Record entry of Pigs at NWA J36
The sale for all classes of pigs at NWA J36 saw a record entry of 213 forward with today’s sale certainly having both quality and quantity. The sale commenced with prime pigs with this section continuing to attract new vendors and purchasers from as far afield as Scotland and Cheshire.
The sale peaked at £145 for Pietrain x hoggs from JR Corlett, Cockermouth who also sold other Pietrain x hoggs and gilts at £132. A super entry of white pigs sold to £142 for Large White x gilts from M Blease, Carnforth with other gilts to £130 - £128 from D & E Monk, Bispham and boars achieving £112. Coloured prime pigs sold to £82 for Saddleback x Pietrain boars from HMP Wymott, Preston who also sold Saddleback x gilts at £80. Berkshire boars from B Capstick, Sedbergh sold to £80. Top pence per kilo was 169p/kg achieved for Pietrain x hoggs and gilts from JR Corlett, Cockermouth. Other well finished gilts and hoggs 130p/kg – 150p/kg, medium pigs 100p/kg – 125p/kg with leaner pigs and coloured pigs 80p/kg – 95p/kg depending on weight. All prime pigs forward averaged 111p/kg and £94.
31 store pigs sold to £61 for Large White x from RJ & R Holden, Millom. Pietrain x gilts sold to £55 and £54 from D Cockett, Ingleton. Younger stores sold to £39 for Pietrain x gilts from D Baldwin, Ulverston.
A bumper entry of 99 weaners were forward today with a top price of £35 for Large White x from C & J Bennett, Preston, Berkshire boars from B Capstick, Sedbergh sold at £29. Younger weaners achieved £26 for Pietrain x and Saddleback x from W Brown, Lanark. Youngest weaners straight off the sow £10 - £15.
The next sale of prime pigs is on Tuesday 27th August and a strong entry is required to meet demand.
A similar number of prime lambs forward this week selling to as to be expected an easier trade of 172p/kg as many outlets are full because of the festival. Heavy weight lambs continue to be in plenty of demand sell well at J36 with plenty of pens in the eighties and nineties. The market was topped today by heavy weight Texel lambs selling to £98 from JL North of Giggleswick, whom sold others to £92. Other noticeable Texel lambs prices were £95.50 from J Handley & Son of Chapel-le-Dale and £95 from T & M Halhead of Priest Hutton. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £96 from R & J Dodgson of Natland and £93 from JG & BJ Escolme of Killington. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £91.50 or 198p/kg from J Holme & Son of Ulverston with other Beltex lambs selling to £85 or 197p/kg from P & TL Edmondson of Kirkby in Furness all of which were purchased by Dales Traditional Butchers of Kirkby Lonsdale. Mule lambs sold to a top of £73.50 from BD Gill of Ingleton.
A smaller entry of cast sheep on the market sold to a slightly easier trade as to be expected following the strong trade on the lead up to the festival which has been over the weekend. Texel ewes sold to a top of £110 from D & SA Robinson of Old Hutton closely followed by £100 from Helen Newton of Low Levens and Messrs Altham of Whittingham. Mule ewes sold to £64 from S & B Capstick of Old Hutton with others selling in the early sixties. Horned ewes sold to £53 from DV Carrick of Kirkby Stephen.