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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Pigs & Primestock Tuesday 9th January

Pigs

The monthly sale of all classes of pigs had an entry in excess of 110 forward for the sale. Prime pigs were harder to place today following Christmas, with many butchers and wholesalers trying to catch up. Prime pig buyers were very cautious of boars and not really interested in them today with gilts and hogs in good demand and eagerly bid for, selling to a top of £102 or 116p/kg from JR Corlett of Skiddaw View.

There was a large quantity of weaners on the market today, with many people full following the wet weather we have endured the demand wasn’t that strong. Best weaners topped at £50 for Pietrain crosses from NJ Wilkinson of Roosecote Farm.

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller entry of prime hoggs forward this week with just under 1000 in the market. As seen throughout this week there was plenty of trade for all specifications of hoggs with an overall market average of 183p/kg. Hoggs weighing between 39-45kg were selling to a market average of 186p/kg.

Taking top spot today was Beltex hoggs from J Allonby & Son of Green Head selling to £103 or 245p/kg with all Beltex hoggs forward today selling to a market average of 206p/kg. Texel hoggs sold to a top of £100 from from SP Pease of Underley. There was less heavy weight hoggs in the market today but often best conformation, heavy weight hoggs selling into the nineties. There was less hill bred lambs in the market today but plenty of trade for them, which saw Mules sell to a top of £89.50 from R & EA Gardner of Barrowfield with horned hoggs selling to £76 for Rough Fells from Amy Harrison of Millriggs.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller entry of cast ewes in the market today with 365 forward selling to a very similar trade to the previous week. The trade topped at £125 for Leicester tup from Fishwick Bros of Middle Sadghyll Farm. Best ewes sold around the £100 mark topping at £103 from AW Crowe of Ashtree Cottage with Suffolks selling to £99 from RA & L Hodgson of Patton hall. Best upland ewes saw Cheviot Mules top at £89 from SP Pease of Underley, with Mule ewes selling to £69 from the same home. The horn ewe trade very similar to last week.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Beltex - £103 Green Head, £99 Red Lodge, £84.5 Low Hall Farm, £79, £78 Poppy Farm. Texel - £100 Underley Estate Office, £99 Millom Castle, £99 Green Head, £98 Red Scar. Suffolk - £94.5 Garnett Folds, £93.5 High House Farm, £92.5 Hollins Farm, 388 Hill Top Farm, £88 Hill Top Farm, Longfield Manor, Park House Farm. Mule - £89.5 Barrowfield, £83 Red Scar, £82 High Row, £77.5 Bramaskew, £75.5 Sykes Farm. Cheviot - £88.5 Green Head, £84 Underley Estate Office, £77, £75.5 Hartrigg. Charollais - £84.5 Viver Mill Farm, £76 Yealand Manor, £65 Kirket Nook, £64.5 Yealand Manor. Masham - £79.5 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell - £76, £72 Millriggs, £70.5 Boundary Beck, £69 Low Fold. Swaledale - £70 Holme House Farm, £39 High Row. Herdwick - £68.5, £54.5 High House Farm. Leicester - £65 Moss Howe Farm.

Cast Ewe

Texel - £103 Ashtree Cottage, £98 Gibraltar Farm, £96 Beckfoot Farm, £95 Millom Castle. Suffolk - £99 Patton Hall, £96 Underley Estate Office, £93, £75 Mansrigg Hall. Cheviot Mule - £89 Underley Estate Office. Charollais - £88, £73 Oak Tree Farm, £60 Harbarrow Farm. Leicester - £75, £40 Moors Farm. Cheviot - £72 Poppy Farm, £71, £67 Underley Estate Office, 359 Hutton Roof Hall. Mule - £69 Underley Estate Office, £68 Ashtree Cottage, £67 Underley Estate Office, £65 Gibraltar Farm, £64 High Low Wood. Horned - £62 Oak Tree Farm. Masham - £55 West Plain Farm. Dorset - £54, £47 Warth Sutton Farm. Swaledale - £50 Barbon Fell House, £42 Sykes Farm. Continental - £49 Moss End Farm, £43 Harbarrow Farm. Rough Fell - £44 Millriggs. Kerry Hill - £44 Hutton Roof Hall, £37 Rose Cottages.

Cast Ram

Leicester - £125 Middle Sadghyll, £98 Barbon Fell, £95 Middle Sadghyll, £67 Barbon Fell. Charollais - £96 Low Foulshaw Farm, £80, £75 Gilpin Farm. Texel - £91 Ashtree Cottage, £80 Hutton Roof Hall, £40 28 Blea Tarn Road, £40 High Low Wood. Lleyn - £87, £83 Low Foulshaw Farm, £47 Greenbank Farm. Beltex - £75 Hutton Roof Hall, £53 Kate Farm. Suffolk - £72 Mansrigg Hall, £71 Patton Hall.

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