CCM Skipton prime lamb trade best for some time
Smart prime lambs were the dearest seen for some time at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday sale, with no less than 44 pens selling at £3 per kilo and above and 345 Beltex crosses averaging a healthy 302p/kg. (Mon, Feb 3)
In fact, sheep were dearer on the week by some margin, with the 2,747 prime hoggs forward levelling at 242p/kg, or £103.89 per head. All classes were very good to sell, with an increased attendance of buyers all keen to secure supply, hill-bred lambs looking every bit as well sold as lowland types.