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Prime Sheep - 23.02.22

On Wednesday Penrith & District Farmers' Mart LLP held their weekly sale of 3,639 prime sheep, comprising of 1,806 prime hoggs and 1,833 cast ewes and rams.

A pleasing entry of prime hoggs were forward with a SQQ average of 279ppk being achieved up 12p on the week. Topping at 373ppk on 2 occasions firstly from Mr B Strong, Grapes Barn with a Texel x Beltex hogg, 40kg’s realising £149, purchased by Vivers Scotlamb LTD and secondly from M/s P L & A Johnston, Silverband with a dozen Texel x Hoggs weighing 40kg’s totalling £149 purchasing by West Scottish Lamb, with this consignment averaging 39-50kg’s (365ppk / £144).

M/s W Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries making the trip down to Penrith with a cracking run of 31 smart handy weight Beltex x Texel hoggs weighing 40kg’s averaging 337ppk / £136.60.

More demand for heavy weight hoggs with M/s R W & G Dickinson, High Knipe averaging £131.45 (257ppk) for 51kg’s. With several pens across the day £5 – 8 ahead more then last week.

M/s H M & R Ivinson, Hole House sold a consignment of Mule’s over weights, to average £126.75 topping at £130 purchased by Mr J Tucker.

Some great pens of Scotch Blackface hoggs were forward from M/s T Armstrong & Sons, Sceugh Dyke selling a pen of 46kg’s hoggs, to £119 and 44kg’s to £114.

A bonanza cast ewe trade was witnessed with a sale average of £105.94 being achieved. This included 250 pure Shetlands ewes in this average.

Texel ewes stole the show with Backmuir Livestock achieving a new market record of £270 ahead, for 4 Texel ewes purchased by Pak Mecca Meats with a total of 148 Texel ewes sold averaging £167.30 with numerous pens of ewes £200 plus.

Horned ewes smashed peoples expectations with Scotch Blackface never been seen as dear before, with them topping at £120 and a consignment of 86 averaging £105.52 from Holme House.

M/s C W & Y Dixon & Sons, Haresceugh Castle sold a pen of Swaledales to £103 ahead purchased by Pickstock Foods. R Mcbride & Sons, Stenries, Carrutherstown averaged £95.53 for a consignment of 30 Swaledale ewes.

Cast Rams met a furious trade with Mr J Winter, Clickham achieving £220 ahead for Texels purchased by Mr N Lomax.
Leading Prices
Prime Hoggs p/kg
Continental – 373.0 Grapes Barn; 349.0, 314.0 Smallthwaite Farm; 348.0 Haltcliffe Bridge; 344.0 Stewart Lane; 330.0, 316.0, 304.0 Petteril Green; 329.0 Gillside; 324.0 Dale Head; 315.0 Howrigg; 311.0, 302.0 Station Yard; 302.0 Marton Gill; 300.0 Sleddale Hall
Texel – 373.0, 356.0 Silverband; 337.0, 311.0 Black Leases; 334.0, 333.0, 309.0 Belmont; 317.0 Bank House; 315.0, 309.0 Crindledyke; 311.0 Grassknop Farm; 311.0, 300.0 High Knipe
Beltex – 372.0, 357.0, 347.0, 345.0, 329.0 Waterside Farm; 371.0, 344.0, 340.0, 318.0 Woodfoot; 357.0, 353.0, 337.0, 336.0, 319.0 Gillside; 349.0 Galloper Park; 348.0, 326.0, 321.0, 306.0 Ranbeck; 337.0, 326.0 Sleddale Hall; 333.0, 331.0 Galloper Park; 333.0, 324.0, 318.0 Skelling Farm; 314.0, 310.0 Shap Abbey
Suffolk – 267.0, 251.0 Broomhill; 259.0, 258.0 Town Head (Hird); 258.0 Scales Farm; 253.0 Crindledyke
Herdwick – 267.0 Gillside
Mule – 245.0, 241.0 Fog Close; 242.0 Old Parks; 240.0 (2) Slack Farm Cottage
Cheviot – 279.0, 276.0 Town Head (Potter); 261.0 Dale Head; 251.0 (3) Skelling Farm; 251.0 Stonethwaite Farm
Scotch Blackfaced – 259.0 (2) Sceugh Dyke

Prime Hoggs £/head
Beltex - £159, £157, £155, £153, £151 Gillside; £149, £145, £138, £135, £132 Waterside House; £148, £141, £136 Woodfoot; £146, £144, £140 (2), £135 (4) Ranbeck; £140, £133, £131 (2), £130 (2) Skelling Farm; £140 Sleddale Hall; £138, £130 Shap Abbey; £136, £130 Galloper Park
Texel - £150, £142, £137 Randalholme; £149, £139 Silverband; £147, £143, £133 Belmont; £140, £138, £135 (2), £133, £130 High Knipe; £140, £138 Black Leases; £139 Crindledyke; £138 Riverview; £138, £135, £130 Station Yard; £137 Grassknop Farm; £135, £130 (3) Town Head (Potter); £131 (2), £130 Sewell House; £131 Town Head (Hird); £130 (2) Riverview; £130 Black Leases; £130 Bank House
Continental - £150, £138 Smallthwaite Farm; £149 Grapes Barn; £148 Stewart Lane; £145, £141, £136 Marton Gill; £145, £139, £137, £134, £130 (2) Petteril Green; £142, £135 Greenacres; £141, £139, £138, £134, £130 High House Farm (Nevinson); £140, £139, £135 Station Yard; £139 Haltcliffe Bridge; £138 High Knipe; £134, £132, £130 Ranbeck; £131 Black Leases; £130 Howrigg
Suffolk - £136 Gillside; £132 High Knipe; £132 Station Yard; £131 (2) Greenacres; £130 Waterside Farm; £129 Crindledyke; £128 Sceugh Dyke; £126 Shap Abbey; £125 Broomhill
Charollais - £135 Waterside House
Mule - £130, £128, £125, £124 Hole House (Ivinson); £123, £120 Waterside House; £120 (2) Street House (Maughan); £120 Randalholme
Cheviot Mule - £122 Waterside House; £120 Crindledyke
Scotch Blackfaced - £119, £114 Sceugh Dyke
Herdwick - £112 Gillside
Swaledale - £105 Longlands; £100 Shap Abbey

Cast Ewes
Texel - £270, £175 Backmuir Farm; £268, £250, £225 Greenacres; £260, £240, £226, £196, £175, £150 Holme House; £255, £245, £205 Aspatria Hall; £252, £245, £155 Grapes Barn; £245, £225, £195, £185, £162 Tarn End; £235 Dalvorich Cottage; £225, £154 Albyfield; £215 Reagill Grange; £210, £180, £170 Grange View; £195 Riggfoot Farm; £185 Waterside Farm; £182, £160 (2) Shap Abbey; £172 West View; £160 Stewart Lane; £152 Clickham Farm
Continental - £170, £164, £162, £152, £144, £140 (2) Holme House; £164 Shap Abbey; £146 Waterside House; £144 Dufton House; £142 Randalhome
Suffolk - £164, £150 Shap Abbey; £162 (2), £153, £144, £142 (2) Holme House; £162 Town Head (Potter); £148, £146 Tarn End; £147 Fog Close; £143 Reagill Grange
Rouge - £162, £160 Holme House
Charollais - £160 Holme House
Beltex - £160 Dalvorich Cottage
Bluefaced Leicester - £159 Backmuir Farm; £148 Waterside House; £146 Carr Holme
Cheviot - £148, £134 (2) Holme House; £146, £123 Backmuir Farm; £144 Howgill; £141 Tarn End; £138 Clea Hall; £132 Greenacres
Zwartble - £142 Stewart Lane
Mule - £138 Albyfield; £138 Holme House; £137, £128, £123 Backmuir Farm; £135 Greenacres; £134, £127 Brookside Farm; £130, £120 Macherquhat Farm; £130 Fog Close; £130 Grassknop Farm; £128 (2) Greystone House; £127 Parkdargue; £126 Low House; £126 Stenries; £125 Randalholme; £124 Shap Abbey; £124 Mosedale End
Scotch Blackfaced - £120, £116, £99 Backmuir Farm; £118, £106, £104, £101 Holme House; £104 Greenacres; £93 Tarn End
Swaledale - £103 Haresceugh Castle; £99 Riggfoot Farm; £98, £95 Stenries; £96, £90 Well House; £90 Fog Close
Herdwick - £100 Clea Hall; £92 Grange View; £90 Aspatria Hall
Kerry - £100 Dalvorich Cottage

Cast Rams
Texel - £220 Clickham Farm; £185 Shap Abbey; £160 Holme House; £160 Backmuir Farm
Continental - £205, £170 Holme House; £195, £180 Howgill
Charollais - £188 Holme House
Cheviot - £170 Backmuir Farm
Suffolk - £160 Greenacres; £160 Holme House
Zwartble - £150 Clickham Farm
Beltex - £146 Seat Farm
Herdwick - £120, £100 Clea Hall
Swaledale - £110 Mosedale End

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