Monday 28th December 2020
The only disappointment this morning was the lack of prime lambs forward. An overall market average of 216p/kg included many consignments of hill bred lambs. Handy lambs continue to be the best to sell with good consignments of handy continental lambs often averaging between 220p/kg and 230p/kg.
The consignment from Andrew Butler, Hambleton topped the market selling to £110 or 250p/kg for a Beltex lamb, Texel’s from the same home selling to £105 twice. Top pence per kilo was achieved by TR Prickett, Hutton Roof, selling Texel lambs to 267p/kg or £104 and also selling others to 253p/kg or £101.
Plenty of lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark; GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston selling continental lambs to £106 and £105 twice. The consignment from Bargh Contractors sold to £105 and Beltex lambs from John Bargh selling to £104.
Hill lambs sold to £102, £101 and £100 for Cheviot lambs from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Masham lambs sold to £90.50 weighing 42kg from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with mules selling to £90.50 weighing 43kg from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Swaledale lambs sold to £80 from T Ayrton and Son, Over Wyresdale.
Cast sheep trade really does remain buoyant, more could have been easily sold. Leading the way was Beltex ewes from ST Birkett, Carnforth selling to £130 followed by Texel’s to £116 from Andrew Butler. Horned sheep sold to a top of £78 for Jacobs from ST Birkett, Carnforth, Dalesbred’s to £71 from R Capstick and Son, Ingleton and Swaledales to £70 from S Bosworth, Burnley.
Prime lambs and cast sheep required in J36 Tuesday 29th December with the trade set to remain strong throughout this week.