Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report 4th September

There was 5,698 Store and Breeding Sheep on offer with an excellent trade in all sections with vendors being well pleased with sale prices achieved.

Store Lambs (3788);
Store lambs returned an overall average of £87.90 with 3,788 on offer on a total clearance seeing a top price of £116 for a pen of Suffolk ewe lambs from Steven Beresford of Wildboarclough with other Suffolk ewe lambs from John Hine of Biddulph at £108 for a pen 10 and a pen of 15 from Philip Hooley of Wildboarclough at £108 also.

Charolais mixed lambs from J Haigh of Hatton were well sold up to £106 with others at £98 from Alicia Fallow, Field. Texel mixed lambs from Shirley Ridgeway of New Mills topped at £105 with lambs from Jane Barker of Onecote at £103. Messrs Slater of Mayfield at £102 and Gilbert Matkin of Kirk Ireton at £102 also together with Ian Currington of Biggin by Hartington at £102 with Sarah Lloyd of Ipstones and David Naylor of Castleton selling Texel lambs for £101.

There were several other pens of Texel lambs in excess of £95.

Mule Wether lambs were a strong trade selling up to £102.50 from Mr Fox of Buxton.

Suffolk mixed lambs from Philip Hooley of Wildboarclough topped at £100 with a pen from P & M Heywood & Son of Chapel en le Frith at £98 and a pen from Mr Wainwright of Pott Shrigley at £95.50.

Long term lambs looked particularly well sold with an average of £87.90 overall.

Ewe Lambs (191);
A small entry for the first sale ahead of next sales Show & Sale for Ewe Lambs. Trade was solid throughout with some good types forward topping at £158 for some excellent Jacob x lambs from Simon Hambleton, Calton, with a run of Texels at £134 twice for S & D Fearn, Wardlow with other Texel’s selling to £122 for a pen of 10 from Frank Lomas, Peak Forest, £120 and £114 for Shirley Ridgeway, New Mills and £118p/kg for a pen from Adam Shaw, Sturston.

Suffolks topped at £111 for GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford, Cheviots to £110 for Adam Shaw and £108 for GA & SM Wainwright.

Mule Ewe Lambs sold to £108 for GA & SM Wainwright.

Overall average of £112.06.

Shearing Ewes (1451);
A very good trade for Shearlings, albeit a little harder to place for less quality sorts.

Top price of £222 for 4 Suffolks from Ben Jones, Idridgehay, with other Suffolk Shearlings (1st & 2nd in the Show) up to £188 and £175 for A & K Farming, Heaton.

An excellent entry of Texels this Saturday with the best pen topping at £205 for E Morten & Son, Barmoor Clough who won the show with another pen at £202 and had a run at £198, £172 and £170 x3. The 2nd class pen realised £195 for Callum Banks, Clayton, who also sold a pair of Beltex shearlings for £200. Numerous pens of continentals £165 plus.

North Country Mules sold up to £208 for the 2nd Class pen shown by Jim & Carol Hudson, Wetton who went on to sell another pen for £206. Others sold to £188 for J & GJ Fryer, Horton who had another pen at £182. The 1st Class pen sold for £178 for GC & GR Greaves and numerous pens £160 plus.

Cheviots topped at £215 for A T Cooper, Bradfield with Cheviots being very much sought after with the 1st Place ‘Any other Hill’ pen of Cheviot Mules at £200 for Ian Gregory, Peak Forest, and 2nd place at £185 for a pen from G Bonsall, Slindon.

Welsh Mules topped at £195 for the 1st class pen from Philip Williams, Tean and the 2nd class pen sold for £195 shown by Ian Gregory, Peak Forest. Beulah Shearlings from P Williams sold for £192 and £180.

Overall average of £153.30 for the Shearlings.

Ewes (268);
A good entry for the first sale and a very mixed sample forward.

Top price was £163 and £162 for two pens of 2-Crop Suffolks from R H Stubbs, Hopton. Mules sold to £120 for a mixed age pen from Frank Lomas, with a pen of 17 mules at £111 for S Beresford, Wildboarclough, who sold other ewes at £102, £100 and £95.

Texel x ewes topped at £102 from S Foxley, Hinstock and £101 for G & RV Cooper.

Next Sale Saturday 18th September 2021
Including the Show & Sale of Breeding Ewe Lambs
Get Your Entries In – Entries Close Friday 10th September

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