379 Breeding Sheep comprising 107 Ewes with 171 Lambs & 101 Store & Geld Hoggs An increased show of 379 Head for the weekly sale attracted a larger contingent of buyers. Trade would be slightly better on the week with a few pens of nice Texel ewes with lambs topping £200, but a solid trade for the commercial outfits with plenty of choice for buyers and prices ranging from the equivalent of £45 to £65 per life.

NEXT MONDAY - Special Show & Sale of 250 to 350 Outfits of Ewes with Lambs at Foot.

4 Classes for judging: Pair of Cont/Suffolk X Ewes with Lambs, Pen of 5 Cont/Suffolk X Ewes with Lambs. Pair of Mule/Halfbred Ewes with Lambs, Pen of 5 Mule/Halfbred Ewes with Lambs.

Advance Entries already total 165 Outfits and 26 Swaledale Gimmer Hoggs.

Includes: Annual Consignment of 40 Texel & Cont x Ewes & Shearlings with Twin Beltex Lambs from Thomas Boothman, Linton. Further Entries to Mart office

Texel Ewes

Correct and Twins   to £208                S Sleightholme

B/M and Twins        to £202                JE&ME Grange

B/M and Singles      to £140                 JE&ME Grange

Ewes and Single Lambs

Masham                 to £108                   S Sleightholme

Mule                       to £118                  S Sleightholme

Gritstone                to £120                  S Sleightholme

Cheviot                  to £100                  CJ Contracting

Ewes and Twin Lambs

Suffolk                    to £186                  B&M Craven & Son

Mule                       to £158 av £138    S Sleightholme

Charolais                to £162                  B&M Craven & Son

Ewes and Mixed

Texel B/M  1.5 Lbs   to £108              CJ Contracting

Texel Crct 1.5 Lbs     to £168             PN Dalby

Geld Hoggs

Mule                       to £124                  J Whitaker

Swaledale               to £58                    W Mason

Store Hoggs

Texel                      to £82 av £77       S Hickey

Mule                       to £64 av £59       J Cheetham

Swaledale               to £50 av £49       J Cheetham

Gritstone                to £70                    J Cheetham