Stockton Suffolk rams make 10,000gns

A weekend cracking on dosing and fluking ewes along with general sheep jobs. Thankfully the frosty starts have followed through by glorious sunshine. This dry weather is working on our side and enabling us to keep the cattle outside, although grass is in short supply so we are having to subsidise with feed.
Last weekend the Stockton flock of pedigree Suffolks from John Sinnett, Worcestershire, was dispersed on-farm. The sale was well supported with a packed ringside of buyers from across Europe. Two stock rams, Birness Cracker and Caithness Corker heading the trade at 10,000gns apiece. Females sold to 7,000gns for a ewe lamb which had been a big show winner, selling to Messrs Turner Derbyshire.

Swaledale rams at Hawes sold to £32,000 for a shearling from the Acton family, but trade was generally down on the year with reduced averages.

A Welsh Mountain ram from T.T. Roberts, sold for 12,000gns at Llanrwst where trade was strong throughout.

Prime lamb averages have seen a small upward trend at the beginning of the week but nothing to get too excited about and store lamb trade still seems to be on the increase in spite of this.

Likewise, although prime cattle prices remain extremely steady demand for both short and longer keep stores is relatively good.
Sales coming up this week
  • Thursday, November 1 – Wright Marshall will be hosting a dispersal sale of the entire commercial herd of Holstein Friesians on behalf of J.A. and C.J. Sherwin at Beeston Castle Auction
  • Friday, November 2 – Fox Bennett will be holding a sale of farm machinery, implements and equipment at Bradshaw Farm, LE9 8JL
  • Saturday, November 3 – Welshpool will be holding a sale of In lamb British Berrichon & Charollais sheep  at Welshpool Livestock Market
  • Saturday, November 3  – Wallets Marts will be hosting the Marts the Heart sponsored society sale of pedigree Salers cattle at Castle Douglas
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