The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a smaller entry this week with many vendors holding off to next weeks Christmas show. There was a strong trade throughout with an overall average of 179p/kg and an SQQ 180p/kg achieved. Topping the trade today at £92 was from heavy Suffolks from G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands with all Suffolks forward selling to an overall market average of £84.50. Texels sold to £88 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof and £86 three times from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead, SW & EM Backhouse, Inskip and RW & FJ Rhodes, Quernmore. Plenty of pens were selling in the mid eighties today with all Texels forward selling to £80.15. Texels lambs sold to 203p/kg from TR Prickett, 202p/kg from JT & B Fox, Quernmore and 200p/kg from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Mule lambs sold to top of £78 from RW & FJ Rhodes, Quernmore with plenty of Mules selling in the early seventies, averaging £73.16.
The weekly sale of Cast Ewes saw the trade top at £78 for Zwartbles from JA Simpson, Barnacre, Lleyns sold to £65 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale with Texels to £60 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof.