The fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an entry of 2977 forward, selling to an overall Market average of £77.98, with a larger entry of hill bred lambs at today’s sale.
Pens of strong, well bred, Continental lambs attracted keen interest, regularly selling at £84 - £95 with a sale topping price of £102 achieved for a Texel from JB Dixon, Longsleddale, closely followed by Beltex x from P & SA Nelson, Rosgill, selling at £100. Suffolks sold to £90.50 on two occasions from J Scott & Co, Cartmel and I & ME Askew, New Hutton. Charollais x lambs sold to £89.50 from MJ & LC Lund, Quernmore, with others at £84 from JE Wightman, Lupton.
Hill bred lambs saw a top price of £84 achieved for North Country Mules from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale and JC & E Pedley, Sedbergh and others at £83 from BE & HM Wilson, Selside; all Mules today averaged £79.33.
Other hill bred lambs saw Cheviots sell to £92.50 from TLB & J Knowles, Selside, Rough Fells to £67 from N Burton, Cautley, Swaledale wethers £64.50 also from N Burton and Scotch Black Face wethers at £62.590 from J & ID Postlethwite, Howgill.
The next sale of Store Lambs is on Thursday 23rd September with vendors encouraged to take advantage of the current strong trade.