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J36 Tuesday 5th May 2015

Posted Tuesday, 05 May 2015, 3.52pm

North West Auctions held their weekly sale of prime sheep at J36 on Tuesday, where an increased entry of Spring Lambs sold to a competitive trade with more firms now starting to take a few Spring Lambs as well as Hoggets. Lambs were to 228.9p/kg and to £89.50/head, with lambs 38-42 kg, being the optimum weight range at the moment. A show of 75 Spring Lambs averaged 200.32p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

These were a very similar show to last week. However as hogg numbers seem to be tightening up a little. All classes saw a sharper trade on the week with our SQQ being up by some 15p/kg. Hoggs topped at £91/head for Suffolk hoggs from M Blease of Carnforth and to a top of 194.3p/kg for Texel hoggs from J & A M Mason of Mansergh, with an overall average of 176.69p/kg

Cast sheep

With extra customers ringside, all classes sold to a very strong trade with the average being up some £5/head on the week. Cast sheep topped at £125

Sheep with lambs at foot

The weekly sale of sheep with lambs, saw 380 forward selling to a top price of £218 for Mule Shearlings with Texel twins from G & K M Atkinson. The first entry of Hoggs with lambs forward this week, selling at £170 for Texel x hoggs, with single Texel lambs.
Older sheep sold to £180 for Texel x with twins from S & W Dickinson and £142 for singles from M & E Parrott.
Next week sale includes Show & Sale for Hoggs with Lambs. – Show 10am – Sale 11am.
Top Prices:
Sheep & Lambs
Mule Shearlings with twins £218
Mule Ewes with twins £168
Mule Ewes with singles £118
Cheviot Ewes with twins £140
Texel Ewes with twins £155
Texel Hoggs with singles £170
Lleyn Ewes with singles £142
Suffolk Ewes with twins £168
Herdwick Ewes with singles £78
Top prices
Prime Lambs
Hamp: £83.50 Endmoor Farm. Suff: £89.50, £87 Hollins Farm. Char: £84 High Foulshaw. Tex: £86 Highfield; £85 Downlands.
Prime Hoggs
Suff: £91 The Barn; £85 The Galleon. Mule: £78 Thwaite Rigg; £72.50 Hill Top Farm. Swale: £73 Thrang; £69.50 Moss House Farm. Char: £88.50 Larkrigg. Chev: £76 Dane Hill Farm; £74 Moss House Farm. Tex: £85.50 Thwaite Rigg, Mansergh High Farm; £84 Haveriggs Farm. Dales: £71, £68 Dane Hill Farm. Herd: £76, £69.50 Thrang.
Cast Sheep
Suff: £107, £106 The Barn; £99 High Foulshaw. Mule: £92 Black Bull Farm; £86 Mid Town House; £86 White House, Hill Top Farm. Swale: £79, £77 Sykes Farm; £76 Cotegill Farm. RFell: £86 Croft Foot Farm; £79 Crabtree Farm, Cotegill Farm. Char: £99 Bull Bank Farm. Chev: £100 Green Head; £89 Low Tarn Green; £87 Hill Farm. Tex: £125 Bull Bank Farm; £119 Barrow House Farm; £100 Hill Top Farm; £109 Millbeck. Leic: £115, £99 Tongue House Farm. Herd: £87 Kate Farm; £64 Low Garths. Zwart: £85 Abbey Drive.

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