The weekly sale of prime lambs saw a smaller entry forward this morning, following the wet weather throughout the previous week.
There was a large quantity of upland and heavy lambs in the market today, with an overall market average of 165p/kg. Well fleshed Continental and Suffolk lambs were good to sell, and more could have been sold to the advantage of vendors, with buyers leaving short. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £86 from R & DL Cornthwaite of Humblescough Farm.
Another large entry of Mules in the market, selling to a top of £74 from Wes and Ann Cornall of Bank Farm with mule lambs early to mid-forty kilos in weight selling into the seventies.
Christmas Prime Lamb show is on Monday 4th December 2017
There was plenty of interest in the cast sheep today, with a strong trade throughout for all specifications and sizes of ewes.
Texel ewes sold to a top of £105 from R & DL Cornthwaite of Humblescough Farm with all continental ewes forward selling to a market average of £78.75.
Strong mule ewes sold around the seventy pound mark topping at £71 from T Nelson and Partners of Cockerham Hall with all mules forward selling to an average of £68.25.
A prime Hereford steer from P & A Bell of Village Farm sold to 189.5p/kg or £970. Christmas Prime Beef show is on Monday 4th December 2017. Please inform Ian Atkinson 07766521472 of entries for the show and sale.