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J36 Tuesday 17/03/15

Posted Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11.06am

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
The weekly sale of sheep with lambs saw 69 forward with many buyers leaving empty handed. Texel x ewes (2 crop) with twins sold to £215 with Suffolk x (2 crop) with twins sold at £212. All mules forward were older (3 crop upwards) and regularly achieving £185, £188 all with twin lambs at foot.
North West Auctions also held their weekly sale of primestock at J36 on Tuesday where an entry of 1200 prime sheep sold to a very strong trade.
There was a shortage of the very best hoggs and these topped at 229p/kg with the majority of commercial Texel & Suffolk cross hoggs regularly 200 – 210p/kg. A tremendous run of 100 Scotch Blackface hoggs from Williamson Bros., of Ulverston averaged 202.76p/kg and sold to £86.50 per head. Mule hoggs topped at 207.10p/kg with a top price of £89 per head. The top price per head for hoggs on the day £108 for Texels from GM & A Jackson of Little Eccleston. An overall market average of 192.14p/kg was achieved with an SQQ of 196.31p/kg.
All classes of cast sheep once again continue to sell way above vendor’s expectations topping today at £148 for a Texel from TH Gibson & Son of Kendal. Mule ewes sold to £118 and averaged £84.80. A plainer entry of Horned ewes were forward topping at £86 for Rough Fell ewes from HR & KA Hodgson of Barbon.
TOP PRICES
PRIME HOGGS – Dorset: £88 Corney Hill Farm. Suff: £98 Dawson Fold; £90.50 The Galleon; £88 Maddison Avenue; £86 Hodgson Green Farm. Masham: £78.50 Middale Farm. Mule: £89 Hill Top Farm; £88 Jacques Farm; £87.50 Cuerdale Hall; £84.50 Braida Garth. Swale: £85 The Galleon; £81 Braida Garth. Rough Fell: £81.50 Croft Foot. Scotch: £86.50 Green Hill Farm. Chev: £88 Halton Park, Moss House Farm; £84 Higher Salter. Texel: £108 Little Eccleston Hall; £100 Dawson Fold, Ancliffe Hall; £95 Blea Tarn; £94.50 Flodder Hall. Beltex: £80 The Galleon. Herdwick: £76 Hartrigg.
CAST SHEEP – Suff: £128 High House; £122 Cleatop Farm; £120 Madison Avenue; £108 Ackenthwaite Farm. Masham: £101 Southfield Farm; £92 Killington Drive. Mule: £118 Ancliffe Hall; £109 Hallbeck; £105 Bull Bank, Ashtree Cottage; £104 Howriggs, Braida Garth, Arnside Tower. Swale: £61 Yoad Pot; £56 Far Orrest. Rough Fell: £86 Howriggs; £70 Southfield Farm. Scotch: £76 Roundthwaite Abbey. Chev: £94 Ashtree Cottage. Texel: £148 Toadpool; £142 Deansbiggin; £118 Ackenthwaite; £112 Steel Croft. Leic: £148 The Borrans. Tees: £116 Middale Farm. Beltex: £115 Barrow House Farm.

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