J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Store Hoggs, Thursday 18th January 2024.

A keen interest in all classes of store hoggs, saw an overall average of £89 achieved with many vendors showing their last draw of the season. Strongest well bred hoggs were in exceptionally strong demand, selling to £145 for Texel cross from AT Threlkeld, Ulverston. Others sold to £130 from G GU&D Swarbrick, Meathop with full pens regularly £118 to £122. Longer keep pure bred lambs sold to £127 for Beltexs from T Crosdale, Clapham who also others at £119. Others were regularly £95 to £108. Medium keep cross breds were regularly £94 to £108, with longer keep hoggs £75 to £86, depending on quality and type. Mules sold to £111 for a full pen from J Brown, Ambleside and £105 from AT Threlkeld, Ulverston. A ring full of Mules achieved £104 from T Longton & Son, Quernmore. Medium Mules were frequently £86 to £94. Hill bred Hoggs sold to £88 for Gritstone from M&G German, Middleton with Herdwicks to £84 from Messrs Hodgson, Ambleside. Swaledales sold to £80 from GM Strong, Penrith, Dalesbred to £79 from RI Dixon, Grange Over Sands and Cheviot to £78 from J Brown, Hawkshead.

Another strong entry is required next fortnights sale with buyers expressing a keen interest to attend. Please inform the office of catalogue entries by Wednesday 24th January.

Top Prices


Texel: £145 Bowkerstead Farm, £126 Blea Tarn Road, £126 High Fell Gate, £120 Sunny Bank, £119 Barn Croft, £119 School Hill. Beltex: £130 Kate Farm, £127, £94 Barn Croft. Suffolk: £127, £108 Cracalt Farm, £99 Moss Head, £91 High Underbrow Farm. Mule: £111 Keen Ground Bungalow, £105 Bowkerstead Farm, £104 (x2) Rooten Brook, £99 West Lodge, £95.50 High House Farm. Continental: £104 Cracalt Farm, £100 Newcross House Farm, £99 Dawson Fold, £97 Kate Farm, £91 Newcross House Farm, £90 Dawson Fold. Gritstone: £88 Sowermire Farm. Jacob: £88 Bank Ground. Dorset: £85 Brow Head. Herdwick: £84 Rydal Farm, £69 School Hill. Badger Face Texel: £80 School Hill. Swaledale: £80 School Hill, £68 Hall Farm, £60 Rydal Farm. Dalesbred: £79, £66 Low Newton Farm. Cheviot: £78 (x2) Keen Ground Bungalow. Leicester: £69 Bowkerstead Farm, £67 Low Newton Farm, £67 Bennet Head Farm. Rough Fell: £66, £60 (x2) Sowermire Farm.

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