Bakewell Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale Report for Thursday 12th October 2017

974 Sheep including 824 Finished Lambs and 120 Cull Ewes & Rams

824 Finished Lambs average 165.47p/kg

A slight reduction in numbers, possibly as a result of reduced averages seen at most centres the previous day but with a pleasing level of demand for the entry forwards.

Very much a 2 tier trade with the stronger well finished lambs regularly over 180p/kg, to a top of 203p/kg. The lighter weights and under finished lambs however, struggling to get much over 160p/kg and would benefit from some further feeding.

Sample Prices:

40.0kg 203p JW Blackshaw, Sheldon
45.0kg 200p SW Frith, Thorpe
41.7kg 199p JW Blackshaw, Sheldon
41.0kg 196p T Piper, Dove Holes
43.5kg 194p R Hodgson, Kettleshulme
44.5kg 185p J Burton, Ilam

Lamb averages:

32.1-39.0kg To 169p Average 156.1p/kg
39.1-45.5kg To 203p Average 168.2p/kg
45.6-52kg To 174p Average 157.4p/kg

120 Cull Ewes & Rams

A similar trade to that seen of late, best Continental Ewes to £86 and an overall average of just over £40 with a number of plainer sorts and horned Ewes within the average.

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