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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 10th July

Pigs

There was a large entry of pigs forward today with a full clearance achieved.

A wonderful entry of prime pigs sold to a top price of £119 for Pietrain gilts from TW Burne with others selling to £116 from G Lacey. White gilts from A Preston sold to £109. Top price per kilo went to TW Burne selling gilts at 117p/kg with others generally between 105p/kg and 115p/kg. Well-finished hogs and boars sold to £103 from A Preston and 103p/kg from G Lacey.

A small number of stores and weaners sold to £48 for Saddleback gilts from HMP Wymott and £44 for Pietrain X from G Lacey. Other weaners sold to £30, £26 and leaner stores to £31 and £19.

Top prices include
Prime Gilts - £119 x 3, £116 x 2, £109 x 3 and £107 x 2
Prime Hoggs - £103 x 3
Prime Boars - £102 x 2, £100 x 2 and £97 x 3
Store/Weaner Gilts - £48, £44 and £30
Store/Weaner Boars/Hoggs - £44, £30 and £26

Spring Lambs

There was an entry of over 1000 prime lambs forward today. The trade had slipped this week, as seen nationally, but saw good conformation, well-fleshed lambs and heavy weight lambs were in strong demand and good to sell today. Leaner types harder to place. There were still best quality lambs selling in excess of £100 topping at £106 from JG & BJ Escolme of Killington for Texel lambs. Beltex lambs sold to £101 or 259p/kg from J Holmes and Son of Ulverston. Well-meated, good conformation lambs sold in the region of 200p/kg. The overall market average was 169p/kg, with those weighing between 45-52kg selling to a market average of 179p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

There was in the region of fifty hoggs in the market today selling to a sharper trade then the previous week as numbers now begin to dry up.

Cast Sheep

There were more ewes on offer this week which had a sharper trade. Continental ewes sold in excess of £100 for best types. Topping the trade was Texel ewes from T & CM Kelsall and Son of Chipping selling to £109 with others to £105 from RHM & S Boyren of Ulverston and P & SA Edmondson of Stainton. Cheviot ewes sold to a top of £94 from AR & C Fawcett of Seascale. Mule ewes sold to a top of £79 for a pen of 10 from KE Richards of Crook o Lune with plenty of strong fit Mule ewes selling in the mid-seventies. Horned ewes sold to a top of £66 for Rough Fell ewes from E Murdock of Kendal.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £106 Low Stanger Thwaite, £101 Hollowmire Farm, £94 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £93 Town End, £90 Cantsfield Hall. Suffolk - £99 Hill Park, £98.5 High House Farm, £98 Lane Ends Farm, £94 Middle Birkby Farm, £92 High House Farm. Beltex - £95 Hill Park, £84, £81, £80.5 Kirket Nook, £79 Stubb Farm. Dorset - £88 High Biggarsbank, £62 Warth Sutton Farm, £53.5 Floraire. Hampshire - £75 Myers Farm, £59 Pear Tree Farm. Charollais - £74 Floraire, £72.5 Hampsfield Hall, £71.5 Floraire, £71 Hampsfield Hall, £66.5 Hodgsons Green Farm. Mule - £69 The Borrans, £64, £55 Low Newton Farm, £50 Mosergh Farm, £50 Moss Howe Farm. Horned - £66 Silverhow Farm. Cheviot Mule - £58 Low Newton Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £79, £74 The Galleon, £72 Red Scar, £70, £68 The Galleon. Cheviot – £62.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £48 The Galleon. Herdwick - £61, £60, £57 Cockley Beck Farm. Mule - £55 The Galleon. Swaledale - £48 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Rough Fell - £44 Moss Howe Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £109 Brown Brook, £103 Hall Croft Barn, £96 Brown Brook, £94 Town House, £92 Crook O Lune Farm. Beltex - £105 Low Barrows Green, £80 Stubb Farm, £50 Dale House. Suffolk - £105 Hill Park, £86, £82 Crook O Lune Farm, £61 High Biggarsbank, £59 Hall Croft Barn. Cheviot - £94, £70 Silverhow Farm. Charollais - £81 Tree Tops, £80 Yew Tree House, £60 Myers Farm, £58 Cinderbarrow Farm. Mule - £79 Crook O Lune Farm, £78 Cantsfield Hall, £77 Toadpool, £76 Mireside Farm, £76 Hampsfield Hall. Rough Fell - £66 Cresent Green, £58 Low Deepslack, £48 Lyndarick. Leicester - £65 Moser Hill, £57 Cinderbarrow Farm. Dorset - £60 Warth Sutton Farm. Swaledale - £49 Borwick Lodge Farm, £46 Marsh House Farm. Continental - £47 Yew Tree House.

Cast Ram:

Beltex - £81, £42 North Lodge. Texel - £70 The Borrans, £65 Tree Tops. Herdwick - £51 Cockley Beck Farm.

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