Sales Reports

J36 Tuesday 15/10/13

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 2.15pm

Even with the onset of the Ethnic Festival another large entry of some 2,700 prime lambs and cast sheep were put forward to a full ringside of buyers.

All classes and weights sold to a very competitive trade which was helped by some buyers having last minute orders to fill for the Festival. Handy weight lambs were the easiest to sell whilst heavy lambs would be a shade easier on the week. A very pleasing overall market average of 168.26p/kg was achieved. Top price per head of £89 was paid for a pen of five Texel lambs from Mrs H Newton of Levens.

Again a large show of cast sheep were forward to a full ringside of buyers and as was to be expected prices were a little easier on the week but considering the large percentage of plain Hill ewes forward, all looked well sold. Continental ewes sold to £80 for Texel x from SW Atkinson & Son of Crook with others £65-70. Mule ewes to £56 with Horned ewes to £47.

The monthly sale of pigs saw an entry of 106 forward with something for everyone. Best White prime pigs sold to £118 & £108 from Messrs Lawson of Sedbergh with Saddleback gilts to £105 from DE Metcalfe. A pen of strong Welsh x stores from J Miller, Ulverston sold to £95 per head. Oxford Sandy & Black stores sold for £85. Cast sows achieved £165 from G Braithwaite with weaners to £38 from AJ & ME Saggers, Penrith. The next monthly Pig Sale with be held on Tuesday 12th November.

TOP PRICES:
PRIME LAMBS – Texel: £89 Low Levens; £87 Marsh Grange; £84 Nether Houses, Spital Farm; £83 Steel Croft; £82 Scarside Farm. Beltex: £80 Brown Edge; £79 Keerfalls Forest Farm; £78 Lowflan Farm. Suffolk: £85 Station Hotel; £84 Toadpool; £80.50 Meadow Oaks; £77 Long Green Head. Char: £80 Sand Lane; £72 Clawthorpe Lodge; £70.50 High Greenside. Mule: £75.50 Croft Foot; £74 Moss End Farm; £72 Barbon Fell House, Hillcroft; £71.50 Ashstead; £71 Mid Town House. Masham: £68 Marsh Grange; £61 Mosergh Farm. Rough Fell: £65.50 Moss End Farm; £64 Birkhaw. Chev: £67 Green Lane End; £50 High Low Wood. Herdwick: £48 Reservoir House.
CAST SHEEP – Cont: £80 Capplerigg; £68 Arklid; £63 Bellingham Road; £62 Low Levens. Mule: £56 Arklid, Toadpool; £51 Borrans Farm; £50 Hodgson Green. Cheviot: £50 Ghyll Farm. Rough Fell: £47 Beckside. Horned: £46 Archers Hall; £38 School House. Leicester: £60 Hillcroft. Woodland: £49 Keerfalls Forest Farm.
PIGS – Fat Pigs: £118, £108 & £102 Lockbank; £105 Mudbecks. Strong Stores: £95 & £90 Broughton Beck; £88 & £85 Lockbank. Medium Stores: £75 Broughton Beck; £58 Plumpton Foot; £50 Bradley Farm. Sows: £165 Slake Farm. Weaners: £38 Holme Head; £28 Ellonby Hall; £20 Garriestown Farm.

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