J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 24th September

Prime Pigs

A full row of pigs forward at the dedicated prime pig sale were greeted by eager bidders keen to secure stock. All prime pigs today averaged 105p/kg with over half the entry being coloured boars. The sale topped at £135 for Large White x boars from W Stamper, Chipping with white gilts selling to £132 from Dumfries House, Cumnock. Other heavy pigs sold to £128 from M Bennett, Penrith and £118 from Dumfries House. Lighter weight pigs sold to £100 from D Baldwin, Ulverston and £92 G Taylor, Crook.

Top pence per kilo was achieved by M Bennett, Penrith selling Large White boars at 139p/kg with others to 138p/kg from W Stamper, Chipping. Other well-finished white pigs were generally 125p/kg to 135p/kg. Coloured boars sold to 110p/kg from B Capstick, Sedbergh.

The next sale of pigs is on Tuesday 8th October for all classes of pigs. Please contact the office with entries.

Prime Lambs

North West Auctions held their weekly sale of Prime Lambs with an entry of 1100 forward selling to an overall market average of 158p/kg. Well-fleshed heavy lambs were, once again, in strong demand with leaner types harder to place and pulling back the market average. Topping the market today was heavyweight Suffolk lambs from T Parkin, Marthwaite selling to £88.50 with other Suffolks selling to £86.50 from JE Wightman, Lupton. Texel lambs sold to a top of £88 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe with other Texel lambs selling to £86 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside and £85 from RH, M & S Boyren, Ulverston. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £87 from B & R Barnes, Gilsmere Nook. Charollais lambs topped at £84.50 from AJ Robinson, Yealand Redmayne. Heavyweight Mules sold to a top of £80.50 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Top pence per kilo today was achieved by Beltex lambs from JG & PH Thompson selling to 189p/kg followed by RJ Gunn, Milnthorpe to 185p/kg and 184p/kg from JA & DE Batty & Sons, Burneside. Plenty more pens of better conformation and well-fleshed lambs sold around the 180p/kg mark. Mule lambs regularly sold around the 150p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a similar number of 520 ewes forward this week selling to a slightly sharper trade with, once again, an entry mainly consisting of leaner and hill ewes. Leading the way this week was Texel ewes from JG & PH Thompson, Selside selling to £89. Beltex ewes sold to £88 from JA & DE Batty & Sons, Burneside with Charollais ewes selling to £85 from AJ Robinson, Yealand Redmayne. Other Texel ewes sold to £85 from JW & A Matthews, Kendal. Leicester ewes sold to £84 from GA Lambert, Gatebeck. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold around the £80 mark. Mule ewes topped at £80 from WR Clarke & Partners, Carnforth with other best pens of Mule ewes selling around the £70 mark. Horned ewes sold to a top of £61 for Swaledales from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other pens sold to £52 from the same home. Best horned ewes sold around the £40 mark with leaner types mid to late twenties.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £88.5 Meadow Oaks, £86.5 Crabtree Farm, £77 High House Farm, £76.5 Hollins Farm, £75 High House Farm. Texel - £88 North Farm, £86 Poppy Farm, £85, £82.5 Hill Park, £80 North Farm. Beltex - £87 Gilsmere Farm, £768 Leighton House, £78 Poppy Farm, £77.5 Trees Farm, £77 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £84.5 Oak House, £78.5 Hollins Farm, £78 Low Gregg Hall, £75.5 Myers Farm, £70 Oak House. Mule - £80.5 High House Farm, £73.5 Brown Edge, £71.5 Holme House Farm, £71.5 Holmelands, £69.5 Holme House Farm. Continental - £71 North Farm, £71, £68.5 Keer Falls, £60 Hazelwood, £58 Tarnside Farm. Cheviot Mule - £66 Kate Farm. Horned - £60 Keer Falls. Cheviot - £57 Forest Hall. Rough Fell - £45 Low Haygarth Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £89 Poppy Farm, £85 Oldfield End, £83 Beech House, £80 Oak House. Beltex - £88 Laithwaite, £77, £74 Keer Falls. Charollais - £85 Oak House, £78 Laithwaite. Leicester - £84 High Bracken Hall, £77 Catshaw Hall Farm, £75 Holme House Farm, £74 Whelpside Farm, £70 Holme House Farm. Mule - £80 Cinder Barrow, £70 Borrans Farm, £69 Cinder Barrow, £69 Borrans Farm, £66 Hill Park. Teeswater - £78 Steps Farm. Continental - £72 Low Sizergh Farm. Suffolk - £71, £70 Ninezergh. Cheviot Mule - £70 High Bracken Hall, £67 Stock A Bank. Zwartble - £70 Catshaw Hall Farm. Dorset - £68 Yealand Manor. Cheviot - £64 Poppy Farm, £46 High Farm. Swaledale - £61, £52 Catshaw Hall Farm, £48 Holme House Farm. Herdwick - £47 Poppy Farm. Rough Fell - £45 Millriggs, £35 Steps Farm. Horned - £35 Low Haygarth Farm.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £76 Whelpside Farm. Swaledale - £50 Ellerbeck. Scotch - £50 Hamlet.

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