Sales Reports

J36 - Tuesday 31st May 2016

Posted Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 5.42pm

BREEDING SHEEP

A smaller entry of sheep and lambs than the bumper entry the previous week. A strong trade throughout, aged Charollais ewes with twin lambs sold to £178 from G & LJ Caine of Stank. A selection of ¾ Texel hoggs from JA Chapman of North Lodge sold to £170. Buyers still looking to purchase Sheep and Hoggs with lambs at foot and vendors kindly asked to enter for advertising.

SPRING LAMBS

The largest entry to date yet this season at J36 Rural Auction Centre, with 785 being sold. An overall market average of 195ppk with lambs between 33kg and 39kg averaging 198ppk. Continental lambs regularly selling in excess of 200ppk, with Beltex types lambs selling easily in excess 220ppk topping at 230ppk from E Lund & Son of Lundholme for lightweight lambs. Light weight lambs very good to sell around 32-36kg making in the region of 200ppk, with better types easily selling in excess of 200ppk. The top price of the day was £108 from RJ Stott of Crosscrake with a pair of smart lambs. Suffolks averaged 193ppk.

PRIME HOGGS

A strong entry of prime hoggs for the time of year with 266 forward. Well fleshed heavy hoggs sold into the eighties and nineties. Standard weight hoggs, well fleshed sold between 165 and 180ppk. The top price was £94 from M and M Carr of Clawthorpe Lodge, with Continental hoggs from SH & PI Bowes of Barrow in Furness selling to 182ppk.

CAST EWES

A small entry of cast sheep sold to a dearer trade than seen last week. Well fleshed big framed sheep once again over the £100 mark, topping at £122 for a Texel Ewe from TL & S Cross, Westhouse. Mules sold to a top of £85 from John Bell, Wennington, with the best £77-£82 and an average of £70 right through. Hill sheep to £87 from D & D Huddleston, Wray. Swales to £71 from FI & ME Little, Kendal. Overall average of £69 for all forward.

Top Prices:

Prime Lambs: Tex: £108, 96 Crosscrake Farm; £97, £95.50 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suff: £103.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm; £101.50 Birds Park Farm; £92.50 Brown Edge; £90.50 Kit

Cragg. Hamp: £100, £94.50 Croftheads. .Dors: £99.50, £77.50 Yealand Manor; £91 Brow Head; £77.50 Hallbeck. Belt: £99 Trees Farm; £78 Bull Bank Farm. Char: £96.50, £86 Trees Farm; £92 Pyes Bridge Farm; £82 Cinder Hill Farm.

Prime Hoggs: Tex: £94 Clawthorpe Lodge; £90 North Lodge; £84 Hazelslack Tower Farm; £83 Brow Head. Chev: £77.50, £74.50, £69.50 Harbarrow Farm; £67 Brow Head. Suff: £73 Hawes Farm; £60 Helm Croft. Mule: £71 Main Street; £70 Helm Croft. Dales: £71, £70 Yarlsber. Herd: £69.50 Low Longmire; £57.50 Harbarrow Farm. Swale: £68.50 Low Longmire; £64.50 High Green; £51Helm Croft. Belt: £62 Farleton House. Char: £60 Glenfield House.

Cast Sheep: Tex: £122 Trees Farm; £113 High Green, Spital Farm; £105 Hutton Roof Hall. Leic: £120 Croft Foot Farm; £94 Strickland Hill. Suff: £104 Red Lodge; £96 Hyton Farm; £86 Hollowmire Farm; £84 Strickland Hill. Belt: £90 Farleton House. Char: £89 Helm Croft; £65 Scronkey Farm. Chev: £89 Spital Farm; £83 Green Lane End Farm; £77 Hall Bank; £75 Poole Bank Farm. RFell: £87 Botton Hall Farm; £84 High Green; £72 Croft Foot; £68 Gateside Farm. Mule: £85 Bull Bank Farm; £82 Red Lodge; £81 Hollins Farm; £80 Millness Hall. Mash: £75 Mosergh Farm. Swale: £71 Helm Croft; £70 Higher Salter; £65 Fold Farm. Dors: £60 Hallbeck. Dales: £60 Low Audlands. Herd: £41, £37 Moss End Farm; £40 Borwick Fold.

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