There was 8,571 Store and Breeding Sheep on offer with a firm trade in all sections.
Store Lambs (6,469);
It was considered that store lambs were slightly dearer than a fortnight ago with top prices as follows;
Texel ewe lambs sold in the store section from Stuart Frith Limited of Ashbourne achieved a top price of £111 with another pen of 4 Texel at £105 and another pen of Texel x from H Hallam of High Peak at £104. A pen of well shaped Texel from Ross Worthington were well sold at £102 with 6 Texel from Shirley Ridgeway and Family at £100. There were several other pens of Texel selling in excess of £90 a piece with Suffolk topping at £98 for a pen of 10 from Mr D W Fox of Buxton with another pen of Suffolk from T Etches of Earl Sterndale at £94 and a single from AR & HM Etches of Earl Sterndale at £92.
Charolais lambs from John Goldstraw of Waterhouses sold at £97 with Beltex up to £95 from J J Smith of Basford with others from J F W Hayes of Cromford at £93.
A pen of Oxford lambs from John Barber of Quarnford sold for £94 with other Oxford up to £89 from R & M Phillips & Sons of Buxton. Jacob ewe lambs from Vic Moston of Ipstones were well sold at £91 with Cheviot lambs from Brian Warrington of Onecote at £85 and £84.50 from Mr J D Goddard of Macclesfield with Lleyn x lambs from D Slaney of Freehay at £84.50 and £84 from Steve Edwards at Bottomhouse.
Overall average achieved for store lambs was a pleasing £80.89.
Ewe Lambs (773);
A good turnout of Ewe Lambs again this Saturday and good to see plenty of buyers in attendance. Top price of £136 for Texels from Smith & Wardman, Longnor. Other Texel’s sold up to £132, £124, £120 Twice and £115 Twice, all from S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires. A pen of 15 at £115 for D V Holland, Blore, and £108 for AE & HR Stubbs, Bramshall.
Strong Cheviot ewe lambs topped at £130 for a pen from D Redfern, Church Broughton who sold another pen for £120 and £112.
Mule ewe lambs topped at £106 for Frith Brothers, Thorpe and Lleyns to £104 for C A Heathcote, Kniveton. A pen of 16 Mules made £100 for AE & HR Etches, Earl Sterndale.
Jacob x Ewe lambs sold for £100 from J F Kirkham, Hartington, and Gritstone ewe lambs at £102 for AE & HR Stubbs.
Overall average of £95.18.
Shearling Ewes (759);
Plenty of Shearlings forward this Saturday with leading prices of £185, £184, £182, £180 & £178 for a run of Texel x Mules from E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough. Other Texels sold to £172 for MC Wentworth, Leek for Texel x Romney, and £170 for a pen from LR & MJ Lowe, Hulme End.
Mule Shearlings sold well to £175 & £172 for two pens from Helen White, Leek. A pen of 12 realised £168 for C J Mallaber, Burton and £162 for Frith Brothers, Thorpe.
A pen of Lleyns realised £170 for R Robinson & Sons, Upper Hulme
Overall average of £148.94.
A mixed entry of breeding ewes this week. Top price of £160 for Texels from S R Prince, Rocester. J Ashton, Abbots Bromley sold a pen at £148 and a pen of Suffolks for £142. Other Suffolks made £126 for J Silvester, High Offley. Other Texels made £114 for J Pardon
Blue Faced Leicester ewes topped at £126 for G Jones, Langley, with others at £110 and £108 from P H Williams, Tean. 4 Crop Lleyns made £114 for PJ, EM & JP Simcock, Pott Shrigley. Beulah ewes made £102 and £102 for P H Williams.
Mule ewes being Correct Underneath topped at £108 for JA & JE Griffin, Osmaston, and £108, £102 & £96 for S Down, Sandon
Overall average of £90.
Next Sale Saturday 30th October 2021
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