Thursday 11th February 2021
J36 In-Lamb Breeding Sheep sell to £650
The February sale of Breeding sheep at J36 was met with plenty of demand and all sheep eagerly bid for. The consignment from H & B Wharton, Tebay saw pure Texel ewes in lamb to ‘Eden Valley Cotton Eye Joe’ selling to £650, £600 and £520. The consignment of Cheviot Mule two crop ewes, scanned in lamb to the Texel tup, due the start of April sold to £185, £180 and £178. Other Cheviot mule ewes in lamb from MH & SN Tomlinson, Salwick sold to £180, Mule ewes from the same home selling to £175. Swaledale ewes three and four crop, scanned in lamb to the Leicester tup, due the end of March from HM Hodgson, New Hutton sold to £128. Pedigree Southdown gimmer hoggs from CM Jennings, Selside sold to £120.
Store Hoggs average £83.39
The fortnightly sale of store hoggs had an entry of 666 forward. The weather being totally different to a fortnight ago with glorious sunshine and the prime hogg trade continuing to go from strength to strength, resulted in a sharper trade today. It was noticeable that the smaller long-term keep hoggs were dearer with more buyers present for them. A strong overall market average of £83.39 was achieved.
The sale sold to a top of £129 for Texel’s from G & A Shuttleworth, Hornby. Beltex hoggs peaked at £128 from BJ Bowness, Kendal with others selling to £127 from AE Atkinson and Son, Endmoor. Plenty of strong short keep store hoggs selling in the region of £120. Upland hoggs sold to a top of £112.50 for Cheviots from R Doran, Winmarleigh, Mules selling to £110 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale, the best mule hoggs selling in excess of the £100 mark. Herdwick hoggs sold to £84 from KJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness and Lonks selling to £83.50 from S Bosworth.