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J36 Tuesday 12/08/14 prime sheep

Posted Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2.09pm

NWA J36 had 2689 prime sheep forward at its weekly sale with 14 active buyers ringside.

Prime Lambs sold to a top price of 182.4p/kg for Char X from AJ Pratt with Texels to 180p/kg from E Lund & Son. Pure bred and ¾ lambs generally 170p/kg+, with first cross Texels and Suffolks 160p/kg+. Mules sold to 156p/kg from Caley & Mitchinson with all sold averaging 152p/kg. Suffolk lambs from I & ME Askew sold to £82 with others £81 from A & ED Booth. Texel X lambs sol to £79.50 with Char X £74.50 from RR & JA Knowles. Hill bred lambs saw Cheviots from G, GU & D Swarbrick £71 and Mules £64.

A Market average of 166p/kg was achieved with Farm Assured lambs commanding a premium with buyers now showing caution towards under finished lambs.

Top Prices per head
Breed      Price        Vendor
Suffolk     £82           I & ME Askew, Raw Head
Suffolk     £81           A & E D Booth, Lane Ends Farm
Texel       £81           J B Airey, Mint Close
Suffolk     £80           F Metcalfe, Sturdy Bank
Texel       £79.50       J B Airey, Mint Close

Top Prices per kilo:
Breed      Price         Vendor
Char        182.4p/kg   AJ Pratt, Buck Bank Farm
Texel       180.0p/kg   E Lund & Son, Lundholme Farm
Texel       178.4p/kg   F & B Smith, The View
Texel       178.1p/kg   B A R Taylor, Bank House
Texel       178.0p/kg   R H M & S Boyren, Hill Park

600 Cast Sheep topped at £114 for Texels from RT & J Gorst with heavy meated ewes £85-£100. Mules peaked at £90 from EJ Hodgson & Son, meated Mules £80-£85 (av. £68). Hill ewes saw Rough Fells regularly £52-£60, Cheviots £50-£70 with Swales £40-£50.

Cast Sheep Top Prices
£80, Park House Farm, £66 High House Farm. Mule £90 Lambrigg Head Farm, £89 Flodder Hall, £89 Borrans Farm, £85 Brown Edge. Swale £50 Borwick Lodge Farm, £50 Middle Sadghyll, £46 Havera. Rough Fell £60 Mid Town House, £60 Blackmoss Farm, £60 Steps Farm, £58 Middle Sadghyll. Scotch £63 Flodder Hall, £58 Lambrigg Head Farm. Cheviot £70 Underley Estate, £69 Underley Estate. Texel £114 (ram) The Coach House, £102 Moss Side Farm, £102 High Loanthwaite Farm, £99 Lambrigg Head Farm, £91 Low Woodedge Farm, £900 Raines Hall. Leicester £94 Hill Croft, £88 Gowan Bank. Herdwick £40 Meadowside Avenue, £30 Town Head Farm.

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