BAKEWELL MARKET THURSDAY LUNCHTIME SHEEP SALE REPORT for Friday 12th October 2018

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820 Sheep including 667 Lambs, & 116 Cull Sheep and 37 Store sheep

668 lambs, Av 164.28p/kg

Trade somewhat steady with reports of larger numbers being marketed nationally. Same story as recent weeks with the better finished sorts attracting interest but the smaller and plainer sorts having an adverse effect on the overall average.

Top Prices:-

38.9kg 180p/kg TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage
39.3kg 190p/kg TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage
41.1kg 190p/kg C.H Gregory, Hassop
40.5kg 185p/kg C.H Gregory, Hassop
44.2kg 185p/kg S&D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
42.0kg 184p/kg A.P Leason, Ilam
48.0kg 181p/kg C.Wain, Wetton
47.8kg 180p/kg M&A Wood, Hazelhead

Averages :-

32.1 – 39.0kg To 180p Av 152.24p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To 190p Av 167.51p/kg
45.6 - 52kg To 181p Av 164.23p/kg

116 Cull Sheep Av £44.97 per head

Best sorts to £82 but a large proportion of plain ewes reducing the average accordingly

37 store sheep

Store lambs to £48