It’s been a hectic week of Mule ewe lamb trading in the North of England, with some impressive prices paid, particularly at the bumper two day sale at Hawes on Monday and Tuesday which saw a top of £880 on Monday and £800 on Tuesday.
Setting the standard on Monday was the the day’s champion pen from R A Busby and Son, Marrick. Second best on Monday was £500/head for the second prize pen from G and H R Shields, Revenstonedale.
Also collecting big money on he first day were E Fairburn and Sons when selling at £400, W C Porter and Son at £370, W and D Lawson and Son at £320 and A V Caton at £300.
Then on Tuesday the best call was £800/head for the day’s champion pen from Messrs Lord, North Stainmore, with a second top of £480 paid for the second prize pen from G P Taylor and Son, Swarthburn.
Other top prices included £390 for lambs from C T and J E Willoughy, Redmire, N White, selling at £360, W A and A Booth selling at £330, J Nelson and Son at £320 and S H Sutcliffe making £300.
Monday’s entry of 14,211 lambs levelled the day at £115.29, while the 12,829 sold on Tuesday averaged £114.01. (Hawes Farmers Mart).