There was a bumper entry of 4609 store lambs forward with a large quantity of the lambs forward long keep. There was an overall market average of £66.14. The market topper this week was a pair of Texels lambs selling to £128 from Thomas Wilson, Selside. The consignment of Beltex and Texel lambs from JG & PH Thompson, Selside sold to £95, £94 and £93. Other Texel lambs sold to £91 from JB Dixon, Longsleddale followed by £89 from L Potter, Orton and £88 from AE Atkinson, Crook. Charollais lambs sold to a top of £86 from CC & HM Roberts, Tebay with Dorsets selling to £84 from E Parker, Carnforth. Plenty of pens of short keep lambs sold in excess of the £80 mark. Suffolk lambs peaked at £81 from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton. Plenty of pens of good medium keep Continental and Suffolk lambs sold between £65 and £75.
A large quantity of Mule lambs on the market today topped at £79.50 from M & G German, Kirkby Lonsdale with others selling to £77 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Plenty of pens of strong Mule wether lambs sold in excess of the £70 mark.
Hill bred lambs saw Cheviot Mule gimmer lambs sell to £81 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Cheviot lambs peaked at £75 from C Hutchings, Broughton-in-Furness with plenty of pens of strong Cheviot sired lambs selling around the £70 mark. Horned lambs saw Rough Fells peak at £60 from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgills with Scottish Blackface lambs selling to £56 from Elm Gill Farm, Settle.
Texels topped at £128 frrom T Wilson, Selside Av. £69.96
Beltex topped at £95 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside Av. £71.56
Charollais topped at £86 from CC & HM Roberts, Tebay Av. £66.87
Dorsets topped at £84 from E Parker, Crag Bank Av. £63.29
Continentals topped at £83.50 from SJ & J Hodgson, Colton Av. £70
Leicesters topped at £83 from AE Atkinson, Crook Av. £70.27
Cheviots topped at £81 from RI Dixon, Low Newton Av. £59.86
Suffolks topped at £81 from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton Av. £68.70
Mules topped at £79.50 from M & G German, Middleton Av. £57.40
Cheviot Mules topped at £68 from HE & MJ Henderson, Sedbergh Av. £66
Gritstones topped at £65 from S Whitehead, Midleton
Zwartbles topped at £62 C & J McWhirter, Orton
Rough Fells topped at £60 from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill Av. £42.83
Mashams topped at £59.50 fromJ Bainbridge, Shap Av. £57.40
Scottish Blackface topped at £56 from Elm gill Farm, Stockdale
Herdwicks topped at £46 from MR Toms, Great Langdale
Swaledales topped at £44 from KD & L Armer, Kirkby Stephen Av. £40.13