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J36 Tuesday 26th January 2016

Posted Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11.17am

North West Auctions held its fortnightly sale of prime pigs which saw a pleasing entry of 22 forward with all selling to full value topping at £95 & 100p/kg for white gilts from C Jackson, Oak Tree Drive with others £89, £81, £80. Prime pigs generally achieving 70p/kg – 85p/kg. It is essential for vendors to inform the office of pig entries to assist the auctioneers and fieldsman when contacting buyers. The next sale of pigs is on Tuesday 9th February.

A market average of 168p/kg was achieved at the weekly sale of prime hoggs which sold to a top price of £93 for best Continentals from M Crowe & Son, Witherslack and 202p/kg from Fishwick Farms, Silverdale and TS & SM Park, Millom. Well finished hoggs easiest sold with buyers cautious of under finished hoggs and these were penalised. Light weight hoggs sold to £60.50 & 175p/kg for first cross hoggs with pure hill breeds £49 for Herdwicks.

The weekly sale of cast sheep had a smaller entry today. As seen nationwide this week the trade has eased with ewes slightly harder to sell than the previous week. Ewes beginning to show signs of the tough and wet winter they have endured with many pens of ewes looking very weathered. Continental, Suffolk and Cheviot ewes keenly bid for with better bred types selling to £99 from M Bland & Sons of Low Fold with big ewes selling between mid-seventies and eighty pound. Mule ewes sold stronges selling mid to late sixties topping at £69 from EJ Hodgson & Son of Lambrigg Head Farm with plenty selling around the sixty pound mark. A large proportion of Horned ewes in the market saw Rough Fell ewes sell to £66 from MJ & JA Dobson of Castle How with all Rough Fell ewes forward averaging in the fifties. Swaledale ewes sold to the late forties.

PRIME HOGGSChar: £93 Birks Farm; £90 Gibraltar Farm. Texel: £91 Millom Castle, Bank House Farm; £87 Ashtree Cottage, The Galleon, Little Guards. Suff: £87 Netherhouses Farm; £80.50 Dawson Fold; £77.50 Low Tarn Green. Mule: £81 Well Foot; £80 Red Scar, Bank House Farm; £78 Low Longmire; Southfield Farm, Tarnside Farm. Leicester: £85 Low Longmire. Chev: £76.50 Red Lodge; £73.50 Bramaskew; £68 Tarnside Farm. Zwart: £77 Birks Farm; £67.50 Tarnside Farm. Herdwick: £77.50 The Galleon; £62.20 High Loanthwaite. Dales: £62 Middale Farm. Swale: £64 Middale Farm; £59.50 Low Longmire; £58.50 Well Foot. Rough Fell: £62.50 High Borrowbridge; £61.50 Low Fold
CAST EWES – Texel: £99 Low Fold; £85 Broad Head; £81 Low Chapel; £76 Low Tarn Green. Dorset: £72 Warth Sutton Farm. Suff: £83 Yealand Manor; £80 Lambrigg Head. Masham: £48 Lambrigg Head. Mule: £69 Lambrigg Head; £67 Runley Mill; £66 Low Chapel Farm. Swale: £48 Well Foot; £44 High Borrowbridge; £41 Netherhouses Farm. Rough Fell: £66 Castle Howe; £45 High Farm. SBF: £46 Lambrigg Head. Char: £47 Warth Sutton. Chev: £73 & £68 Low Tarn Green; £61 Hill Farm; £58 Birds Park. Leicester: £45 Sowermire, Roundthwaite.
CAST RAMS – Leicester: £79 Barbon Fell House; £65 Low Fold. Woodland: £52 Broad Head. Suff: £66 Low Tarn Green. Char: £70 Broad Head; £65 Middlebarrow Plain. Texel: £59 Lambrigg Head

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