Surprise prime sheep price lift

Last week I sold Suffolks for the first time at Stirling, which was a step up selling alongside established and renowned breeders.

There were some serious prices made and topping the sale at 26,000gns was a tup lamb from the Solwaybank flock and 24,000gns was given for a Strathbogie tup lamb.
I sold what I consider to be the best Suffolk tup I've bred to date for a more modest 1,500gns. None the less, I was delighted with what he made.

More tup sales approach, making more work washing and dressing. On top of this, we've gone back to the start of the cycle and been AI'ing the Suffolk ewes.

Surprisingly, for the time of year, prime sheep have seen a lift in prices at the beginning of the week and store lambs sales seem to be buoyant on the back of this.

Prime cattle prices are also holding up well, so let’s hope it continues when cattle start to come in off grass.

Dairy cattle trade seems to be booming as confidence in the sector improves, with some more milk price rises announced this week.


Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, August 4 – Leyburn Mart will be hosting its summer dairy show and sale 
  • Friday, August 4 – The sale of 304 pedigree Zwartbles sheep and 206 pedigree Suffolk sheep will be held at H&H Borderway Mart
  • Saturday, August 5 – Voyce Pullin will be hosting the British White Cattle Society Sale at Cirencester Market 
  • Monday,  August 7 – Special catalogued sale of breeding ewes and stock rams will be held at Beeston Castle, Wright Marshall

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Have a good week,
Steph

Alex Marsh

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