Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 7,091 Head, Overall av £58.52
Another healthy show of lambs for todays Store lamb sale with again over 7,000 lambs going under the hammer. Today’s sale included the annual show and sale of horned wether and hill lambs which found the Newbould family of Dallowgill coming out victorious with there strong Swale wether lambs selling for £43 and heading to wales with a Swaledale wether average of £34.73. Westalls presented the first prize hill lambs with their pen of Cheviot lambs selling for £52.
A considerable amount of Continental and Suffolk Gimmer Lambs were on offer again today despite last fortnights show and sale. Suffolk’s saw some considerable support with many pens between £78 and the top price of £95 for a pen of 26 sold by the Edmondson family of Ulverston with Texel’s peaking at £115 for a tremendous run of clean headed gimmers presented by Anthony Hewetson.
Store lambs in general would see a very similar trade to that of a fortnight ago with yet another average of £58, however today saw a slightly easier trade for Tex x lambs with a high percentage presented being bred from Swaledale’s rather than mules however a healthy number of Texel and Beltex lambs bred from white faced ewes saw an increased trade with a large quantity of buyers looking for better conformed lambs this season.
Mules found a surge in bidders compared with a fortnight previous with no fewer than 14 different buyers for Mule wethers today with a summer strong prices given for well grown lambs with potential for growth, top price of the day came for a pen of 65 at £65.5 and another pen of 60 at £63 heading a section average of £54.79.
Show for Pens of 25 or more
1st FW Horner
1st A Newbould & Son
2nd JC Wade
3rd WM Airey & Son
Other Hill –
Other Horned –
Next Sale is Wednesday 2nd October – Entry of 8000 expected.
Entries close Monday 23rd September
Suffolk – Av £68.57
£95 £80 T Edmondson; £85 £76 AS Staveley; £85 £84 MD Parkinson; £83 £79 MR&VL Parsons; £81 £82 £79 JG Pears; £80x2 RD Metcalfe; £79 J&JA Preston;
Texel – Av £59.46
£115 £112 £100 £92 £84 £80x3 JA&JH Hewetson; £81 JW Stockdale; £81 P Crabtree; £81 R Crabtree; £76 EB Webster; £75 MG Benson; £70.50 J Sugden
Mule – Av £54.79
£65.50 AJ Ogden; £63 AE Schindler; £60.50 E&E Metcalfe; £58.50 F Reeday; £58.50 W Harrison & Son; £58x2 JC White; £57.50 Ellis Bros; £57 V Verity; £57 J Rayner; £57 JM Daggett;
Charolais – Av £45.77
£56.50 AG Horn; £40 £33 JCL Livestock;
Beltex – Av £64.10
£98 Fair Place Farm; £76 £73 TB Moorhouse; £73 SM Smith; £72 Frankland Farms; £71.50 AJ Haggas; £71 TA&N Whitfield; £70 BR Lawson;
Masham – Av £55.28
£62 £57.50 K Lister & Son; £52 JM Wilson & Son;
Swaledale – Av £34.73
£43 A Newbould; £37 JC Wade; £37 S Beeforth; £37 G Banks; £36 £30 WR&M Airey; £35 JR Crabtree;
Dalesbred – Av £38
£38 FW Horner;
Lonk – Av £46.83
£49 Beeston Hall; £45 Westalls;
Cheviot – Av £51.69
£55 £48 £47 K Lister & Son; £52 Westalls;