Mule trade: Hawes up 90p, Cumbrian trade lifts

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/cumbrian-mule-trade-highland-mules-back.htm

Farmers Weekly

Mule sales in northern England have looked up on the year generally, while a mixed picture has been seen into Scotland. Hawes mules up 90p A bigger yarding saw trade lift 90p to average £100.13 at Hawes this week (11-12 September) as 25,260 mule gimmer lambs went under the hammer. Monday’s sale hit a top of £380 from G and HR Shields and averaged £99.44 while Tuesday topped at £620 to average £100.88, with the leading pen from M/S Lord, […]

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