There was an entry of 37 Spring Lambs for the opening sale at J36 which were met by tremendous demand. There was an SQQ average of 257p/kg and an overall average of 255p/kg.
Topping the trade at 286p/kg was Messrs FE & CM Robinson, Crooklands with Poll Dorsets with others at 279p/kg and selling to £120 twice. Messrs Proctors, Selside sold Dorset Downs to £121 and 269p/kg. Suffolks from MJ Waller, Lupton sold to £117, £116 twice or 272p/kg and 264p/kg. Texels from B & AC Barnes, Middleton sold to £120 or 267p/kg.
Hampshire to 256p/kg av. 251p/kg
Dorsets to 286p/kg av. 256p/kg
Suffolks to 272p/kg av. 251p/kg
Charollais to 264p/kg av. 264p/kg
Texels to 267p/kg av. 264p/kg
There as a grand entry of 854 hoggs on offer in J36 today which met a fast trade to sell to an overall SQQ average of 213p/kg and 204p/kg overall, taking into consideration a massivee 58% of the entry were hill bred showing we do really have customers for all weights, breeds and quality.
Top pence per kilo today was from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside who sold Cheviots to 247p/kg, BR Butterfield, Burton in Kendal sold to 237p/kg and R Matterson, Bootle sold to 226p/kg. Pounds per head toppers were RW Ewan, New hutton who sold to £100 and £98 with AR & BJ Thompson selling to £94.
Texels from BR Butterfield & Son sold to 241p/kg, D & J Woof, Sedbergh wsold to 235p/kg, MW & MR Black, Staveley sold to 235p/kg, CR Alderson & Son, Kirkby Stephen sold to 234p/kg with GR & A Foy, Conder Green selling to 233p/kg. Pounds per head toppers were L & A Duckett, Preston who sold to £114 and £113 and GR & A Foy sold to £114.
Mr R Matterson, Bootle sold Suffolks to 231p/kg and L & A Duckett sold to £104. Mules were very good to sell with MP & HM York, Howgill selling to 232p/kg, Messrs Hodgson, Ings sold to 225p/kg. R Cowin & Sons, Kirkby Lonsdale sold to £95 JR Metcalfe, Ravenstonedale sold to £94.50 and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale sold to £93. Herdwicks were also extremely well sold with Messrs Hodgson selling to 242p/kg and JE Atkinson, Ulverston selling to 215p/kg and £84. Swaledales from Messrs Hodgson sold to 222p/kg and JR & AW Sutton, Longsleddale sold to 288p/kg.
Heavy weight Blue Texels from P Gentry, Lincoln sold to £120, £118 and £113.
William Pye, Ashton with Stodday sold Scottish Blackfaces to 221p/kg, 219p/kg, £95 and £92. BR Butterfield & Son sold to £93.
Charollais from J Fryars, Kirkham sold to 230p/kg and JE Atkinson, Ulverston sold to 224p/k.
247 Texels to 241p/kg av. 211p/kg
58 Charollais to 224p/kg av. 208p/kg
106 Mules to 232p/kg av. 184p/kg
121 Swaledales to 222p/kg av. 199p/kg
18 Rough Fells to 190p/kg av. 186p/kg
39 Scottish Blackface to 221p/kg av. 219p/kg
146 Cheviots to 247p/kg av. 227p/kg
11 Dalesbred to 159/kg av. 159p/kg
8 Gritstone to 223p/kg av. 223p/kg
50 Herdwicks to 242p/kg av. 212p/kg
9 Blue Texels to 213p/kg av. 203p/kg
A decent entry on offer today met an electric trade with the overall average levelling at £86.
Texel x ewes from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston sold to £158, £154 and £152 with the same home selling Suffolks to £150 and £137. ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth sold Suffolks to £143. Beltex ewes from GR & A Foy, Conder Green sold to £136, £133 and £132. Zwartble ewes from Ted Park sold to £127. Bluefaced Leicesters from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth sold to £121. Cheviots from GA Lambert, Gatebeck sold to £117 with JA & SM Allen, Windermere selling to £107. Charollais from C Parsons, Old Hutton sold to £111. Mules from Lewis McCarrick, Chorley sold to £110, Low Moor Howe Ltd, Winster sold to £109 twice, I & ME Askew, New Hutton sold to £108 and J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston sold to £108. Mashams from MA & JA Winn, Burneside sold to £113, Rough Fells sold to £91 from CD Steadman and Swaledales sold to £84 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.
Cast tups were a flying trade with Messrs Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale selling Bluefaced Leicesters to £155 and £133. Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack sold to £145. Beltex x from R Cowin & Sons, Carnforth sold to £142 and similar from JH Pumphrey Armitage, Milnthorpe sold to £131.