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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Tuesday 26th March 2024.

• Spring Lambs sold to £260 & 540p/kg
• Prime Hoggs sold to £228 & 485p/kg
• Cull Ewes sold to £300, averaged £117
• Prime Pigs sold to £195 & 205p/kg
• Ewes with Single Lambs sold to £300
• Ewes with Twin Lambs sold to £350

PIGS

The fortnightly sale of pigs saw a top price of £195 and 205p/kg achieved for Large White cross Pietrains from D Nicholson, Cockermouth, with other well finished gilts and hogs generally £170 to £195. Heavy weights were generally £120 to £150. Best light weight pigs selling to £130 from W Stamper, Chipping.
A large number of cull sows forwards sold to £85.
Store pigs sold to £45 from J McEwan, Dumfries with weaners to £450 from GM&JD Pye, Arkholme.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

150 families sold to a busy ring side of buyers with some leaving empty handed. More families could have easily been sold to the vendors advantage.
Suffolk shearlings with strong Suffolk lambs from J Whitton, Cartmel sold to £350 with aged Texel ewes with twin Beltex lambs to £320 from M Allen, Carnforth. A ring full of three crop Texel ewes with twin Texel lambs sold to £310 from M Carnie, Skipton, with this good home also selling a super pen of Texel ewes with Texel single lambs to £300 (£150 a life). Aged Dorset ewes with Texel lambs from R&E Ladds, Kendal sold to £288.
Cheviot Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs from Kendal College sold to £292. Aged Mule ewes with strong Texel twins from H Cook, Witherslack sold to £265. A ring full of three crop Mule ewes with two week old Texel lambs sold to £252 from M Carnie, Skipton.

SPRING LAMBS

The opening sale of spring lambs saw a small but high quality run forward, we thank our judge Mr Gus Brown and our sponsor MB Nutrition and Carrs Billington. The champion rosette was awarded to the first price Charollais from RJ&J Towers, Ingleton with this going on to sell for £260. A Suffolk lamb from the same good home sold to £232 or 540p/kg. Dorset lambs saw heavies sell to £208 from S&N Waller, Killington with others from the same home selling to £192.

Easter Show Of Spring Lambs
Sponsor- MB Nutrition & Carrs Billington
Judge- Gus Brown

Continental Lamb
1st - RJ & J Towers £260
2nd - FE & CM Robinson £158

Native Lamb
1st – RJ & J Towers £232
2nd – S & N Waller £208
3rd – S Procter £177

Champion- RJ & J Towers £260
Reserve Champion – RJ & J Towers £232

Spring lambs are required weekly, to fulfil buyer requirements.

PRIME HOGGS

A very mixed show of hoggs were forward with hard fed and meated hoggs selling to a fast trade, with leaner and grass fed hoggs harder to place. Heavy Texel hoggs sold to £228 from PK&R Woof, Stainton with Beltex cross to £226 from T Stephens, Kirkby Lonsdale. Thirty pens sold over £200. Beltex cross hoggs sold to 495p/kg or £195 from AG Butler, Hambleton with best regularly 450p/kg to 470p/kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviot sell to £196 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Mules sold to £175 from DR&JE Wood, Rivington. A pen of heavy Herdwicks sold to £174 from I Benson, Staveley who sold other pens of Herdwicks to £159. Dalesbreds sold to £149 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with Swaledales to £146 from GA Guy, Tebay.

CULL SHEEP

Cull ewes continue to sell to a strong trade, with all forward averaging £117. Pure bred ewes sold to £300 for Texel cross from RA Batty, Selside with other medium types generally £210 to £250. The best first cross sold to £182 for Suffolk cross from DM&D Cook, Ulverston with other heavier end £150 to £175. Mules sold to £174 for a pen full from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with others at £164 from MJ Shepherd, Kirkby Lonsdale. Other pens of heavy Mules were regularly £140 to £150. Meated medium types were £120 to £135, with all Mules forward averaging £125. Pure hill bred sheep sold to £160 for Cheviots from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Swaledales sold to £120, Rough Fells to £114, Lonks to £112 and Welsh to £110. Medium horned ewes were generally £70 to £85, with other the smallest and leanest generally £45 to £60.
21 cull rams sold to £230, with other medium continentals generally £145 to £175. Hill breds sold to £142 for Rough Fells and £108 for Swaledales. Other leaner hill rams are now abundant in numbers, generally £80 to £95.

Top Prices

SHEARLING & LAMB:

Suffolk: £350 Tottlebank. Mule: £235 The Borrans, £145 Ghyll Farm. Zwartble: £215 Bensons Hall. Cheviot: £212 Benson Hall. Texel: £170 The Borrans.

EWE & LAMB:

Texel: £320 Yealand Manor, £310, £300, £280 Haugh Field Farm, £280, £278 Kendal College. Cheviot Mule: £292, £268 Kendal College, £250 Ghyll Farm. Dorset: £288, £238, £198 Benson Hall. Cheviot: £278 Benson Hall, £180, £160 Ghyll Farm. Mule: £265 Moss Howe Farm, £252 Haugh Field Farm, £250 (x2) Gilpin Farm, £245 The Borrans, £225 Woodside. Zwartble: £252 Benson Hall, £222 Gilpin Farm, £178 Benson Hall. Rough Fell: £150 Woodside.

STORE HOGG:

Mule: £109 Garnett House Farm, £109 Timber Hill. Rough Fell: £72, £68 Garnett House Farm.

SPRING LAMBS:

Charolais: £260 Greenlands Farm. Suffolk: £232 Greenlands Farm. Dorset: £208, £192, £181 (x2) Hallbeck, £177, £140 High Biggarsbank. Texel: £158 Warth Sutton Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £228 Storth End Farm, £226 £217 Belle Vue, £214 Angerton Hall Farm, £211 Hollin Hall, £207 Old Croft. Continental £193 Old Woodhouse, £175 Sowerby Lodge, £149 Millbeck, £120 Thwaite Farm. Cheviot: £186 Stubb Hall Farm, £168 Cotestone Farm, £159 Low Barrows Green Farm, £152 Cotestone Farm, £143 High Farm, £142 Slack Farm. Beltex: £180 Old Woodhouse,£1778 Stubb Hall Farm, £174 Old Woodhouse, £169 Oak Avenue, £168 Kiln beck. Charollais: £177 Sowerby Lodge, £156 Meadowbank Farm, £146 Cotestone Farm. Mule: £175 Wilcocks Farm, £172 Park Farm Barn, £168 Saddlers Croft, £167 Wilcocks Farm, £166 Angerton Hall Farm. Herdwick: £174 Meadowbank Farm. Suffolk: £171 Lane Ends Farm, £168 Hagg Farm, £167 Lane Ends Farm (x2), £140 Kiln Beck. Dalesbred: £149 Holme House Farm, £110 Higher Salter. Swaledale: £146 Lunesdale House, £145 Wilcocks Farm, £140 Holme House Farm, £121 Barbon Fell House, £118 Tongue House Farm. Rough: £144 £122 Millriggs, £105 Thwaite Farm. LLeyn:£139 Low Foulshaw Farm. Hampshire: £136 High Gregg Hall Farm. Gritstone: £130 High Farm. Horned: £116 High Gregg Hall, £105 Higher Salter.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £300 Dugg Hill, £275 Storth End Farm, £225 Cantsfield Hall, £220 Lowfield Cottage, £215 Mansrigg Hall. Continental: £190 Station Hotel Farm, £148 Millbeck, £142 Old Woodhouse,£142 Moss Head, £138 Lane House Farm, £131 Mansrigg Hall. Suffolk: £182 Station Hotel Farm, £182 Smith Green Farm, £168 Mansrigg Hall, £142 Cobble End, £138 Smithy Green Farm, £132 Moss Head. Leicester: £178 Brown Edge, £110 Moss Head. Mule: £174 Mansrigg Hall, £164 Gaskell House, £148 Station Hotel Farm, £140 High Farm, £140 Station Hotel Farm, £140 Smithy Green Farm. Beltex: £170 High Underbrow. Charollais: £162 Lane House Farm. Cheviot: £160 Mansrigg Hall, £158 Kendal College, £156 Mansrigg Hall, £122 Poppy Farm. Zwartable: £160 Lowfield Cottage, £156 Lane House Farm, £126 Lowfield Cottage. Dorset: £146 High Biggarsbank, £136 Leighton Drive. Masham: £138 Mosergh Farm. Dutch Spotted: £122 Singleton Park, £110 Slack Farm. Swaledale: £120 Brown Edge, £100 Crossgates Farm, £100 Lunesdale House, £99 Barrowfield, £98 Overthwaite Farm, £94 Lunesdale Farm. Rough: £114 High Carlingill,£110 Marsh House Farm, £74 High Carlingill.Horned: £112 Higher Salter.

Goat: £88 Broadhead.

Cast Rams:


Beltex: £230 Crake Hall, £190 Lane House Farm. Suffolk: £154 Mansrigg Hall, £145 Hagg Farm, £118 Smithy Green farm, £114 Mosergh Farm. Leicester: £142 Yoad Pot, £140 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell: £142 Tottlebank. Texel: £140 Yak Leaf, £118 Broadhead, £100 Oakfield farm. Continental: £106 Millbeck, £102 Low Barrowsgreen Farm.

More Info

Easter Show Of Spring Lambs

Sponsor- MB Nutrition & Carrs Billington

Judge- Gus Brown

Continental Lamb
1st - RJ & J Towers £260
2nd - FE & CM Robinson £158

Native Lamb
1st – RJ & J Towers £232
2nd – S & N Waller £208
3rd – S Procter £177

Champion- RJ & J Towers £260
Reserve Champion – RJ & J Towers £232

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