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J36 Tuesday 6th October 2015

Posted Tuesday, 06 October 2015, 5.02pm

PRIME LAMBS SELL TO £84.50 (172p/kg)

The weekly sale of prime lambs saw a rise in trade selling to an overall market average of 148.5p/kg.
A top price of 172p per kilo was achieved for light weight Texel lambs from EC & JG Potter with others 155-164p/kg. Standard lambs peaked at 171p/kg from SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale with well fleshed lambs 150-165p/kg. Heavy weights to 163p/kg and generally 148-155p/kg. A top price of £84.50 was achieved for heavy lambs and standards to £72. Mules sold to £60.50 (144p/kg). Ten buyers ringside throughout the sale competing for all types ranging from 34kgs – 61kgs.

Cast Sheep
The ewe numbers continue to come forward at J36 with an entry of 652 forward this week, buyers commented on the strong trade for the sheep forward. Cast tups sold to a top of £100 from W Garnett & Son of Ackenthwaite. Pure Texel ewes sold to £96 from RG Blackburn of Chapel House with Leicester ewes selling to £85 from RS & BA Harker of Overthwaite. Three quarter bred continental ewes generally easily selling £80 plus with plenty of continental ewes selling in excess of £70 with all continental ewes forward averaging £65. Not as many pens of strong Mule ewes forward as seen over previous weeks, with stronger Mules today selling over £60 topping at £63. Swaledale ewes sold into the fifties for strongest types with plenty of big ewes easily selling between £38 and £42.

TOP PRICES
Prime Lambs – Suff: £84.50 Walnut Hill; £81.50 Meadow Oaks; £78 Gilsmere; £76.50 Low Brundrigg, Hawes Farm. Texel: £84.50 Gilsmere Farm; £73.50 Underely; £73 Poppy Farm; £72.50 Ninezergh, Sunny Bank; £72 Low Woodedge. Char: £80.50 Myers Farm; £73.50 Trees Farm; £73 Walnut Hill. Chev: £67 Orchard House; £64 High House Farm. Mule: £60.50 Low Newton Farm, High Borrowbridge; £59.50 Middale Farm; £58 Castle Syke. Masham: £59 Middale Farm; £53.50 Marsh Grange. Hamp: £61.50 Larkrigg.
Cast Ewes – Texel: £96 Chapel House; £87 Lyndarick; £84 Poppy Farm; £79 Beckfoot Farm Cottage; £76 Cooilingel Farm. Suff: £75 Ackenthwaite; £60 Cooilingel Farm. Mule: £63 Garnett House, Hawkrigg End; £62 Sunny Bank; £60 Singleton Park. Swale: £65 Cooilingel Farm; £42 Low Haygarth Farm; £41 Garnett House. Rough Fell: £41 Steps Farm; £38 High Borrowbridge. Scotch: £49 Cooilingel Farm. Chev: £76 Underley; £60 High House Farm; £55 Moss End Farm. Lleyn: £65 Cragg Farm. Leicester: £85 Overthwaite; £74 Town End. Herdwick: £58 Cooilingel Farm; £37 Borwick Fold Farm.
Cast Rams – Texel: £100 Ackenthwaite; £73 Farleton House. Char: £69 Cooilingel Farm. Swale: £52 Overthwaite. Herdwick: £52 Cooilingel Farm.

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