The fortnightly sale for all classes of pigs at NWA J36, saw a fast trade with buyers keen to secure all types of pigs to fulfil orders.
The sale commenced with prime pigs which saw a top price of £115 achieved for a pair of Saddleback x Pietrain hogs from PK & R Woof, Stainton who sold prime gilts of the same breeding at £112. BR Harrison, Windermere sold a trio of Pietrain x gilts at £110, with JM Navesey, Darwen selling Saddleback gilts to £88. Top pence per kilo was 118p/kg from BR Harrison and PK & R Woof with other prime pigs generally 90–95p/kg depending on breed and weight, with buyers cautious of over fat pigs and showing a preference for gilts and hogs.
An increased entry of weaner and store pigs saw a top price of £41 achieved for Duroc x stores from AJ & EJ Platt, Barrow in Furness with others achieving £31. Weaners sold to £28 for Large White x again from AJ & EJ Platt, with youngest weaners selling to £15 from M Bennett, Penrith.
The next sale for all classes of pigs will be held on Tuesday 14th July, please contact the office with entries to assist with promotion.
There was a pleasing show of 1365 lambs forward today at J36, that sold to an improved trade on the week, averaging 233p/kg. Thanks must go to our vendors for the quality and finish lamb presented for todays sale.
Heavy weight lambs continue to sell to a strong trade with a top of £122 for a Suffolk from DM & D Cook, Ulverston, others Suffolks closely followed from M Cook at £120. Well-meated 45kg to 55kg lambs selling between £108 and £115. Charollais lambs from J & M Wilson, Selside topped the pence per kilo market selling to 269p/kg or £113 a head. Many consignments of fed and good conformation lambs sold in the region of 250p/kg with some of the better runs of lambs selling to 260p/kg range. Beltex lambs were, once again, in strong demand topping at £110 from RW & SA Nicholson, Carnforth with this pen of lambs sired by a Paul Slater tup. Other Beltex lambs from the same home sold £109. Light weight lambs weighing between 34-38kg were well sought after, with numerous outlets for them. A top price of £101 was achieved for 37kg Beltex lambs from R Lawrence, Grange over Sands, others sold to £100 from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor. There was more Mules coming forward today with these selling excess of 210p/kg topping at 220o/kg from JH Atkinson & Partners, Selside.
There was a larger show of cast sheep on offer with 336 going through the ring this afternoon, selling to a much sharper trade. Leaner types of ewes were the trade of the day with buyers still cautious of over fat ewes. Topping the market at £110 was a Texel ewe from Harry Geldard, Gilpin, with pens of Charollais ewes from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens selling to £106 and £105. Strong Suffolk ewes peaked at £102 from J Twigge, Grange over Sands with 15 pens selling over the £100 barrier. Continental ewes were regularly selling in the high eighties with the best topping at £100 for a Texel from GB Holt, Elmshaw. A run of Cheviot Mule ewes from JJ & M Metcalfe, Kirkby Lonsdale topped at £85 with many more pens selling in the eighties. Mule ewes were the trade of the day with strong Mule ewes selling in the high seventies with a top of £82 from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington.
Horned ewes peaked at £75 for Rough Fells from WJ Dawson, Sedbergh, with others from the same home to £71. Strong Swaledale ewes saw a top of £65 from the Inman Family, Witherslack with plenty of Swaledales selling into the late fifties.