J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 2nd January 2024.


The opening sale of prime hoggs of the year saw just shy of 1500 forward, with a sharp trade from start to finish. The sale topped at £171 for Texel hoggs from J France, Pilling who sold other pens to £166. Beltexs sold to £154 from J Twigge, Lindale. Dutch Spotted hoggs sold to £160 from DA Dixon, Grayrigg. Suffolk sold to £149 from WT Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellet. Heavy weight continental bred hoggs were regularly selling at £130 to £135 per head. Best bred lambs were a sharp trade, with Beltexs to 376p/kg from R Allen, Ings with others to 375p/kg from J Twigge, Lindale. Hill lambs saw Cheviots selling to £145 from BR Harrison, Staveley with Leicester to £134 from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands. Mules lambs to £132 twice from P Whitton & Son, Burneside and WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Cheviot Mules sold to £128 from K Gregory, Silverdale. Gritstones sold to £116 from WJ&I France & Son, Chipping with Scotch Black Face £114 from RF Towers, Wray with Swaledale to £107.50 at 41kg form TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston.


576 cull sheep were forward, which sold to another strong trade for all classes and types. Heavy pure bred ewes sold to £210 for a Beltex from CM Jennings, Selside with Texels at £175 from PK&R Woof, Stainton. Other strong continental ewes sold to £170 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham, £160 from Bargh Contractors, Morecambe and £158 Messrs Holgate, Silverdale. Heavy first cross ewes sold to £148 for Texel cross from J France, Pilling with Suffolk cross to £143 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. Others were regularly £130 to £140. Medium continental ewes were regularly £110 to £125. Hill bred ewes sold to £135 for heavy weight Lleyns from C Henderson, Chipping. Cheviot sold to £112 from RM&D Dixon, Longsleddale. Rough Fells to £92 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Swaledales to £80 from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer. Scotch Black Face to £80 from K Smith, Levens. Dalesbreds to £75 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Herdwicks to £62 from D Thompson, Broughton in Furness. Cheviot Mules sold to £120 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with others at £114 from Messrs Holgate, Silverdale. Mashsam sold to £112 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Mules achieving £112 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with others at £110 from GCL Stephenson & Son, Kirkby Lonsdale. Heavy Mules were regularly £100 to £110, with well fleshed mediums £90 to £100. The next draw down £70 to £85. Leaner hill ewes sold to a nice lift, with mediums £45 to £55 and only the very smallest and leanest less.
Cull rams sold to £160 for a Dorset from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon and Texels from D&J&A Freeman, Windermere. Other continental rams were generally £125 to £140. Hill bred rams sold to £140 for Cheviots from BR Harrison, Windermere, Dalesbred £130 T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and Rough Fells £116 from MJ Woof, New Hutton.

Top Prices


Texel: £171 £166 £164 Merryfield, £158 Old Woodhouse Beltex: £154 Homelands, £145 West Lodge, £140 Corner Cottage, £129 Homelands, £129 Curwen Hill Farm. Dutch Spotted: £150 Grayrigg Foot. Suffolk: £149 Lane Ends Farm, £147 Cockrigg Farm, £143 Lane Ends Farm , £130 College Green, £130 North Farm, £130 Angerton Hall Farm. Cheviot: £145 The Old Vicarage, £128 Croziers Croft, £126 Dalton Old Hall, £117 Croziers Croft, £109 Millriggs, £108 Curwen Hill. Leicester: £134 Greaves Farm. Mule: £132 Holme House Farm, £132 High Tenement Farm, £127 Red Scar Farm, £124.50 Poppy Farm, £123.50 Red Scar Farm,£122.50 Holme House Farm. Continental: £127 The Bungalow, £122.50 Quarry House Farm, £120 Curwen Hill Farm, £106 Quarry House Farm. Masham: £120 Holme House Farm. Zwartable: £118 High House Farm. Gritstone: £116 Higher Core Farm. Scottish Blackface: £114 Curwen Hill. Scottish Blackface: £114 Curwen Hill. Dorset: £111 Brow Head, £111 High Biggarsbank. Swaledale: £107.50 Arklid Farm, £103.50 Yoad Pot, £97.50 Middale Farm, £93.50 Higher Core Farm. Rough Fell: £106 Millriggs, £96 Boundary Beck.


Beltex: £210 Crake Hall, £170 The Dingle, £150 Crake Hall, £148 Merryfield, £130 Stubb Farm, £121 The Dingle. Texel: £175 Storth End Farm, £160 Old Woodhouse, £158 Middlebarrow Plain, £150 Park Farm Barn, £150, £146 Old Woodhouse. Dutch Spotted: £155 Grayrigg Foot. Continental: £148 Merryfield, £128 Throstle Grove Farm, £126 West Lodge, £124 The Dingle, £124 Merryfield, £116 Cragg House Farm. Suffolk: £143, £138 Cockrigg Farm, £124 West Lodge, £120 Deansbiggin, £110 West Lodge, £108 Cockrigg Farm. Lleyn: £135, £126, £124 Cragg House Farm. Blue Texel: £130, £114, £112, £78 Cragg House Farm. Cheviot Mule: £120 Stubb Farm, £114 Middlebarrow Plain, £107 Sunnybank, £87 Hall Bank, £82 Sunny Bank. Zwartble: £114 Town End. Masham: £112 Lambrigg Head Farm. Mule: £112 Cockrigg Farm, £110 Deansbiggin, £110 Hill Top Farm, £108 Ellers Farm, £108 Middlebarrow Plain, £107 Lambrigg Head Farm. Cheviot: £112 Well Foot, £110 High Tnement Farm, £100 Croziers Croft, £92 Poppy Farm, £88 Ellers Farm, £84 Hall 0Bank. Rough Fell: £92 Lambrigg Head Farm, £67, £65 Hill Farm. Swaledale: £80 Barrowfield, £76 Well Foot, £68 Holme House Farm, £65 High Tenement Farm, £64 Cockrigg Farm, £64 Greaves Farm Scotch Blackface: £80 Meadow Wood, £68 Halton Park Farm. Leicester: £80 Hill Farm. Dalesbred: £75 Home House Farm, £65 Fell End Farm. Horned: £74 Low Deepslack, £70, £64 Higher Salter. Herdwick: £62, £60 Climb Style. Jacob: £60 (x2) Hill Farm.


Dorset: £160 Howriggs. Texel: £160 Town End, £142 Middlebarrow Plain, £142 Brown Brook, £120 West Lodge, £100 Greaves Farm. Cheviot: £140 The Old Vicarge, £92 Croziers Croft. Leicester: £132 Town End, £114 High House Farm, £110 Town End, £108 Holme House Farm, £84 Low Hall Farm, £82 High House Farm. Dalesbred: £130 Brown Brook, £64 Fell End Farm. Charollais: £128 West Lodge, £112 Merryfield. Rough Fell: £116 Millriggs Farm. Swaledale: £80 Ghyll Farm, £70 Town End.

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