The summer sheep sales got off to a flying start last Friday at Ingham, Suffolk. Average store lamb price was over £37, marking a £2 rise on last year. Clearance rate for the stores was over 99%, as the 3795-strong offering met a fierce demand. "It was like a rugby scrum getting to the pens to sell stock," said auctioneer Philip Dale of Lacy Scott and Knight. Shearling and breeding ewes also sold better than expected, with Scotch halfbred cross Suffolk shearlings making to £89.