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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 27th November

Prime Pigs

There was a reduced entry of 19 Prime Pigs forward following on from the bumper entry at the last sale and several consignments being held for the Christmas show on 11th December. Well-finished pigs sold to £115 from NJ Wilkinson, with other heavier pigs selling between £95 and £112. The top price of 125p/kg was achieved for Pietrain x Gilts from NJ Wilkinson.

Please advise the office of entries for the next sale on Tuesday 11th December.

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a larger entry forward this week of 1323 selling to a continued trade with heavier lambs slightly sharper on the week. Once again, a good market for best conformation lambs saw these top at £99.50 from SJ Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale, with others from the same home selling to £93 for a big pen of Texels. Beltexs topped at £91 or 233p/kg from young shepherd Conor Boyren, Colton with others selling to £88.50 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside. TS & SM Park, Millom sold heavy weight Texels to £92.

More hill lambs in the market today saw Cheviots top the trade at £83.50 for a pen of ten from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg. More Mules on offer today, topped at £74.50 from J Handley, Carnforth. Horned lambs topped at £68 from BD Gill, Ingleton for Dalesbreds. Thirty-eight kilo Swaledale lambs from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington sold to £62.

Don’t forget it’s the Christmas show and sale of Prime Lambs will be held on Tuesday 4th December.

Cast Sheep

There was a sharper trade for all specifications of Cast ewes this week as numbers begin to tighten with the strongest demand seen for big, heavy ewes. Suffolk Ewes from J & C Airey, Ulverston topped at £117 with others selling to £111 from the same home. Texels ewes topped at £103 from BD Willison & Son, Levens with others selling to £98 from Josh Capstick, Ingleton. Stronger Mule ewes saw a lift in trade, topping at £76 from WH Kitching & Sons, Hale.

Hill ewes saw well-fleshed sorts sell to a top price of £64 for Rough Fells from JF Cook, Witherslack with other well-meated horned ewes achieving £44 to £52. Medium ewes generally £30 to £42 with leaner sorts £15 to £25.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £99.5, £93 Underley Estate Office, £92 Millom Castle, £91 Poppy Farm, £89 Millom Castle. Beltex - £91 Hill Park, £88.5, £77 Poppy Farm, £75 Low Barras Green, £65.5 Clawthorpe Lodge. Continental - £85.5 Yealand Manor, £85 Reeds Gardens, £82.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £76 Red Scar, £74 Reeds Gardens. Suffolk - £85 Low Barras Green, £83.5 Smithy Green Farm, £83 Reeds Gardens, £82 Smithy Green Farm, £80 Low Brundrigg. Cheviot - £83.5, £74 Green Head, £70 High House Farm, £69 Howriggs, £63.5 Kate Farm. Charollais - £80 Hollowmire Farm, £76 Smithy Green Farm, £72 Low Sizergh Farm, £67 Moss Side, £67 Moss End Farm. Mule - £74.5 Gunner Fleet Farm, £71 Holme House Farm, £70.5 Hillcroft, £69 Rowe End Farm. Dales Bred - £68, £60.5 Yarlsber. Dorset - £65 Warth Sutton Farm. Herdwick - £64.5 Howe Farm. Ryeland - £64 Bank House Farms. Swaledale - £62 Rowe End Farm. Rough Fell - £60.5 High Greenside. Horned - £50.5 Low Haygarth Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £117, £111, £94 Reeds Gardens, £88 Hill Top Farm, £88 Wood Broughton Barn. Dorset - £77, £54 Brow Head. Texel - £103 Cinderbarrow Farm, £98 Fell End Farm, £88 Poppy Farm, £88 Hill Top Farm, £83 Kate Farm. Cheviot - £92 Green Head, £66 Low Mill House, £58 High Wallabarrow Farm, £53 Low Mill House, £50 Kate Farm. Beltex - £90 Green Head. Charollais - £76, £70 Cinderbarrow Farm, £68 Gilpin Farm, £61 Wood Broughton Barn, £57 Kate Farm. Mule - £76, £79 White House, £67 Smithy Green Farm, £65 North Lodge, £62 Holme House Farm. Cheviot Mule - £75 Moss Side Farm, £54 Poppy Farm. Horned - £74 Kate Farm, £54, £53 High Swinklebank Farm. Masham - £68 Kate Farm, £61 High Swinklebank Farm. Rough Fell - £64 Moss Howe Farm. Continental - £56 High Swinklebank Farm. Gritstone - £55 Brow Head. Kerry Hill - £50 North Lodge. Dales Bred - £46 Fell End Farm. Swaledale - £44 Gilpin Farm, £39 Cooper House, £35 Troughton Hall. Herdwick - £41 Troughton Hall, £39 Gilpin Farm, £37 Moss Howe Farm, £37 High Wallabarrow Farm.

Cast Ram:

Dorset - £80 Yealand Manor. Cheviot - £58 High House Farm. Swaledale - £50, £40 Oak Tree Farm.

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