Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen held their opening sale of Store lambs on Tuesday when 395 were forward
Topping the sale at £69.50 were a pen of 20 Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs Pedley, Yore House, Sedbergh.
Messrs Emmott, Wythop Hall Farm, Cockermouth sold a well bred run of 60 Mule lambs to top at £54 for a pen of 24 with their whole consignment averaging £53.52.
A packed ringside of potential buyers were present for our opening sale of the season which resulted in a flying trade for all classes being obtained.
Plenty of pens of strong Continental cross lambs sold between £60 – £65.
Many more store lambs could have been easily sold to great advantage and a whole sale average of £55.12 was achieved.
Leading Prices –
Dutch Texel £69.50 Yore House: Suffolk £67.30 Riverside Cottages: Texel £65.50, £63 Cowshill Bridge View; £64, £55 Shieldhill Top; £63.50 Wythop Hall Farm; £62.50 Well House; £62, £58.50, £55.50 Riverside Cottages; £58.50 Piper Hole; £58 Brownber Farm.