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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 8th January

Pigs

The opening pig sale of 2019 saw 106 forward comprising of 49 prime, 4 cull sows and 53 weaners. Prime pigs sold to £98 for Duroc x gilts from J Stott with Pietrain x hogs selling to £95 from JR Corlett. Hevay well-bred pigs (90kg to 110kg) were easiest sold and they were generally achieving 90p/kg to 100p/kg. Gilts and hoggs attracted a premium over boars. Lighter, leaner pigs were selling between £48 and £70 depending on breed. Sows sold to £60 with most going for further feeding. Weaners topped at £37 for gilts from R Holland with others selling to £24. Youngest weaners were generally £12 to £20 depending on breed and quality.

The next sale of pigs will be on Tuesday 22nd January, please note this is a prime pig sale only with entries required by Friday 18th January.

Prime Hoggs

One of the largest entries of Prime Sheep for several months were forward at J36 on Tuesday 8th January with 2038 sold. There was an overall market average of 200p/kg achieved with buyers competing for types and classes. The sale peaked at £107 for Texel x from JB Airey, Kendal with other heavyweight lambs achieving £100 to £106. A wonderful run of Beltex x hoggs from KJ Knight, Kirkby-in-Furness topped at £106 and averaged £98 for fifty sold. Well-finished hoggs sold to a premium topping at 248p/kg for Beltex x from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor, others were generally 210p/kg to 235p/kg. Standard weight lambs (39-45kg) sold to £103 for Charollais x from JA & R Geldard, Levens with others selling between £82 and £90. Hill bred lambs sold to £82 for Swaledales from T Longton & Son, Cheviots achieved £81 from RW Nicholson with Rough Fells selling to £80. Light weight hoggs were keenly competed for selling to 220p/kg from D & DW Prickett, Farleton and £66 for Dalesbred from R Capstick & Son.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of 787 Cull Sheep were a stronger trade with everything £8 to £10 up on the week. The sale topped at £166 for a Texel ewe from PK & R Woof, Stainton, with other heavy pure bred ewes selling to £130 to £155.

Mules sold to £90 from KR & C Williamson, Kirkby Lonsdale with other heavy Mules regularly selling between £70 and £80. Hill ewes sold to £79 for Cheviots, Swaledales sold to £60, Rough Fells sold to £57 and Dalesbred sold to £54. All ewes averaged £51.33 with a large proportion of horned and hill ewes forward with these achieving £25 to £40 depending on their size and finish.

52 Cull Rams sold to £114 for a Charollais from Messrs Clegg & Bennet, with other heavy rams selling between £95 and £110. Bluefaced Leicester sold to £93 from TW & C Shepherd, Rough Fells sold to £70, Swaledales sold to £67 and Herdwicks sold to £52. Cull rams averaged £67.94.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £107 Mint Close, £106 Little Guards, £101 Mint Close, £100 Dove Nest Lane, £100 Low Woodedge Farm. Beltex - £103 Low Foulshaw Farm, £100 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £99 Stubb Farm, £98 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £97 Keer Falls. Cheviot - £99 Green Head, £87 High Arnside Farm, £81 Green Lane End Farm, £80 Howriggs, £80 High House Farm. Zwartble - £98 Birks Farm. Charollais - £97 Dawson Fold, £95 Red Scar, £88 Dawson Fold, £87 Red Scar, £84 The Borrans. Suffolk - £97 Birks Farm, £96 Holmelands, £96 Dunningwell Farm, £95 Kit Cragg, £94 Meadow Oaks. Horned - £91 The Borrans. Mule - £88 Barrowfield, £86 Holmelands, £85 Holme House Farm, £85 Low Longmire, £84 Holme House Farm. Swaledale - £82, £79 Rooten Brook, £77 Mouse Syke, £76 Rydal Farm, £73 Rooten Brook. Dales Bred - £78 Yarlsber, £66 Fell End Farm. Rough Fell - £78, £76 Millriggs, £73 Lockbank Farm, £72 Boundary Beck. Masham - £78 Middale Farm. Ryedale - £77 Hoggarth Farming. Jacob - £72 Crook Hall Farm. Herdwick - £54 High Biggarsbank.

Cast Ewe:

Texel – £166, £156, £132 Storth End Farm, £98 Mansrigg Hall. Suffolk - £118 Station Hotel Farm, £84 Green Lane End Farm, £80 Mansrigg Hall, £79 Woodside Farm. Charollais - £90, £84 Low Foulshaw Farm, £78 Rowanston. Mule - £90 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £80 Mansrigg Hall, £78 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £78 Hollowmire Farm, £77 Green Lane End Farm. Leicester - £86 Hazel Head Farm, £66 The Borrans. Zwartble - £85 Birks Farm, £57 Moss End Farm, £48 Patton Hall. Cheviot - £79 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £79 Green Head, £78 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, £75 Harbarrow Farm. Continental - £76 High Wray Farm, £59 Birks Farm. Cheviot Mule - £75 Low Tarn Green, £70 Tarn Foot. Lleyn - £75, £71 Low Foulshaw Farm, £67 Kirkby Hall. Masham - £70 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Horned - £66 Rose Cottage, £54 Harbarrow Farm. Swaledale - £60, £47 Beck Side, £42 Low Longmire. Rough Fell - £57 Crook O Lune Farm, £51 Low Deepslack. Dales Bred - £54 Fell End Farm, £52 Middale Farm. Scotch - £52 Silverhow Farm. Jacob - £51 Park House Farm.

Cast Ram:

Charollais - £114 Tongue House Farm, £80 Wasdyke Farm. Texel - £105 Hollowmire Farm, £100 Skelwith Fold Farm, £98 Silverhow Farm, £88 High Birk Howe, £80 Mansrigg Hall. Leicester - £93 Nook Farm, £78, £75 High Tenement Farm, £67 Hazel Head Farm. Suffolk - £93 Birks Farm, £88 Park House Farm, £80 Dunningwell Farm, £79 Mansrigg Hall. Lleyn - £90 Low Foulshaw Farm. Continental - £79 Dunningwell Farm. Rough Fell - £70 Blackmoss Farm. Swaledale - £67 Well Foot, £58 Skelwith Fold Farm. Horned - £64 Tarn Foot, £55 Rose Cottage. Herdwick - £52 Tarn Foot, £46 Hazel Head Farm, £42 Tongue House Farm.

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