Bakewell Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale for Thursday 10th August 2017

1428 Sheep comprising 1205 Lambs, 205 Cull Ewes & 18 Sheep

A further increase in numbers with a total of 68 vendors showing stock. All were rewarded with a buoyant trade in all sections. Selling commences at 12 noon sharp with all stock sold and vendors on their way home by 1:15pm.

1205 Finished Lambs ave. 192p/kg

All weights in strong demand with the best to 214p/kg and £97 per head.

Top Prices:

38.8kg 214p RP Matthews, Blythe Bridge
38.8kg 213p GA Mallinson, Reapsmoor
39.0kg 210p A Leason, Ilam
43.3kg 210p RD & SR Furness, Wheston
42.0kg 210p A & J Gagie, Hilton
42.4kg 210p A Leason, Ilam
41.5kg 209p WS Hudson, Ilam

Lamb averages:

32.1-39.0kg To 214p Average 191.3p
39.1-45.5kg To 210p Average 192.4p
45.6-52kg To 199p Average 190.6p

203 Cull Ewes & Rams

Another strong entry and a lively trade throughout with best Continentals to £107 and an average of just over £75.

Auctioneers: Bagshaws, The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell 01629 812777