Bakewell Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale for Thursday 20th April 2017

991 Sheep including 43 Spring Lambs, 567 Finished Hoggs, 75 Cull Ewes, 35 Ewe Hoggs, 99 Ewes with Lambs at Foot and 19 Cade Lambs

35 Spring Lambs av. 248p/kg

A nice entry with the best to just over £110 and 255p/kg for W. Kemps, Willington.

567 Hoggs av. 188.2p/kg

A very respectable trade with all lambs in keen demand, especially the heavier weights and more could have been sold to advantage.

Leading prices:

43.5kg 224p CE Mycock, Flagg
43.7kg 206p ID Hunter, Radbourne
47.8kg 208p A Faulconbridge, Meriden
43.1kg 202p R Swift, Stafford

Hogg averages:-

32.1-39kg To 193p Average 170.1p/kg
39.1-45.5kg To 224p Average 192.6p/kg
45.6-52kg To 208p Average 181.0p/kg
52kg + To 194p Average 170.5p/kg

75 Cull Ewes & Rams

An excellent trade with the best to £120 and an average of £71

99 Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Strong numbers forward and a large gathering of purchasers. Best single £60- £70 per life and a top price for the twin outfits at £156. More required over the forthcoming weeks.

19 Cade Lambs

To £18

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