Strong sheep trade at Blackmoor Gate

A slightly smaller entry of sheep on a snowy day at Blackmoor Gate market, Exmoor saw a strong trade with vendors rewarded for braving the weather. Cull ewes sold to an overall average of £77.13 for a mixed entry of animals with the best making £95 for Mr B Nicholls, Lower Middleton Farm selling a pen of 20. This was closely followed by a pen from Mr JD Dunn, Middle Beccott selling for £94.50.

Rams (3) achieved an average of 90.67 and peaked at £100.50 for Mr R J Burge, Haxton Down.

Store lambs steadied slightly with the average set at £68.20, still top prices reached £86.50 for Mr B

Nicholls, Lower Middleton with others making £82 and £79.50 respectively for Messrs J & CA Bray, South

Ley Farm and Stitchpool Farm Partnership

(Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions)