The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs at J36 had 3646 lambs forward selling to a continuing very strong trade for all sizes. Short term lambs this week were a sharper trade as seen in the prime market. Leading the way were Beltex lambs at £99 from AL Prickett, Farleteon.
Texel lambs sold to £94 from B Clarke, Cartmel with other Texel lambs to £93.50 from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton.
Suffolk lambs peaked at £93 from BJ Bowness, Kendal with Continental lambs to £91 from Carol Smith, Scorton. Plenty of pens of short keep lambs and better confirmation Continental lambs easily selling in the mid to late 80s, with medium keep Continental lambs regularly selling early to mid 70s and longer term medium Continental lambs in the mid to late 60s.
Mules sold to a top of £83 for Herdwick mules from JA & SM Allen, Windermere with Cheviot Mules selling to £80 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. North Country Mules sold to £79.50 from W Caley & Son with other Mule lambs to £79 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale. Plenty of pens of strong Mules in the mid to late 70s.
Cheviot lambs sold to a top of £81.50 from M & C Booth, Kentmere with plenty of pens of Cheviot lambs well into the 70s.
Horned lambs peaked at £76 for Rough Fells from DC & C Knipe, Tebay.
Dorset lambs sold to £80.50 and averaged £71.50
Suffolk lambs sold to £93 and averaged £69.20
Mule lambs sold to £86 and averaged £71.29
Swaledale lambs sold to £54 and averaged £47
Rough Fells sold to £76 and averaged £57.15
Horned lambs sold to £74 and averaged £58.37
Charollais lambs sold to £86 and averaged £73.46
Cheviot lambs to £81.50 and averaged £69.35
Texel lambs sold to £99 and averaged £77.65
Herdwick lambs sold to £59 and averaged £50.82
All lambs forward today averaged £69.04.