J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep. Tuesday 27th June 2023


Well finished pigs continue to sell to a premium with a top price of £228 for a pair of heavy weight gilts from Mrs Wendy Stamper, Chipping who medium weights at £172 and £162. A pair of tremendous light weight gilts (72kg) from BR Harrison, Staveley sold at £188, with others at £172. Medium weight pigs generally £130 to £150 depending on quality and type. Buyers as always showing caution toward boars and under finished pigs.
Top pence per kilogram was 261p/kg achieved for light weights from BR Harrison, Staveley with mediums selling to £191 and heavy’s £163 from W Stamper, Chipping.
Cull sows sold to £90 and 41p/kg for a Large White x from M Allen, Carnforth.
An exceptional interest in weaners and stores, with six week sold Large White x from Messrs Halpin, Barrow in Furness selling at £39. Tamworth x store gilts sold to £80 from R Dick, Greenhaulgh who sold boars at £66.
The next sale of pigs in on Tuesday 11th July. Buyers are encouraged to pre enter pigs to assist in the canvassing of buyers, over half the entry of pigs today were unentered.


Another increased number of 1245 lambs forward, a head of farmers looking to wean lambs over the coming weeks. Well finished lambs having benefited from hard feed attracted the keenest attention, lighter weights and under finished a more cautious trade with buyers looking to secure lambs within order specifications. 25% of todays sale were lamb weighing 34kg and below.
Super heavy lambs from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland sold to a top of £173 for Texels with a pen of four Texels from the same home selling to £162. C&J Bennett, St Michaels sold pens of pure Texel lambs to £160. Heavy lambs weighing 48kg to 55kg averaged 272p/kg. Smart bred lambs continue to sell well at Junction 36 with these regularly selling over the 300p/kg mark.


Very much an end off season sale for hoggs saw a top price of £137 for Texel x from SF Herring, Millom with others at £134 from I&G Sedgwick, Burton in Lonsdale and £131 for Texel x from M&S Blease, Carnfoth. Other well finished hoggs were generally £100 to £120. Top pence per kilo of 258p/kg for a Texel x from M Allen, Carnforth with an overall prime hogg average of 209p/kg.
From next week any hoggs will be sold within the cull sheep section.


Another large entry of just short of 500 local farmers ewe were forward today with a predominately leaner show. The sale topped at £164 for Suffolk x from H Newton, Levens with other larger framed ewes generally £120 to £135. Buyers were showing extreme caution towards over fat ewes and those still in their wool.
Medium ewes attracted the keenest attention selling to £120 for Cheviot x from KA Purtill, Wigan and Suffolk x from I&G Sedgwick, Burton in Lonsdale. Others were £105 to £120 to include Mules at £109 from J&O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor. Hill ewes sold to £99 for Cheviots from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. The large entry of predominately leaner hill ewes saw the larger framed sorts sell from £55 to £65, mediums £45 to £55 and the leanest and smallest at realisation.
No headline rams today, Continentals sold to £148 with others generally £130 to £135. Mediums £90 to £110 with smaller hill bred rams at £60 to £80.

Top Prices


Texel: £173 High House Farm, £162 High House Farm, £160 Wild Boar Farm, £158 Wild Boar Farm, £149 Ackenthwaite Farm, £148 High House Farm. Suffolk: £144 Cockrigg Farm, £128 Hagg Farm, £128 Cracalt Farm, £124.50 Lane Ends Farm, £123.50 Hodgsons Green Farm, £123 Tranthwaite Hall. Charollais: £141.50 Crosscrake Farm, £137 Bensons Farm, £135 Gallaber Farm, £131 Crosscrake Farm. Continental: £136 Pitt Farm, £124.50 Hawkrigg End, £124 Lunesdale House, £121.50 Howriggs. Beltex: £132 Bensons Farm, £129 Gallaber Farm. Hampshire: £131 Endmoor Farm, £114.50 Endmoor Farm, £113 Bouthwaite. Dorset: £124 Yealand Manor. Cheviot: £110 Bowers Farm.


Texel: £137 Row Farm, £131 The Barn, £129 Yealand Manor, £125 Row Farm, £112 The Barn, £110 Pitt Farm. Suffolk: £134 Gallaber Farm. Swaledale: £124, £104 Overthwaite Farm. Rough Fell: £120 Millbeck, £102 Moss End Farm, £94 Millbeck. Cheviot Mule: £106 Yealand Manor. Mule: £92 Greaves Farm.


Suffolk: £164 Low Levens, £130 Bouthwaite Farm, £125 Low Levens, £120 Gallaber Farm, £118 Bouthwaite Farm, £118 Ackenthwaite Farm. Beltex: £136, £128 Crake Hall. Texel: £134 Oak Avenue, £132 Mansergh Hall Farm, £124 Bouthwaite Farm, £117 Gallaber Farm, £114 Bouthwaite Farm, £112 Cockrigg Farm. Cheviot: £124 Back O’ The Fell Road, £120 Oak Avenue, £99 Bowers Farm, £99 College Green. Continental: £112 Bouthwaite Farm, £112, £111 Mansergh Hall Farm, £108 Kirket Nook, £104 Meadow View. Charolais: £116 Helm Croft. Mule: £109 Endmoor Farm, £106 Johnson House Farm, £105 Preston Patrick Hall, £105 Gaskell House, £104 x2 Hodgsons Green Farm. Hampshire: £104 Bouthwaite Farm


Texel: £148 Barrowfield, £130 Yealand Manor, £128, £111, £110, £108 Row Farm. Dorest: £120 Fell View Farm. Leicester: £118 Hawkswell Farm, £105 Barrowfield.

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