew Rock, £118 Ellers Farm, £106 Thwaite End. Dorset: £112 Leighton Drive. Dalesbred: £110, £90 Holme House Farm. Masham: £108 Adamthwaite. Rough Fell: £103 Millriggs, £96 Poppy Farm, £94 Millriggs, £85 Sowermire Farm, £83 Thwaite Farm, £82 Low Deepslack. Swaledale: £98 The Glen, £96 Bank House, £75 Holme House Farm, £75 Middle Sadghyll. Herdwick: £70 The Glen.

CAST RAMS:

Dorset: £165 Leighton Drive. Texel: £160, £150, £148 Heights Farm, £120 Greaves Farm. Suffolk: £130 Patton Hall. Rough Fell: £90 Borrow Bridge.

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