Sales Reports

J36 Tuesday 1st August 2017

Posted Wednesday, 02 August 2017, 9.58am

Prime lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs saw a slightly larger entry forward with the trade sharper on the week. Lambs were selling 18 pence dearer this week, selling to a market average of 193p/kg.

Well-fleshed, Farm Assured lambs weighing in the early 40kg bracket were in the strongest demand and easiest to sell. Best type export lambs sold to a top of 243.8p/kg for five Texel lambs from WJ & L Barker, Brown Edge. Plenty of nice type export lambs were selling around the 220p/kg mark, with well finished commercial lambs selling over 200p/kg.

Top price per head today was achieved by a Suffolk from R H M & S Boyren of Lowick with other Suffolks selling to £92.50 and £90.40. Mule lambs sold to a high of £81.50 today from R Capstick & Son, Fell End Farm.

Cast Sheep

A fantastic entry of 903 Cast Sheep sold to a sharper trade, especially hill bred and lean ewes as there was a few men in the ring today looking to purchase lean, sheared, feeding ewes.

Heavy Continental Ewes are still selling in excess of £100. The day’s trade topped at £117 for a Beltex Ewe from E Dodgson, Spital Farm who also sold Texels to £114. Best Mule ewes are still selling in excess of £80 topping at £86 from J Bargh & Son, North Farm. A lot more horned and hill bred ewes in the market saw Swales sell to £61 RS Harker & Son, Grayrigg Hall and Rough Fells sell to £59 from H Chapman & Son, Millbeck.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs: Suff £108 Hill Park, £92.50 Low Bendrigg Farm, £90.50, £89 Smithy Green, £89 Hill Park. Tex £100, £97.50 Brown Edge, £96 The Borrans, £95.50 Scroggs Farm, £94.50 Silverhow Farm. Hamp £93 The Borrans. Char £90 Oak House, £89.50 Low Bendrigg Farm, £88.50 Hollowmire, £85 Myers Farm, £81 Low Bendrigg. Cont £87.50 Rye Close, £87, £84 Smithy Green, £82, £74.50 Howriggs. Bel £87 Poppy Farm, £86.50 Hollowmire Farm, £85.50 Haverriggs Farm, £84.50 Red Lodge, £84 Poppy Farm. Mule £81.50 Fell End Farm, £62 Low Newton Farm, £60 Wads Howe, Gunner Fleet Farm. Chxmu £71 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Dors £70 Hazel Head Farm. Chev £68.50 Hill Farm.

Cast Ewes: Bel £117 Spital Farm, £87 Poppy Farm, £75 Keer Falls. Tex £114 Spital Farm, £109 Low Levens, £106 Silverhow Farm, Low Levens, £103 Low Chapel. Suff £96 Smithy Green Farm, £94 Crooklands Farm, £66 Low Woodedge Farm, £56 Poppy Farm. Mule £86 North Farm, Ashtree Cottage, £82 Grayrigg Hall, £81 Low Chapel, £79 Smithy Green. BFL £83, £71 Grayrigg Hall, £68 Hazel Head Farm. Mash £80, £72 Low Audlands. Zwart £79 Silverhow Farm. Chev £79 Seedhowe Cottages, £74 Orphan Cragg, £70 Green Lane End Farm, £70 Poppy Farm, £69 Hill Farm. Cont £75, £65 Fairbank Farm. Char £65 High Green. Dors £61 Hazel Head Farm. Swale £61 Grayrigg Hall, £57 Holme House Farm, £54 Castle Syke Farm, £52 Wads Howe. Rough £59 Millbeck, £58 Marsh Grange Farm, £57 Croft Foot Farm, £52 Burney End, Low Garths Farm. Horned £51 Keer Falls. Herd £45 Hazel Head Farm, £44 Cinderbarrow.

Cast Tups: Char £80 Dunningwell Farm. Tex £74 Hill Farm. Suff £68, £56 Ackenthwaite. Swale £69 Grayrigg Hall. BFL £60 Longwell.

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