Posted 23 August 2016
North West Auctions, J36 had on offer 1379 Prime Lambs and 538 Cast Ewes & Rams.
1379 Prime Lambs sold to 214.9p for 47kg Beltex, consigned by T E & A Galbraith, Crooklands Farm, Crooklands and purchased by Higginson Ltd Butcher, Main Street, Grange over Sands.
Top price per head of the sale was £104 for a 60 kg Texel from H & N Holmes, Knot Hall Farm, Lowgill and sold to M Lomax of Little Deepthwaite.
Today’s sale averaged 176.17p/kg with the smart 39-44kg fleshy lambs touching 200p/kg plus. Any heavy types were keenly bid for, with the tidy butchers’ lambs selling to £88-£101.
Prime Lambs are required on a Tuesday to keep the…