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J36 Tuesday 28/04/15

Posted Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 4.30pm

North West Auctions held their weekly sale of primestock at J36 on Tuesday where 30 Prime Spring Lambs, 603 Prime Hoggs and 364 Cast Sheep were forward and put before the usual ringside of buyers. Once again, all classes continue to be hard to sell with large amounts of sheep on offer up and down the country.
Prime Lambs topped at 212.8p/kg and to £90 per head for Suffolk x lambs on several occasions. Spring Lambs averaged 202.67p/kg. Hoggs sold to a top price of £90 per head for Texel x from Messrs Stables of Field Broughton with hoggs averaging 161.25p/kg overall.
Once again, a big entry of cast sheep were forward with some classes seeing a little more caution on the week especially the plain lean sheep. Trade topped at £148 per head for a pair of Bluefaced Leicester rams from Mr G Rawsthorne of Nether Kellet closely followed at £142 per head for a pair of Bluefaced Leicester rams from RS Harker & Son of Grayrigg.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The weekly sale of sheep & lambs saw 425 forward selling to a top price of £240 for Mule Shearlings with Twin Texel Lambs from Messrs Atkinson, Appleby. Other shearlings generally £180-£200. An entry of mainly older sheep saw best doubles £165-£170 with singles £100-£118. Hill sheep sold to £140 (£51 per life) for Cheviot ewes with Texel lambs.
Next week’s sale to include first entry of hoggs with lambs at foot.

TOP PRICES

SPRING LAMBS – Dorset: £87 The Coach House. Suff: £90 Hollins Farm; £88 Low Brundrigg, Cracalt. Texel: £90 High Biggarsbank; £86 The Coach House.
PRIME HOGGS – Suff: £78 Downlands Farm; £73 Hodgson Green Farm; £72.50 High Tenement. Masham: £77 Third Sunbiggin Farm. Mule: £78 Moss Howe Farm; £74.50 Thwaitrigg. Swale: £69 Bellart Howe, Higher Salter; £67 Slack Farm. Rough Fell: £66 Bellart Howe. Texel: £90 Greaves Farm; £88 Flodder Hall; £87 Lancaster Bank. Herdwick: £67 Gatesgarth; £65 Barrow House Farm. Beltex: £85 Moss House.
CAST SHEEP – Suff: £110 Pyes Bridge; £100 Downlands Farm. Mule: £96 Oakfield; £94 Flodder Hall; £90 Cooper House. Swale: £80 High Carlinggill, Moss Howe Farm. Rough Fell: £106 Birkhaw; £88 Howes Lodge. Scotch B/F: £80 Flodder Hall. Char: £118 Hopes Hill; £116 Town House; £112 Lane House. Chev: £84 Underely; £80 Yew Tree Farm. Texel: £120 Ashtree Cottage; £112 Lane House; £109 Hutton Roof Hall. Lleyn: £83 Cragg Farm. Leic: £148 Scargill Farm; £142 Grayrigg Hall. Herdwick: £60 Main Street, Greenbank Farm. Zwart: £112 Pyes Bridge.

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