With 62 cattle forward at Hexham and Northern Marts’ prime sale, more buyers gathered, but a plainer show of cattle were forward, according to auctioneers.
On the lamb trade, 3269 prime sheep were forward, including 2649 lambs. Consignors has been asked not to enter some lambs to avoid over supply.
Quality farm assured lambs weighing between 38 and 45kg met a firm trade with several pens selling in excess of 90p/kg. Best quality heavy lambs sold in excess of £40, but this was difficult to maintain.