Skipton store lambs sell to £52.17 average

An entry of 5715 store lambs at the second sale of the season at Skipton Mart met a strong trade to level the day at £52.17 yesterday.

Top call was a bid of £62.50 for a pen of Suffolk crosses from Stuart and Stephen Lund, Litton. These sold to John Errington, with the overall average for the Suffolks forward being £53.98, £4.50 up on last year.

Championship honours in the pre-sale show went to Michael McKenzie with a pen of Suffolks which sold at £59.20 to John Errington, Penrith. (Craven Cattle Marts).