With the sheep sales season now firmly underway it is set to be a hectic few days for Taking Stock with a plethora of events coming a short space of time.
First up is tomorrow’s Northern Area sale of Suffolks at Edinburgh, traditionally the breed’s showpiece sale there will no doubt be some big prices paid following last week’s 26,000gns sale topper at Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, I can’t get to Edinburgh tomorrow, but I’ll have a spy ringside, so will bring you the news as I get it.
Then on Saturday will be the Pyebrook Limousin herd dispersal for the Matthews family in Shropshire. This promises to be an exciting sale with plenty of top bloodlines included in the catalogue. No doubt some of the usual big spenders will be in action there too, but once again I can’t get there, so the spies will be out in force keeping me informed throughout the day, although I may not be able to give much info until a little later on.
The reason I can’t be at either sale is that Saturday is the main sale for the Southdowns and I have a number of sheep entered there. This of course is unlikely to rival the prices made at either Edinburgh or Pyebrook, but it does mean I’m tied up for a couple of days.
And on Monday it is the first NSA tup sale of the year at Builth, hopefully the ongoing resurgence in the sheep market encourages a bouyant trade there too.
All in all it look’s like there’ll be plenty to report in the next few days, so keep tuned to Taking Stock for the latest news.