J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Pigs

Tuesday 12th December


The monthly sale of pigs at J36 had an entry of 159 forward. The sale also included the Christmas show of Prime Pigs and out thanks must go to our judge Ben Holland and sponsor Norjac. The champion rosette, for the best pair of prime pigs, was awarded to PK & R Woof, Storth End, Stainton which later went onto sell for £175 to the judge. There was a bumper entry of Prime pigs forward which sold to a competitive trade and Prime Pigs sold to an average over £100.

Weaners topped at £30 from David Willison for a pen of 11. A very mixed show of Store Pigs topped at £48 for a pen of coloured stores from AJ & EJ Platt.

The next sale pigs will be on Tuesday 9th January.

Prime Lambs

There was a slightly smaller entry of Prime Lambs this week at J36, but they sold to a sharper trade. Heavy weight lambs were very good to sell topping at £98.50 for Texel Lambs from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Red Scar for 58kg lambs. Beltex lambs sold a premium, topping at 230p/kg from JG Harryman, Hawkshead, with all Beltex Lambs averaging 208p/kg. Texel lambs were also selling to an advantage with TR Prickett, Hutton Roof selling lambs to £98.

There was an improved trade for Horned lambs in the market today, topping at £67 for a pen Swaledales from JF & AW Sutton, Nether House Farm.

Mules saw a top price of £82.50 achieved from F & SA Edmondson, Netherhouses Farm with others selling to £81.50 from WJ & LA Barker, Brown Edge.

Cast Sheep

Cast Ewes sold to an improved trade today with an entry of 454 forward. The sale topped at £109 for a pen of Texel Ewes from RT & ME Sutton, Crosscrake with other Texels selling to £98 from WJ & LA Barker, Brown Edge. Horned ewes also saw an improved trade from the previous week, topping at £66 for Rough Fell Ewes from JE Read, Millriggs with Swaledales topping at £48 JA Bennett, Middale Farm.


Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel - £98.5 Red Scar, £98 Hutton Roof Hall, £97 Gibraltar Farm, £95 ST Annes Farm, £94 5 Mint Close. Suffolk - £97 Smithy Green Farm, £96 Crook O Lune Farm, £95 Lawsons Farm, £95 Netherhouses Farm, £90.5 Mealrigg. Charollais - £96.5 Oak House, £93.5 Brow Head, £87 Oak House, £82.5 Myers Farm, £82 Hill Park. Beltex - £95 Poole Bank Farm, £94, £92 The Galleon, £91 Hutton Roof Hall, £89 Red Lodge. Hampshire - £94.5 Brow Head. Continental - £93.5 Oakhouse, £68 Barkin Gate, £56 The Coach House. Masham - £84 Mealrigg, £62 Barkin Gate. Mule - £82.5 Netherhouses Farm, £81.5 Brown Edge, £78 Low Longmire, £75 Latterheath, £72 Jacques Farm House. Cheviot - £71.5, £71 Hartrigg, £68.5 Poole Bank Farm, £68 Hartrigg. Dales Bred - £69 Middale Farm, £64 Yarlsber. Scotch - £68.5 Slack Farm. Swaledale - £67 Nether House Farm, £66 Ashstead, £63 Bramaskew, £61.5 Yates Farm. Herdwick - £64 Cinder Barrow. Horned - £64 Yates Farm, £53 Barkin Gate. Rough Fell - £56 Low Fold.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £109 Crosscrake Farm, £98 Brown Edge, £90 Smithy Green Farm, £90 Ackenthwaite Farm, 390 Flodder Hall. Suffolk - £96 Harbarrow Farm, 385 Ackenthwaite Farm, £77 Ninezergh, £47 Ghyll Farm. Leicester - £82 Hill Park, 373 Brown Edge, £72 Longwell. Cheviot - £78, £70 Crosscrake Farm, £69 Green Head, £62 Low Mill House, £56 Ghyll Farm. Mule - £75 Flodder Hall, £73 Ackenthwaite Farm, £73 Smithy Green Farm, £72 Raines Hall, £71 Crook O Lune Farm. Charollais - £73 Harbarrow Farm. Lleyn - £69 Cragg Farm. Rough Fell - £66 Mealrigg, £45 Ghyll Farm. Masham - £53 5 Summer Hill. Swaledale - £48 Middale Farm, £41 Brown Edge, £39 Nether House Farm, £37 Hill Park, £36 High Birk Howe Farm. Dales Bred - £46 Middale Farm. Dorset - £43 The Coach House. Scotch - £39 Flodder Hall. Herdwick - £36, £34, £32 High Birk Howe Farm.

Cast Ram:

Cheviot - £105 Low Mill House. Beltex - £85 Brown Edge. Leicester - £66 Ghyll Farm. Rough Fell - £64 Millbeck, £63 Ghyll Farm. Suffolk - £60 Brown Edge. Kerry Hill - £56 Rose Cottage. Texel - £52 Flodder Hall, £50 Brown Edge. Swaledale - £40 Mill Beck.

More Info

Prime Pig Show Results


Mr B Holland

Class one: Best Pair of Prime Pigs
1st PK & R Woof, Storth End Farm
2nd D Baldwin, Bowkerstead Farm
3rd BR Harrison, Claife Avenue

PK & R Woof, Storth End

Reserve Champion
D Baldwin, Bowkerstead

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