Last Store Lamb Sale of the Season
First Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot
On Monday 2nd March.
Sale 12.00noon. Lingfield Ring.
(Entries inc 20 Tex/Suff/Mule & Jan Born Lambs, 10 Mule/Cont Ewes & Lambs, 6 Cont/Mule Ewes & Lambs)
Catalogue will be available online on Friday lunch time prior to Monday sale – please advise office of entries.
MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2015 -
56 Prime cattle comprising 4 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 51 Cast Cattle.
2,618 Prime Sheep comprising 2,246 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 360 Cast Ewes & 12 Cast Rams.
51 Rearing Calves.
24 Dairy Cattle.
21 Loads of produce. Sheep numbers remain strong with feeders now getting into gear and presenting good types. The best again stretching top side of £3 per kilo, but it was the commercial types and hill lambs that were far better to sell this week, Mule lambs averaging 184.9p. Well presented lambs if clean, belly clipped and farm assured can command a good premium regardless of type.
51 Rearing Calves & 24 Dairy Cattle -
Rearing Calves to £440
B&W av £115 Cont av £343 Native av £170
Calves were a strong trade today with black and whites a serious price with an average of £115 with some cracking sorts from the likes of John Blackwell and Ralph Guy making strong money at £130 and £120 but Graham Hayton topped with a 9 wk Friesian at £240. British Blues could march easily into the £400’s and topping £440 for Church Farm Enterprises with bulls averaging £360.
Limousin’s would be the straightest price on the day with 5 averaging in the late £280’s with calves only 4-5 weeks old.
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF YOUNG FEEDING BULLS, STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, BREEDING CATTLE
FORWARD: 748 HEAD OF CATTLE
Comprising: 233 Young Feeding Bulls, 508 Bullocks & Heifers, 4 Breeding Cattle & 3 Grazing Cows.
MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2015 - Forward:
24 Prime cattle comprising 24 Cast Cattle.
2,589 Prime Sheep comprising 2,167 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 398 Cast Ewes & 25 Rams.
36 Rearing Calves.
17 Loads of produce.
A tremendous show of Beltex lambs today saw 7 pens sell in excess of 300p, tops from Paul Simpson of Bolton by Bowland whose 36kg lambs stole the show at £124 per head, with a top price per head of £129 each for 43kg’s. Paul’s trailer full of 63 lambs averaging 39.8kg, 283.8pkg or £113.17 in money. Stephen Pepper also had some smart sorts with 36kg at £114 or 318.9p and sold others to a high of £125. The Beltex breed averaged £101.60 per head or 253.6p. Texel and other continental lambs saw better finished types around 200p, commercial type’s 185p-190p. Mule lambs easily up kept last week’s rates with 44kg to 46kg keenly contested. Lightweight Horned lambs were a just a shade harder to cash on the week. Cast Sheep were a sharp trade on the week, especially the best end.