David Towell, Glusburn, exhibited the champion pen of prime lambs, at Skipton’s monthly show and sale of primestock. Mr Towell’s five-strong pen of 38kg Texel-cross lambs, first prize winners in the Continental-cross class, sold for £109/head and the top p/kg price at 286.8p/kg to judge Bobby Booth, Ramsbottom, buying on behalf of Worldwide Foods, Manchester.
The same exhibitor also headed the class prices at £114.50 with another pen that sold to Andrew Atkinson, Kettlesing, on behalf of A Traves Meat Wholesalers, Escrick, York.
Spring lambs trade was similar to the previous week, though with a much bigger turnout as numbers start to build. They included the first Mule wether lambs of the season, with prices headed at £88 (220.0p/kg) for a pen from Alan Throup, Silsden. The overall prime lamb average was £93.70 per head (236.9p/kg).