Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale at Bakewell Market for Thursday 11th April 2019

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570 Lambs, 120 Cull Sheep, 177 Store Sheep

A total entry of 867 sheep included a much better show of 570 lambs. Light weight sorts well bid for to peak at 239p/kg with best butchers lambs to 240p/kg and heavy butchers lambs to 217p/kg. Top gross price £110.88/head for the over weight lambs. The overall average 220.53p/kg up 20p/kg on last week.

Leading Prices: -

37.4kg 231p/kg J Lomas & Son, Brassington
38.0kg 234p/kg J Lomas & Son, Brassington
38.5kg 234p/kg J Lomas & Son, Brassington
38.7kg 239p/kg FH Sargent & Son, Etwall
39.4kg 231p/kg J Lomas & Son, Brassington
40.8kg 229p/kg R Chapman, Heage
41.0kg 234p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
41.2kg 238p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
42.4kg 240p/kg J. Brough & Son, Rudyard
45.7kg 217p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
47.7kg 214p/kg J. Brough & Son, Rudyard

Averages

Light To 239p Av 223.71 p/kg
Medium To 240p Av 220.16 p/kg
Heavy To 217p Av 184.40 p/kg
Overweight To 176p Av 160.49 p/kg

120 Cull Sheep

Just 120 cull sheep on offer attracted very brisk bidding for all types. Best Texel ewes to £100 (twice) with mules in the £65 - £70 range and meated horned ewes in the £60 - £65 range. A Large proportion of plain hill bred ewes was reflected in the overall average.

Ewes to £100 Av £62.71

Rams to £75

Ewes and Lambs

First big show of 177 ewes and lambs attracted a good crowd of intending buyers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire.

Texel Shearling with singles to £160

Texel Hoggs with singles to £110

Texel with doubles to £154

Texel with singles to £148

Suffolk with doubles to £160

Mule with doubles to £130

Already entered for next week:

- 15 Mule Ewes with Texel Lambs at foot

- 10 Suffolk Ewes with Texel Lambs at foot

- 10 Texel Ewes with Texel Lambs at foot