The fortnightly sale of store lambs at J36 saw short keep quality lambs very short in supply and more desperately needed as fresh and returning faces ringside looking for this specification of lambs. They regularly sound in excess of the eighty-pound mark peaking with the consignment of Beltex cross lambs from JA Chapman, Kendal. This was followed by Texel lambs to £91.50 from MJ & LC Lund, Quernmore with plenty of lambs selling well into eighties. Suffolks sold to £86 from J Scott & Co, Cark in Cartmel. Mules sold to a top of £82.50 from JA & CA Gibson, Selside with shortage of strongest mule lambs about.
Majority of lambs forward today medium to long term lambs with more interest ring side as purchsers now getting the opportunity of winter keep in the near future but still a shortage of southern travelled buyers with the ongoing drought in the south.
The second sale of gimmer lambs at North west auctions saw the entry of mules consisting of running lambs. A few of our usual southern buyers headed north despite their continued concerns of the drought and shortage of winter keep affecting the confidence. Mules peaked at £110 for a pen of bonny runners from RI Dixon, Low Newton followed by £105 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Bonny runners often sold between ninety to one hundred with smaller and plainer types selling in the seventies and eighties.
Texel cross Llyen gimmer lambs from P Knowles, Kendal sold to £128 with Llyen Mule runners from the same home selling to £105. Other leading prices for Texel x gimmer lambs was £120 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.
Next sale of breeding sheep at North West Auctions is the Lakeland Fair end of season sale of all classes of breeding sheep and rams. A sale well worth entering and we look forward to receiving your entry by Friday 7th October 2022.