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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 22nd August 2023

PIGS

Prime pigs sold to a top price of £215 for a Large White cross gilt from W Stamper, Chipping with prime hoggs selling to £210 for Large White cross from CR Dickinson, Thurnham. Pietrain cross sold to £185 from GC&G Taylor, Crook and prime hoggs £107 from S Crowe, Dalton in Furness. CR Dickinson, Thurnham topped the market with a prime gilt achieving 181p/kg, other well finished pigs were generally 165p/kg to 175p/kg. Weaners sold to £62 for Large White cross gilts from J.GE Heseltine & Son, Skipton who sold others at £50, with cross bred weaners selling to £48 from S Crowe, Dalton in Furness. The youngest weaners sold to £24 for Saddleback from T Harrison, Darwen.

PRIME LAMBS

1200 lambs were put before our weekly ring side of ten active buyers with once again meat and weight achieving maximum prices.
- Texels to £151 from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton.
- Beltex to £140 from GM Metcalfe, Underbarrow.
- Suffolks to £130 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton.
- Cheviots to £128.50 from GM Metcalfe, Underbarrow.
- Dutch Spotted to £118 from RJ&P Metcalfe, Crook
- Mules to £112.50 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.
- All lambs forward averaged £110.62.
- Overall market averaged of 252p/kg.

CAST SHEEP

A large show of 641 predominately leaner hill ewes were forward today, showing the effect of the dry months and rearing lambs. A real shortage of best quality ewes were forward. Topping today at £166 for a Texel from MD Shuttleworth, Barbon with others at £164 from RA Batty, Haversham, others were generally selling at £140 to £150. Cross bred ewes sold to £126 for Texel x from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay with Suffolk x achieving £125 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. The better heavier ewes were £105 to £115. Mule ewes sold to £124 from RF&CE Hodgson, Ulverston with Cheviot Mules selling to £118 from JC Dunning, Orton. Heavier Mules were generally £95 to £110, with mediums £82 to £95. Buyers were looking to purchase ewes suitable for grazing. Hill bred ewes sold to £131 for Cheviots from S Bosworth, Burnley who sold others at £114. A large entry of Swaledale sold to £79 from M Holgate, Silverdale with Rough Fells to £77 from J Graham, Windermere and Herdwick to £79 from A Armstrong, Ulverston. A large proportion of lean light weight Swaledale ewes were forward, generally selling at £28 to £40, depending on size and quality.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Texel: £151 Upp Hall, £142 Middlebarrow Plain, £139 Old Croft, £137 Halton Park Farm, £137 Johnson House Farm, £136 Ashstead. Continental: £140 Low Gregg Hall, £132 Low Tarn Green, £129.50 Low Croft, £122 Windy Hill, £119.50 Low Croft, £118.50 Cockrigg Farm. Suffolk: £130 Cockrigg Farm, £125, £124.50 Heathwaite Farm, £124 Ackenthwaite Farm, £119 Halton Park Farm, £118.50 Swallowmire. Cheviot: £128.50 Low Gregg Hall, £112, £110.50, £97.50, £95 Bowers Farm. Beltex: £120 Halton Park Farm, £115 Holmelands, £102 Stubb Farm. Dutch Spotted: £118 Crook Hall Farm, £96 Coldcotes Farm. Mule: £112.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, £109 Fell End Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £166 Fell House, £164 Dugg Hill, £150 The Park, £150 High Street, £135 Dugg Hill, £135 Bybeck. Suffolk: £147 Yew Tree Farmhouse, £137 Dugg Hill, £125 Ackenthwaite Farm. Beltex: £132 Holmelands, £111 Storth End Farm. Continental: £132 Arklid Farm, £100 Bowness Farm, £96 Hare Tarn Farm, £95, £94 Bowness Farm, £90 Plough Inn. Cheviot: £131, £114, £99, £88 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £81 Poppy Farm. Mule: £124 Rowe End Farm, £118 Ellerbeck Farm, £110 Rowe End Farm, £108 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £102 Helwith Bridge, £100 Flodder Hall. Cheviot Mule: £118 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £116 Carlton House, £100, £96 Middlebarrow Plain, £94 Westmorland Chapel Farm. Charollais: £109 Bowness Farm. Zwartble: £96 High Farm. Herdwick: £79 High Becthicar. Swaledale: £79 Middlebarrow Plain, £77 Low Deepslack. Rough Fell: £77 Wasdyke Farm, £74 The Park. Ryeland: £70 Mill View Farm.

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