Hoggs with lambs at foot met a scorching trade at yesterday’s sale at Skipton.

Leading the trade was the day’s champion pen of Mules from Arthur Maude, College Farm, Bradley. His pen of five with single lambs at foot sold for a bank breaking £420 a head to Les Thackray.

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Following Mr Maude’s entry in the price ranks was Thomas Whiteford, Brampton, Cumbria whose pen of five with twins at foot sold for £200 each to Stephen Breare, Silsden.Third top price on the day went to the third prize pen of Continental cross hoggs from Michael Dugdale, Giggleswick which sold with single lambs for £153 apiece.

Also among the Contintentals, the first prize pen from John Stapleton, Skipton, realised £150 each to David Jackson, Cheshire.