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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 13th March

Pigs

The monthly sale of all classes of pigs saw 96 forward. Prime Pigs sold to a top of £125 for 80kg Hogs & Gilts from J Corlett, Setmurthy.

Prime Boars sold to £120 from HM Wymott, Leyland with all classes of Prime Pigs selling to a sharper trade than the previous sale. All prime pigs forward averaged £98.

Cast Sows sold to £55 from A Fox, Eskdale Green.

A large entry of Weaners were forward today, which sold to a stronger trade seen for some time. Pietrain x topped the sale at £68 from AJ & EJ Platt of Ulverston with others selling to £55 from the same home.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs saw a reduced entry forward with some vendors coming to the end of their consignments. Well-finished Hoggs saw a Beltex top the sale at £125 from JG Harryman, Hawskhead with others from the same home selling to £119 and £112. Topping the price per kilo was, once again, JG Harryman selling a pen of 40kg Beltex to 280p/kg. Plenty of Continental Hoggs sold over the £100 mark seeing Texels sell to £119 from JB Airey of Kendal and Suffolk Hoggs sell to £119 from F & CE Bentley of Shap.

Mule Hoggs sold to £101 for a pen from FI & ME Little of Barrows Green which was closely followed by £100.50 from J & CG Redmayne of Samlesbury and £100 from Redmayne Brothers of Blackburn. All Mules forward averaged £88.56.

Hill bred Hoggs sold to £98 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with Cheviots. Large pens of Scotch Blackfaces sold to £90 and Herdwicks to £84 both from Williamson Brothers, Newland. Swaledales sold to £81 from GM & A Jackson, Preston.

All Prime Hoggs forward averaged 208p/kg. Hoggs between weighing between 39kg and 45kg averaged 220p/kg , with 45-52kg averaging 219p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a bumper entry of over 500 Cast Sheep in the market today, with all classes selling to a strong trade.

Topping the trade was a Suffolk Ewe selling to £138 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston which was closely followed by £134 from TC Altham, Kirkby Lonsdale. There was plenty of Continental Ewes selling over the £100 mark.

Mule Ewes sold to £100 from three vendors DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland, J & O Galbraith, Endmoor & B & D Willison & Son, Levens.

Hill Bred Ewes saw Rough Fells sell to £77 from C Head, Kendal. Swaledales sold to £70 from N Cooper & Sons, Torver who also sold Herdwicks to £56.

Cast Rams sold to £100 for Texels from J & J Huck, Burneside and also for a Teeswater from C Head of Kendal.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Beltex - £125, £119, £112 The Galleon, £103 Green Head. Hampshire - £120 The Borrans. Texel - £119, £118 5 Mint Close, £118 Ashtree Cottage, £117 5 Mint Close, £117 Millom Castle. Suffolk - £119 Hill Top Farm, £118 Low Woodedge Farm, £105 Hill Top Farm, £104 Helm Croft, £99 Cockrigg Farm. Mule - £101 Helm Croft, £100.5 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £100 Lower House Farm, £100 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £100 Blakey Hey Farm. Continental - £100 Low Woodedge Farm. Cheviot - £98 Hutton Roof Hall, £90 Green Head, £85.5 Hall Bank, £84 Greenhills Farm, £80 Hartrigg. Dorset - £93, £85.5 Yealand Manor. Scotch - £93, £90 Greenhills Farm. Herdwick - £84 Greenhills Farm, £73 Low Longmire, £72 Wall End Farm, £63 High Biggarsbank, £61.2 Charley Crag Farmhouse. Swaledale - £81 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £77 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £77 Low Longmire, £75 Holme House Farm, £70.5 Higher Salter. Horned - £78 Higher Salter. Rough Fell - £77 Boundary Beck, £74, £56 Croft Foot Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £138 Mansrigg Hall, £130 Hawkrigg End, £118, £116 Mansrigg Hall, £108 Cockrigg Farm. Texel - £134 Mill Bank, £120 Moss End Farm, £116 Mansrigg Hall, £112 Moss End Farm. Cheviot Mule - £108 Green Lane End. Mule - £100 High House Farm, £100 Endmoor Farm, £100 Cinderbarrow Farm, £99 Crabtree Farm, £94 Ashtree Cottage. Masham - £93 16 Killington Drive. Dorset - £91 Farleton Park, £68 High Biggarsbank. Leicester - £88 Whelpside Farm, £66 Well Foot, £42 Cinderbarrow Farm. Goat - £80 Wall End Farm. Zwartble - £80 Garnett House Farm. Rough Fell - £77 16 Killington Drive, £70 Croft Foot Farm, £65 Boundary Beck, £48 High Swinklebank. Swaledale - £70 Troughton Hall, £62 Kendal House Farm, £61 Holme House Farm, £58 Barbon Fell House, £55 Kendal House Farm. Beltex - £64 Farleton House. Cheviot - £61 Kate Farm, £53 Park House Farm, £49 Forest Hall, £49 Kate Farm. Jacob - £58 Moss End Farm. Scotch - £58, £51 Farleton House. Herdwick - £56 Troughton Hall, £51 Barbon Fell House, £39 Stonethwaite Farm. Dales Bred - £50 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ram:

Teeswater - £100 16 Killington Drive. Texel - £100 Garnett House Farm, £96 High House Farm, 390 Moss End Farm, £74 Well Foot, £66 16 Killington Drive. Rough Fell - £92 16 Killington Drive. Leicester - £82 Holme House Farm, £80 Barbon Fell House, £80 Wilcock Farm, £70 Stonethwaite Farm. Herdwick - £74 Wall End Farm, £69 Troughton Hall. Horned - £74, £53 Higher Salter. Swaledale - £69 Wall End Farm, £51 Barbon Fell House. Suffolk - £56 High House Farm.

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