MARKET REPORT – TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020. Annual Special Sale of Geld Gimmer Hoggs & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot, together with Weekly Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot.
Forward: 1201 Breeding Sheep.
A great sale was conducted at Skipton today with many quality annual consignments forward for buyers to openly compete for. The day commenced with geld gimmer hoggs, and trade was on a sharp note with customers competing well to secure the offering, best of the continentals to £160 from Hywell Williams, Carmarthenshire, and geld Mules topped £152 from RJ Umpleby, Killinghall levelling nicely in front of expectations at £115 per head.
Hoggs and Lambs followed, and a very fast selling trade ensued. Texel outfits with singles found keen favour, nice sorts £185 to £210 per outfit, and the best makers with good Beltex lambs £215 plus, to a top of £260 per outfit from George & John Stapleton of Skipton. Mules were equally as well sought after, nice sorts £170/£180 best end £190 to £200, with Saddle End Farms of Chipping leading the way at £208. Texel Singles averaged £209, and Mule Singles averaged £183. Both a nice rise on the year.
Ewes and Lambs followed the same vien, and as ever at this sale young outfits to include in flocks were in good demand. Young Texel Ewes with Twins saw 3 pens at £230 from AN Throup, and Thomas Panter of Hellifield topping the section at £235, other better outfits similar prices and shlgs with singles to £170.
One highlight of the day was a Texel Ewe and Lamb that Hywell & Enfys Williams sold for NHS Charities which raised a total of £500 to a very worthwhile cause, and a huge thankyou to Kevin Marshall for supporting this cause,
Today we also live streamed our sale, and so although vendors have to “drop and go”, you can then watch your stock sold remotely from the comfort of your own home. We are open again next Tuesday for our weekly sale, please give us a ring with your entries, the grass is coming and buyers are keen! Sell with confidence that we can offer you a full all round service.
NEXT SALE – Tuesday 13th May
WEEKLY SALE OF SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
(Entries close Friday 8th May at 4pm – Please call Ted Ogden or Kyle Hawksworth)
Geld Texel Hoggs to £160 av £112 HW Williams
Geld Mule Hoggs to £152 av £115 RJ Umpleby
Texel Hoggs & Single to £260 av £209 KG Stapleton
Texel Hoggs & Twins to £220 av £203 M Burton
Texel Ewe & Single to £300 av £240 HW Williams sold for NHS Charities
Texel Ewe & Twins to £235 av £230 T Panter
Mule Hoggs & Single to £208 av £183 Saddle End Farms
Mule Hoggs & Twins to £180 JR Fothergill
Mule Shlgs & Singles to £170 av £162 I Townson
Mule Shlgs & Twins to £190 S Foster
Mule Ewe & Single to £175 av £136 B&LN Dibb
Mule Ewe & Twins to £190 av £172 SM Towler
Suffolk Ewe & Single to £82 P Lofthouse
Suffolk Ewe & Twins to £205 B&LN Dibb
White Faced Ewe & Single to £92 P Lofthouse
Lonk Ewe & Twins to £145 T Panter
Skipton Auction Mart
Tel 01756 792375
Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077