Thursday 19th November 2020
The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs at J36 had an entry of 3840 selling to a continued strong trade for all sizes. Short term lambs would be sharper on the fortnight as seen in the Prime market. Leading the way were Beltex gimmer lambs from CM Jennings, Selside which sold to £145 going on for breeding stock. Other Beltex lambs sold to £93.50 from R & E Ladds, Kendal.
Texel lambs peaked twice at £89 from KJ Knight, Ulverston and R & E Ladds again, with numerous pens of strong Texel lambs selling over the £80 mark. Suffolk lambs sold to £83.50 from R & BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness. Plenty of pens of short keep Continental lambs sold in to the mid-80s with medium keep Continental lambs regularly selling into the 70s. Mules sold to a top of £83 from Clarke & Johnson, Windermere with other Mules to £81 from MW & WD Burton, Barnard Castle.
A much bigger show of hill lambs forward today, with all eagerly bid for, with Cheviots leading the way at £80.50 from AW Irvine, Ambleside and plenty of Cheviot lambs in the high 70s. Horned lambs peaked at £77.50 for Jacobs from JF Batty, Coniston with Swaledales to £71 from E Parker, Crag Bank with Rough Fells to £62.50 from M & G German, Middleton with others to £62 from B Dickinson & Co, Kentmere.
Beltex sold to £145, averaging £85
Texels sold to £89, averaging £74
Suffolks sold to £83.50, averaging £66
Mules sold to £83, averaging £63
Swaledales sold to £71, averaging £50
Rough Fells sold to £62.50, averaging £56
Cheviots sold to £80.50, averaging £68
Herdwicks sold to £65, averaging £43