The annual Christmas Show and sale of prime lambs at J36 had a bumper entry of 1464 lambs forward for the sale.

The pre-sale show was judged by Mr John Geldard.

There was an impressive line-up of lambs forward to judge, especially the pairs of Beltex Lambs.

The championship rosette was awarded to Alistair and Bradley Thompson of Poppy Farm, Selside, with a pair of Beltex Lambs weighing 46kg selling to £152 or 330p/kg selling to Alam of Lancashire Direct Halal Meat.

The lowland class was won by JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm, Selside, selling to £107 for 43kg Texel Lambs, selling to Michael Lomax. A strong class of Mules forward saw the first prize rosette awarded AW & AM Clarke, Low Longmire, Windermere selling for £83.50.

We would like to thank the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association for their continued support in sponsoring the Rough Fell Lamb Class which was won by the Rough Fell Chairman, TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge, selling 40kg Roughs to £67.

There was a strong trade throughout the sale with lambs selling to a market average of 176p/kg with 39-45kg lambs selling to 180p/kg. Once again, Beltex lambs were in strong supply at J36 selling to an overall market average of 222p/kg. Mule lambs were generally selling in excess of £30 above their weight.