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J36 Tuesday 24/06/14

Posted Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 10.18am

North West Auctions held their weekly sale of primestock on Tuesday where some 2,233 prime lambs and cast sheep were sold to a full ringside of buyers who bid strongly for all classes.

Lambs topped at £120 per head for Suffolk x lambs from Messrs Ladds of Benson Hall selling to Paul Barker for Bowood Yorkshire Lamb. Commercial Suffolk & Texel cross lambs were regularly 215 – 225p/kg with smarter sorts 230 – 240p/kg, as long as lambs were well finished buyers were keen to purchase all weights and with the onset of the Muslim festival of Ramadan at the end of the week the Muslim firms were particularly strong.

Once again a large entry of 560 cast sheep were forward with the trade continuing on from the lambs to see strong demand for all classes of sheep with a lot more plain ewes forward today. A top price of £110 per head was achieved twice, firstly for a pen of Texel x ewes from G & ID Postlethwaite of Howgill and then for a Charollais ewe from Mr GH Bell of Kirkby Lonsdale. Mule ewes to £88 with the majority £75 - £85 Swaledale ewes to £71 per head for a big pen of ewes from the Inman Family of Witherslack with plainer sorts looking a good trade at £45-£55 per head.

Top prices

PRIME LAMBSSuffolk: £120 Benson Hall; £105 Crabtree Farm; £100 Lane Ends Farm, Milestones Cottage; £99 Broomfield; £98 High House, Raw Head; £94 Oak Tree Farm. Char: £106 & £98 Gibraltar Farm; £100 & £95 Lancaster Bank; £94 Benson Hall; £93 Gillson Nook. Texel: £115 Ackenthwaite; £104 Borrans Farm; £103 Low House; £102 Flodder Hall; £99 High House; £98 Benson Hall; £97 Broats Farm; £96 Cantsfield Hall. Zwartble: £90 Arklid Farm. Beltex: £90 Farleton House. LLeyn: £83 Low Foulshaw. Mule: £81 Broomfield; £80 Brown Edge. Dorset: £74 Brow Head.
CAST SHEEPChar: £110 Red Lodge; £102 Kirket Nook; £96 Floraire; £90 Trees Farm. Texel: £110 Riddings; £102 Silverhow Farm; £100 Old Croft; £97 Low Stanger Thwaite; £96 Red Lodge; £94 Hallbeck, The Borrans, Speelbank, Benson Hall. Dorset: £84 Beckside Barn. Suffolk: £85 Red Lodge. Mule: £88 Steps Farm; £87 Benson Hall; £85 Hartrigg Farm; £81 Ackenthwaite, Baycliffe Farm, Brown Edge. Swale: £71 Strickland Hill; £62 Middle Highfield; £61 Leakses Farm. Rough Fell: £98 (ram) Steps Farm; £67 Croft Foot; £65 Millbeck; £64 Patton Mill. Chev: £60 Mouse Syke. Llyen: £89 Low Foulshaw. Herdwick: £66 The Galleon; £59 Finsthwaite House; £50 Rydal Farm. Zwartble: £76 Woodside. Beltex: £54 Farleton House. Leicester: £96 (ram) Strickland Hill.

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