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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 9th June

Pigs

Prime Pigs sold to a top price of £108 for a Pietrain Pigs x Saddleback hog from BR Harrison, Staveley who sold others at £100. A heavy weight saddleback boar from W Stamper, Chipping achieved £102. Other heavyweights sold at £90. Medium weighted white pigs achieved £88 from D Lord, Preesall. Top p/kg was 110kg achieved by B Harrison, Staveley with others generally 90p/kg – 100 p/kg depending on weight and breed, buyers showing preference to gilts & hogs and caution towards boars.

Stores and weaners were heavily competed for with Gloucestershire Old Spots gilts selling to £60 from S Lawton, Silverdale with white weaner gilts selling to £44 from MB Fawcett, Carnforth.
The next sale of Pigs will be held on Tuesday 23rd June for all classes of pigs.

Spring Lambs

There was another rise in the number of lambs forward at J36 which saw 1162 forward selling to an overall market average of 230p/kg for lambs ranging from 33kg to 57kg. The sale peaked at £125.50 for Suffolk x lambs from T & H Drinkall, Calderside Farm closely followed by DW Hodgson, Cartmel Fell achieving £124 for Texels. The market topped at 268p/kg for a Texel lamb from NW & EM Mason & Son, Carnforth with other well-bred Continentals regularly selling in excess of 250p/kg. Beltex lambs sold to £104 and 266p/kg from R & E Ladds, Scalthwaiterigg with Charollais to £108 from J, BL & I Ellis, New Hutton and 259p/kg from JR & A Geldard & Sons, Levens. Light weight lambs sold to 247p/kg for Texels from RJ Lowery, Holker with others achieving 245p/kg and 237p/kg from C Bousfield & Son, Appleby.

Well-finished continue to sell to a premium with buyers showing caution towards under finished lambs that would benefit from some additional feed to allow maximum return to the vendor.

Prime Hoggs

Prime Hoggs sold to £94 for Suffolks from A Hodgson & Son, Ambleside with Cheviots achieving £92 from AG Butler, Hambleton and Mules to £87 from SH & M Batty & Son, Quernmore. Well-finished hoggs are still attracting keen interest from buyers with Cheviots selling to 227p/kg from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston who sold others at 215p/kg and 214p/kg.

All hoggs forward sold to an SQQ of 190p/kg was achieved for hoggs today.

Cast Ewes

A larger entry of cull sheep forward today sold to an improved trade with a top price of £120 achieved for a Texel x ewe from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg with others achieving £110 from E Dodgson, Kendal and WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. Other heavy Continental ewes regularly sold between £95 and £108. Mules sold to a top of £88 from JW & TE Sharp Ltd, Lyth with others also achieving £88 from S Blades, Arkholme. Hill ewes sold to £74 for a Rough Fell from CP Bateman, Docker with Swaledales to £60 from RI Dixon, Low Newton and Herdwicks sold to £57 from K Wrathall, Seathwaite.

Cull rams sold to £87 from Meadow House Holding, Underbarrow with horned rams to £45 for a Swaledale from K Wrathall.

Buyers are cautious of over fat ewes with ewes now best sold in the condition ‘fit not fat’.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

SUFFOLK: £125.50 Calderside Farm, £121.50 Lane Ends Farm, £119.50 Calderside Farm, £119 Holme Farm, £118 High House Farm, £117 Milestones Cottage. TEXEL: £124 Swallowmire Farm, £119 Moss End Farm, £118 Crook O Lune Farm, £118, £117 High Green Farm, £117 Riddings. CONTINENTAL: £114.50 Station Hotel Farm, £104.50 Kilnbeck, £103 Howriggs, £100 Green Lane End Farm, £98 Calderside Farm, £92 Park House Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £108 Hawkrigg End, £101 Low Foulshaw Farm, £90 Bull Bank Farm, £89.50 Redbank Farm, £89 Crabtree Farm, £86.50 Shorthorn Farm. BELTEX: £104 Benson Hall, £101.50 Gibraltar Farm, £100.50, £100 Stubb Farm, £99, £98.50 Gibraltar Farm. HAMPSHIRE: £89, £88, £85 Endmoor Farm.

Prime Hoggs

SUFFOLK: £94 Borwick Lodge Farm, £85 Hollins Farm, £75.50 Rowe End Farm, £46 Holme Farm. CHEVIOT: £92 Park Farm Barn, £88, £84 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. TEXEL: £87 Red Scarr Farm, £84.50, £84, £83 Longmire Farm, £82.50 Low Tarn Green, £80 Holme Farm. CHEVIOT – MULE: £87 Park Farm Barn. MULE: £87 Friars Moss, £81 Roundthwaite, £78 Keskadale, £72.50 Holme Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £86, £84.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. BELTEX: £81 Keskadale. SWALEDALE: £81, £79 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £51 High Green Farm, £49.50 High Skelghyl, £49 Low Deepslack, £46 Braida Garth. HERDWICK: £77, £67 The Galleon.

Cast Ewes

BELTEX: £120 Sunny Bank Farm, £67 Stubb Farm. TEXEL: £110, £106 Spittal Farm, £105 Knott Hall Farm, £99 Holme Farm, £97 Longmire Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £110 Brown Edge, £108 Low Foulshaw Farm, Nether Hall Farm, £103 Low Foulshaw Farm, £100 Nether Hall Farm. SUFFOLK: £102 Low Newton Farm, £94 Swallowmire Farm, £93 Crabtree Farm, £90 Swallowmire Farm, £87 High House, £80 North Farm. MULE: £88 Flodder Hall, Hill Top, £86 Rowe End Farm, £83 Brown Edge, £82 Flodder Hall, £80 Far Orrest. CHEVIOT – MULE: £87 Swallowmire Farm, £80 Sunny Bank, £78 Low Tarn Green, £76 Sunny Bank, £65 High House. ZWARTBLES: £80 Brown Edge, £77 Nether Hall Farm. ROUGH FELL: £74 Croft Foot Farm. CHEVIOT: £74 Low Tarn Green. SWALEDALE: £60 Low Newton Farm, £41 Moors Farm, £23 Borwick Lodge Farm. HERDWICK: £57, £30 Cockley Beck Farm.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £87 Meadow House Holding. SWALEDALE: £45 Cockley Beck Farm. HERDWICK: £40, £38 Cockley Beck Farm.

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