Flying store lamb trade at Ashford

Today’s season opening store lamb sale at Ashford got things off with a bang, with 4613 sheep penned and a tremendous demand through the whole sale.

The overall average of £63.90 compares very favourably with the £50.13 achieved at the same sale in 2010 and is way ahead of the trade in 2009 when the opening sale averaged £42.

Elwyn Davies of auctioneers Hobbs Parker said the trade was tremendous  from start to finish and many more could be sold with the best stores selling readily at around £70, medium sorts around £65 and only small, longer term stores below £60.