At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 21st August, Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of 500 store lambs,
The increase in grass levels certainly helped the trade with lambs £3-4 a head dearer than the last sale.
Prices peaked at £75 per life for a pen of cracking Texel ewe lambs from Messrs I Barrow, Jackson Ground, Broughton-In-Furness.
Long term lambs were very much in demand, selling regularly to £48-52 a head.
The next sale at Broughton Mart will be the first sale of breeding sheep and gimmer lambs, taking place on Tuesday 4th September, for all sale enquiries please contact the Auctioneers David Fearon on 07764 573436, James Little on 07872 840685 or Roy Brocklebank 07786 458266.
Leading price per head: Texel £75, £69.50, £62, £60 Jackson Ground, Beltex £63 Swinside, Suffolk £54.50 Low Scales.