A larger show of lambs were forward for our busy ring side of buyers, who ensured everything was keenly bid for. 860 lambs sold to an overall averaged of 251p/kg, with a third of the sale being Mules or hill bred lambs. Heavy lambs would be a sharper trade on the week, with the best selling to £142 for Beltexs from JS Horner, Ingleton. Texels sold to £141 from E Hartley, Hornby who sold others at £139. Continental heavy lambs were regularly selling in the £120’s to £130’s. Medium weight and export type lambs, were once again keenly bid for, with these regularly selling at 260p/kg to 270p/kg and £110 to £115 per head. The best bred lambs were regularly selling at 280p/kg, with the best to 285p/kg from A Brown, Littledale and others to 282p/kg from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Mules saw a ring full sell to £117.50 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale who sold others to £115.50. Cheviots sold to £113 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.
More lambs are needed each week to fulfil our buyers requirements.
110 ewes were forward, with all selling to a very similar trade. Suffolks sold to £138 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with Texels twice to £122 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Elllel and CD&HL Mason, Caton. Mule saw the best sell to £110 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with others to £108 from AC&K Pye, Abbeystead. Cheviots sold to £108 from HE&M Henderson, Dent with other to £90 from P&M Asbury, Abbeystead. Swaledales sold to £52 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.
200 store lambs were forward with all selling to a sharp trade. Texels saw a top of £91.50 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside with other Texels selling to £90 twice from SE&J Gorst, Littledale and J Gardner, Bay Horse. Mules saw a top of £88 from JS Horner, Ingleton with Cheviots selling to £85 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale.