The Ambleside show and sale of store lambs saw an entry of 4876, with all specifications of lambs meeting a strong demand and eagerly bid, for by our ring side of new and returning customers. The Ambleside sale of store lambs included a pre-sale show, kindly judged by David Benbow, Stafford who we thank for his time and expertise. The Championship rosette was awarded to SH&M Richardson, Lupton with his pen of Mules which went on to sell for £88 and were purchased by the judge. The first prize pen of Continental lambs was awarded to a pen of Beltex x lambs from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal which went on to sell for £90.
Leading the way today was a consignment from RA Batty, Selside selling Beltex tup lambs to £160 and £155, Beltex store lambs from the same home sold to £111 and £99. Other Beltex lambs sold to £97 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Plenty more pens of Beltex lambs sold to the mid-nineties. Texel lambs peaked at £96 from DM Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe, with others to £95 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale. Plenty of pens of strong short keep Texel lambs sold in the early nineties. A consignment of Suffolk lambs from JT&A Armistead, Selside sold to £95.50 and £93.50. Mule lambs peaked at £90 from Messrs Hodgson, Windermere. Plenty of pens of strong Mule wether lambs easily selling in the mid-eighties, with medium keep lambs selling to the mid to late seventies. A larger entry of upland lambs on the market today, as to be expected for the time of year, which saw them well bid for. Continental x Herdwick lambs sold to a top of £85 from JD Benson, Great Langdale. Jacob lambs peaked at £102 from GM Redmayne, Ings. Cheviot lambs topped at £82 from W Atkinson & Son, Crook with the consignment from HE&M Henderson, Dent also selling to £82. Rough Fells peaked at £69 from NC&S Dodd, Kirkby Stephen, with Swaledale lambs so £63 from RA Wilson, Walton. Followed by other Swalesdale to £61.50 from M Todd, Longsleddale. Herdwick lambs peaked at £64 from Brown Bros, Dent.