Andrew Bishop sold his pair of pure bred Beltex lambs for the top price of £500 a head at the after show sale at the East of England Smithfield Festival on Saturday. They headed to Dafydd Lewis, Llanwrda.

 

Next best was a £360 call from Upper Coton Farms, Northants for the supreme sheep champions, a pair of homebred Blue Texel x Texel crosses from D S and L E Wadland.

 

Then at £340 it was a call from Barker and Borlase, Hertfordshire that secured a pair of pure bred Blue Texels from Ivanhoe Livestock.

 

Not far behind at £300 was a pair of  pure bred Blue Texels from the same exhibitor, this time finding a home with D J and A E M Barlow Farming, Buckinghamshire.

 

A pair of Suffolk x Beltex from Messers Malcolm M Stewart then went for £240 to P A Pollyn, Wisbech.

 

Lamb Carcass                                     22 Sold                  £118.86

 

Sheep                                               121 Sold               £128.12

 

Charity Sheep                                    8 Sold                    £116.13

 

(Newark Livestock Market)