Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Junior farmers show prize-winning lambs


New Year Junior Farmers Prize

Lamb Show & Sale

AN excellent entry were forward to our very competent Judge Mr Peter Hutchinson, Greenodd and after much deliberation he expertly placed the awards as follows: 1 Ellen Procter, 2 Eve Procter, 3 Jack Knight.

Highly Commended were awarded to Peter Fell, George Fell, Leah Parker, Owen Airey, Leah Clough, Anya Clough, Zara Clough, Sophie Bradley, Martin Bradley, Libby Knight, Emma Cooper, Craig Cooper, Meg Procter, Amy Wilkinson, Stephen Beck, Laura Beck, Adam Atkinson, James Atkinson.

Prime Lamb trade on the day saw a slight decrease on the week following all national market trends. Top price on the day realised 197.37ppkg for an excellent pen of 38kg Beltex Hoggs exhibited by R & E Beck, Parkhouse being purchased by D Stamper, Preston. Top pounds per head reached £83 for 48kg shapy Texels shown by J J Procter, Adgarley being purchased by Browns Quality Meats Butchers of Lindal.

Other Leading Prices: £81.50(tex) Riddingside; £77(suf) Adgarley; £75(btex) Parkhouse; £75(cha) Low Lodge/East View; £70(btex) Low Flan; £63(black) Newholme; £63(tex) Adgarley; £62(suf) Moor Green; £62(tex) Low Lodge; £62(black) Castle Hill; £69(black) The Stable, Walthwaite; £61(chev) Low Lodge;

  Avppkg Topppkg Av£/hd Top£/hd
Black 135.37 161.54 57.92 63.00
Beltex 176.23 197.37 69.08 75.00
Charolais 145.08 166.23 64.05 75.00
Cheviot 134.52 154.43 58.25 61.00
Mule 120.56 124.69 50.63 57.50
Scot 130.43 130.43 54.00 54.00
Suffolk 129.04 153.85 58.47 77.00
Swaledale 110.53 110.53 42.00 42.00
Texel 143.20 189.53 61.65 83.00
Zwartble 109.46 126.67 52.00 59.00

Prime Cattle & OTM Cattle

A small show saw trade similar to previous weeks. Topping the market was a well fed 606kg Limousin Heifer reaching 206.50ppkg (£1,251.39) also being the top pounds per head for vendor T H Garnett & Son, New Close being purchased by T Postlethwaite & Co, Urswick.

Other Leading Prices: Limousin Hfr 191.50ppkg Water Blean; Limousin Hfr 196.50ppkg New Close; OTM BB Hfr 179.50ppkg Water Blean.

Cast Ewes/Rams

A very pleasing number forward saw trade staying as it was previously. With more hill bred ewes forward for sale the market had an average of £41.37. Topping the market was a pen of huge Texels reaching £95 for J & G Cooper, Stank being purchased by A Thompson, Burton.

Other Leading Prices: Texels £68 Stank; Suffolks £61 Sheep Parks; Mules £65 Near Old Park; Mules £61.50 Far Old Park;
Swaledales £36.50 Urswick; Cheviots £48 Nibthwaite Grange; Cheviots £46 Nibthwaite Grange; Herdwicks £42 Nibthwaite Grange; Scotch £33 Urswick.


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