Sold three weeks, 12th September to 2nd October 2020|
over 24, 000 sheep and 250 cattle
Big numbers coming with lambs on the thrive and generally better now weaning past. Concerns over Brexit and virus lockdowns adding to usual seasonal pressure to offload numbers. Some volatility in export markets and issues with staff not helping demand.
Prices easing by around 25p/kg over the period so standards depending on quality from £4.45/£4.65 to £4.20/£4.45
Beltex and organic maintaining a premium but tracking standard price.
Doesn`t feel as if volume there for too long so hopefully better by end of October
Bit less generally, but similar to sheep looks just a short term thing.
Store & Breeding sheep
Very strong generally with plenty of better end shearlings at £160 plus and most ewe lambs £90 to £110. Aged ewes to £150.
Never known the hauliers as busy, so lack of wagons a real issue.
100 strong Texel x ewes, ¾ crop
100 NC Mule shearlings-reared lambs
100 draft 5 year old Blackface ewes
Suffolk, Texel, Cheviot, Blackface ewe lambs in decent numbers
smaller numbers of Mule lambs still left
Most breeds of tups though starting to get down the cut