Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 7,133 Head, Overall av £81.88
A more mixed selection of lambs today, but trade seeing no let up as the sale saw a total clearance at very acceptable prices, 7,133 head levelling at £81.88.
This trade was epitomised by the Mule Wethers, for which we held our Annual Show today and by the end of the sale some 1,964 Wethers had sold to a top of £90.50, closely followed by the first prize pen from A Newbould & Son Dallowgill making £90, and a wonderful breed average of £79.54. Buyers looking for numbers and finding them here.
Beltex crosses were keenly contested, several better pens on the day £110 to £120 and topping at £121 from TB Moorhouse and Son of Dacre. A single lamb was donated for sale in aid of The Uk Sepsis Trust by Ian Mary & Richard Lancaster of Clitheroe, the lamb had been part of the Great Yorkshire Show Championship winning team and sold for £400. Good skinned lambs were £100 to £110.
Texels were up £106 and £105 from W Mason & Sons, Appletreewick, strong lambs regularly in the £90’s, good framed sorts in the mid late £80’s lambs, medium keep types £80s, and long keep ones £mid to late £70’s. A handful of small wintering types late £60’s to early £70’s.
Suffolks remaining in good demand, reaching £100, and the prices ranges very much mirror the Texels.
Cheviots coming forward in larger numbers, best end £85/£90, to a top of £90.50 from Grain Farms, Wadsworth, Mediums late £70’s upwards.
A good show required for the next sale, speak to Ted on 07855 958211 for more details, the next sale includes the Annual Sale of Suff, Continental and Cheviot Mule Gimmer Lambs. Thankyou.
Next Sale is Wednesday 8th September – Entry of 10,000 expected.
Entries close Monday 30th August
Inc Annual Top Draw Sale of Suffolk, Continental & Cheviot Mule Gimmer Lambs
Also Annual Show of Pens of 50 Masham Wethers.
Prize Show of pens of 50 or more Mule Wethers
1st A Newbould & Son sold pen of 50 for £90
2nd V Verity & Son sold pen of 50 for £82.50
3rd R Berry sold pen of 80 for £86.50
Beltex – Av £93.16
£400 I&M Lancaster; £121 TB Moorhouse; £120 D&J Coates; £115 £111 MJ Wells; £111 W Richardson; £110 £108 JR&PH Hodgson;
Suffolk – Av £82.67
£100 Swinbank; £98 DH Challis; £95 £92 DN&JM Molyneux; £90 C Watson; £89.50 C&RH Weatherhead; £86 SL&SD Lund;
Texel – Av £82.63
£106 £105 W Mason & Son; £98 £97.50 C Thornber; £98 J Metcalfe; £98 J Bosworth; £97 R&A Wallbank; £93 JA Stoney & Son;
Mule – Av £79.54
£90.50 E&E Metcalfe; £90 CJ Wardell; £90 A Newbould; £86.50 R Berry; £86.50 RD Metcalfe; £85.50 W Mason; £83 AJ&GH Bland;
Charolais – Av £81.72
£88.50 TB Moorhouse; £86 RH&B Lofthouse; £85 I Woodward; £85 AG Horn; £83.50 A Calvert;
Cheviot – Av £78.83
£90.50 £88 £85.50 £76 Grain Farms; £68 J Shorrock;
Berrichon – Av £61
£61 C&M Crawshaw;
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