Sales Reports

J36 Thursday 15th December 2016

Posted Thursday, 15 December 2016, 5.17pm

Calves

The weekly sale of calves had a strong entry of calves forward once again. The sale was mainly consisting of black and white bobby Calves with many vendors clearing out before Christmas, with bobby calves selling to a continued similar trade. An entry of young beef calves forward for the sale were well bid for with the trade topping at £270 from JM Barton & Son of Lupton Hall with British Blue bulls and heifers from the same home selling to £235.

In-lamb Sheep

The opening in-lamb breeding sheep sale of the season saw a sticky trade. There was plenty of interest out there for in-lamb ewes but many buyers holding off into the new year when spring is looking closer and they have got through the thick of winter. In-lamb one and two crop Texel ewes sold to £98 from Mark Grunnill and broken mouthed Mule ewes scanned in lamb to the Texel tup sold to £96.

In-lamb sheep required for the breeding sale on Thursday 12th January. Please contact the office with entries.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of store lambs had an entry of just shy of 1,500 forward. A very mixed entry of store lambs, as to be expected at this time of year, saw the strong short keep store lambs continue to easily sell in excess of £60 topping at £67.50 from Ashton Agricultural with Texel lambs. Half bred lambs sold to a top of £66 for Masham lambs from BJ Bainbridge of Steps Farm with Mule lambs selling to £60.50 from GH Jones of Fold Farm. A lot of horned lambs and hill bred lambs sold depending on their condition with buyers looking for bright looking lambs with potential of going on and growing out in to strong prime lambs. It was noticeable buyers were slightly cautious with the unexpected decline in prime lamb prices.

Top Prices

Bull Calf: Brb £270 Lupton Hall Ang £215 Broomfield. Here £190, £130, £120 Mount Pleasant. Fri £40 Broomfield, £35 Cinder Barrow, £30 Cinderbarrow, Beck Side, Wraysholme Tower.
Heifer Calf: Brb £235 Lupton Hall, £215 Beck Side, £210 Lupton Hall, Broomfield.

Store Lambs: Tex £67.50 Knittleton Farm, £67 High Wardses, £65 Killington Drive, £63.50 Hynning Home Cottages, Low Sizergh Farm, Low House, Sunny Bank. Suff £66.50 Barker Knott, £61, £57 Cliftons Farm, £55 Low Sizergh Farm, £53.50 Quarry Top. Mash £66 Steps Farm, £59.50 Mealrigg. Mule £63.50 Bull Bank Farm, £60.50 Fold Farm, £56.50 Knittleton Farm, £52.50 High Wardses, Cinderbarrow. Dors £58 Hynning Home Cottages. Char £55 Gateside Farm, £48 Fold Farm, £47.50 Barker Knott. Chev £53 School House.

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