Prime Lambs Holding Up

What a scorcher of a week! The remainder of our sheep have been clipped, which must have been such a relief.

Aside from that, we’ve been flat out, getting our Shorthorn heifer washed, clipped and used to being led out on the halter ahead of the Royal Highland Show. 

The Suffolks have been trimmed and coloured. My nerves are jangling and I’m wondering if this was such a good idea facing what will be stiff competition. It’s hard to judge how your stock will stand up against some of the top exhibitors from across the country.

Prime lamb values seem to be holding up despite greater numbers, and some centres say there is a shortage of heavier lambs as vendors seek to cash in on the buoyant trade and sell at lighter weights. Prime cattle and cull cows too are a generally good trade.

Not that many sales on the pedigree front this week, but a decent trade for Limousins at Newark where the top price was 7,000gns.

Maybe see you at the Royal Highland Show,
Steph






Sales coming up this week...

  • Friday, July 21 – The annual summer sale of 142 working sheepdogs will be held at Skipton Auction Mart  
  • Saturday, July 22 – Graham Watkins is holding a dispersal sale of tractors, machines and trailers at Middle Street Farm, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
  • Sunday, July 23 – United Auctions will be hosting the Blackface Sheep Breeders Association National Show at Stirling. 
  • Tuesday, July 25 –  C&D will be holding it's Great Opening Sale of 3,000 store lambs at Longtown Mart.

Alex Marsh

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