On Wednesday Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart LLP held their weekly sale of 4,517 prime sheep, comprising 2,505 prime lambs & 2,012 cast ewes & rams.
A superb show of lambs were forward with an SQQ average of 213ppk being achieved. Topping at 290ppk/£119 a head were Messrs J.L Potter, Town Head with a 41kg Beltex lamb selling to Yorkshire Halal.
Messrs A.J & F.M Harrison, Grange Hall sold a run of 60 Beltex lambs to average 257ppk/£106.15 for 41 kg’s.
Messrs P.J & E.S Rogerson, Maisongill sold a run of Texel X lambs to average £108.13/253ppk for 42kg’s.
Messrs P.D Hird, Broomhills sold a run of Suffolk X lambs to £108 for 54kg lambs, selling to Mr N Lomax.
Messrs Bland and Barnes, Knott Houses sold a ring full of Texel X Herdwick lambs to £71 per head, 215ppk, for 33kg’s selling to Mr N Lomax.
A run of 42 heavy lambs from Messrs W.H & M Sisson and Sons, Fenton Farm averaged £100.55/210ppk for 47.5kg’s.
A plainer show of ewes were forward, with weight in short supply. Topping the sale at £158 were a pair of Texel ewes from Greenacres, selling to Mr W Shearer on behalf of Pak Mecca Meats Ltd.
Hill ewes sold exceptionally well with Messrs Bland and Barnes, Knott Houses selling Herdwicks to £70 a head and an average of £50.20.
A pen full of 28 Scotch Blackface ewes from Inverness achieved £63 a head. Swaledales from Mr J Fell, Stanger Hill sold to £56.
Penrith & District Farmers' Mart LLP
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Agricultural Hall, Skirsgill, Penrith,
Cumbria CA11 ODN
Phone: 01768 864 700
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Penrith Auction Mart is operated by Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart LLP, a group of local farmers and other interested people, who took over the day to day operation from Penrith Farmers’ & Kidd’s in 2002.
The management team is led by David Crowden, Chairman and General Manager supported by 10 farmer directors. We very much pride ourselves in being “Farmers working for Farmers”.
The stock is drawn from the fertile Eden Valley of Cumbria, the Pennines to the east and the large area of Lakeland hills to the west. The district has always been noted as one of the leading livestock areas of the country. Prospective buyers can come to Penrith in the knowledge they will see some of the best cattle and sheep available in the North of England.