An entry of over 2000 prime sheep sold to a competitive trade throughout with keenest competition for well fleshed lambs which regularly sold above £2/kg. 213p/kg was achieved for a pair of smart Texel lambs from B & SE Carter, Cragg End with TL & S Cross, Trees Farm achieving £97/head. Lambs do benefit from being well fleshed with buyers paying a premium for these.
Cast sheep again forward in strong numbers selling to £98 for Continental from JE & J Pye & Son. Overall average £68.
Seventeen prime bulls this week averaged £1025 selling to £1296, £1282 for Limousin x from JS & KM Wilson, High House and £1212 for BBx from JM Swarbrick, Bensons Farm.
Best bulls regularly 190 – 195p/kg with all averaging 178p/kg.
More primestock needed each week.
PRIME LAMBS - Tex: £97 Trees Farm; £96 Moorville; £93 Lower Castle O’Trim; £91 Old Glasson; £90 Wilson Wood; £86 Gibsons Farm; £85 Lentworth Farm. Suffolk: £94 Beckfoot Farm Cottage; £86.50 Fell End; £85.50 Cockerham Hall; £82.50 Lentworth Farm; £79 Green Lane End; £78 Downlands Farm. Masham: £72 Yarlsber. Mule: £83.50 Catshaw Hall; £73 Yarlsber, Bank Farm; £69 Hopes Hill, Ouzelthorn; £68 Low Moor Head; £67 Birks Farm. Char: £77.50 Red Lodge; £77 Station Hotel; £76.50 Old Glasson; £75 Greenbank Farm; £70.50 Carr House.
CAST EWES - Suff: £83 Parks Farm Barn, Hazelslack Tower. Mule: £70 Parks Farm Barn; £69 Hazelslack Tower; £67 Gibsons Farm, Wilson Wood, Long Streets; £66 Downlands Farm, Low Kit Brow. Horned: £50 Low Moor Head. Char: £90 Low Foulshaw. Chev: £87 Low Foulshaw. Texel: £98 Gibsons Farm; £94 The Dell; £89 Wilson Wood; £86 Gibsons Farm; £83 Hazelslack Tower; £82 Beckfoot Farm Cottage; £80 Stirzakers. Lleyn: £70 Low Foulshaw. Gritsone: £68 Red Lodge.
PRIME BULLS - Lim: 196.5p/kg High House. Char: 189.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Stabiliser: 189.5p/kg Low Foulshaw. BB: 174.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Mont: 181.5p/kg Lane House. Sim: 184.5p/kg Calcalds. Fr: 163.5p/kg Yeat House.