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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 12th May

Pigs

There was an entry of 46 prime pigs forward for the first sale in May. The sale sold to a top price of £115 for Pietrain x hogs from J Stott, Kingsland with heavy weights selling to £102 for gilts from W Stamper, Chipping who sold boars to £98.

A top pence per kilo of 115p/kg, was again, paid for Pietrain x hogs from J Stott with a run of light weight boars to 98p/kg from D & E Monk, Bispham. Lighter weights were achieving between 80p/kg to 90p/kg, depending upon breed and quality.

Store pigs sold to £50 for well-bred Pietrain x Gloucester Old Spots with others at £45. Weaners sold to £30 for Large White x gilts. Buyers are being cautious of the poorer quality pigs.

The next sale is Tuesday 26th May and, will again, be for all classes of pigs. Please inform the office of your entries.

Spring Lambs

Spring Lambs numbers starting to come forward in bigger droves now with 355 forward selling to an overall market average of 258p/kg, an SQQ of 264p/kg or £109 a head.

It was the consignment of lambs from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor that topped the market this week with Beltex lambs selling to £138 or 345p/kg purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop. This was closely followed by 46kg Texels selling to £137 from WW & D Boow, Bootle with 43kg Texels selling to £136 or 316p/kg from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. Texel x lambs from Jayne and George Geldard, Levens weighing 44kg sold to £131 and £130. This was closely followed by 42kg Beltex lambs from Mrs C Bousfield & Sons, Appleby selling to £128. Also achieving £128 was Texel lambs from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell, WW & D Boow and J & C Airey, Ulverston. Charollais lambs peaked at £128 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook and JE Wightman, Lupton. Suffolk trade peaked at £127 from P & SA Edmondson, Stainton with others selling to £125 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton.

More spring lambs are required next week to fulfil buyer demand.

Prime Hoggs

There was a good number of prime hoggs for the time of year with 631 forward, which saw a very mixed bag. Well-fleshed hoggs continue to be in good demand, especially handy weighted hoggs with heavy weights a sharper trade. Top price today was 52kg Texel hoggs selling to £116 from W & J Livesey, Inskip who sold others to £110.50, £110 and £109. Mules from the same home sold to £100. RT & ME Sutton of Stainton sold Texels to £112. Cheviots sold to a top of £107.50 or 233p/kg from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston.

Top pence per kilo of the day was Beltex lambs selling to 263p/kg and 258p/kg.

Horned hoggs topped at £91 for Rough Fells from H & D Kelly, Staveley with Swaledales to the same price from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. All hoggs forward averaged 195p/kg with an SQQ of 203p/kg, well-meated Continental hoggs regularly sold at 200p/kg plus.

Cast Ewes

There was a bumper entry of cast sheep forward of 594 which were met by plenty of demand and strong trade throughout the sale. Leading the way was Texel cast ewes from JS Horner, Clapham selling to £136. This was closely followed by Texel ewes selling to £129 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof who sold other pens to £126 and £125. Suffolk ewes peaked at £127 from J & C Airey, Ulverston who sold other Suffolks to £122 and Texels to £124. Plenty of strong Suffolk and Continental ewes sold around the £120 mark. Leicester ewes peaked at £113 from C Hutchings, Broughton in Furness. Mule ewes topped at £89 from TR Prickett with others selling to £88 from JAS Bradley, Heysham. Mashams sold to £87 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. Best Mule ewes sold into the early eighties. Horned ewes sold to £84 for Rough Fells from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill with others selling to £81 from W & J Penny, Kirkby in Furness. Swaledale ewes peaked at £79 from RI Dixon, Low Newton with plenty of well-fleshed horned sheep selling in the early to mid-seventies. Herdwick ewes peaked at £75 from JF Robinson, Broughton in Furness.

Cast rams peaked at £130 for Texels from J Dickinson, Milnthorpe with others to £122 from A & CM Carter, Witherslack with Suffolks peaking at £120 from JC Dunning, Orton.

Cast sheep will, once again, be required for next week as the Ramadan festival ends on the 23rd May.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £138 Stubb Farm, £128 Holme Farm, £127 Stubb Farm, £124, £119 Warth Sutton Farm. Texel £137 Corney Hall Farm, £136 Low Stanger Thwaite, £131, £130 Low Foulshaw Farm, £128 Reeds Garden. Charollais £128 Hollins Farm, Crabtree Farm, £118, £117, £115 Kingsland. Suffolk £127 Low Barrows Green, £125 Cockrigg Farm, £123 Cracalt Farm, New Close, £119 Hawkrigg End. Continental £116 Newlands Green Farm, £113 Howriggs, £112 Holme Farm, Howriggs, £109 High Biggarsbank. Zwartble £114 Jutland Avenue, £110 Birks Farm, Jutland Avenue, £103 Birks Farm. Hampshire £108, £107 Endmoor Farm. Dorset £108 Howriggs, £101 High Biggarsbank, £99, £98 Warth Sutton Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £116 Walker House Farm, £112 Crosscrake Farm, £110.50, £110 Walker House Farm, £105 Crosscrake Farm. Beltex £109 Walker House Farm, £100.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £87, £85 Poppy Farm. Cheviot £107.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £96 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £95.50 Diamond Buildings, £90 Mansrigg Hall. Charollais £104 Dawson Fold. Suffolk £104 Walker House Farm, £100 Gowan Bank Farm, Diamond Building, £98 Cowran Estate, £96.50 Dawson Fold. Mule £100 Walker House Farm, £96 Low Longmire, £94 Diamond Buildings, £91 Hareden Farm. Continental £100 Black Bull Farm, £93.50 Viver Mill Farm, £93 Cowran Estate, £92 Diamond Buildings. Swaledale £91, £87 Sykes Farm, £86 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £83 Low Longmire, High Birk Howe Farm. Rough Fell £91 Over Elf Howe. Masham £91 Marsh Grange Farm. Horned £91 Walker House Farm, £82 Cobble Hey Farm. Scottish Blackface £90, £76 Mansrigg Hall, £73.50 Low Fields, £70, £69.50 Moss House Farm. Teeswater £89 Low Audlands. Cheviot Mule £86 Mansrigg Hall. Herdwick £86 High Birk Howe Farm, Hazel Head Farm, £78 High Birk Howe Farm, Medlar Hall, £77.50 High Birk Howe Farm. Zwartble £81 Midtown Farm, £80 High House. Dorset £81 Medlar Hall Farm. Leicester £74 Crag Bank. Jacob £67 Medlar Hall Farm. Ryeland £55 Moss House Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £136 Turner Fold Farm, £129, £126, £125 Hutton Roof Hall, £124 Reeds Garden. Suffolk £127, £122 Reeds Garden, £120 Maddison Avenue, £117 New Close, The Old Vicarage. Leicester £113 Hazel Head Farm. Cheviot Mule £113 High House, High House Farm, £89 Low Tarn Farm. Zwartble £111 Birks Farm. Beltex £101 Kirket Nook, £86, £79, £65 Troughton Hall. Teeswater £93 Low Audlands. Cheviot £93 Low Tarn Green, £87 Green Head, Poole Bank Farm, £84 Green Head, £80 Woodside. Charollais £91 Bradlow Farm. Mule £89 Hutton Roof Hall, £88 Fanny House, £86 Black Bull Farm, £84 Hawkrigg End, £83 New Hutton. Masham £87, £85, £84, £81 Low Audlands. Rough Fell £84 Riddings, £81 Marsh Grange Farm, £76 High Carlingill, £75 Marsh Grange Farm, £72 High Borrowbridge. Goat £81, £70, £65 Raines Hall. Dorset £80, £77 High Biggarsbank. Swaledale £79 Low Newton Farm, £75 Cobble Hey Farm, Moors Farm, Sykes Farm, £73 Holme House. Herdwick £75, £74 Moss Side Farm, £68 The Galleon, £63 Middle Fell, £58 Fell House. Dalesbred £75 Low Audlands, £74 Cobble Hey Farm. Scottish Blackface £72 Manor House Farm. Continental £71 Sykes Farm, £70 Fanny House. Lonk £69 Higher Salter. Kerry Hill £67 Fell House.

Cast Ram

Texel £130 High House, £122 Black Bull Farm, £120 Low Chapel Farm, £100 High House, £99 Black Bull Farm. Suffolk £120 Low Chapel Farm. Charollais £106 Low Audlands, £99 Flodder Hall, £95 Low Audlands. Leicester £95, £86 High Borrans. Teeswater £94 Gowan Bank Farm. Continental £87 High Borrowbridge. Swaledale £75, £62 Holme House Farm, £61 Overhouses.

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