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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 9th October

Pig Report

NWA J36 held its fortnightly sale of pigs which saw a nice entry forward with heavy well finished gilts easiest to sell.

A top price of £140 was achieved for white gilts from G Hargreaves with Pietrain X hogs achieving £127 from N J Wilkinson. Other hogs and gilts were £100 - £116 from W Stamper who also sold boars to £111.

A top price of 149p/kg was paid for Pietrain X hogs from N J Wilkinson with others generally 100p/kg – 120p/kg dependent on weight and finish.

Weaners were a fierce trade with gilts to £60 from AJ & EJ Platt, younger gilts and boars £42 - £48 with nothing less than £32.

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an entry of 1000 forward with all classes of lambs selling to a slightly sharper trade with lambs selling to a market average of 162p/kg. Vendors with fed lambs on hard feed were seeing the financial benefits with well-finished lambs best to sell. Beltex lambs saw best conformation lambs regularly selling around the 200p/kg mark topping at 206p/kg from JG & PH Thompson, Selside with others to 205p/kg from J Twigge, Lindale. The day’s trade was topped at £93 for Beltex lambs from JG Harryman, Hawkshead, with others selling to £90 from JB & BJ Escolme, Killington. Texel Lambs sold to a top of £88 from DM Cardwell, Stalmine, closely followed by £87 from RH, M & S Boyren, Ulverston. It was great to have numerous pens of lambs selling in the eighties today. Mules sold to a top of £75 from P & TL Edmondson, Kirkby-in-Furness.

Cast Sheep

The cast ewe trade remained very similar with, once again, just short of 700 ewes on offer this week. Big heavy, well-fleshed ewes continue to well sold with small leaner and hill bred ewes not seeing much improvement in the trade yet. Topping today at £108 was Texel ewes from RG Blackburn, Great Strickland. Charollais ewes topped at £88 with plenty of pens of strong Continental and Suffolk ewes selling either side of the £80 mark.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb

Beltex - £93 The Galleon, £90 Low Stanger Thwaite, £89.5 The Galleon, £86.5 Poppy Farm, £84 Holmelands. Texel - £88 Moss Side Farm, £87 Hill Park, £86 Moss Side Farm, £86 Hill Park. Suffolk - £79 Brow Head, £78.5 Crooklands Brow, £78 Low Stanger Thwaite, £76 Crooklands Brow, £75 Meadow Oaks. Cheviot - £78 The Galleon. Continental - £77.5, £76 Hill Park, £61 Beech House, £61 Mosergh Farm, £55 High Low Wood. Mule - £76 The Galleon, £75 Low Hall Farm, £70 Hillcroft, £70 Red Scar. Charollais - £75 Mireside Farm, £75, £74.5 Myers Farm, £74 Floraire. Leicester - £75 Gaitbarrow Farm. Masham - £69 Yarlsber. Rough Fell - £59.5 High Swinklebank Farm, £51.5 Steps Farm.

Cast Ewe

Texel - £108 Chapel House, £84 Hill Park, £84 Causeway Farm, £83 Chapel House, £80 Southways. Charollais - £88, £73, £68 Floraire, £58 Woodside. Suffolk - £80 Topthorn Farm, £75 Southways, £60 Moss Side Farm, £59 West Plain Farm. Leicester - £79 Low Newton Farm, £70 Castle Syke Farm, £57 Low Newton Farm. Beltex - £75, £69 Marsh Grange Farm. Lleyn - £70, £64 Gaitbarrow Farm. Cheviot - £69 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £60 Howriggs, £57 Underley Estate Office. Continental - £69, £68 Underley Estate Office, £50 West Plain Farm. Mule - £59 Westmorland Chapel Farm LTD, £57 Underley Estate Office, £55 Topthorn Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel - £57 Chapel House, £50 Jackson Ground. Continental - £53 Arnside Tower Farm.

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