The final prices from last Friday’s Bicester Sheep Fair at Thame in Oxfordshire are still to come from auctioneers Thame Farmers Mart but in general there was a strong trade throughout the day for the best sheep on offer – a trade that saw 7800 Mule shearlings average £140. Top price for Mule shearlings was £200.
Suffolk x theaves averaged £128 and although around £15 a head down on the 2011 trade the best quality sorts were only back £5.
Continental theaves were of mixed quality and averaged £123. The best reached £160. Store lambs were a flying trade with some buyers making at least £10 a head more than anticipated. Good stores were making just over £60 apiece.
(Thame Farmers Mart).