The weekly sale of prime lambs at J36 had a slightly smaller entry of 1000 prime lambs forward selling to a sharper trade. The overall market average was 227p/kg with heavy weight lambs averaging 234p/kg. heavy weights continue to add up best selling to a top of £145 from A Park, Millom, with Texel’s. This was followed other heavy weight Texel’s too £144 from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow, £143 from TMW & M Hodgson, Ulverston and £140 from JN & DJ Bowes, Crook. This was followed by heavy weight lambs regularly selling in the one hundred and twenties and thirties. Handy weighted lambs sold to more demand today with better types selling in the region of 250p/kg mark.
A larger number of upland lambs coming forward onto the market now saw heavy weight cheviot cross lambs selling to £116 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. Mules sold to £104 from TMW & M Hodgson, Ulverston followed by plenty well finished pens in the mid forty kilos selling between £102 and £103.
650 cast sheep forward were forward with the trade similar to the previous weeks. Texel ewes sold twice to a top £134 from HP Armitage, Preston Patrick and K Little & D McClure, Cartmel with Suffolks selling to £128 from S Proctor, Selside. Strong continental ewes full of meat were regularly selling in the £115-£120 mark with Teeswaters selling to £118 from DE&J Waine, Longsleddale. Mule ewes were a little sharper on the week topping at £110 from JT Proctor, Flookburgh with a pen of fourteen selling to £104 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Hill ewes sold to a top of £104 for Lonks from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale. A pen of Cheviots from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon achieved £86 with others selling to £85 from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale. Rough Fells sold to a top of £77 from GL&GM Ibbertson, Roeburndale West.
More cast rams forward with a sharp trade for all types. A top of £156 for a Teeswater from DE&J Waine, Longsleddale. Dutch Spotted sold to £140 from D Dixon, Grayrigg with a pen of Lonk tups selling to £116 from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale.