Store lambs sell to £58 at Bakewell


Buyers competed hard for store lambs at Bakewell last week to produce an overall average of £58.57.


Leading the sale was a superb run of Texel cross from MJ Wells and Son, Monyash, with sold at £74 and £70.


Suffolk x stores from P and M Hayward, Chapel, sold to a top price of £69 to level at £60.02.


Selling to an average of £59.6 and up to £68.50 was Charolais crosses from Mrs M Mosley and Sons, Matlock.


Mule Wethers from RA Helliwell, Edale, sold to an average of £50 and a top price of £54.50, while Swale wethers from Chatsworth Settlement sold to and average of £32.04 and a top price of £35.


Meanwhile topping the ewe lamb section with Texel crosses was JB and P Broomhead, Fulwood at £71 (Aaverage £62.15). Next at £70 (average £62.46) with Suffolk crosses was B and M Frost, Youlgreave.