The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry of 3584 forward which included the Ambleside show for pens of twenty lambs. Thanks goes to our pre-sale judge Mr A Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe for giving up his time and expertise. The was a buoyant trade throughout the sale with buyers present from throughout the UK in which more lambs could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor.
There was plenty of interest in all types of lambs with smallest lambs looking the dearest on the day. There was plenty of interest in Beltex lambs selling to a top of £78 from Ian Richardson, Goosnargh and others selling to £73 from J Potter, Orton. Texel lambs sold to a top of £75 from JE Parkinson, Dent. Plenty of strong short keep lambs sold in the mid to late sixties. There was a lot of interest in Mule wether lambs topping at £65 from G Rushton, Grange-over-Sands with others to £62 for the first prize pen of Mules from D Wood, Horwich. Best Mules were regularly selling towards to the £60 mark with all Mules averaging £56.
There was more hill lambs on the market today which saw Rough Fells top at £50.50 from TM Potter, Orton, with strong Rough Fell lambs regularly breaking the £40 mark. Cheviot lambs sold to a top of £54.50 from DP Escolme, Gatebeck with strong Cheviot lambs regularly selling around the £50 mark. Swaledale lambs topped at £35.50 from E Parker, Crag Bank, with stronger Swaledale lambs selling towards the mid-thirties.