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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep. Tuesday 14th May 2024.

PIGS

A much-improved quality entry of prime pigs saw gilts sell to £220 with others at £212, £208, £205 and £202. Other well finished white pigs were regularly £180 to £200, with colour pigs £160 to £180, depending on quality and type. A pen full of Large White cross gilts topped the market at 210p/kg, with other well finished gilts and hoggs 180p/kg to 200p/kg and boars at 150p/kg to 175p/kg. Cull sows sold to £100 or 45p/kg. A keen interest in store pigs saw boars sell to £70, with others at £59 and Tamworth’s to £56.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

A strong entry of 320 ewes with lambs were forward with the majority hill bred. Aged Texel ewes with single Beltex cross lambs sold to £282 from CR Alderson & Son, Kirkby Stephen with Texel ewes with twins to £280 from AT Bainbridge, Kirkby Stephen. Mule ewes with Dutch Spotted twin lambs sold to £260 from S&W Dickinson, Tebay. Texdale ewes with Texel lambs sold to £210 from C&S Dickinson, Ulverston with Texel cross Herdwick ewes with smart Beltex lambs selling to £185 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal. Aged Cheviot ewes with Suffolk cross single lambs sold to £142 from Naddle Farms, Bampton. Swaledale ewes with single lambs sold to £138 from NA Allen, Winster.
Vendors are encouraged to enter sheep with lambs for the catalogue for next week’s sale, to help with canvasing of buyer’s.

SPRING LAMBS

100 spring lambs were forward, with all selling to a shaper trade then first expected. Texels sold to £234 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe with other pens to £233 from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe who also sold pens of Suffolks to the same price. Hampshire’s sold to £224 from J&O Galbraith, Endmoor. Dorsets sold to £216 from S Procter, Selside. The best bred lambs saw Texel cross Dorset’s to 482p/kg from S Procter, Selside with others to 480p/kg from JE Wightman, Lupton. An overall market average of 440p/kg was achieved.

PRIME HOGGS

A mixed show of 500 hoggs were forward, with once again meat and weight selling to a strong trade. Texel hoggs sold to £238 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with others to £230 from PJ&ES Rogerson, Great Asby with this good home also selling other pens twice to £228. Cheviot hoggs sold to £200 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet with mules to £189 from JF&AW Sutton, Longsleddale. SBF hoggs sold to £179 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Pens of Herdwicks sold to £174 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Teeswaters sold to £168 from DE&J Waine, Longsleddale with Swaledales to £165 from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. There is still plenty of interest for hoggs in the upcoming weeks from our ring side of eight buyers, with an overall average of 352p/kg achieved.

CAST SHEEP

Another large entry of local farmer ewes sold to an animated trade, with an overall market averaged of £111.11. The best heavy pure ewes were in short supply, selling to £280 for heavy Texels with plenty of medium pure ewes and best first cross ewe £190 to £230. The strongest Mules sold to £168, with other heavy Mules £150 to £160, best mediums £125 to £140 with lighter weights £95 to £110. Pure hill sheep sold to £180 for Cheviots, £158 SBF, £148 Rough Fells, £140 Lleyns, £140 Swaledales and Herdwicks to £114. Mediums horned ewes were generally £80 to £95, with the smaller leaner end and several lambing casualties forward at realisation.
Rams sold to £195 with other mediums weights generally £145 to £170. The best hill rams sold to £145 for Cheviots and horned rams £122.

Top Prices

HOGG & LAMB:

Mule: £214, £212 High Field, £198 Stamp Hill Farm.

SHEARLING & LAMB:

Texel: £280, £275 Little Musgrave Farm, £255 Heights Farm, £245 Chapel Island View, £220 Little Musgrave Farm, £200 Heights Farm. Mule: £225, £210, £200 Stamp Hill Farm, £182 Boundary Beck, £152, £148 Chapel Island View. Continental: £178 Low Newton Farm, £168 Abbott Park. Swaledale: £130 High House Farm.

EWE & LAMBS:

Texel: £282 Aisgill Farm, £270 Little Musgrave Farm, £268 Aisgill Farm, £260 Little Musgrave Farm, £240, £235 Heights Farm. Suffolk: £260 High Woodend. Mule: £248 Chapel Island View, £248, £240 The Steading, £232 High Carlingill, £215 The Steading, £210 High Woodend. Continental: £210 Abbott Park, £202 High Woodend, £192 Eskew Beck, £192 Boundary Beck, £188 High Woodend, £185 Hart Head Farm. Cheviot: £150, £142 Naddle Farm, £140 (x2) Overbeck, £140 Chapel Island View, £132 Naddle Farm. Teeswater: £145 Chapel Island View. Swaledale: £138 High House Farm, £125 Yewbarrow, £122, £102 High House Farm. Scotch Blackface: £130, £105 Chapel Island View.

PRIME LAMBS:

Texel: £234 Ackenthwaite Farm, £233 Station Hotel Farm, £228 Ackenthwaite Farm, £206 (x2) Endmoor Farm, £200 Bouthwaite Farm. Suffolk: £233, £210 (x2), £199, £198 Station Hotel Farm, £197 Birkrigg Park Cottage. Continental: £228 Ackenthwaite Farm, £210, £190 (x2) Hawkrigg End, £188 Crabtree Farm, £186 Hawkrigg End. Hampshire: £224 Endmoor Farm, £221 Cantsfield Hall, £183 Endmoor Farm. Dorset: £220, £216, £212, £196, £186 High Biggarsbank.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £238 Mansrigg Hall, £230, £228 (x2) Mason Gill, £224 Upp Hall, £206 Angerton Hall Farm. Continental: £214, £212 Mansrigg Hall, £190 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £180 Upp Hall, £167 Low House Beck, £161 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Cheviot: £200, £195, £191, £182 Stubb Hall Farm, £176 Wilcocks Farm, £170 Greenhills Farm. Teeswater: £190, £168, £130 Murthwaite. Mule: £189 Nether House Farm, £185 Wilcocks Farm, £181 Swallowmire, £170 High House Farm, £161 Wilcocks Farm, £161 Angerton Hall Farm. Beltex: £186 Angerton Hall Farm. Suffolk: £180 Hill Farm, £179 Guides Farm, £140 Mire House Farm. Scotch Blackface: £179 Mansrigg Hall, £159, £151 Greenhills Farm, £150 Mansrigg Hall, £140 Sands Road, £116 Greenhills Farm. Herdwick: £174 Park Farm Barn, £154 (x2) Meadowbank Farm, £146 Murthwaite, £117, £105 Hazel Head Farm. Swaledale: £165 Holme House Farm, £164 Thorn Cottage, £156 Nether House Farm, £152 Hazel Head Farm, £150 Grove Farms, £144 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell: £164 Boundary Beck. Leicester: £158 Murthwaite, £147 Wilcocks Farm, £120, £110 Somme Aveune. Dalesbred: £153 Holme House Farm. Zwartble: £142 Park Farm Barn. Horned: £130 Greenhills Farm.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £280 Low Field Farm, £280 Mansrigg Hall, £205 Brown Brook, £202 Low Field Farm, £200 Cragg House Farm, £198 Mason Gill. Suffolk: £225 Mansrigg Hall, £215, £200 Low field farm, £195 Bouthwaite Farm, £158, £152 Hollowmire Farm. Continental: £208 Millbeck, £182 Endmoor Farm, £158, £156 Hollowmire Farm, £150 West Plain Farm, £144 Somme Avenue. Leicester: £195 Wilcocks Farm, £172 Greaves Farm, £162 Wilcocks Farm, £120 Burnhead Farm. Beltex: £180, £130 Corner Cottage, £100 Somme Avenue. Cheviot: £180 Swallowmire, £130 Forest Hall, £130 Low Gregg Hall, £126 Bowers Farm, £120 Swallowmire, £116 Naddle Farm. Mule: £168 Brown Brook, £168 Head House, £162 Crabtree Farm, £160 Station Hotel Farm, £160 Marsh Grange Farm, £160 Nether House Farm. Cheviot Mule: £160 Oak Avenue, £152 Low Tarn Green, £136 Nun House, £135 Low Tarn Green. Scottish Blackface: £158 Mansrigg Hall, £122 Chapel Island View. Rough Fell: £148 Mansrigg Hall, £130 Oak Avenue, £128 Boundary Beck, £116 Swallowmire, £95 Killington Drive. Teeswater: £148 Murthwaite. Lleyn: £140 Raw Foot. Swaledale: £140, £128 Catshaw Hall Farm, £125 Barbon Fell House, £120, £116 Nether House Farm, £110 Middle Sadghyll. Charollais: £132 Bradlow Farm. Herdwick: £114 Lane End, £90 Hartsop Hall, £85 High Borrans. Masham: £112 Grate Farm, £95 Marsh Grange Farm. Dalesbred: £112 Brown Brook, £105 Holme House Farm. Swiss Valley Blacknose: £106 Low Field Farm.

CAST RAMS: 

Texel: £195 High House Farm. Dorest: £170 Greaves Farm. Leicester: £155, £128 Catshaw Hall Farm. Zwartble: £155, £125 Low Field Farm. Cheviot: £155 Somme Avenue, £145, £130 Forest Hall. Suffolk: £145 Mansrigg Hall. Continental: £124 Swallowmire. Swaledale: £122 Nether House Farm, £120, £100 Ashstead.

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