Prime Pigs sell to £220 and 209p/kg at NWA J36
The opening sale of pigs for October saw an extremely fast and competitive trade was an abundance of new and returning customers keen to secure all classes and types of pigs.
The sale commenced with prime pigs which saw a top price of £220 achieved on two occasions firstly for a Large White x gilts from T Hornsby, Silloth with a Saddleback x Pietrain from J Stott, Kingsland also achieving this price. Other pigs to break the £200 barrier included a Large White x Saddleback gilt from PK & R Woof, Stainton. Falling just short of this price barrier was a trio of Berkshire x gilts from GC&G Taylor, Crook achieving £198. Other well finished and well bred gilts regularly sold at £150-£180. Prime hoggs sold to £175 for a Saddleback x from PK&R Woof, Stainton with prime boars selling to £152 for middle Whites from J Hadwin, Broughton in Furness. Top pence per kilo today was 209p/kg achieved for a pair of Pietrain x gilts from Wendy Stamper, Chipping with others regularly selling at 175-190p/kg with an overall market averaged of 170p/kg. Cull cows sold to £82 and 51p/kg from B Capstick, Sedbergh. A small entry of store pigs sold to £58 for Pietrain x boars from AP Kiley, Hawes with Saddleback gilts selling to £52 from Stoney Lane Farm, Nateby who also sold Saddleback boars at £48.
More pigs are needed to fulfil buyers demand.