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.
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.
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.