A number of Easter lamb shows and sales at northern markets in recent days have seen a robust, if not always electric trade.
At Carlisle yesterday lambs met a decent demand, with the top price of the day a £114/head call for a Suffolk lamb from Judith Barbour, Rosefield, with this one selling to Amy Johnson, head chef at Borderway Cafe.
Selling for £146 was Mark Evans’ Suffolk sired reserve champion which weighed in at 52kg and was knocked down to Alex Riley of Riley’s Butchers, Rossendale.
Mark Evans was again to the fore with the first prize Suffolk-cross pair of 42kg Spring lambs, bought at £143 per head, or 330.5p/kg, by Andrew Atkinson Livestock in Felliscliffe, Harrogate, on behalf of Roland Agar (Wholesale Butchers) in Ilkley. The overall Spring lamb selling average was £118.7p per head, or 284.59p/kg.
Report from Farming Eye.