STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

Forward: 6,517 Head – 5,072 Store Lambs & 1,445 Breeding Sheep Next Sale is Wednesday 26th November – Entry of 6,000 expected. Entries close Monday 17th November Plenty of late Autumn grass and a timely lift in prime sheep prices together with a large company of southern based buyers helped to raise store sheep trade by some £3 to £5 per head today, when good entry ofover 6000 sheep were forward for the early November sale of Store & Breeding Sheep.



Store lambs still forward in good numbers and the trade was strong. Suffolk & Texel Lambs averaged over £60, whilst any smart Beltex types raced away up to near £70. The Mule Wethers, as is customary at Skipton, were keenly contested with 1,670 head averaging £58.36 (+£3 on last fortnight). Some notable large lots of Mules sold top side of £60, but James Hall of Darnbrook selling the 2nd lot of the day, 104 head at £64.50 per head was one of the high points, others saw Tom Kitching selling 24 at £66.50, and Mark Nelson 50 head at £65.50. A large selection of horned lambs was forward again for sale, Best end around £50 with averages of £46 for Dalesbred and £42 for Swales.

In the Breeding Sheep section there was a good entry including some 824 Mule lambs for the 5th sale of the Autumn, and these averaged £81.89 per head (+£10.10p per head). Swaledale Gimmer lambs also received a good enquiry whilst quality ewes and rams also sold reasonably well.

 

PRINCIPLE PRICES

STORE LAMBS

Overall Av £58.64

Beltex – Av £67.31

£100 JGE Heseltine; £69 R Crabtree; £67.50 £64 H Metcalfe; £66 £62 JM&S Tennant; £62 £55 AR&FT Naylor;

Texel – Av £61.22

£69.50 RT Booth; £69 KR Crabtree; £68x2 E Fairburn & Son; £68 JP Broadwith; £67.50 £67 J&MM Walmsley; £67.20 AJ Ogden; £67 JGE Heseltine; £67 RJ Gardt; £67 AR Beckerton;

Suffolk – Av £62.25

£71 P&A Riley; £70 £67.80 RD Metcalfe & Son; £69.50 AS Staveley; £69.50 J Metcalfe; £68 TE Walker; £68 AR Beckerton; £65.50 PJ Bolland;

Mule – Av £58.36

£66.50 TG&B Kitching; £65.50 WM&E Dugdale; £65.20 J Nelson & Son; £65 A Barnes; £64.80 JW Hall; £64.50 JM Wilson & Son; £64.50x2 W Furniss & Son; £64 W Harrison & Son;

Masham – Av £64.93

£66.50 £55.50 JM Wilson & Son

Charollais – Av £61.29

£66.50 AR Beckerton; £65 TA&N Whitfield; £61 £59.50 A&PM Hall; £60 JR Metcalfe; £59 JR&DL Ogden; 

Swaledale – Av £42.39

£51 £45 K&FA Lambert; £48 J Verity & Son; £48 B Dibb; £47 J Rayner & Son; £44.50 JC Wade; £44.50 JB Taylor;

£44.50 DB&E Greenwood; £44 TE Walker; £44 SL&SD Lund;

Dalesbred – Av £46.49

£50.50 JM Wilson & Son; £48 JA Stoney & Son; £38 GF Harker & Son;

Lleyn – Av £64.32

£64.50 DC Wood; £56.50 AR&FT Naylor;  

Hampshire – Av £61.58

£62.50 £61x2 New York Farms;

 

BREEDING SHEEP

 

GIMMER LAMBS

Masham av £67.38 to £73 GF Harker & Sons

Mule av £81.89 to £104 J Lancaster

Texel av £66.25 to £72 J Frankland

Charolais av £63.36 to £65 Hayton & Stocks

Swaledale av £50 to £65 SM Towler

Jacob to £57 S Carr

Lleyn av £67.30 to £81 RW&B Chapman

 

EWES

Swaledale av £47.44 to £78 C Nelson & Sons

Dalesbred to £41 RH&EA Close

 

RAMS

Texel Ram Lamb to 150gns AW E &N Wade

Texel Shlg to 130gns

Charolias Shlgs av 170gns to 210gns B Roberts

BFL to 140gns