We bought 4 tups in the first 1/5 of the sale as we wanted to get away and thought they were very dear. Thought you needed £800 for the better end of commercial tups. Is that similar to other years?Went to Lockerbie Hill Cheviot sale today, ewes and shearlings we’re back a bit and I would say a quarter of the shearlings would go home, lambs sold well though on the current trade. Dealers seemed to have a top price of round the eighty pound mark for everything no matter what age. Sheep looked in very good order and I can only assume a lot hadn’t sucked lambs as they were as fit as I’ve ever seen them. Tips set off well but I bought the second one in and headed for home as I am now on a train heading for London and didn’t want to miss it.
Also brought fifteen shearlings home @50/head, felt sorry for the poor bloke when they dropped to forty to get a start and ended up with them. He sold the rest for £48, not bad sheep either and obviously had a hard summer. I will let you know if they are a bargain in the spring
Really?? because when that is the case most liveweight prices drop like a stone yet cull cows/ fat cattle are selling like hot cakes on a snowy day in markets this week and if anything trade is up on last week for both classes of stock like for like.I wouldn’t, a lot of people culling cows and slaughterhouses are backlogged for weeks.
Fat lambs were a bit sharper than last week, never saw store lambs but told they were dearer than last week. Cull ewes started slow but were a pretty good trade for the numbers around and ethnics not wanting them. Breeders were a mixed trade but there was a poor show of yearlings about that should of been killed in the spring which will have dragged the average down.11,000 were due there?
Have you got anymore of a breakdown? From what I’ve heard the market report that comes out on the Thursday is a bit high compared to what stuff actually made the day before... the £head given on the culls is that top price or average for each breed?
Someone said it on here the last few days? Some people are still clearing out ready for winter as they’ve realised their still short of food?Really?? because when that is the case most liveweight prices drop like a stone yet cull cows/ fat cattle are selling like hot cakes on a snowy day in markets this week and if anything trade is up on last week for both classes of stock like for like.
It’s like everything in farming, a gamble, but I always tend to buy at the beginning or the end of a sale but the main thing is to buy what you want at a price you can afford rather than just bid because someone else isJust been speaking to a friend who was in Lockerbie today,he said the tup trade tailed of towards the end of the sale.