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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 9th July 2024.

PIGS

The Junction 36 sale of 60 prime and store pigs, once again achieved maximum returns, with prime hogs from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake topping the sale at £288 or 230p/kg. Topping the gilts at £212 was a pair also from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake. The highest price boar was £160 from D Nicholson, Cockermouth.
Store pigs sold to a top of £122 for a pair of gilts from Messrs Tuer, Penrith with others at £120 from W Stamper, Chipping. Weaners were perhaps the trade of the day, with these to £118 from JM Navesey, Darwen.
A handful of cull sows were forward, with these selling to £118, with most meeting the £90 mark.

PRIME LAMBS

A smaller entry of lambs were forward, with some vendors cautious over the drop of price. Vendors who braved the weather were rewarded, with a sharper trade than expected, with a market average of 300p/kg averaged. Once again, all weights of well meated / fed lambs were keenly bid for, with heavy lambs in high demand. The best bred lambs sold to 350p/kg
- Texel to £186 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.
- Beltex to £181 from RM&JL Whitton, Cartmel.
- Suffolks to £171 from E&A Thompson, New Hutton.
- Charollais to £170 from TA Teasdale, Newton in Cartmel.
- Lleyn to £151 from J&R Geldard & Son, Levens.
- Ryelands to £114 from T&E Redmayne. Carlisle.
- Mules to £112.50 from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands.

CAST SHEEP

More ewes are now coming forward every week, with buyers showing preference to clipped ewes and caution towards those still in the wool. Pure bred ewes sold to £273, £260 and £251 for Texels from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Suffolks sold to £226 from Calderside, Oakenclough and £222 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Other better end pure ewes were £190 to £210. First cross ewes sold to £194 for Texel cross, with other better end £165 to £180, mediums £140 to £160 and better lighter wights £120 to £135. Other pure ewes saw BFL’s to £198 and Teeswaters £160. Pure hill ewes sold to £130 for SBF, Swaledale £130, Easycare £129, Cheviot £122 and Herdwicks £120. Heaviest Mules sold to £178, with others regularly £150 to £165. The next draw down £135 to £145 and the leaners end £100 to £115. A lot more recently weaned hard worked ewes forward, with several feeding orders now coming forward, Continental and Mules were £80 to £100, with hill ewes £50 to £65.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

TEXEL: £186 Catshaw Hall Farm, £181 Aynsome Manor Farm, £177 High Butterbent, £170 Head House, £166 Windy Hill, £164 Low Brundrigg. SUFFOLK: £171 Oakenclough, £171 High Butterbent, £161 Oakenclough, £160 Green Close, £155 Patton Hall, £154 High Butterbent. CHAROLLAIS: £156 The Old Vicarage. LLEYN: £151, £137, £130 Low Foulshaw Farm. CONTINENTAL: £150 Low Croft, £146 Moss End Farm, £140 Head House, £140 Hawkrigg End, £136 Windy Hill, £136 The Old Parsonage. RYELAND: £114, £110 (x2) Old Byre Barn. MULE: £112.50 Greaves Farm.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £273, £260, £251 Benson Hall, £220 Ackenthwaite Farm, £194 The Old Vicarage, £178 Hutton Roof Hall. Suffolk: £226 Calderside Farm, £222 Mansrigg Hall, £198 Ackenthwaite Farm, £185, £150 Mansrigg Hall, £132 Head House. Charollais: £206 The Old Vicarage, £204 Gilpin Farm, £176 Head House, £169 Gilpin Farm, £164, £160 Redbank Farm. Leicester: £198 Calderside Farm. Mule: £164 Redbank Farm, £148 Catshaw Hall Farm, £147 Benson Hall, £146 Mansrigg Hall, £146 Ackenthwaite Farm, £142 Nether Hall Farm. Cheviot Mule: £178 Holmelands, £160 Mansrigg Hall, £156 Gilpin Farm. Teeswater: £160, £125 Nether Hall Farm. Continental: £146, £134 Holmelands, £129 Gilpin Farm, £124 Patton Mill, £124 Low Barns Farm, £122 Gilpin Farm. Swaledale: £130, £110 Catshaw Farm, £110 Botton Hall Farm, £109 Calderside Farm, £108 Burnhead Farm, £94 Mansrigg Hall. Scottish Blackface: £130, £124 Mansrigg Hall. Hampshire: £124 Holmelands. Herdwick: £120 Nether Hall Farm. Cheviot: £118 Mansrigg Hall. Horned: £100 Mansrigg Hall.

CAST RAM:

Rylands: £128 Old Byre Barn. Cheviot: £122 Low Deepslack. Swaledale: £102 The Borrans. Leicester: £100 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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