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J36 - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Posted Tuesday, 03 May 2016, 5.19pm

A busier ring side of buyers at J36 for ewes and lambs then expected, with more interest in younger replacement sheep today. Young sheep saw Mule Gimmer shearlings with twin lambs sell to £175 from G & KM Atkinson of Green Farm and again from Matthew Atkinson of Low Underbrow. Continental shearlings with twins to £182, with shearlings sucking smart single lambs selling to £152 all from G & KM Atkinson of Green Farm. The first consignment of hoggs today saw continental hoggs with single Texel lambs achieve £168. A large number of splitting families forward with old Texel ewes and twins selling to £155 from TJ Beaty with hill bred Cheviot ewes selling to £145 from W & W Patterson of Appleby. Ewes with strong single lambs where easily sold today and created plenty of interest.

An entry of just shy of 600 prime hoggs forward saw better continentals selling in the region of 190ppk, with lightweight continental hoggs selling over 200ppk from MW & MR Black of Scroggs Farm. Well fleshed hoggs continue to be easily sold with more needed to meet the demand from a busy ring of buyers. Many end of season hoggs forward today, which were eagerly bid for and sold well. Heavy weight hoggs sold to £102 from AR & C Fawcett of Silverhow Farm, with plenty of well fleshed hoggs 50kg plus selling in the nineties. Hoggs weighing between 39kg - 45kg, averaged 172ppk with a market average 165ppk.

There was more interest in spring lambs today as more companies look for them. A market average of 215ppk. Nicer types of lambs were selling between 230ppk and 250ppk topping at 250ppk or £110 from W Garnett & Son of Ackenthwaite. Suffolk or Texel lambs out of mules selling either side of 210ppk.

A faster trade again this week, with 354 ewes and tups selling to their full value. Best Texels £95-£105, topping at £118 for a pen of 5 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. A run of big fit Texels and Cheviot Mules from TH & D Cornthwaite & Sons, Grange over Sands sold to £105, with slightly lesser sorts at £99. Mule ewes a shade dearer, with the fittest heavy ewes over £80, topping at £89 from new vendors John & Edward Fox, Quernmore. Hill sheep topped at £74 for a Swaledale from D Nicholson, Blawith. Rough Fells to £95 from Jeffery Dixon, Grange over Sands. An overall average of £68 for all forward.

SPRING LAMBS – Tex: £110, £96.50 Ackenthwaite Farm; £106 Holme House; £96.50 Endmoor Farm. Hamp: £108, £88.50 Endmoor Farm. Suff: £95.50, £85 Hawkrigg End; £93.50, £88.50 Cracalt Farm.
PRIME HOGGS – Tex: £102, £98 Silverhow Farm; £100, £98 Kendal House Farm. Chev: £94, £86, £79 Silverhow Farm. Suff: £88 Low House Farm; £75, £73, £68 Hawes Farm. Leic: £81. £71 Braida Garth. Mule: £76.50 Parks Farm Barn, Harbarrow Farm; £76, £72 Cobble Hey Farm. Swale: £75 Parks Farm Barn, Cobble Hey Farm; £72, £70 Parks Farm Barn. Dales: £75 Cobble Hey Farm. Herd: £73 Parks Farm Barn; £68, £57 Tongue House Farm. RFell: £72 Parks Farm Barn. SBF: £71.50 Moss House Farm; £63.50, £55 Nunfield.
CAST EWES – Tex: £118, £100 Mansrigg Hall; £105 Stubb Farm, Low Tarn Green. Leic: £101 Cinderbarrow Farm; £98 Main Street, Woodside; £80 Moss Howe Farm. Suff: £95 Hawkrigg End; £91 Mansrigg Hall; £85 Scroggs Farm. RFell: £95, £80 Main Street; £80 Hill Top Farm; £78 Woodside Farm. Lleyn: £90 Hodgsons Green Farm. Mule: £89 Blackwood End; £88 Lambrigg Head Farm; £86 Walnut Hill, Deansbiggin. Chev: £89 School House. Mash: £86, £70 Cobble Hey Farm. Zwart: £81 Applegarth. SBF: £80 Flodder Hall. Berr: £76 Patton Mill Farm. Swale: £74 Birch Bank; £73 Main Street; £71 Middle Sadghyll; £69 Thrang. Herd: £65 Thrang; £61 Hodgson Green Farm.
CAST RAMS – Suff: £94, £84, £80 Walnut Hill. Chev: £90 School House. Tex: £82 Blackwood End; £71 Birch Bank.

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