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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 16th January 2024

PRIME HOGGS

All hoggs were keenly bid for by a full ring side of buyers, with trade a little sharper on the week and a market average of 278p/kg achieved.
- Texels sold to £168 from JB Airey, Kendal.
- Charollais sold to £150 from RJ Stott, Stainton.
- Suffolks sold to £148 from AW Crowe, Witherslack.
- Beltexs sold to £148 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.
- Mule sold to £124 from M&YS Barker, Halton.
- Cheviots sold to £123 from J Twigge, Lindale.
- Swaledales sold to £110.50 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston.
- Rough Fells sold to £108 from MP&H York, Howgill.

CAST SHEEP

Heavy well-bred ewes sold to £212 from R&E Ladds, Kendal with others achieving £198 from D&S Robinson, Hutton Roof and £174 from CJ Metcalfe, Ingleton. Heavy well meated first cross ewes were generally £130 to £140, depending on quality and type. Mediums were £92 to £110 with leaner sorts £80 to £90. Cheviot Mules sold to £140 from R&E Ladds, Kendal with others at £129 from WR Clarke, Yealand and M Allen, Yealand. North Country Mules sold to £118 from D Wightman & A Mason, Burton with other heavier Mules regularly £98 to £105. The next draw down £92 to £92, with smaller meat £75 to £80. Pure hill ewes sold to £148 for Cheviots from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh with other Cheviots achieving £140 from DR Harrison, Selside and £124 from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside. Rough Fells sold to £107 from TLB&J Knowles, Selside with others at £93 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell. Other stronger end hill bred ewes were £70 to £75. Herdwicks sold to £64 from F&JM Mason, Mansergh. A consignment of goatlings from CM Crayson sold to £64. Leaner lightweight hill ewes are now abundant in numbers, the better end were generally £48 to £65, with leaner sorts £32 to £40.
Several cull rams sold to a top of £150 for Texels from CJ Metcalfe, Ingleton.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGG TOP PRICES:

Texel: £168 Mint Close, £151 Moss Side, £149 Mint Close, £146 Sunny Bank, £146 Steel Croft, £144 Poppy Farm. Charollais: £150 Crosscrake Farm. Continental: £148 Bowers Farm, £148 Ashtree Cottage, £141 Old Woodhouse, £131 Stubb Hall Farm, £131 The Barn, £128 Stubb Hall Farm. Suffolk: £137 Halton Park Farm, £135 Halton Park Farm, £135 Yoad Pot, £122 Bowers Farm, £103 Yoad Pot. Dutch Spotted: £125 Crook Hall, £123 Crook Hall. Mule: £124 Halton Park Farm, £123 Barrowfield, £122 Poppy Farm, £133.50 Poppy Farm, £113.50 Arklid Farm, £110 Greaves Farm. Cheviot: £123 Holmelands, £116 Bowers Farms, £115 Poppy Farm, £114 Bowers Farm, £110 Bensons Hall, £107 Holmelands. Beltex: £122 Holmeands, £113 Middlebarrow Plain. Zwartble: £118 Poppy Farm. Dorset: £118 Poppy Farm. Rough Fell: £116 Thwaite Farm, £108 Thwaite Farm. Swaledale: £110.50 Arklid Farm, £102 Middale Farm.

CAST EWE TOP PRICES:

Texel: £212 Benson Hall, £174 Yarlsber, £142 Benson Hall, £136 Poppy Farm, £136 Benson Hall, £134 Mireside Farm. Beltex: £198 Oakfield, £110 Poppy Farm. Cheviot: £148 Bowers Farm, £130 The Plough Inn, £124 Poppy Farm, £94 Bowers Farm, £94 The Plough Inn. Cheviot Mule: £140 Benson Hall, £129 Cinder Barrow, £128 Yealand Manor, £94 Tottlebank, £87 Sunny Bank. Zwartble: £122 Woodside, £90 Bowness Farm. Continental: £122 West Lodge, £84 Streatlam Grange, £80 Streatlam Grange, £76 Streatlam Grange. Mule: £118 West Lodge, £104 Poppy Farm, £104 Oakfield Farm, £103 Benson Hall, £101 Cinder Barrow, £96 Hill Top Farm. Leicester: £118 High House Farm, £108 High House Farm. Dorset: £114 High Biggarsbank. Suffolk: £113 Gibraltar Farm, £108 College Green. Rough Fell: £107 High Borrowbridge, £93 Low Deepslack, £76 Woodside, £75 Moss End Farm, £74 High Borrowbridge, £67 High Borrowbridge. Charollais: £88 Poppy Farm. Horned: £72 Woodside. Herdwick: £64 Mireside Farm, £53 West Lodge, £50 High Biggarsbank.Scotch Black Face: £60 Bowness Farm, £52 West Lodge. Swaledale: £58 Benson Hall, £55 West Lodge.

CAST RAM TOP PRICES:

Texel: £150 Yarlsber, £118 Hall Croft Barn, £92 Steel Croft, £90 Stubb Farm. Leicester: £98 Boundary Beck, £76 Boundary Beck. Swaledale: £68 Yoad Pot, £50 Yoad Pot.

Goat: £64 Sheepfields.

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