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Fri 10 August 2018
There cannot have been a year when the weather has played such an important factor leading up to the annual sale at Honeybourne. With very little grass (if any) in most parts, I must have had dozens of calls asking me what will the trade be like “will there be any buyers” and “will the lambs be in suitable condition”?
For those that entered 7,600 in all, they were rewarded with only a small decrease in the overall average price on the previous year. For those that brought less than entered have they done the right thing?
Buyers were abundant with five new customers from Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall. As well as all our regulars which resulted in a strong selling trade throughout.
In general the stronger mixed lambs were a better trade on the year with plenty of mixed lambs from £65-72. It was the smaller lambs which were generally less but still found plenty of buyers. Prices were as follows:
Mixed lambs 1st quality £65-72
Mixed lambs 2nd quality £55-64
Mixed lambs smaller £25-45
Wether lambs £53-62
Ewe lambs 1st quality £75-81.50
Ewe lambs 2nd quality £65-74
Ewe lambs others £50-60
Ram lambs sold to £65.50
One pen of pure Charollais yearling ewes sold at £125
Charollais yearling rams sold from £300-320
Please feel free to give me a call to discuss this sale for the future.