Cutcombe Market sheep sale tops at 159p/kg

A good entry of 1,144 lambs and ewes met firm demand at Cutcombe Market on last Thursday (11 September).

An entry of 403 prime lambs sold to an average of 152.2p/kg. Top price a head of those 45kgs plus went to A J and M J Tarr and Son, who reached £73.80 (149p/kg), next at £69.20 a head and reaching the top price a kilo of 159p/kg were E Schofields 39.1-45kgs. Those up to 39kg came from H Stevens at £55.80 a head (152p/kg).

The best ewes were Cook Partners Suffolk crosses which sold to £101.80. Medium ewes reached an average of £88.00 and smaller sizes sold to £65.

(Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions)