A total entry of 2,474 sheep included 1,791 lambs forward at Bakewell Market on Monday (Jan 13). The quality of lambs on offer was very mixed with a larger proportion of hill bred lambs on offer.
The very best sorts peaked at 222p/kg for Texels averaging 39.3kg from DL Batterbee, Sparrow Pit. Some heavy Beltex lambs (47.6kg) from AK Belfield, Sheen, averaged 212p/kg. Best big lambs grossed just over £100/head. The top 10 pens average 211p/kg with overall market average 170.52p/kg.