A very brisk trade at Blackmoor Gate, Exmoor saw prices rising for lambs £3.17 since the last sale in December. Top price of the day was paid for lambs from Messrs M A and M Collins, Worth Farm achieving £96.

Other top prices included £90 for lambs from Messrs J R Richards and Son,

Yearnor Farm and £85 for lambs from Mr A Dunn, Valley View.

Grazing ewes were in short supply with a second quality offering selling well to achieve an average of £55.84 and a peak of £90 was achieved by a single stronger ewe from Mr A Dunn. A pen from Messrs S R Dallyn and Son also sold well to achieve £71.50. Rams sold to peak at £51.50 for J Nicholas, Girt Down Farm.

(Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auction)