What a great way to open this season’s store lamb sales; the largest entry for the opening sale as the reputation for selling store lambs at Junction 36 continues to grow. There were 1930 lambs forward meeting plenty of demand with buyers present from throughout the country. Trade saw best quality Beltex lambs easily selling in excess of the £100 mark, with well grown short term lambs eagerly bid for, selling into the eighties and nineties. Medium keep lambs looking the best value on the day, selling into the late seventies and early eighties with longer keep lambs looking well sold in the early seventies.
Leading the way today were short keep Suffolk lambs selling to £120 from J T & A Armitstead, Selside, other noted prices for Suffolks were £107 from MD & SA Park, Lyth Valley. Best bred Beltex and Texel x lambs were meeting plenty of demand with Beltex lambs selling to £116 from Richard Batty, Selside, with other pens of lambs twice selling to £106 from this home. The consignment of Beltex and Texel x lambs from J T & A Armitstead, Selside sold to £115, £109 and £103.50. Other leading pries for Beltex lambs were £110 from J C & E Pedley & Sons, Sedbergh. Texel lambs from F I & M E Little, Barrows Green sold to £104, with Texels out of Cheviots to £100 from N P & C E Buckley, Staveley, with plenty more pens of forward lambs easily selling into the nineties. Upland lambs saw Mules sell to £78 from J F Cook, Grange-Over-Sands with Cheviot Mules to £77 from J A & SM Allen, Windermere. Pens of stronger Mules sold around the £70 mark. Horned lambs peaked at £63.50 for a pen of 55 Scotch Blackface x lambs from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill. There is plenty of demand for store lambs with our next sale on Thursday 29th July to include our sale of early breeding sheep. Please get entries to the office by Wednesday 21st July.