An increased entry of Ewes with Lambs @ foot for this week’s sale attracted a larger ringside of buyers a similar trade was also see to the week before. Best single outfits equivalent of £75-£90 per life. Best twins £65 per life and commercial types £50-£60 per life. Top price for twins today was £200 for a correct Charlollais x Ewe with Beltex lambs from Stephen Pepper of Oxenhope, the same vendor sold Beltex x Charollais Ewes with single Cont x lambs for £180. Messrs Shepherd of Pateley Bridge sold Suffolk ewes with singles for £160 and texel ewes with twins for £180 on two occasions. Richard Umpleby of Killinghall sold two pens of Suffolk ewes with twins for £180.

Principle Prices:

Suffolk Ewes & Twins           £180x2 RJ Umpleby; £172 £170 FM Shepherd & Son;

                        & Singles         £160 FM Shepherd & Son; £120 RJ Umpleby;

Beltex x Ewes & Singles        £180 S Pepper;

Charollais x Ewes & Twins   £200 S Pepper;

Texel ewes & Twins               £180 £178 £170 RJ Umpleby; £180x2 FM Shepherd & Son

Scotch halfbred & Twins      £160 RG Johnson & Son;

Mule Ewes & Twins              £152 RG Johnson & Son

Mule Ewes & Singles            £100 J&JA Preston & Son



Dispersal of Lowland Flock for J Hopkinson, Cowling comp – 45 Mule Ewes 2shr to correct. Scanned inlamb to Texel due late March.

Also – 20 Mule Ewes 4crop to correct with Strong twin Charollais lambs, 20 Cont & Mule ewes with Texel lambs, 20 Cont & Suff Ewes with Beltex x Lambs.