649 Sheep comprising 205 Lambs, 277 Finished Hoggs, 112 Cull Ewes & 22 Ewes with 36 Lambs at Foot
Those forwards were rewarded with a very good trade to average 245.8p/kg to a top of 280p/kg and top headage of £120 and a number of other pens over £110.
Spring lamb averages:-
|32.1kg – 39kg||To 279p||Average 249.5p|
|39.1kg – 45.5kg||To 280p||Average 244.9p|
|45.6kg - 52kg||To 214p||Average 209p|
|38.5kg||279p/kg||R Brough, Monyash|
|38.3kg||279p/kg||M Wright, Hartington|
|39.2kg||280p/kg||R Brough, Monyash|
|42.1kg||280p/kg||R Brough, Monyash|
|43.0kg||280p/kg||R Brough, Monyash|
Numbers understandably starting to dry up but with the quality within the entry selling extremely well, regularly over 200p/kg. Top at 215p/kg and average returned at a respectable 194p/kg. Heavier weight were particularly in demand to a top of £104 per head.
|32.1-39kg||To 213p||Average 189.8p/kg|
|39.1-45.5kg||To 215p||Average 195.9p/kg|
|45.6-52kg||To 194p||Average 181.8p/kg|
|52kg +||To 180p||Average 169.2p/kg|
|38.2kg||213p/kg||R Swift, Little Onn|
|38.3kg||200p/kg||Grigg Farms, Rainow|
|42.1kg||215pkg||R Swift, Little Onn|
|48.0kg||194p/kg||Wheeldon Partners, Taddington|
|57.7kg||180p/kg||ID & EA Hunter, Radbourne|
|59.2kg||180p/kg||ID & EA Hunter, Radbourne|
Still good numbers forwards with best Ewes over £100 to a top of £106, and an average at £67.59.
Numbers starting to dry up but with a volume of purchasers looking for sheep ensured a strong trade. Strong twin outfits were regularly over £150 to a top of £170 for young ewes with twin lambs.
Auctioneers: Bagshaws, The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell 01629 812777