The fortnightly sale of store lambs had an entry of 3822 forward selling to a buoyant trade throughout for all types, with plenty of returning and fresh buyers ringside looking to purchase. There was an overall market average of £59.11 achieved.
Topping the market was Texel lambs from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg selling to £80.50 with others selling £79.50 from K Little and D McClure, Cartmel. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £80 from AE Atkinson and Son, Endmoor, with others achieving £79 from TM Potter, Orton and BJ Bowness, Kendal. Numerous more pens of strong Texel lambs and best quality Beltex lambs easily sold in the mid-seventies. All Beltex lambs forward sold to a market average of £74.91. Suffolk lambs sold to £77 from PG Thornton, Scorton with Charollais lambs selling to the top of £74 from AT Threlkeld, Ulverston. Strongest Continental and Suffolk lambs sold in excess of £70 with medium keep lambs in the mid-sixties.
Upland bred lambs saw the sharpest climb in price at J36 today. Mule lambs sold to a top of £70.50 from JD Dixon, Flookburgh, £70 TLB & J Knowles, Selside, £69 from JA & CA Gibson, Selside and also for Westmoreland-Nicholson, Troutbeck and RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale achieved £67.50, £67. All Mules forward sold to a market average of £58.90. Cheviot cross lambs topped at £67 from JR Handley, Whinfell with Cheviots selling to £62.50 from S Crompton, Crosthwaite with strong Cheviots lambs in the late fifties with all forward selling to an average of £59.14. Horned lambs saw Swaledales top at £55.50 from JF Cook, Witherslack with plenty of strong Swales selling in the late forties, with all Swaledales forward averaged £42.39. Rough Fell lambs peaked at £52 from CD Steadman, Gaisgill and £51 from B Dickinson & Co, Kentmere with all Rough Fells forward averaging £44.35.
Next sale of store lambs is Thursday 21st November, please enter to the office ASAP so buyers can be informed of numbers coming forward.