Numbers need beefing up
Last updated at 12:09, Tuesday, 30 October 2012
ULVERSTON AUCTION MART – TUESDAY OCTOBER 23
AN excellent number of more than 1,300 lambs were forward to a similar trade to that of previous weeks with the day’s top being 168.59ppkg for a pen of fantastic 43.3kg Texels exhibited by S Cunliffe, Linden Lea, being purchased by Woodhead Bros, Colne. Top pounds per head realised £89.50 for a meaty pen of 68kg Suffolks exhibited by F and S A Edmondson, Netherhouses, being purchased by M Lomax Ltd, Milnthorpe.
Other Leading Prices: £89(suf) Sheep Parks; £86.50(suf) Woodside (Urswick); £85(cha) Sheep Parks; £82.50(tex) Stewner Bank; £81(tex) Plumpton Cottage; £77(cha) Linden Lea; £76.50(cha) Horrace; £75(suf) Linden Lea; £75(tex) Netherhouses; £74(tex) Gatehouse; £73(cha) Black Beck; £72(btex) Close Foot; £69(mule) Rathvale; £68(mule) Stable Harvey.
Prime Cattle and OTM Cattle
A small entry forward of Prime Cattle met a brisk trade with both Steers and Heifers peaking at 194.50ppkg. Firstly for a well fed 548kg Limousin Heifer reaching a high of £1,065.86 for vendor T H Garnett and Son, New Close, being purchased by P Smith, Penrith.
Also reaching 194.50ppkg was a very well finished 640kg Limousin Steer reaching £1,244.80 for vendor W and M M Case and Sons, Plumpton Cottage, being purchased also by P Smith, Penrith. Top pounds per head reached a marvellous £1,327.50 (187.50ppkg) for an outstanding 708kg Limousin Steer exhibited by W and M M Case and Sons, Plumpton Cottage, being purchased by S Mason and Sons Quality Butchers of Barrow. With only a small entry forward, buyers are leaving disappointed with not fulfilling orders. More are needed to meet buyer requirements. Topping the market at 175.50ppkg was a very strong Limousin Heifer exhibited by JL Coward, Skells Lodge, being purchased by L Fell, Settle.
Other Leading Prices: Limousin Steer 188.50ppkg Plumpton Cottage; Limousin Hfr 179.50ppkg Skells Lodge; British Blue St 185.50ppkg Holmefield; Hereford Hfr 158.50ppkg Skells Lodge; OTM Lim Cow 114.50ppkg Slop Lane.
A pleasing entry met a buoyant trade with prices peaking at £58 and £55 for strong Texels exhibited by D R Rigg, High Flan. Mules topped at £49 and £42 for the same vendor.
An excellent number forward to large ringside of buyers met a similar trade following the national trends. Topping the market were good Texels reaching £74 for W P Thompson, Great Knott, being purchased by D Kirby, Bishop Thornton, and D Nicholson, Birch Bank, being purchased by A Thompson, Burton.
Other Leading Prices: Texels £56 Stable Harvey; Suffolks £58 Moor Green; Mules £64 Dendron Farm; Mules £61 High Farm; Swaledales £44 Standish Cote; Swaledales £43 Stable Harvey; Cheviots £46 Ashlack Hall; Cheviots £40 Ashlack Hall; Herdwicks £41 Far Kiln Bank; Herdwicks £32 Rathvale; Roughs £30 Lane End; Wiltshire £60 Parsonage Fields; Wiltshire £55 Parsonage Fields.
First published at 11:11, Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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