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J36 Tuesday 11th July 2017

Posted Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 6.30pm

Pigs

The monthly sale of all types of pigs had the smallest entry of pigs seen for some time with many vendors, away at other events including the Great Yorkshire Show. There was plenty of interest from buyers for all types of pigs leading for a strong trade from start to finish. Prime pigs sold to a top of £180 for 145kg pigs from George Hargreave of Quernmore with 91kg from Richard Corlett of Cockermouth selling to £150. Cast sows from J Woodburn and partners sold to a top of £155. Only a handful of weaners in the market sold to £75 from A Fox of Eskdale.

Prime lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs had the largest show of the season to date with 1,706 forward selling to a market average of 207p/kg. Well fleshed lambs continue to be in strong demand and eagerly bid for with lambs short of finish slightly harder to place this week.

Topping the market today was NJ Strickland & Son of Whinfell selling Texel lambs to £105 with plenty of heavy weight lambs selling over £100 mark. Good quality Beltex lambs were eagerly sought after today selling to a top of 247p/kg from George Bell of Kirkby Lonsdale with plenty of export lambs selling in and around the 230p/kg mark.

A highlight of the day was a pen of 60 continental lambs from J & H Bland and Son of Levens selling 40kg lambs to £88, it was excellent to have such a big pen of top quality prime lambs to sell. A few more mules on offer today saw lightweights from E Parker of Crag Bank weighing 32kg selling to £59.50 and heavy weights from NJ Strickland and son of Whinfell selling to £84.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs: Tex £105 The Borrans, £99 Spital Farm, £97 Silverhow Farm, Yealand Manor, £96 The Borrans. Suff £104 Gilpin Green Farm, £101 Lane Ends Farm, £100 Birks Farm, Lane Ends Farm, £96 Hollins Farm. Char £99 Floraire, £96 Hampsfield Hall, £93.50 Hill Farm, £88 Crooklands Brow, £86.50 Hillcroft. Hamp £93 Endmoor Farm. Bel £91.50 Red Lodge, £88.50 Stubb Farm, £85 Brown Edge, £83 Stubb Farm, Brown Edge. Dors £90 Skiddaw View, £82 Floraire. Mule £84 The Borrans, £80 Sowermire, £78.50 Low Newton Farm. Chev £80 Silverhow Farm. Cont £71 Abbey Drive.

Cast Ewes: Suff £113 Netherbeck Barn, £112 Strickland Hill, £70 Riverside House. Tex £109 Mill Cottage, £104 Hebblethwiate, £97 Red Lodge, Orchard House, £96 Boyren Hill. Char £108 Claife Ave, £95 Park Farm Barn, £94 Brown Edge, £66 Hill Farm. Mule £94 Smithy Green, £85 Birks Farm, £81 Park Farm Barn, Cooper House, Smithy Green. BFL £86 Barbon Fell House. Zwart £80 Birks Farm. Chev £80 Skiddaw View, £77 Chapel House, £71 Ghyll Farm, £69 Brow Head, £67 Skiddaw View. Dors £80 Park Farm Barn. Chxmu £78 Broad Head. Rough £73 Sowermire. Dales £70 Low Audlands. KH £68 Norht Lodge. Swale £67 Strickland Hill, £58 Skiddaw View, Netherhouses, £51 Beck Side. Lleyn £61 Gaitbarrow Farm.

Cast Tup: BFL £141 Barbon Fell House, £99 Yoad Pot, £94 High Skelgill. Suff £91 Brow Head. Char £83 Low Audlands. Swale £82, £71 High Skelgill, £64 Beck Side. Dales £75 Yarlsber. Bel £70 Bowkerstead Farm. Tex £69 Four Winds.

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