Sold week ending 7th August 2020|
5248 sheep and 31 cattle
Standard lambs: 15 to 22kg £4.50 to £4.75
Amazing trade for August, with plenty of lots second half of nineties, best £100+ average.
Beltex: base price £4.50 to £4.65 easing. Best £5.05 and £111
Organic: £5.00 to £5.10, numbers definitely there but demand quieter
As expected post festival everything a touch easier but still 70/80p/kg in front of 2019.
Tighter numbers down the country suggests things will hold or in this illogical year maybe even firm again!
Most classes up 5p, with standards £3.60 to £3.70 depending on area. Angus +20p.
Tyne valley Limousin Bullocks to £1540. Grass fed Belted Galloways to £1217
Cows £3.05 to £3.15
Store & Breeding sheep
Good demand continues for breeding sheep with numerous advance orders coming in.
Two lots of Suffolk x ewe lambs(337) sold and moved at £12/15 increase in value and moved earlier. Beltex ewes to £250
Store lambs wanted with 800 moved this week and a similar number waiting for a bus for next week. Typical values being £8/10 up on the year.
With certain sales cancelled we have an increasing number of tups for on farm selection.