All classes of calves saw a keen interest from a full ring side of buyers resulting in a sharp trade. Month old Blue bulls sold to £310 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. With other young Blue bulls selling to £290 from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg. This good home also topped the heifer section selling Blue heifers to £280 with HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick selling Blue heifers to the same price. A very young show of black & whites forward with new buyers around the ring ensuring a nice trade was seen. Three week old bulls from MH&SJ Morris, Allithwaite sold to £40.
A few less store lambs forward with the freezing weather conditions. Just over 2000 store lambs forward, averaging £68.17. Trade today saw nicely bred and well fleshed lambs as well as lambs that had come customed to hard feed once again saw keen interest from all buyers with smaller leaner lambs harder to place. Beltex lambs led the way selling to £105 for a full pen from BJ Bowness, Kendal. Who also sold other to £100. Texel lambs sold to £104 from J&M Wilson, Selside. With other pens of Texels selling to £95 twice, RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale and AW&AM Clarke, Windermere. Good pens of Texel cross lambs were regularly selling to the high £80’s into the early £90’s. Medium bred fit continental lambs were selling between the £75-£80 mark. Mule lambs saw a top of £90 from SJ&M Richardson & Son, Lupton. With other strong pens selling to £88 from AW&AM Clarke, Windermere. Medium mule lambs were selling around the £75 mark. Hill bred lambs saw Herdwicks sell to £75 from DH Holmes, New-on-Lune with this home selling a full pen of cheviots selling to £66. Rough Fells selling to £62.50 from J Hodgson, Penrith. Swaledales sold to a top of £50.50 twice from the same home of SG Sibson, Bassenthwaite. The next sale of store hoggs is on Thursday 12th January 2023, please advise the office with entries.
With this been the final store lamb sale of the year at Junction 36, North West Auctions would like to take this opportunity to thank new and returning customers and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.