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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 12th June

Over 1,500 Sheep Forward Today at J36

Pigs

There was the largest entry of pigs for several months today, which saw 118 forward and all selling to a competitive trade with vendors leaving pleased with the prices achieved.

The sale commenced with prime pigs which had 39 forward. Top priced in this section was £160 (170p/kg) for Large White x Pietrain gilts from JR Corlett, Cockermouth who sold others at £150, £148 and to 173p/kg. Other heavy prime pigs sold to £142 with mediums £110 - £130, lighter weights were £85 - £105 dependant on breed and finish, gilts and hogs were easiest to sell with boars a more selective trade.

A better entry of sows and boars with more weight and finish forward today. Top priced sows came from DC Miller, Preston achieving £165 with others £162, £160, £152 sows generally 50p/kg – 65p/kg.

A full row of stores and weaners attracted a large crowd of buyers with everything easily sold. Best white weaners from B Harrison sold to £72 with others from the same home £68. Stores achieved £62 for Saddleback x hogs with Pietrain x £58, younger stores were £42 - £55.

The next sale of pigs is Tuesday 26th June for Prime/Cast only. Please advise the office of entries or contact Mathew Probert on 07540446667.

Spring Lambs

There was a larger entry of spring lambs forward this week with strong demand from all buyers with the end of the Ramadan this week. There was an overall market average of 256p/kg achieved, with 40-50kg lambs averaging 261p/kg. More lambs could have easily of been sold to the advantage of the vendor.

Top price of the day was for 54kg Suffolks from WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet selling to £147 closely followed by Suffolks to £138 from J Atkinson, Underbarrow. Texels peaked at £132 from JA Airey of New Hutton with others to £131 from RJ & KR Wilkinson, Levens. Top price per kilo was 313p/kg from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with others from the same good home selling to 300p/kg. Plenty of pens of good conformation lambs selling in excess of 275p/kg.

Quite a large number of light weight lambs forward saw best conformation 36kg lambs sell to £100 with 33kg lambs selling to £81.

Prime Hoggs

There was a bumper entry of hoggs forward for the end of Ramadan with just short of 400 in the market. There was a buoyant trade throughout which saw well-fleshed hoggs sell in the region of 200p/kg. Top price per kilo was 222p/kg from RF Towers of Wray. Top price per head was £99 from RJ & KR Wilkinson, Levens for Texels. Horned hoggs sold to a top of 206p/kg or £80.50 for Swaledales from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston.

Cast Sheep

A large entry of Cast Ewes forward this week, saw 500 pass through the ring. JR Corlett of Cockermouth topped the trade selling Texel tups to £149 and Suffolk tups to £143. The ewe trade was topped by RF Towers of Wray selling Beltex Ewes to £139 and £133 with Texel ewes from the same home selling to £131. Plenty of strong Continental and Suffolk ewes sold in excess of £110. Mule ewes sold to a top of £87 from J BL & I Ellis, New Hutton with plenty of pens of Mule Ewes selling in the eighties. Swaledale Ewes sold to a top of £75 from the Inman Family of Witherslack.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb

Suffolk - £147 Lane Ends Farm, £138 Dale View Farm, £130 High Foulshaw Farm, £125 Dale View Farm, £122.5 Cracalt Farm. Texel - £132 Old Croft, £131 High Foulshaw Farm, £130 Skiddaw View, £125 High Foulshaw Farm, £121 Johnson House Farm. Dorset - £122 Hallbeck. Beltex - £119 Stubb Farm, £119 Trees Farm, £117 Stubb Farm. Charollais - £119, £115 Crosscrake Farm, £100 Redbank Farm, £99 Low House, £98 Crook O Lune Farm. Hampshire - £95.5 Gibsons Farm. Zwartble - £80 The Cresent.

Prime Hogg

Texel - £99 High Foulshaw Farm, £94 Curwen Hill Farm, £89 Overhouses, £86 Cobble Hey Farm, £85.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Suffolk - £96 High Foulshaw Farm, £92 Low Longmire, £81 Low Groves Farm, £55 Hill Top Farm. Charollais - £89, £62 High Foulshaw Farm. Mule - £89 Overhouses, £82 Cobble Hey Farm, £77 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £76 The Borrans, £73 Curwen Hill Farm. Swaledale - £80.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £69 Old School House, £64.5, £62 Overhouses, £60 Old School House. Hampshire - £80 The Borrans. Herdwick - £79.5, £76.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £65 Rydal Farm. Horned - £79 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £56 Higher Salter, £50.5 Old School House. Scotch - £77, £74.5, £73.5, £69 Curwen Hill. Cheviot - £75, £56 Hall Bank. Masham - £75 Cobble Hey Farm. Rough Fell - £75, £66, £57 Howes Lodge. Dales Bred - £66 Ghyll Farm. Continental - £52 Cobble Hey Farm.

Cast Ewe

Beltex - £139, £133, £123 Curwen Hill Farm, £122 Storth End Farm, £116 Trees Farm. Texel - £131 Curwen Hill Farm, £110 Crosscrake Farm, £103 High Foulshaw Farm, £97 Cock Hall Farm, £97 Crosscrake Farm. Suffolk - £106 Ashstead, £99, £90 Skiddaw View, £90 Trees Farm, £90 Woodside. Leicester - £101 Summerhill, £92 Skiddaw View, £80 Summerhill, £42 Boundary Beck. Mule - £87 Hawkrigg End, £86 High Underbrow Farm, £86 Woodside, £85 Curwen Hill Farm, £84 Deansbiggin. Cheviot Mule - £93 Woodside, £89 Green Lane End Farm, £85 Kirket Nook. Cheviot - £80 Hutton Roof Hall, £75 Crosscrake Farm, £58 Hall Bank. Swaledale - £75 Strickland Hill, £59 Flodder Hall, £55 Low Longmire, £52 Strickland Hill, £49 Rydal Farm. Dales Bred - £73 Ghyll Farm. Rough Fell - £72 Howes Lodge, £62 High Borrowbridge, £47 Old School House. Kerry Hill - £68 Lupton High Farm. Masham - £67 Woodside. Zwartble - £61 Ivy House, £61 Lupton High Farm, £40 Crosscrake Farm. Herdwick - £51 Rydal Farm, £46 Old School House.

Cast Ram

Texel - £149 Skiddaw Farm, £106 Swainshead Hall Farm, £102 Tarnside Farm, £92 Hillcroft, £87 Hallbeck. Suffolk - £143 Skiddaw View, £74 Hawkrigg End. Zwartble - £88 Lupton High Farm. Swaledale - £69 Oak Tree Farm, £59 Higher Salter, £50 Rydal Farm. Kerry Hill - £45 Lupton High Farm.

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