J36 Takes the Hattrick at Opening Store Lamb Sale
The opening sale of Store Lambs saw three major highlights. A record entry for the opening sale of the season, a record market average and ‘Bob’ the pet lamb raising a fantastic amount for NHS Charities Together.
The entry of 1811 Store Lambs saw plenty of demand for sizes and breeds of lambs with many local and travelled buyers. There was an impressive overall market average of £72.98 with lambs to suit all buyers’ requirements with lambs selling from £42 to £115. Texel lambs sold to a top of £115 from Mrs L Vickers, Scarborough with other Texel lambs selling to £100 from G Hargreaves, Scotforth. Plenty more pens of strong Texel lambs sold around the £90 mark. Charollais sold to a top of £95 from CD Slinger & LJ Eaton, Middleton. There was a large demand today for better conformation lambs with Beltex lambs selling to a top of £92 from JC & E Pedley & Sons, Sedbergh. Many more pens of shapely Beltex lambs sold in the late eighties. All Beltex lambs forward averaged £81.22.
Suffolk lambs sold to £88 from JT & A Armitstead, Selside with other Suffolk lambs to £85 from G Hargreaves. Plenty of pens of stronger Suffolk lambs sold around the £80 mark. Cheviot Mule lambs sold to £82.50 from RI Dixon, Low Newton with North Country Mules twice topping at £75 from D & D Huddleston, Wray and H Cook, Witherslack. All Mule lambs forward averaged £71.68.
Horned lambs saw Swaledale tups sell to £48 from KD Harryman, Keswick.
The star highlight of the day was Freddie Willison selling his pet lamb ‘Bob’ raising money for NHS Charities Together. Bob was first sold for £300 purchased John & Rachel Geldard and then was offered for resale several times purchased by Daniel Towers for £270, Jonathan & Cath Hodgson for £210, a consortium of Bradley Thompson, Andrew Geary, Ian Atkinson and John and Hazel Thompson for £200, the final time under hammer he sold for £200 purchased James Linsley. Together with further donations received from Richard and Beth Ladds and Steve Capstick the running total currently stands at £1340.
The next sale of Store Lambs will be Thursday 30th July with an excess of 1000 entered already.