MARKET REPORT - SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2018

WINTER SALE OF PURE BRED AND SHOW QUALITY CONTINENTAL EWES. This year’s Annual Winter Sale of individual and small groups of Continental sired sheep was one of the best yet. A very nice entry of 102 head saw a better quality show overall, and sheep had scanned better with a greater proportion of twins.

Frank Joel led the way at 380gns with a 2 crop Beltex Ewe sold carrying twins, the 350gns with another Beltex 2crop carrying twins, followed by a pair of 1 crop Beltex/Texels carrying twins at 350gns, then a pair of shearling Beltex/Texels again at 350gns, then another 1crop then shearling at 320gns each. Mr Joel had a further 14 sheep sold in pairs and singles achieve 300gns each contained within an average of £272.82 per head.

Other leading prices saw Tim West top his run at 320gns for  a 2crop Beltex, Robert Towers of Ingleton sell a Suffolk Ewe 1crop scanned twins to the Beltex for 300gns, and Michael Davis had 3 Dutch Texel Shearlings and ewes sell at 300gns from a run of 8 females whilst John Wood of Trawden also topped his run at 300gns for Blue Texel Ewes scanned twins.

 

AVERAGES –  (overall £254.57) 


F Joel 380gns 350gns(x3) 320gns(x2) 300gns(x14) 280gns(x2) 250gns(x10)

T West 320gns 250gns

R Towers 300gns 280gns 250gns

MR Davis 300gns(x3) 250(x2)

J Wood 300gns 280gns(x4)