The early sale of Breeding Sheep at NWA J36 saw an entry of 200 forward with a competitive trade seen for all classes and types with buyers keen to secure sheep for early breeding. The sale topped at £162 from Texel x Shearlings from J Stott Jnr, Kendal who also sold Charollais x Shearlings at £152. Texel x shearlings from EI, EA & TW Wilson, Grange over Sands sold to a top price of £131. Several consignments of Mule Shearlings forward sold to £130 from M & YS Barker, Holton who sold others to £128.
A large proportion of the sale comprised of older ewes which were strong demand. The sale topped at £102 for one crop Texel x Beltex ewes from RL & LE Kendal, Penrith. Older ewes sold to £96 for 3 crop Mules from TE & A Galbraith, Crooklands who sold 4 crop Mule to £87 and 4 crop Texels at £88. All ewes forward averaged £88 and all shearlings averaged £132.
Plenty of interest in breeding sheep at this early sale with vendors encouraged to enter stock with confidence for the Great Annual Show & Sale of Breeding Ewes & Gimmer Shearlings at J36 on Saturday 24th August.
The second sale of Store Lambs of the season saw an entry of 1783 selling to a full ringside of buyers keen to secure store lambs of all classes and types and many more could have been sold to the vendors advantage. The sale topped at £74 for Texel x lambs from DV Carrick, Kirkby Stephen with other well-grown short keep lambs generally £65 to £72. Medium keep lambs were generally £55 to £63. Hill bred lambs sold to a top price of £69 for Cheviots from SEW Temple, Quernmore. An increased number of Mules forward sold to £57 from E Parker, Carnforth and RI Dixon, Grange over Sands with others £51 to £55. All Store Lambs today averaged £56.23.
The next sale of Store Lambs is on Thursday 15th August with an entry in excess of 3000 needed to meet current buyers demand. Please contact the office with entries on 015395 66200 or Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472