The weekly sale of prime lambs saw just over 500 forward with many vendors on the six day standstill. Bradley Thompson in charge this week with Ian on duty at J36, a respectable 245p/kg average was achieved, well inline with other Monday auctions with an audience of 9 active buyers.
As usual best meated lambs 45kg plus were good to sell, toping at £139 from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton. Who also sold a tremendous single Texel lamb weighing 56kg sold to £138. T&CM Kelsall, Chipping also achieved £138 with heavy weight Texels. A trailer load of butcher type lambs from GR&A Foy, Conder Green topper at £138 for his Beltex x lambs with others at £133. Other noted prices saw JS Horner, Ingleton with Texel lambs at £137 and £135 B&SE Carter, Ellel.
R Collinge & Son, Newton saw his Beltex lambs to 292p/kg or £114 for handy weights with B&SE Carter, Ellel to 291p/kg. Good meated Masham lambs from WI&AM Atkinson, Bleasdale topped at £129 with Mules at £110 from the same home. Other Mules from B&SE Carter, Ellel sold to £107 for a full ring.
150 cast sheep through the ring this morning saw a better trade than anticipated with other auction reporting an easing of trade. Good big Texel ewes from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley saw a top price of £130 with others from the same good farming at £125. All Texel ewes averaged £102. Mule ewes saw prices to £116 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham with others to £107 from HJ&BE Kelsall, Gressingham. All Mules forward averaged £84 for the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Beltex ewes from GR&A Foy, Conder Green sold to £113. A pen full of well presented Lonk ewes from S Bosworth, Burnley saw a final bid of £87. Cheviot from KA Purtill, Wigan achieved £106.