A staggering trade was seen at Gisburn Auction Marts today with an improved entry of cast sheep at the weekly sale of prime sheep.

Best Texel ewes topped at £155 from David Houghton, Affetside, Bury. Next best was another pen of Texel ewes at £150 from the same vendor. Mark and Richard Ireland, Whalley, Blackburn sold Texel ewes for £141.

Charlie Carter, Wimarleigh, Preston achieved £132 for his pen of lowland ewes. While R M Shackleton, Broughton, Skipton sold a pair Jacob cross ewes for £120. Horned ewes peaked at £65 for from George Rawcliffe, Houghton, Preston. With all cast ewes averaging £93.25

Auctioneers Richard Turner & Son