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J36 Tuesday 19th January 2016

Posted Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 5.38pm


Prime hoggs sold to a top price of 209p/kg for Beltex x lambs from BJ Bowness, Kendal with other well finished top grading lambs either side of £2/kg. Best pens of first cross lambs 180p/kg – 190p/kg, with mules selling to 182p/kg from ME Wannop & Sons Ltd, all Mules sold averaged 168p/kg. Hill lambs sold to 169p/kg for Herdwicks, with others generally 145p/kg – 155p/kg dependant on weight.

A top price of £100 was achieved for Texels from TS & SM Park, Millom with other heavy weight £90 - £96. Well finished hoggs easiest sold and regularly £40 - £44 over weight. Mules sold to £80 with pure hill breeds £73 for Rough Fells.

Light weight hoggs remain in keen demand selling to £56.50 & 188p/kg. Buyers are looking for more each week but they must be finished and not in store condition.

Vendors please present lambs as clean as possible to ensure that they can be sold to full value. Well finished lambs continue to sell well with under finished lambs a more cautious trade and perhaps worth more sold as store hoggs. Please contact any of our auctioneers or fieldsmen for trade info.

Cast Sheep

The weekly sale of cast sheep sold to a solid trade throughout, with plenty of buyers keen and eagerly bidding around the ring. Continental ewes into the nineties, with plenty of ewes selling in the seventies, a strong trade for the ewes forward. Masham and mules sold to a sharper trade, with Mashams topping at £76 from J Wilson & Sons of Southfield. All Masham ewes averaging over £70. Mules sold to £72 from DM & D Cook of Smithy Green, with big mules regularly selling towards £70. Horned ewes to £59 for a pen of Rough Fells, with plenty of straight Swaledales selling in the late forties.

Plenty more ewes could have been easily handled today with more needed week on week to satisfy buyers requirements.

Top Prices:

Prime Hoggs: Tex: £100 Millom Castle; £98 Low Hall Farm; £97 Mint Close; £96 Little Guards. Suff: £90.50 Hawes Farm; £82.50 Skelwith Fold Farm; £82.50, £80 Hawes Farm; £77 Fellside Farm. Char: £88.50, £79.50 Gibraltar Farm; £66 Brow Head. Leic: £88 Tongue House Farm. Belt: £86 Low Hall Farm; £85, £79 Little Guards. Zwart: £83, £71 Crooklands Farm. Chev: £81 Orchard House; £79.50 Brow Head; £79 Hutton Roof Hall; £78 Red Lodge. Mule: £80 Barrowfield; £77.50 Greenlands Farm; £75 Heaton Hall Farm. Swale: £79 Southfield Farm; £62.50 Yoad Pot; £59 Tongue House Farm. RFell: £73 Millbeck; £70, £67 Boundary Beck. Mash: £67.50 Killington Drive. Dors: £67 Brow Head.

Cast Ewes: Tex: £90 Orchard Barn; £81 Catshaw Hall Farm; £79 Millom Castle, Poppy Farm; £77 Tottlebank. Zwart: £83, £82, £68 Catshaw Hall Farm. Suff: £81 Patton Hall; £79 Millom Castle; £77 Smithy Green Farm. Mash: £76, £75, £72, £70 Southfield Farm; £69 Killington Drive. Mule: £72 Smithy Green Farm; £69 Fellside Farm, High Wray Farm, Low Hall Farm, Oakfield Farm. Leic: £71 Catshaw Hall Farm; £65 Hill Croft.. Chev: £67 High House; £64 Orphan Crag Barn; £58 Millness Hall. RghFell: £59, £47 Southfield Farm; £45 Poppy Farm. Lonk: £59 Fellside Farm. Herd: £43 Poppy Farm.

Cast Rams: Tex: £93 Fellside Farm; £91, £90, £73 High House; £74 Hollin Hall. Leic: £72, £70 Tongue House Farm. Suff: £69 Fellside Farm.

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