As suggested in the earlier post the Mule ewe lamb trade at the two-day sale at Hawes on Monday and Tuesday was just a little bit off the clock, with the top price recorded a £940/head sale for the second prize pen from Tuesday’s sale. This was a pen from Messrs Lord, Howgill.
Second best call of the event was a £440 bid for the first prize pen from Tuesday from G Shields, Tarn House, with two pens from Monday selling at £420/head. These were the second prize pen from Ashley Caton and the fourth prize pen from T Willoughby.
Selling at £380/head on Monday was the third prize pen from G Taylor, Swarthburn, while at £290 on Tuesday was the third prize pen from W and A Booth. Meanwhile, yesterday’s fifth prize pen from R A Busby made £250 and the fourth prize pen from W and A Booth traded at £240.
The fifth prize pen from Monday, a pen from H W and G White made £190. The entry of 13,777 lambs on Monday leveled at £113.49, while the 12,642 lambs penned on Tuesday averaged £109.50, overall the 26,419 lambs averaged £111.58, back by £3.10 on last year.
It certainly looks like it was a flyer of a trade for the best of the tupping lambs.