An entry of 7,906 prime lambs and cast ewes at Bentham Auction Mart weekly sale was the largest since 2006 and sold to a complete clearance. All classes of lambs were in good demand ahead of the imminent Asian festival. Top price a head for lambs was £100 from R Hodgson and Son of High Peak, while Beltex lambs from Dan Towers of Wray secured top price a kg at 232p.

The Annual Prize Show of Mule Lambs was won by David Gardner of Brookhouse, whose pen of 10 went on to make £74 a head selling to Arthur Slack. (Bentham Auction Mart)