Thursday 3 December 2020
North West Auctions J36 held its fortnightly sale of Store Lambs with an entry of 2575 forward. All specifications of lambs today met with a strong demand. Best Continental short keep lambs selling in the late 80s, medium keep lambs regularly selling towards the £80 mark, with long term lambs regularly selling towards £70. There was a larger number of horned lambs in the market today which saw best horned lambs selling regularly towards the £70 mark with well fleshed ones beyond this.
Top of the market at £95, were Texel lambs from WI Barrow & Sons, Dunnerdale followed by others at £92 from S Procter, Selside and S Gibson, Underbarrow, with plenty of other Texel lambs selling around the £90 area. Beltex lambs peaked at £90 from BJ Bowness, Kendal with Suffolks selling to £89.50 from S Harryman, Keswick and Charollais lambs to £89 from M Archer & Son, Bolton le Sands.
Upland lambs saw Mules sell to £88 with Cheviots to £87 from Messrs Buckle, Kirkby Stephen. Rough Fell lambs topped at £84.50 from A & B Pickthall, Hincaster. The trade saw plenty of strong Mules sell in excess of the £80 mark. Swaledale lambs sold to a top of £66.50 from JF Benson, Skelwith Bridge with plenty of pens of Swaledales selling in the early 60s.
Hampshires sold to £80.50, averaging £78.50
Suffolks sold to £89.50 averaging £71.09
Continentals sold to £87.50, averaging £70.48
Mules sold to £88, averaging £76.26
Swaledales sold to £66.50, averaging £53.14
Rough Fells sold to £84.50, averaging £48.18
Cheviots sold to £87, averaging £79.27
Texels sold to £95, averaging £80.15