J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 30th January 2024


Just over 1000 hoggs sold to a pleasing average of 286p/kg, with well over half the sale being hill bred hoggs. Heavy hoggs were keenly bid for by our ring side of ten active buyers, with top price being a Charollais selling to £172 from AW Crowe, Witherslack. Pens of Texels sold to £170 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale who sold other pens to £169. Charollais sold to £164 from DJ Dickinson, Haverthwaite and pens of Suffolks sold to the same price from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Best bred hoggs saw Beltexs to 341p/kg from RF Morphet, Halton with many selling at 325p/kg to 335p/kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots to £168 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston, who sold other pens to £152 from the same home. All Mule hoggs sold to a sharp trade with a top price of £143 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale who sold Mashams to £141 and pens of 45kg Mules hoggs to £129. Horned lambs saw Scotch Black Faces to £126 from AW&D Brown, Pennington with a pen of thirty Scotch at 41kg selling to £115.50 from B&JI Williams & Son, Ravenstonedale. Swaledales sold to £122 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with Herdwicks selling to £109 at 39kg from JW Hodgson, Little Langdale.


Pure bred ewes sold to £208 for Texels from G Rawsthorn, Cartmel with the strongest ¾ breds selling to £160 from PJ&SE Rogerson, Appleby and IL Dixon, Carnforth. Others sold to £154 from WJ&AJ Matthews, Patton and £145 from G Wilson, Nether Kellet. First cross Texels sold to £138 from JC Dunning, Orton with others stronger sorts regularly £110 to £125 and mediums £95 to £108. Mashams sold to £106 from C Head, Kendal with the strongest medium Mules to £100 from D Jackson, Windermere and S&SA Edmondson, Ulverston. Cheviot Mules sold to £99 from TH&D Cornthwaite & Son, Grange Over Sands. Hill bred ewes sold to £84 for medium Cheviots from JJ France, Caton with others at £82 from JP&S Thorpe, Orton and Swaledales to £81 from AW&AM Clark, Windermere. Herdwicks sold to £80 from SC Gorst, Broughton in Furness with Rough Fells to £72 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell. Mediums Horned ewes were generally £52 to £65, with smaller sorts £40 to £50 with only the leaners and smallest less.
Mediums cull rams selling to £140 for Continentals from PW&D Swindlehurst, Under Barrow with others generally £120 to £135. Hill rams to £114 for Cheviots from S Crawford, Staveley.

Top Prices


Charollais: £172 Ashtree Cottage, £130 Lanes End Farm, 123 Hodgson Greeen Farm. Texel: £170 High Swinklebank Farm, £169 High Swinklebank Farm, £161 Red Scarr Farm, £161 High Swinklebank Farm, £160 Park Farm Barn, £160 Mansrigg Hall. Cheviot: £168 Mansrigg Hall, £152 Mansrigg Hall, £145 Mansrigg Hall, £118 Poppy Farm, £115 Poppy Farm, £114.50 Outrake Foot. Suffolk: £164 Mansrigg Hall. £163 Mansrigg Hall, £162 Netherhouses Farm, £145 Netherhouses Farm, £141 Yoad Pot, £135 Raw Head. Continental: £164 Lane Ends Farm, £151 Lane Ends Farm, £143 Mansrigg Hall, £138 Red Scar Farm, £136 Hampsfield Hall, 124 Greaves Farm. Leicester: £148 Low Newton Farm, £133 Low Newton Farm. Mule: £143 Holme House Farm, £129 Adamthwaite, £129 Holme House Farm, £126 Nether House Farm, £126 Barrowfield, £123.50 Greaves Farm. Masham: £141 Holme House Farm. Beltex: £140 Far Highfield, £128 Far Highfield, £122 Poppy Farm, £122 Far Highfield, £117 Hill Park, £116 Far Highfield. Scotch Black Face: £126 Whinfield Farm, £115.50 Adamthwaite, £111 Whinfield Farm. Swaledale: £122 Holme House Farm, £116 Netherhouses Farm, £110.50 Nether House Farm, £104.50 Yoad Pot. Dutch Spotted: £116 Lanes End Farm, £116 Singleton Park, £113 Poppy Farm. Zwartble: £119 Poppy Farm, £106 Bowness Farm. Dorset: £116 Brow Head, £102 Hallbeck. Jacob: £113 Brow Head. Herdwick: £109 Dale Head, £92 Brow Head, £91 Dale Head.


Texel: £208 Headless Close, £160 Cantsfield Hall, £160 Mason Gill, £154 Oldfield End, £146 Oldfield End, £145 Grange View Road. Charollais: £132 Oldfield End, £90 Low Mill House, £80 Poppy Farm. Suffolk: £130 Hall Beck, £120 Netherhouses Farm. Leicester: £128 Low Longmire. Beltex: £128 Long Garth, £124 Tranthwaite Hall. Continental: £125 Killington Drive, £96 Tottlebank, £88 Westmorland Chaple Farm, £81 Ninezergh. Lleyn: £114 Carlton House. Masham: £106 Killington Drive. Mule: £100 Summer Close Farm, £100 Netherhouses Farm, £98 Nether House Farm, £98 Cantsfield Hall, £98 Red Scar Farm, £96 Tottlebank. Cheviot Mule: £99 Low Tarn Green. Cheviot: £84 Lynacres, £82 Bowness Farm, £81 Ghyll Farm, £77 Mansrigg Hall, £70 Seedhowe. Swaledale: £81 Low Longmire, £67 Ghyll Farm, £60 High Low Wood. Herdwick: £80 Hoses Farm, £70 Seedhowe, £68 Low Mill House. Rough: £72 Low Deepslack, £67 Millbeck. Horned: £71 Holme House Farm, £64 Holme House Farm. Scotch Black Face: £52 Mansrigg Hall.


Charollais: £140 Tranthwaite Hall, £136 Tranthwaite Hall. Beltex: £120 Tranthwaite Hall. Cheviot: £114 Seedhowe Cottage, £106 Seedhowe Cottage, £98 Moss Howe Farm. Texel: £112 Tranthwaite Hall. Leicester: £100 Holme House Farm. Swaledale: £78 Overthwaite Farm.

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