Mixed trade for breeding ewes

It was a mixed bag at Bagshaws breeding sheep sale with a drive for quality theaves and Ewes.

Mules reached £155, Texel cross £160 and Charollais x £130, however, the second and third quality sheep were harder work and the Suffolk crosses appear to have fallen from favour only managing a top price of £98.

There was no shortage of purchasers, but those operating were distinctly selective preferring to pay a premium for what they wanted in preference to purchasing less desirable sheep regardless of a much lower price.

There was however, close to a total clearance with vendors taking a pragmatic view and no doubt giving some thought to their ewe lamb buying policy for next season.

Trade remained constant from start to finish with the same sort of price levels prevailing right through the sale.