Trade for Mule ewe lambs at Middleton in Teesdale was as strong as that seen anywhere else so far this season with the entry of 3253 lambs ending the day levelling at £72.82, some £20.09 up on the year.

Topping the sale was a £260 bid for lambs from M W and E Dent, Wythes Hill, which sold to J W Teward and Sons. Next best was a £220 sale for the champion pen from J and K Metcalfe, Park House. These sold to R W Dalton.