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Penrith Ram Sale

Top priced ram from Messrs R Pigg & Son, Gaitsgill Hall, held by Stuart Pigg.

On Tuesday Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart LLP held their Annual Sale of 547 Suffolk, Texel, Beltex, Charollais and Continental Breeding Rams.

What a fantastic show of tups from start to finish, the very high standard of stock was a great credit to all vendors. Averages across the board would be up £120-£150 a head on the year, with all vendors going home highly delighted with their returns.

Topping the sale at £1550 was an excellent Texel shearling from Messrs R Pigg & Son, Gaitsgill Hall, selling to Mr WW Miller. This run of shearlings averaged £740.

This was closely followed at £1400 for another Texel shearling, this one had great style and shape from the annual consignment from Mr G Pyman, Park View, Stainton, purchased by Mr WH Brass, Low Row. This run of both shearlings and lambs averaged a mind blowing £839.29.

Suffolk’s met an unbelievable trade with vendors achieving prices much higher than expected. Suffolk lambs topped at £900 for a strong boned lengthy lamb from Messrs TE Irving & Sons, East Cliff, purchased by Messrs AM & PM Bowman & Son, Crindledyke, this run of twelve Suffolk Lambs and shearlings averaged £689.

Suffolk shearlings with great carcase from Messrs WR & FD Siddle, Honeypot, sold to a top of £850, selling to Messrs Mitchinson, Workington. This run of eight naturally bred sheep averaged £712.50.

Beltex X rams met a very sharp trade, especially sheep with strength and good skin. A run of thirty-one from Messrs M Bindloss & Son, Shap Abbey, averaged £545.26, topping at £1000 purchased by Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside.

Older tups sold to £900 for a Suffolk 2 shear from Mr M Kennedy, Romanvale, bought by Mr T Brogden, Hellbeck. This home also sold Texel X Suffolk shearlings, bred for carcase and bone to realise £620, selling to first time customers Messrs PE & J Coupland, Barnard Castle.

Breed Averages & Top Price

Suffolk Shearlings – Breed av. £518, top price, £850 (WR & FD Siddle, Honeypot)

Beltex Shearlings – Breed av. £488, top price £1000 (Messrs Bindloss, Shap Abbey)

Texel Shearlings – Breed av. £552, top price £1550 (R Pigg & Son, Gaitsgill Hall)

Charollais Shearlings – Breed av. £556, top price £800 (Messrs Wales, Thackwood)

Suffolk Ram Lambs – Breed av. £481, top price £900 (TE Irving & Sons, East Cliff)

Leading Prices

Shearlings

Texel – £1550, £650 & £620 Gaitsgill Hall; £1400, £1200 (2), £1000 (2), £900 (4) & £700 (2) Park View; £950, £700, £680 (2) & £600 Sanderson House; £900 (4), £800 (3), £750 (4), £700, £650 & £600 (2) Clickham; £750 (2) & £700 East Cliff; £750 & £620 Hewer Hill; £650 & £600 Plumpton Cottage Farm; £650 Thackwood; £650 Burgh Head

Beltex – £1000, £950, £850, £800, £750, £680 & £650 (2) Shap Abbey; £900 & £600 Park View; £780, £750 & £620 Far Broom; £750, £650 & £600 Waterside Farm; £700, £660 & £650 Townfoot; £700 & £600 Skelling Farm; £600 Crossfell House

Suffolk – £850, £800 (2), £750, £700, £650, £600 & £550 Honeypot; £800, £780, £750, £740, £720, £700 & £580 East Cliff; £780 Calees Cottage; £600 Romanvale

Charollais – £800, £750, £720, £620 & £520 Thackwood; £620, £550 & £500 Ling Cottage

Continental – £700 Thackwood

Suffolk X – £620 & £500 Romanvale

Rouge – £500 Hewer Hill

2 Shear

Suffolk – £900 Romanvale; £600 Nixon Terrace

Texel – £520 Gaitsgill Hall

Charollais – £400 Swallow Heights

4 Shear

Beltex – £480 Far Broom

Lambs

Suffolk – £900, £700, £600 & £500 East Cliff; £480, £460 & £400 Burgh Head; £400 Calees Cottage

Texel – £400 Sanderson House; £400 Park View

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