A massive entry of 19,645 Mule ewe lambs were forward at Lazonby yesterday for the annual Alston Moor sale which saw trade level at a remarkable £77.33.

Topping the trade, which saw lambs sold to most parts of the UK were a pen from R H and E M Lord, The Bog which sold at £180 to Messrs Mulcaster. At £155 were the first prize pen from R J and K Tiplady, Powis House, which sold to P Elliot, Mungriedale.

Alston Moor Champ 09.JPGTop Flock Averages (50 Sheep or More)

Oakbank – £105.01 (50), Keskadale – £97.12 (101), The Dyke – £91.81 (84)

.Powis House – £88.89 (128), Highside – £88.83 (56), Knarr Farm – £88.74 (93), The Bog – £86.87 (103), Farney Shields – £86.77 (315), Scarrowmanwick – £86.67 (99), Hightown – £86.56 (57), Keisley – £86.54 (247), Coldshields – £86.29 (143), Gapshields – £86.02 (187), Brampton Fell – £85.48 (106)

Manesty – £84.17 (125), Hesley Well – £83.62 (167), The Slack – £82.97 (64)

Whitewall – £82.66 (226), Outhwaite – £82.60 (243), Williamston – £81.60 (134), High Loveladyshields – £81.59 (108), Haining House – £81.56 (175),

East Unthank – £81.16 (226), Harbour Flatt – £81.12 (146), Haber Farm – £81.84 (250), Grassfield – £80.46 (124) (Harrison and Hetherington).