The opening fortnightly sale of pigs at NWA J36 saw an entry of 100 forward, containing a wide selection of prime, store and weaner pigs.
The sale commenced with prime pigs and saw 68 forward with several new vendors presenting stock. The sale peaked at £120 for a heavy weight, Large White prime gilt from W Stamper, Chipping, who sold others at £110. Other prime gilts sold to £112 for Pietrain x from AT Threlkeld Ltd, Satterthwaite and £105 for a Gloucester Old Spot x from J Rose, Wray. Prime boars saw a top price of £115 achieved for a Gloucester Old Spot x again from J Rose, Wray who sold others at £98.
The sale comprised predominantly of coloured prime pigs which were a more selective trade due to the current Covid restrictions seeing specialist purchasers and outlets unable to operate and therefore reducing the overall demand.
Several pens of stores and weaners were forward attracting keen interest with a consignment of Pietrain x Duroc from G Hargreaves, Lancaster selling to £100 for boars for future breeding and £95 for gilts, again for future breeding.
A consignment of Large White x weaners from M Eastham, Wigan sold to £21.
The next sale is on Tuesday 26th January 2021 please contact Matthew Probert on 07540446667. All vendors are encouraged to contact the office to discuss entries for this sale to ensure buyers are informed of numbers and type forward.