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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 27th September 2022.

PIGS

Prime pigs sell to £205 at NWA J36.

Another super entry of prime pigs were once again a pleasure to sell with buyers in attendance keen to secure prime pigs for a range of outlets. For the second sale in a row prime pigs from J Stott, Crosscrake topped the market with an impressive trio of Pietrain x Saddleback gilts and hogs achieving £205. This was closely followed by CR Dickinson, Thurnham selling large white x gilts and hogs at £198, £192, £185. Other heavy white gilts from E Spedding & Son, Egremont. Medium weighted pigs sold to £158 from M & S Blease, Carnforth with others at £142 from AP Smith, Brookhouse and £138 GG & MA Long, Pennington. Top p/k this week was 195p/kg from J Stott, Crosscrake. All prime pigs today averaged 156p/kg.

Several cull sows forward selling to £100 and 37p/kg from Messrs Edmondson, Ambleside with lighter weights to £55 and 31p/kg from B Capstick, Sedbergh.

Store Pigs sold to £50 for large white from E Spedding, Egremont with others at £45 from E & K Thorpe, Waterfoot. Weaners sold to £45 for GOS x from MK & LK Whitley & Son, Harrogate who sold others at £43. Coloured weaners sold to £19.

PRIME LAMBS

The weekly sale of prime lambs at J36 had an netry of 1226 forward selling to a very two tiered trade lambs well finished and heavy continue to be in strong demand and eagerly bid for with a larger qyuantity of leaner grass feds types of lambs being penalised by buyers ringside. Heavy weights continue to see good returns topping at £139 from Richard Batty, Heversham with Texel lambs. This was followed by £136 twice from J & R Waller, Killington and Jack Turnbull, Meathop both consignors with Texels. The trade for heavy weight Suffolk’s peaked at £133.50 from WT Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellet. Plenty more pens sold in the mid to late one hundred and twenties.

There was an overall market average of 218p/kg.

CAST SHEEP

800 cast sheep saw well meated sheep one again sell to a premium with many more needed to fulfil buyers requirements. Leaner ewes sold to a little less demand today. Beltex ewes sold to a top of £220 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside. Texel ewes selling to £140 from Archers, Bolton Le Sands. Many of the best Texel ewes sold around the £120-£130 mark. Mule ewes top at £111 from Archers, Bolton Le Sands. There wasn’t as much steam in the Mule ewe trade today, with the best regally selling at £90-£95. A larger show of hill ewes were forward with Cheviots selling to £76 from J&A Smales, Ingleton.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £139 Dugg Hill, £136 Hallbeck, £136 Meathop Park Farm, £130 Poppy Farm, £130 Meathop Park Farm, £129 Tarnside Farm. Suffolk: £133.50 Lane Ends Farm, £125 Slack Farm, £121 Hawkrigg End, £119 Lane Ends Farm, £117 Hawkrigg End, £114 Larkrigg. Dorset: £122 Belle Vue Cottage, £90 Warth Sutton Farm. Beltex: £121 Oldfield End, £120 Gibraltar Farm, £115 Hawkrigg End, £106 Oldfield End, £100 High Wray Farm. Continental: £120.50 Ackenthwaite Farm, £114 Border Cottage, £110 High Foulshaw Farm, £106 Hallbeck, £106 Main Street, £105 Hawkrigg End. Dutch Spotted: £108 Crook Hall Farm.Mule: £96.50 High Row, £95 Higher Core Farm, £94 Wilcocks Farm, £92 Middale Farm, £90 Main Street.Cheviot: £94 Kate Farm, £90 Dove Nest Lane.

Cast Sheep:

Beltex: £220 High Underbrow Farm, £126 Poppy Farm. Texel: £140, £132 Redbank Farm, £122 The Borrans, £118 Birks Farm, £116 Town Head Farm. Continental: £125 Redbank Farm. Mule: £111 Redbank Farm, £94 Birks Farm, £91 Redbank Farm, £90 Low House, £88 Wyke Farm, £87 Castle Garth. Leicester: £111, £87, £82 Grayrigg Hall. Charollais: £110 Redbank Farm. Cheviot Mule: £108 High Butterbent, £94 Chapel House. Suffolk: £108 Croftlands, £108 Castle Garth, £106 Bradlow Farm, £98 Low House, £92 Tarnside Farm.Teeswater: £104 Gowan Bank Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £130 Highfield. Zwartble: £100 Castle Syke Farm, £80 Tarnside Farm.

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