North Craven sheep farmer, Richard Frankland won his second prime lambs championship within the space of three months at Skipton Auction Mart.
Exhibiting a pen of five Beltex-cross lambs, Mr Frankland received the day’s top price of £90 a head for his 38kg charges-selling to Mick Etherington, on behalf of Stuart Price Butchers, Keighley, who is a regular buyer of Skipton prime lamb champions.
The second prize 34kg pen of Continentals from Rob Paisley, Middleton, sold at £64 each to another west
Continentals from Richard Caton, Stainforth was acquired for £52 each by show judge Ross Greenwood of Carleton farm Shop.
There was also a show class for Lleyns prime lambs, won by John Bownass, Hellifield, with a 40kg pen selling for £50 each to Gerald Metcalf,
The 2745 lambs forward averaged 119.1p/kg, with butcher buyer’s eager to source quality lambs for customers. On a busy trading day, with ewes and hoggs a total of £3088 sheep passed through the Skipton ring.