Lazonby Auction Mart’s opening sale of store lambs saw a strong entry of more than 800 lambs forward.

Topping the sale at £70 was a great pen of Texel x lambs consigned by Messrs Lee, Lintley.

Mules topped at £56 for a pen from Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shield.

A packed ringside of prospective buyers gathered to witness a great show of lambs considering the recent weather conditions.

Trade for all types was wonderful being dearer than many sales held so far and this resulted in prices received being above vendor’s expectations.  

Leading Prices were as follows:

Texel £70, £61 Lintley; £69, £61 Skelgill House; £67.50 High Lovelady Shield; £65 Croft House; £63 Randalholme; £60.50 Fieldgarth; £60 Black House

Beltex £68 High Lovelady Shield

Suffolk £67 High Lovelady Shield

Cheviot £58 Townfoot (Thompson)

Mule £56 High Lovelady Shield; £55 Skelgill House; £54 Sanders Close; £53 High Side; £53, £50.50 The Bog Farm

Dorset £51.50 Colene Croft

(Harrison & Hetherington)