The second annual sale of Mule, Rough Fell Mule, Cheviot Mule and Continental Gimmer Lambs had an entry of 1000 forward. There was plenty of interest ringside with a respectable trade on the year. Topping the Mule section was D & D Huddleston of Wray, selling to £85 with Gimmer Lambs selling to £80 from E Parker, Crag Bank. The Cheviot Mules sold to a top of £89 and £85 from E Hird & Son, Kaber. Continental Gimmer Lambs sold to a top of £88 from RT & ME Sutton, Stainton with others selling to £80 from B & M Slater, Chipping. Strong lambs that could potentially tup this time sold in excess of £70 with all gimmer lambs forward selling to an average of £59.
The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry of in excess of 3000 forward selling to a continued strong trade at J36 with buyers present from throughout the northern counties and further afield. Topping the trade today was Beltex Lambs from the Consignment from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal. This was closely followed by Continental Lambs selling to £70 from TJ Beaty, Troutbeck. The Texel Trade was topped by DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg selling to £69 closely followed by D Woof, Sedbergh selling to £67. Suffolk lambs topped at £65.50 from TJ Beaty. Plenty of well-grown Continental and Suffolk store lambs sold in excess of the £60 mark. Best Mules sold in the region of £60 topping at £61.50 for a pen of seventy from Messrs Hodgson.
A large amount of hill lambs on the market this week saw Cheviots sell to a top of £60 from S Crompton, Crosthwaite closely followed by £59 from Naddle Farm, Penrith with plenty of Cheviots easily selling in excess of £50. More horned lambs on the market today saw Scotch Blackfaces sell to a top of £47 from J Parsley, Roundthwaite. Rough Fells sold to £41 from AJ & JL Sampson, Windermere and Swaledales to £33, twice, from Naddle Farm.
More Store Lambs are required for our next sale on Thursday 25th October, please advise the office of entries to help when contacting buyers or to discuss marketing of lambs contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472.