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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Prime Pigs, J36

North West Auctions Christmas Show and Sale of Pigs

There was one of the largest entry of pigs forward at today’s sale which was the last one in 2019. A feature of today’s sale was the Christmas Show for pairs of Prime Pigs which was kindly judged by Mr Fred Gibson of Kirkby Lonsdale.

The Championship rosette was awarded to a pair of Pietrain x Large White gilts from JR Corlett & Son, Cockermouth, which sold at £168 to Browns Quality Meats, Lindal as a Christmas treat for their customers. 2nd prize was a pair of Pietrain x gilts from Wendy Stamper, Chipping selling at £118 with WE Gregson, Wrea Green achieving £110 for the 3rd prize pair of Large White x gilts.

Prime pigs (95kg – 110kg) generally selling at £100 - £130 with mediums 88kg – 92kg achieving £90 - £105. Lighter weights, 70kg – 80kg generally £85 - £110. All prime pigs today averaged £100 and 108p/kg.

Cull sows sold to £130 (58p/kg) from AJ & EJ Platt, Barrow in Furness with others £125 (51p/kg) from RA Holmes, Inskip. All cull sows forward averaged £75 and 40p/kg.

There was a reduced entry of stores and weaners today selling to £51 for Maxi-grow x stores from AJ & EJ Platt, Barrow in Furness. Coloured weaners sold to £35 for Saddleback x from A Diss, Ulverston with others achieving £33 from DC Miller, Garstang

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