A large consignment of lambs resulted in less money at Gisburn Auction Marts breeding and store sale on Saturday (21 March). T and M Johnson and Son, Bolton by Bowland, Clitheroe topped this section at £22 for Texel cross lambs.
The sale continued with ewes with twin lambs at foot which sold to a high of £235 for smart Texels and £225 for Beltex, other breeds in the £180 – £200 bracket generally. The best with singles came from Neil Caton, Stainforth at £200, but mostly about £120 – £150 for correct outfits and broken mouth £100 – £120.
There was still plenty of interest for in-lamb ewes. Good Texels from the Lampkin family, Silsden sold at £215. A run of 60 four crop Dalesbred ewes due mid-April to a Paul Slater Beltex Texel Ram were keenly bid to £80 (ave. £74). Forty two Beltex x Hoggs due 1 April sold to £132 (ave. £122).
Auctioneers Richard Turner & Son