Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 27-09-2021
Monday 27th September
Bakewell customers managed to find sufficient fuel to attend the market together with some 787 Cattle and 1,798 Sheep.
Buyers too were out in force and trade in all sections was well up to snuff.
The Store & Breeding Cattle department had a decent entry of 484 cattle with trade remaining very strong. Steers hit a remarkable top price of £1,600 with Heifers to £1,300 and Feeding Bulls to £980.
In the Breeding Cattle Cows and Calves peaked at £1,620 with in calf heifers to £1,520 and Stock Bulls to £2,120.
With Store Cattle as dear as they are it is good to see that the Finished Cattle section is performing so well.
There were 145 head on offer with top prices 290p and £2,228 per head – a record figure for anything other than a Fatstock show and to show that demand was solid, the 420 Steers averaged 236.2p.
Turning to the OTM section 118 animals sold on another solid trade with the best on offer to 218p and £1,659,
The overall average was similar to last week at 141.8p.
Calf numbers down at only 40 with Bulls to £290 and Heifers £240.
In the Sheep department the 1,341 lambs were gathered and penned before the monsoon arrived.
The best lambs on offer reached 274p and 138.6p and the SQQ average looked healthy at 230.0p.
Finally, there were 457 Cull Sheep with Ewes to £140 and the average £72.20.
Forthcoming Market Fixtures
Thursday 30th September: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries
Friday 1st October: Theave & Ewe Sale
Saturday 2nd October: Bakewell Ram Fair
Friday 8th October: Store Lamb Sale
Friday 15th October: HPLS Suckled Calf Sale
Saturday 16th October: HPLS Hill Sheep Sale
Thursday 30th September: Sale of 391 Holsteins at Brookley Meadows Farm, Thurvaston, Ashbourne
Saturday 2nd October – Bentilee Farm, Abbotts Bromley
Thursday 7th October – Fackley Farm, Teversal
A CAUTIONARY TALE
Sheep trailers with spring loaded ramps can bite!
A Bakewell customer suffered a serious injury to his hand after lambs jumped onto the unlocked ramp whilst his fingers were in the way.
You have been warned.
We have been asked to inform you that the funeral of the late Graham Barney of Moira, near Burton on Trent. Will take place at Bretby Crematorium on Thursday 30th September at 12.45pm.
All are welcome to this years Farmers’ Harvest Thanksgiving at 2.30pm on Sunday 17th October in the main store ring at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH. We welcome the Bishop of Derby, the Rt Rev’d Libby Lane as our guest speaker as well as Bel Canto and St Anne’s Choir from Baslow to lift our worship, and Derbyshire Poet Philip Holland will creatively capture the farming year as we continue to thank God for His provision and care in these challenging times. There is free parking. The venue is well ventilated and whilst Covid safe measures will be in place we are asking people to also take personal responsibility for attending. For more information, please contact Rev’d Alan Griggs on 07710 088972. All donations for RABI & the Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy welfare fund.
The Farming Life Centre would like to invite all local farmers to join our Farm for the Future project, aimed at helping smooth the transition from BPS to ELMS. To find out more come along to our free welcome meeting on Monday 1st November at the ABC from 10am, lunch provided. Telephone 01629 810903 or email email@example.com to find out more.
We will also be looking at rural crime during a live Q&A session Wednesday 27th October with Police Crime Commissioner Angelique Forster. Please get in touch if you would like to join the meeting call 07483373425.
118 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 141.8p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Similar numbers and an almost identical average to last week, and in fairness for the last 4 weeks the trade remains stable at a very high level and some outstanding returns throughout. As is the case at this time of year, many of the cows are starting to show the effects of the weather and come very cold cows about at present, but a number of Feeding buyers at ringside ensured that any cows with ‘potential’ were purchased to return to farms to grow. Top price on the day was a lovely sweet heifer (32 mnths) from Paul Willmot, Ashover at 218p with another 30 mnth heifer at 200p. Best cows sold to 182p for a super pure Char from Messrs Pilkington, Kniveton. Natives saw Hereford to 163p, Devon to 149p, Longhorn to 166p and Angus to 165p.
|218p/kg||528kg||Lim||GE Willmot & Son, Ashover|
|200p/kg||648kg||Lim||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|194p/kg||560kg||Lim||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|192p/kg||540kg||Holst||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton by Youlgreave|
|182p/kg||472kg||Lim||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|182p/kg||828kg||Char||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|180p/kg||518kg||Holst||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton by Youlgreave|
|178p/kg||722kg||Blonde x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|177p/kg||674kg||Char||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|175p/kg||730kg||Char||EE & CJ Woodward, Coxbench|
|172p/kg||830kg||Lim||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|171p/kg||768kg||B Blue x||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|171p/kg||636kg||Lim||H Wilton, Taddington|
|170p/kg||718kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
And Gross Prices:
|£1506.96||828kg||Char||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1491.84||1008kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1427.60||830kg||Lim||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|£1376.10||834kg||AA||JJ Mellor & Son, Longnor|
|£1332.24||854kg||AA||HH Mellor & Son, Longnor|
|£1313.28||768kg||B Blue x||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|£1296.00||648kg||Lim||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|£1285.16||722kg||Blonde x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1281.18||786kg||Hfd||HH Mellor & Son, Longnor|
|£1277.50||730kg||Char||EE & CJ Woodward, Coxbench|
43 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 127.3p/kg
Overall, a similar price to the last month.
Better Cows 140-148p
Big Holsteins 135-140p
Leaner Holstein 115-130p
Plain Cows Under 110p
|192p/kg||£1036||Holst Hfr||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|180p/kg||£932||Holst Hfr||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|166p/kg||£936||Holst Hfr||Rusty Farming, Flagg|
|148p/kg||£1491||Holst Cow (9yrs)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|146p/kg||£1162||Holst Cow (5yrs)||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|145p/kg||£1003||Fries Cow, (6yrs)||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|144p/kg||£895||Mont Cow (4yrs)||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|143p/kg||£932||Holst Cow (8yrs)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|141p/kg||£967||S Horn Cow (10yrs)||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
6 OTM Bulls
|156p/kg||£1659||Lim (6yrs)||L Hallam, Chapel|
|139p/kg||£1642||Hfd (5yrs)||Rowland Prtnrs, Kirk Ireton|
4 OTM Steers
|193p/kg||£1239||Lim (30 mnths)||D Chadwick, Kniveton|
|185p/kg||£1261||Char (5 yrs)||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|175p/kg||£1617||Blonde (5yrs)||DC Hoggard, Newark|
140 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 228.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Trade up a gear again with vendors today selling to 15 different buyers at ringside to create 25 different accounts. Competition at its very finest again. And the results, Steers to £2228, Heifers to 290p and Bulls to £1972.
30 Finished Bulls ave 218.4p/kg
A stunning trade again but some very nice bulls on offer. Two bulls peaked at 246p with cross bred Limousin from Charles and Sue Jeffery selling to £1972 with pedigree Lims from Alan Maier also at 246p with another at £1936. Black & White sold to 211p to average 190p.
|246p/kg||802kg||Lim||C & D Jefferey, Timber Lane|
|246p/kg||730kg||Lim||AR Maier, Brassington|
|240p/kg||662kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|238p/kg||720kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|237p/kg||746p/kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|235p/kg||654kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|235p/kg||824kg||Lim||AR Maier, Brassington|
|232p/kg||762kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|229p/kg||732kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|229p/kg||664kg||B Blue x||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|229p/kg||718kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
And Gross Prices:
|£1972.92||802kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|£1936.40||824kg||Lim||AR Maier, Brassington|
|£1795.80||730kg||Lim||AR Maier, Brassington|
|£1768.02||746kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|£1767.84||762kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1762.56||816kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|£1753.76||776kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1713.60||720kg||Lim||C & D Jeffrey, Timber Lane|
|£1676.28||732kg||L Horn||SJ Saxby, Litton|
|£1644.22||718kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
41 Steers – overall average 236.3p
Top 12 over 258p including some with weight. Top call 282p for a well fed Limousin from David Goddard with a bigger boy from PJ Blackshaw at 280p or £1943. Highlight of the day was an 844kg well farmed Limousin from Messrs Johnson and Shuttlewood selling at 264p to gross a remarkable £2228.16. 9 Natives saw Hereford to 225p, Angus to 245p and a Longhorn to 254p. 3 B/W sold to 194p.
|282p/kg||642kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|280p/kg||694kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|276p/kg||610kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|270p/kg||586kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|267p/kg||724kg||Sim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|265p/kg||694kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|264p/kg||844kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|261p/kg||646kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|259p/kg||634kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|258p/kg||612kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|258p/kg||668kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|258p/kg||684kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
And Gross Prices:
|£2228.16||844kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1943.20||694kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1933.08||724kg||Sim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1839.10||694kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1837.70||782kg||Sim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|£1810.44||642kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1793.40||732kg||AA||JR Bowers, Pentrich|
|£1764.72||684kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1755.00||702kg||Char||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1723.44||668kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
69 Finished Heifers – overall average 227.4p/kg
Remarkable returns again and a good crop of heifers to sell. Michael Wynne picked up the top 3 Heifers today selling to 290p purchased by RW Walmsley, Quality Butchers at York with others at 287p to Hartshead Meats, Ashton under Lyne with his third at 284p selling to Peter Lymer for JW Ash & Son, Quality Butchers at Leek. Very strong competition for quality all day. Top 20 over 250p. 20 Natives had Hereford to 230p and Angus to 240p.
|290p/kg||526kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|287p/kg||588kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|284p/kg||558kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|275p/kg||624kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|272p/kg||544kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|267p/kg||596kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|266p/kg||600kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|260p/kg||486kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|260p/kg||628kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|258p/kg||598kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|258p/kg||670kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|258p/kg||626kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|257p/kg||672kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby|
And Gross Prices:
|£1728.60||670kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1727.04||672kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby|
|£1716.00||624kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby|
|£1696.90||710kg||Saler||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1687.56||588kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1632.80||628kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1615.44||636kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1615.08||626kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1597.12||644kg||Saler||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1596.00||600kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another tremendous entry of 484 Store & Breeding Cattle with demand remaining very firm indeed.
The stock on offer were many and varied, but there were buyers present for all categories at appropriate prices.
Quality examples hit the highlights with a super Lim x Steer, 18 mnths from P Brandon of Kirk Langley making £1,600.
Angus and Hereford crosses maintained their market share and Black & White were fought over to produce very good returns.
The sale commenced with some 47 Breeding Stock which included a special entry of in-calvers from AC Simpson of Bradwell.
The run of heifers in calf sold a top figure of £1520 with others at £1,500 and £1,420 on two occasions. The Simpsons 36 mnths Ped Lim Bull realised £2,120.
Cows and Calves sold included:
|£1590||Sim x Cow, 48 mnths with Bull Calf||NC Sherratt, Stannington|
|£1440||Lim Cow, 42 mnths & Hfr Calf||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£1620||Lim Cow, 32 mnths & Hfr Calf||IC Hulme, Cowlow|
Only a handful this week including:
|£980||B Blue x||18 mnths||H Fitzhugh, Heage|
|£570||B Blue x||5 mnths||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|£490||Blonde x||1 mnth||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
254 Steers ave £958
A very mixed entry with a number of ‘back end’ cattle on offer and finding their level. Strong demand for beef bred cattle and the short finish sorts very dear indeed.
|£860||Lim x||9 mnths||MWM Barton, Holbrook|
|£740||Hfd x||12 mnths||RJ & WJ Wigley, Middleton|
|£890||Sim x||8-10 mnths||Messrs Buckingham & Bishop, Ingleby|
|£660||B Blue x||7-9 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£700||Fries||14-15 mnths||D Simpson, Castleton|
|£775||Hfd x||13 mnths||SG Coupe, Walton|
|£1120||Char x||14-15 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£1030||Char x||14-16 mnths||R Mosley & Son, Elton|
|£1025||S Horn x||16 mnths||R Mosley & Son, Elton|
|£835||Hfd x||17 mnths||James Marsden, Hathersage|
|£925||Sim x||12 mnths||PJ & JA Morten, Buxton|
|£1200||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||Philip Brittain, Buxton|
|£955||B Blue x||14-16 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Hulland|
|£950||Lim||15 mnths||Mrs PM Naden, Glossop|
|£860||Sim x||17 mnths||D & JL Smith, Pilsley|
|£1230||Lim x||16-17 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1250||Lim x||16 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1105||Fleck||24 mnths||Wheeldon Partners, Taddington|
|£1135||Mont x||16-18 mnths||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|£1150||B Blue x||17 mnths||A Bennison, Ashleyhay|
|£1020||Hfd x||15 mnths||D Bott, Kniveton|
|£965||Angus x||18-19 mnths||DR Heatley, Dilhorne|
|£1500||Lim x||23 mnths||FR Cooper, Wirksworth|
|£1380||Lim x BB||16-18 mnths||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|£1600||Lim x||18 mnths||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|£1040||B Blue x||17 mnths||Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam|
|£1220||Angus x||18 mnths||FR Platts, Bamford|
|£1170||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1230||Angus x||21 mnths||M Fearn, Rotherham|
|£1280||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||E Morten & Son, Buxton|
|£1200||Lim x||18 mnths||RH Bunting, Friden|
|£1400||B Blue x||23-25 mnths||CC Etches & Son, Tissington|
|£1400||Lim x||26 mnths||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|£980||Angus x||21-22 mnths||S Bolton, Macclesfield|
|£1280||B Blue x||23-30 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1275||B Blue x||18-23 mnths||V Tabbenor & N Brassington, Youlgreave|
|£1100||Lim x||18 mnths||DJ Webster, Worrall|
|£1025||Fries||23-25 mnths||D Spencer, Winster|
|£1040||Sim x||25-29 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1380||Blonde x||24 mnths||NI Naylor, Crowdicote|
|£1280||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||NI Naylor, Crowdicote|
|£1000||Lim x||24 mnths||JA & AJ Coxon, Church Broughton|
|£1120||Hfd x||29 mnths||J Thorp, Calver|
181 Heifers ave £787
A mixed sample with some animals small for their age and priced accordingly.
At the quality end of the spectrum there were some lovely bunches – very well sold as the figure below will demonstrate.
|£510||B Blue x||5 mnths||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|£790||Lim x||9 mnths||MWM Barton, Holbrook|
|£590||Hfd x||8 mnths||RW & WJ Wigley, Middleton|
|£765||Angus x||11 mnths||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|£570||Sim x||5-9 mnths||Buckingham & Bishop, Ingleby|
|£590||Angus x||11-14 mnths||E Lodge, Barnsley|
|£660||B Blue x||7 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£790||B Blue x||12 mnths||R Dickinson, Middleton|
|£870||Angus x||15-16 mnths||P Ritter & Son, Peak Forest|
|£650||Angus x||12-13 mnths||R Wain, Matlock|
|£720||S Horn x||16 mnths||R Wain, Matlock|
|£1085||Char x||15 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£780||Hfd x||14-17 mnths||DA & F Brown, Brassington|
|£795||Char x||14-16 mnths||R Mosley & Son, Elton|
|£1300||Blonde x||17 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£855||Sim x||15-19 mnths||PJ & JA Morten, Buxton|
|£1080||B Blue x||20 mnths||Philip Brittain, Buxton|
|£710||Angus x||15-19 mnths||Mrs PM Naden, Glossop|
|£1080||Lim x||17 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1095||Lim x||16 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1040||B Blue x||20-23 mnths||J Shardlow, Shirland|
|£1070||B Blue x||16 mnths||Messrs Wheeldon Prtnrs, Taddington|
|£900||Hfd x||26 mnths||Miss E Bennison, Compstall|
|£770||Hfd x||15 mnths||DA Bott, Kniveton|
|£990||B Blue x||17 mnths||Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam|
|£1060||Angus x||21 mnths||M Fearn, Rotherham|
|£1135||B Blue x||15-20 mnths||E Morten & Son, Buxton|
|£1065||Hfd x||21 mnths||M Fearn, Rotherham|
|£1045||Lim x||19-20 mnths||C Mathews & Son, Castleton|
|£1000||Angus||19-20 mnths||C Mathews & Son, Castleton|
|£1030||Sim x||22-23 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£1100||Blonde x||26 mnths||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|£975||Blonde x||25 mnths||S Bolton, Macclesfield|
|£700||Lim x||12 mnths||NJ Williams, Longnor|
|£890||Sim x||19 mnths||NJ Williams, Longnor|
|£860||B Blue x||20-24 mnths||Mrs M Sellors, Grange Mill|
|£920||Blonde x||31 mnths||J Conway, Glossop|
|£990||Blonde x||18 mnths||J Conway, Glossop|
|£1140||Hfd||24-28 mnths||CW & BM Hudson, Longnor|
|£940||Lim x||34 mnths||JA & AJ Coxon, Church Broughton|
|£1195||Angus x||26 mnths||JH Morten & Son, Whaley Bridge|
40 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A few less calves today with a solid trade for all, especially the Black & Whites.
Best continental Bulls saw Limousin to £290 and Heifers to £240 with a number of purchasers going home short of requirements.
Particular interest in the Black & White today with the better sorts regularly upward of £100 and selling to a top of £208.
|Lim||£290||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Lim||£285||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|B Blue||£258||WR & W Hayes, Pilsley|
|Saler||£190||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Fries||£208||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|Fries||£208||JW Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst|
|Lim||£240||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|B Blue||£210||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
1,798 Sheep including 1,341 Lambs & 457 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1798 head of sheep included 1341 lambs. Demand set off very brisk especially for good meated sorts, with best lightweight Beltex lambs to 281p/kg, butchers lambs to 260p/kg, heavyweight butchers lambs to 274p/kg and over-weight breaking lambs to 240p/kg. Top gross of the day of £138.62. Overall average 230.09p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|34.4kg||266p/kg||PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell|
|35.5kg||244p/kg||A Hayes, Cromford|
|37.2kg||281p/kg||JW & JR Davies, Hope|
|38.4kg||242p/kg||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|39.5kg||254p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|40.7kg||257p/kg||E Elliott, Eyam|
|42.5kg||258p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|43.5kg||260p/kg||R Quarmby, Sheffield|
|44.5kg||252p/kg||R Quarmby, Sheffield|
|46.8kg||274p/kg||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|48.1kg||257p/kg||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|49kg||265p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|50.8kg||259p/kg||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|51kg||261p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|53kg||240p/kg||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|58kg||239p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|Standard||To: 287p/kg||Ave: 232.88/kg|
|Medium||To: 254p/kg||Ave: 227.84/kg|
|Heavy||To: 252p/kg||Ave: 219.87p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 232p/kg||Ave: 224.2p/kg|
457 Cull Sheep
A very good entry of 457 cull sheep saw the best shaped Texel in short supply but demand still very good. Best Texels to £140, Mashams to £115, Suffolks to £100, Dorset £99, Woodland to £94, Herdwick to £77, Swale to £60 and Kerry to £85.
Several good young rams attracted brisk bidding with 2 Cont x shapey rams to £195.
Ewes to £140 Ave: £122
Rams to £195 Ave: £135.38
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