J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 13th September 2022.


Pigs sell to £210 at NWA J36
An abundance of prime pigs today sold to a fast trade from start to finish with a top price of £210 for a trio of Pietrain x saddlebacks from J Stott, Kingsland. This was followed by JM Navesey, Blackburn selling large white x hogs at £178 and gilts at £155. Other pens of well finished pigs nicely selling at £110- £125 and 95p/kg-115p/kg with an overall market average of 114p/kg.
Again another large entry of culls forward with sows selling to £65 and 27p/kg and boars to £80 and 26p/kg.
105 weaners were presented at todays sale with a large number of buyers looking to purchase, well-bred large whites from J. GE Heseltine & Son, Skipton sold to £50 with others at £43. Younger weaners sold to £19 for Duroc x from Dyfodol Pedigree Livestock, Babell who sold others at £16.
We politely ask pig vendors to pre-enter pigs to assist with canvassing buyers, over half the entry today was unentered, help us to help you!!

Prime Lambs

North West Auctions weekly sale of prime lambs had an entry in excess of 1200 forward, the offering today saw a full variety with well fleshed lambs continuing to be in the strongest demand. J36 continues to be renowned for a strong trade for heavy well finished lambs, they peaked today at £150 for a Suffolk lamb from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland which David very kindly donated to the crook YFC charity being purchased by John Geldard on behalf of Plumgarths Farm Shop. Heavy weight Beltex lambs sold to 285p/kg or £139 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. This was followed by heavy weight Texels twice selling to £138 from D Wightman & A Mason, Milnthorpe with others to the same price from JB Jackson & Son, Grange Over Sands. Plenty of heavy weight lambs selling around the £130 mark.
The trade for handy weighted lambs very much depending on finish and quality with good types selling in excess of 250p/kg, leaner lambs were financially punished. The overall market average was 229p/kg.

Cast Sheep

708 cull sheep forward today continue to sell to a strong and competitive trade with several customer ring side looking for ewes suitable for future finishing. No real heavy ewes forward today however a top price of £148 was achieved for a pen of Texel x from E Dodgson, Kendal closely followed by a pen of Lleyn achieving £142 from RJ&R Holden, Millom. Stronger well fleshed ewes today generally achieving £115-£135 depending on breed and quality. Mule ewes sold to £112 from M&R Stirzaker, Milnthorpe with Mashams to £97 from JE Atkinson, Milnthorpe. All Mules and Mashams forward averaged £97. Pure hill ewes sold to £96 for Cheviots from J Potter, Orton. Dales breds to £90 from BD Gill, Ingleton, Swaledales to £86 from TA&JA Dixon, Selside and Rough Fells £87 from CP Bateman, Docker.
Cull rams were lacking in any power and strength this week, selling to £122 from Texels, with Romneys to £117. All 22 rams sold averaged £81.
A consignment of goats from GG&MA Long, Ulverston sold to £88.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Suffolk: £150 High House Farm, £128, £124.50 Lane Ends Farm, £123 High House Farm, £120.50 Hawkrigg End, £119 Hebblethwaite. Beltex: £139 Gibraltar Farm, £132 Holmelands, £128 Hill Top Farm, £116 Gibraltar Farm. Texel: £138 Templand Farm, £138 Moss Side Farm, £133 Crossgates Farm, £132 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £131 Far Orrest. Charolais: £123 The Old Vicarage, £107 Moss Side Farm, £102 Slack Farm, £95 Rakesmoor Farm. Continental: £122 Templand Farm, £117 Ellerbeck, £115 Hawkrigg End, £113 Moss Side Farm, £113 Ellerbeck Farm, £105.50 Hawkrigg End. Leicester: £106 Bowkerstead Farm. Cheviot: £102 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Mule: £96 Lower Core, £94 Low Longmire, £94 Lunesdale House, £93 Botton Hall Farm, £92 Yealand Manor, £86 Botton Hall Farm. Masham: £92, £82 Steps Farm.

Cast Goat: £88, £60, £35 Rathvale Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £148 Spital Farm, £137 Ashtree Cottage, £131 Hawes Farm, £131 Moss Side Farm, £127 Spital Farm, £125 Ashstead. Lleyn: £142, £118 Newcross House Farm. Beltex: £140 Moss End Farm. Continental: £124, £109, £87 Arnside Tower Farm, £82 Croft Foot Farm, £80 Moss End Farm, £79 Croft Foot Farm. Leicester: £121 Whicham Hall, £120 Ashstead. Charolais: £115 Station Hotel Farm. Mule: £112 Station Hotel Farm, £109, £108 Capplerigg Farm, £107 Low House, £95 Fairfield, £95 Burnt House Farm. Suffolk: £110, £97 Moss Side Farm. Masham: £97 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £88 Grate Farm, £81 Adamthwaite, £80 High Underbrow Farm, £77 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Cheviot: £96 The Park, £88 Croft Foot Farm, £87, £84 Lane End, £81 The Park, £79 Whelpside Farm. Dalesbred: £90 Yarlsber. Rough Fell: £87 Croft Foot Farm, £87 Blackmoss Farm, £79 Adamthwaite, £74 Blackmoss Farm, £74 The Park. Hampshire: £86 Jackson Ground. Swaledale: £86 Yoad Pot, £79 Whicham Hall, £75 Middle Sadghyll, £73 Yoad Pot, £73 High Farm. Cheviot Mule: £82 Old Hutton Farm. Herdwick: £70 Middle Fell.

Cast Rams:

Texel: £122 Wreay Syke, £86 High Biggarsbank. Continental: £117 Arnside Tower Farm. Herdwick: £80 Killington Hall Farm. Leicester: £78 Ashstead. Rough Fell: £78 The Park. Mule: £77 Yealand Manor, £68 The Borrans.

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