The weekly sale of prime lambs had a slightly smaller number forward this week and included the annual ‘Tex-Factor’ show and sale of pens of five Texel sired prime lambs, which was supported by the North West Texel Breeders club. There were 8 pens lambs forward for judge, Mr James Cookson, to cast his expert eye over. He awarded the first prize rosette to RHM & S Boyren, Hill Park, Ulverston with a pen of 44kg lambs selling to £97 or 220p/kg which was purchased by Lancashire Halal Direct. The Boyren family also received £100 voucher. The second prized rosette was awarded to E Dodgson, Spital Farm, Kendal who received £80 voucher selling 49kg to £98 purchased by Lancashire Halal Direct. The vouchers can be redeemed at the NWTBC sale which will take place at J36 on Sunday 12th August 2018 with a catalogue entry of 150 Texels including sheep from renowned blood lines.
The overall market trade averaged at 168p/kg which was in keeping with other markets on the day. Good conformation lambs were still selling around the 200p/kg mark with Beltex lambs from SA Hill of Slyne and EJ Hodgson and Son of Lambrigg all achieving this price. Heavy, well-meated lambs still continue to sell in strongest demand. Plenty of pens of lambs still selling in the mid-eighties. Lean lambs were hard to place and being financially penalised with vendors urged not to draw lean lambs for the prime market.
Show Results for Texel Sired Prime Lambs
Mr J Cookson
1st RHM & S Boyren, Hill Park
2nd E Dodgson & Son, Spital Farm
3rd SA Hill, Beaumont Grange Farm
An entry of five hundred cast ewes forward today at J36 saw well-fleshed ewes and big ewes continue to sell and in demand. Lean ewes remain hard to place with a large number on the market at the moment and no buyers for cast feeders at the moment, due to the current shortage of grass.
The trade topped at £118 from a Beltex tup from JA & KJ Allen, Ings. Ewes sold to a top of £109 for Suffolks from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston with Texels selling to £106 from Helen Newton of Kendal. Plenty of heavy weight ewes sold around the ninety pound mark. Mule Ewes topped at £80 from SW Atkinson & Son, Crook, closely followed by £79 from DJ Casson & Son of Slyne. There was plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes selling in the mid-seventies. Swaledale cast ewes topped at £68 from F & SA Edmondson. The trade for lean ewes was very dependent on the condition of the sheep.