There was an entry of 3892 store lambs forward with a large quantity of the lambs forward long keep. There was an overall market average of £65.67.
The market topped this week at £95.50 for a pair of Texel lambs from IE & MA Taylor, Whinfell. This was closely followed by BJ Bowness, Kendal selling Texels to £91.50. Also reaching the £90 mark was J Graham, Windermere with Texels and S & A Gardner, Carnforth with Continentals. Plenty more pens of Texel lambs sold in the mid to late eighties.
A large quantity of Mule lambs on the market today topped at £85 from PJ Atkinson, Witherslack with others to £80 from JC Walling & Son, Lyth. Plenty of pens of strong Mule wether lambs sold in excess of the £68 mark. Cheviot Mules topped at £76 from RI Dixon, Low Newon with Low Moor Howe Farm Ltd, Winster selling to £74.50 and £71.50.
Hill bred lambs saw Cheviots peak at £73 from DH Hogg, Murton and from Farming For Nature. Horned lambs saw Rough Fells sell to a top of £68.50 from J Graham.
Texels topped at £95.50 from IE & MA Taylor, Whinfell Av. £69.75
Continentals topped at £90 from S & A Gardner, Carnforth Av. £67.99
Beltex topped at £89.50 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal Av. £82.50
Suffolks topped at £89 from PG Thornton, Scorton Av. £72.07
Mules topped at £85 from PJ Atkinson, Witherslack Av. £64.75
Charollais topped at £78 from JC Walling & Son, Lyth Av. £66.55
Teeswaters topped at £78 from Purcell & Willis, Grayrigg Av. £72.67
Cheviot Mule topped at £76 from RI Dixon, Low Newton Av. £72.86
Dorsets topped at £73 J Stackhouse, Yealand Av. £68.65
Cheviots topped at £73 from DH Hogg, Murton Av. £60.86
Mashams topped at £70 from EM Eames, Abbeystead Av. £70
Rough Fells topped at £68.50 from J Graham, Whinfell Av. £50.57
Hampshires topped at £61 from GW Robinson & Son, Crooklands Av. £61
Herdwicks topped at £55.50 from JW Hodgson, Little Langdale Av. £50.76
Scottish Blackface topped at £50.50 from M & AE Staley, Kirkby Stephen Av. £5050
Horned topped at £50.50 from N Burton, Cautley av. £47.55
Jacobs topped at £46.50 from K Garcia, Gaisgill Av. £46.50
Swaledales topped at £45.50 from GG & MA Long, Ulverston Av. £32