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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Christmas Butchers Bonanza. Tuesday 6th December 2022

Pigs

Champion pigs sell to £290 at NWA Butchers Bonanza
North West Auctions held its Christmas prize show of Prime Pigs which saw a wonderful entry of 18 pairs put before the judge Mr M Prince, Chesterfield. The Championship rosette was awarded to a pair of heavyweight pietrain gilts from B Horsley , Leyburn which later sold for a sale topping price of £290. The reserve rosette was awarded to E Spedding & Son, Egremont showing a pair of large white x Gilts which later sold for £245.
A bumper entry of over 100 Prime pigs saw heavy weight pigs generally selling at £145 - £160 with buyers looking to fill orders ahead of Christmas. Prime Pigs meeting buyers specifications generally selling at 125p/kg – 145 p/kg.
Weaners sold to £39 for pure pietrains from D Thackary, Harrogate. With large whites to £35 from D Lord
The Next Sale of Prime Pigs is Tuesday 10th January.

Prime Cattle

It was quality over quantity in the prime cattle ring at J36. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Christmas show judge Morgan Helliwell and sponsors Carrs Billingtons. A super run of cattle was put before our judge and we thank all our vendors for supporting this sale. Morgan awarded the prizes as follows:

Class 1- Prime Heifer Under 600kg
1st F & B Smith with a Limousin Heifer weighing 590kg selling for 510ppk or £3009
2nd AR Thompson with a British Blue Heifer weighing 540kg selling for 350ppk or £1890
3rd W Atkinson with a Limousin Heifer weighing 598kg selling for 310ppk or £1853

Class 2- Prime Heifer Over 600kg
1st JA Barnett with a Limousin Heifer weighing 605kg selling for 435ppk or £2631.75
2nd AR Thompson with a Limousin Heifer weighing 655kg selling for 340ppk or £2227
3rd JA Barnett with a Limousin Heifer weighing 635kg selling for 320ppk or £2032

Champion- JA Barnett with a Limousin Heifer weighing 605kg selling for 435ppk or £2631.75
Reserve Champion- F&B Smith with a Limousin Heifer weighing 590kg selling for 510ppk or £3009

First into the ring was the overall champion from JA Barnett, Shap this Limousin heifer was turned out to perfection and went on to sell to £4.40 (£2631.75) purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston. The reserve champion from F&B Smith a smart heifer attracted plenty of interest and went on to sell to the top price of the day, £5.10 a kilo or £3009 a head which to go on for breeding. Eight cattle forward went on to averaged £3.75 per kilogram or £2233 per head.

Prime Lambs

North west auctions annual Christmas show of prime of lambs had an entry of in excess of fifty pens of lambs forward for our judge Matthew Prince of Highfield House Farm Shop and Tea rooms of Chesterfield. We thank our judge for his time and expertise and credit must go to our vendors for the quality of sheep on offer. A special mention goes to our Christmas show sale sponsors Carrs Billington. The championship rosette was awarded to the first prize pair of Beltex lambs from James Robinson, Carnforth, this stylish pair of lambs weighed 47kg and went onto sell for £340 or 725p/kg with the judge backing his judgement and purchasing the lambs. The reserve champion rosette was awarded to Andrew Geary, Milton Keynes with the second prize pair of Beltex lambs going on to sell for £220 at 45kg purchased by the judge. A strong class of lowland sired pens of five lambs saw the first prize rosette awarded to James Robinson selling to £250 at 56kg. There were some fantastic upland classes of lambs saw the first prize rosette in the cheviot class awarded to Nathan Allen of Low Moor Howe with these 57kg lambs to £154. First prize rosette for the mule class was awarded to AW & AM Clarke, Windermere with a pen of 53kg lambs selling for £131. There was two strong horned lambs classes saw the first prize horned lambs selling 44kg Swaledale lambs to £95 from JA Alderson, Kirkby Stephen. The Rough Fell classes kindly supported by the Rough Fell breeders association saw the first prize rosette awarded to EJ Hodgson, Kendal selling 44kg lambs to £106.50.

An entry in excess of 1500 prime lambs forward sold to an overall of 242p/kg. heavy weigth well fleshed lambs continue to be in big demand at J36 and selling to a premimum. Well finished fed lambs of all weights continue to be well sold with a number of under finished lambs in the market today would of seen the finical benefit of being fed.

Cast Sheep

650 ewes forward with all selling to full value once again at Jc36. Texel ewes sold to a top of £226 from J Woodburn and partners, Ulverston. With other pure Texel ewes selling to £220 from R & E Ladds Kendal. The best End of pure-bred ewes regularly selling to well over the £200 mark. Suffolk ewes sold to a top of £186 from J Woodburn and Partners. Mule ewes very similar on the week with the best end regularly over the £110 mark Topping at £116 for a pen of 5 from RR & JA Knowles Docker, with medium fit type mules selling regularly in the £80-£90. Hill bred ewes sold to a top of £100 for cheviots from HR & HV Knowles Docker. With rough Fells selling to £95 From TLB & J Knowles Selside. Swaledales topped at £79 from JA Bennet Longsleddle.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Beltex - £340 Dunkirk Avenue, £220 Yew Tree Farmhouse, £180 Dunkirk Avenue, £168 Dugg Hill, £160 Poppy Farm. Texel - £250 Dunkirk Avenue, £149 Bowers Farm, £148 Dugg Hill, £145 Yew Tree Farmhouse, £142 Mireside Farm. Cheviot Mule - £157, £154 High House Farm, £119.5 Bowers Farm, £112 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Continental - £149 Netherhouses Farm, £130 Howriggs, £127.5 Greaves Farm, £126.5 High House Farm, £123 Low Shaw Farm. Mule - £143 High House Farm, £133 Lambrigg Head Farm, £133 Low Hall Farm, £131.5 High House Farm, £131 Low Longmire. Suffolk - £138 Netherhouses Farm, £132 Cockrigg Farm, £128.5 Hagg Farm, £127.5 Netherhouses Farm. Cheviot - £120 Howriggs, £116, £108 Bowers Farm, £104 Poppy Farm. Masham - £116 Mealriggs Farm. Rough Fell - £108 Bowers Farm, £106.5 Lambrigg Head Farm, £96 Whinfell Terrace. Swaledale - £103.5, £103 Yoad Pot, £95.5 Low Longmire. Charollais - £103 Far Orrest. Zwartble - £95 Small Holding. Scotch - £94 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Dorset - £92 Lyndarick.

Cast Ewe:

Texel: £226 Mansrigg Hall, £220 Benson Hall, £198 Mansriggs Hall, £181 Spital Farm, £166 Mansrigg Farm, £160 Spital Farm. Suffolk: £186, £125 Mansrigg Hall, £117 Smithy Green Farm, £108 Six Arches Lane. Beltex: £162 Benson Hall, £122 Bensons Farm. Dorset: £134 Benson Hall. Mule: £116 Myers Farm, £114 Hagg Farm, £110 Bensons Farm, £105 Myers Farm, £104 Well Foot, £100 Newhouse Farm. Cheviot: £100 Low Barns Farm, £96 Low Mill House, £92 Howriggs, £86 Nook Farm, £86 Howriggs, £80 Low House. Leicester: £100 Town End. Rough Fell: £95 High Borrowbridge, £92 Woodside, £89 Flodder Hall, £84 High Borrowbridge, £80, £71 Borrow Bridge House. Cheviot Mule: £86 Rathvale Farm. Horned: £86 Heip Hill Farm. Scotch Fell: £84 Mansrigg Hall. Charollais: £82 Low Manriggs Farm. Dalesbred: £80 Holme House Farm. Swaledale: £79 Middale Farm. Continental: £78 Low House, £77, £74 Flakebridge.

Cast Ram:

Rough Fell: £130 Low Deepslack. Texel: £130 North Lodge, £122, £118 Low Mill House, £114, £100 The Plough Inn, £100 Town End. Leicester: £122 Town End, £122 Low Mill House, £120 Whelpside Farm, £110 Middale Farm, £98 Fairview House. Lleyn: £114 Spital Farm. Swaledale: £92 Town End. Suffolk: £90 High Marshside. Continental: £82 Warth Sutton Farm.

Cast Goat:

£80 Rathvale Farm.

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NWA J36 Butchers Bonanza

Sponsor- Carrs Billington

Christmas Show of Prime Pigs

Class 1- Pair of Prime Pigs 90kg or over
1st B Horsley with a pair of pigs weighing 130kg selling for £290
2nd E Spedding & Son with a pair of pigs weighing 125kg selling for £245
3rd W Stamper with a pair of pigs weighing 110kg selling for £152

Class 2- Pair of Prime Prigs under 90kg
1st JM Navesey with a pair of pigs weighing 70kg selling for £78
2nd JM Navesey with pair of pigs weighing 84kg selling for £126
3rd GG&MA Long with a pair of pigs weighing 80 selling for £85

Champion- B Horsley with a pair of pigs weighing 130kg selling for £290
Reserve Champion- E Spedding & Son with a pair of pigs weighing 125kg selling for £245

Christmas Show of Prime Cattle

Judge- Morgan Helliwell

Class 1- Prime Heifer Under 600kg
1st F & B Smith with a Limousin Heifer weighing 590kg selling for 510ppk or £3009
2nd AR Thompson with a British Blue Heifer weighing 540kg selling for 350ppk or £1890
3rd W Atkinson with a Limousin Heifer weighing 598kg selling for 310ppk or £1853

Class 2- Prime Heifer Over 600kg
1st JA Barnett with a Limousin Heifer weighing 605kg selling for 435ppk or £2631.75
2nd AR Thompson with a Limousin Heifer weighing 655kg selling for 340ppk or £2227
3rd JA Barnett with a Limousin Heifer weighing 635kg selling for 320ppk or £2032

Champion- JA Barnett with a Limousin Heifer weighing 605kg selling for 435ppk or £2631.75
Reserve Champion- F&B Smith with a Limousin Heifer weighing 590kg selling for 510ppk or £3009

Christmas Show of Prime Lambs

Judge- Matthew Prince

Class 1- Pair of Beltex Lambs
1st J Robinson with Beltex Lambs weighing 47kg selling for £340
2nd AJ Geary with Beltex Lambs weighing 45kg selling for £220
3rd AJ Geary with Beltex Lambs weighing 47kg selling for £155

Class 2- 5 Lowland Sired Lambs
1st J Robinson with Texel Lambs weighing 56kg selling for £250
2nd AJ Geary with Texel Lambs weighing 39kg selling for £145
3rd RA Batty with Texel Lambs weighing 44kg selling for £148

Class 3- 5 Mule/ Masham Lambs
1st AW & AM Clarke with Mule Lambs weighing 53kg selling for £131
2nd EW & JR Parkinson with Mule Lambs weighing 50kg selling for £120
3rd Low Moor Howe with Mule Lambs weighing 63kg selling for £143

Class 4- 5 Horned/ Herdwick Lambs
1st JA Alderson with Swaledale Lambs weighing 44kg selling for £95
2nd TA & JA Dixon with Swaledale Lambs weighing 51kg selling for £103.50
3rd TA & JA Dixon with Swaledale Lambs weighing 48kg selling for £103

Class 5- 5 Cheviot/ Other Hill Bred Lambs
1st Low Moor Howe with Cheviots weighing 57kg selling for £154
2nd GM & A Jackson with Cheviots weighing 44kg selling for £112
3rd Low Moor Howe with Cheviots weighing 63kg selling for £157

Class 6- 5 Rough Fell Lambs
1st EJ Hodgson with Rough Fell Lambs weighing 44kg selling for £106.50
2nd AEA Harrison with Rough Fell Lambs weighing 44kg selling for £96
3rd AJ & CM Harrison with Rough Fell Lambs weighing 40kg selling for £85

Champion- J Robinson with Beltex Lambs weighing 47kg selling for £340
Reserve Champion- AJ Geary with Beltex Lambs weighing 45kg selling for £220

Christmas Show of Cast Sheep

Judge- George Harryman

Class 1- 5 Lowland Ewes
1st E Dodgson with 5 Texel Ewes selling to £181
2nd D&K Swarbrick with 5 Mule Ewes selling to £110
3rd RA Batty with 5 Texel Ewes selling to £134

Class 2- 5 Upland Ewes
1st TLB & J Knowles with 5 Rough Fell Ewes selling to £95
2nd JA Bennett with 5 Swaledale Ewes selling to £79
3rd I &J Mallinson with 5 Rough Fell Ewes selling to £80

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