Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions welcomed 954 sheep to Blackmoor Gate market on the this week. Cull ewes sold well with an average of £69.01 and a peak of £83 was shared by Mr N Skelton and Mr S McCracken who also sold further groups the best making £80.
Other notable prices also included a pen from Mr Passingham making £78. Rams (15) sold to an average of 75.87 and a peak of £110 for Mr C Kingdon, Higher Coulsworthy.
Lambs haven’t altered since last sale with plenty of demand for all types. Across the board an average of £71.20 for all 869 that sold, once again 100% clearance. Top prices included overall peak for Messrs Wright and Wright at £92. This was closely followed by lambs from Messrs J and C A Bray, South Ley selling their pen for £90 with Messrs LC and CA South, Farley Waters selling their pen at £88.50. Again demand outstripped supply with one buyer commenting how well lambs he had bought previously had gone on to do.