Sales Reports

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Posted Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 9.48am

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs saw smaller entry forward at J36 today with just shy of 1100. A better trade was noticeable this afternoon with an overall market average of 173p/kg. Handy weight contenental lambs were selling the best with an eager ring full of buyers with a pen of Beltex x lambs weighing 44kg from AR & BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm selling for £99.50.

Heavy continental and Suffolk lambs were selling well with them topping at £99 from DW & NM Alderson, High Green. More horned lambs creeping into the market now also selling well today with a top of £71 for some 45kg from TA & J Dixon, Yoad Pot. The overall top price per kilo was a pair of inside fed 40kg Beltex x lambs from PJ Onions, Keerfalls Forest Farm selling to 237.5p/kg.

More lambs required for next week to fulfil buyer requirements.

Cast Sheep

There was 485 cast sheep forward at J36 which is a slightly smaller entry than usual due to the time of year with trade topping at £98 from TA Blair of Thornfleet with a Suffolk ewe. The tup trade topped at £105 for Bluefaced Leicester from F & SA Edmondson, Netherhouses Farm.
Strong continental ewes selling well into the eighties with buyers looking to purchase better types of ewes today. Meaty ewes were selling to a good trade, with mule ewes selling to £71 from KE Richards and Son of Crook of Lune. There was a strong trade today for horned sheep, best seen for some time with Swaledale ewes selling to £52 from Calderside Farm with Rough Fell ewes selling to £54 from JE Wightman, Crabtree Farm.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs: Bel £99.50, £99 Poppy Farm, £95 Forest Farm, £82 Poppy Farm. Tex £99.50 Hill Park, £93, £91 The Courtyard, £89.50 Crabtree Farm, £88 Red Scar. Char £99 High Green, £97, £90 Hill Park, £86 Smithy Green Farm, £85.50 High Green. Suff £98 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £94 Hampsfield Hall, £92 The Courtyard, £91, £90.50 Netherhouses. Cont £83.50, £76.50 Low Gregg Hall, £72 Bull Bank Farm, £70 Brown Head, £67.50 Bull Bank Farm. Chev £82.50, £81 Seedhowe Cottages, £78.50 Orchard House, £78 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, Orchard House. Mule £82 Netherhouses, £78.50 Bramaskew, £78 High Borrowbridge, £77.50 Low Hall Farm, £76.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. BFL £721 £70 Brown Edge. Horned £71 Keerfalls Forest Farm. Swale £71 Yoad Pot, £70 Nehterhouses, £69 Bramaskew.

Cast Ewes: Suff £98, £90 Thornfleet, £77, £75 Mansrigg Hall, £65 Poppy Farm. Tex £98 Ashtree Cottage, £90 Poppy Farm, £82 Low Chapel, £80 Low Chapel, £79 Gilthwaiterigg. Zwart £83 Catshaw Farm. Chev £74 High Borrowbridge, £65, £58, £51 Sandham Farm. Mule £71 Crook o Lune Farm, £65 North Farm, £63 Kit Cragg, Gilthwaiterigg, £62 Gilthwaiterigg. BFL £70 Matson Farm. Char £61 Meathop Park Farm. Rough £54 Crabtree Farm, £52 Low Fold, £46 Low Deepslack. Swale £52 Calderside Farm, £50 Brown Edge, £49 Calderside Farm, £47 Middale Farm.
Cast Rams: BFL £105 Netherhouses, £93 Town End, £68 Matson Farm, £61 Thursgill, £59 Matson Farm. Tex £102 Grayrigg Foot, £99 Poppy Farm, £88 Ashtree Cottage. Hamp £93 Endmoor Farm. Char £78 High Green. Suff £75 Hall Croft Barn. Chev £73 Orphan Cragg Barn.

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