J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 26th May


The end of the month sale of pigs saw 78 forward in all classes. Prime gilts sold to £128 for Pietrain x from D Nicholson, Cockermouth who sold others at £108. £100 was achieved for Large White x Pietrain gilts from first time vendor E Schofield, Rotherham. Top p/kg being the Pietrain x from D Nicholson achieving 122p/kg with others 118p/kg from D Nicholson and E Schofield with heavies to 91p/kg from W Stamper, Chipping.

Prime boars sold to £100 from W Stamper, Chipping selling Large White x with DC Morley, Auchenblae selling Duroc x to £76. Top p/kg being 95p/kg from W Stamper. A single prime hog sold to £118 (112p/kg) for a Pietrain x Large White from D Nicholson, Cockermouth.

Several cull sows forwards selling to £88 from M Bennett, Penrith and 53p/kg from Cowran Estate, Ulverston. Store pigs sold to £40 for Duroc x from DC Morley, Auchenblae with Saddleback x £30 from Cowran Estate, Ulverston. Weaners sold to £34 for Saddleback x gilts from Cowran Estate, Ulverston who sold others at £29.

Spring Lambs

There was an entry of 894 spring lambs forward selling to a slightly easier trade as seen nationwide with more numbers coming forward. It was the consignment from DW Parsons, Ackenthwaite that topped the market selling to £116 or 282p/kg purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop. They also purchased the next highest price selling to £115 for Charollais from RJ Stott, Stainton. This was closely followed by £114, twice for Beltex lambs from RW & S Nicholson, Lupton which was purchased by Brown’s Quality Meats, Ulverston. Others Texels from the consignment from DW Parsons sold to £113 and £112. Beltex lambs sold to £111 and £110 from RA Holmes, Inskip with Charollais from the same home selling to £109.50. Plenty of pens of well-finished better conformation lambs sold between £105 and £110. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £107 from D Metcalfe, Dalton in Furness with other Suffolks selling to £106 from JN & DJ Bowes, Crook.

Prime Hoggs

There was still a good entry of 246 Prime Hoggs forward as the season now draws to close. The trade peaked at £120 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside this was followed by Texels selling to £101 from Miss I Ridding, Old Hutton. The consignment from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston saw Mules sell to £88 and Cheviots to £85.50.

Cast Ewes

There was a smaller entry of Cast Sheep this week following on from the festival over the weekend with ewes selling to a sharper trade than expected. The trade peaked at £118 and £112 for Texel ewes from Miss I Ridding, Old Hutton this was closely followed by £109 from P & H Clough, Ulverston. Suffolk ewes topped at £100 from D Metcalfe, Dalton in Furness. Mule ewes sold to a top of £78 from JAS Bradley, Heysham with best Mule ewes regularly selling in the early seventies. Horned ewes sold a top of £58 from NW & EM Mason & Son, Middleton in Lonsdale.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Texel £116 Highfield, £114 Green Lane End, £113, £112 Highfield, £112 Rowe End Farm. Charollais £115 Crosscrake Farm, £109.50 Keepers Cottage, £108.50 Flodder Hall, £108 Kingsland, £106 Crosscrake Farm. Beltex £114 Green Lane End Farm, £111 Keepers Cottage, £109, £108 Gibraltar, £106 Warth Sutton Farm. Suffolk £107 Crooklands Brow, £106 Low Brundrigg, £105 New Parkside Farm, Crooklands Brow, £104 New Parkside Farm. Hampshire £102 Endmoor Farm, £90 High Farm, £82 The Old Parsonage. Ryeland £88, £78 Old Byre Barn. Continental £95 Howriggs, £93 Crabtree Farm, £92 Low Barrows Green, £90 Ancliffe Hall Farm, £87 Shorthorn Farm. Zwartble £90 Birks Farm, Low Foulshaw Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Beltex £120 Poppy Farm, £80 Keskadale, £70 Birks Farm. Texel £101 Greaves Farm, £88 Nab House, £85 Smithy green Farm, £80 Greave Farm, £75 Low Levens. Mule £88 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £77 Medlar Hall Farm, £72 Keskadale, £70 Medlar Hall Farm, £68 Keskadale. Cheviot £85.50, £84, £81 Little Eccleston Hall, £75 Medlar Hall Farm. Masham £81 Low Audlands. Gritstone £80 Bank End. Swaledale £80, £74.50, £70 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £69 Medlar Hall Farm, £65 Low Haygarth Farm. Suffolk £80 Smithy Green Farm, £79 Low Groves Farm, £77 Paddock View, £70 Smithy Green Farm. Scottish Blackface £78 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Rough Fell £72 St Annes Farm, £71 Luneside, £70 Medlar Hall Farm, £65 St Annes Farm, £42 Low Haygarth Farm. Herdwick £64 Medlar Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £118, £112 Greaves Farm, £109 High Farm, £100 Greaves Farm, £87 Smithy Green Farm. Suffolk £100 Crooklands Brow, £80 Smithy Green, £70 Fanny House Cottage. Beltex £88 Castle O Trim. Cheviot Mule £88, £76 Crooklands Brow. Mule £78 Fanny House Cottage, £72 Rowe End Cottage, £70 Meadow View, £69 High House Farm, £68 Preston Patrick Hall. Hampshire £78 Bank End, £73 High Farm. Swaledale £58 High Green Farm, £40 Ashstead. Rough Fell £51 Fox Howe, £50 High Gren Farm, Low Haygarth Farm. Herdwick £50 Rathvale. Horned £45 High Greenside.

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