Thu 11 Aug 2022
We anticipated a good day with some tremendous runs of sheep - a total of 1252 entered from all the usual consignors. We expected a record number of breeders and ewe lambs on offer and the day itself didn't disappoint. The sun shone and sheep farmers from across the region joined us in droves.
Louth Livestock Market site on London Road was packed with farmers and their families with stock arriving first thing. Mv sheep were on show in the shed and sold through the main cattle ring which was packed. Non-Mv sheep were outside in the pens and sold through the outdoor sheep ring as usual for our weekly Monday Livestock Market.
Records were smashed across the board both in terms of number and prices achieved for vendors.
MV Breeding rams to 1200gns for Soloby Charollais
MV gimmers to £250 for T Blyth
MV ram lambs to 300 gns for R J Bett
Non mv rams to 800 gns for D J Summers & Summer
Non mv gimmers to £218 for P L Robinson
Ewe lambs to £162 for A & N Spilman
Store lambs to £98 for Midddleton Brothers
A huge thank you to Sponsor George Howsam Mobile Sheep Dipping and all who came and supported another fantastic day at Louth with 1232 sheep forward in the end.
The winners were:
BREEDING RAM – SOLOBY CHAROLLAIS
BREEDING FEMALES – W DIXON
PEN OF LAMBS – MIDDLETON BROS
CLASS 1 MV ACCREDITED SHEARLING OR OLDER RAM
1st Soloby Charollais
2nd E J Benge
3rd T Blythe
CLASS 2 MV ACCREDITED RAM LAMB
1st T Mawer
2nd A Wright & Son
3rd A Wright & Son
CLASS 3 NON-MV ACCREDITED SHEARLING OR OLDER RAM
1st D J Summers & Son
2nd R Jeanes
3rd E Bingham
CLASS 4 NON-MV ACCREDITED RAM LAMB
1st J Gratton
CLASS 5 BREEDING SHEARLING EWES
1st W Dixon
2nd P L Robinson
3rd W Dixon
CLASS 6 BREEDING EWES
1st Dyson Farming Ltd
2nd Dyson Farming Ltd
3rd T Kirk
CLASS 7 PEN OF 8+ STORE LAMBS
1st Middleton Bros
2nd Middleton Bros
3rd P J Hoyes & Son
CLASS 8 PEN OF 4+ EWE LAMBS
1st A & N Spilman & Son
2nd A & N Spilman & Son
3rd C R Applewhite & Son
You can read the full Partney Fair 2022 market report here.
We were pleased to welcome Reverend Catherine Wylie from Lincolnshire Rural & Agricultural Chaplaincy along with LRSN (Lincolnshire Rural Support Network) volunteers who do tremendous work providing help and support to farming and rural folk and their families. Our weekly Louth Livestock Market is open to everyone and always a great place to meet with fellow farmers and feel part of the Lincolnshire agricultural community.
At this year's Partney Fair we delighted in seeing new faces amongst both the buyers and sellers who travelled near and far to come and support the sale. We look forward to welcoming more sheep farmers from the region to our 2nd Special Sale of Mv and Non-Mv Breeding Sheep & Store Lambs on 9th September.
Entries are open. You will find full information and entry forms on our Louth Livestock Market page or contact Oliver Chapman, auctioneer on 07395570303