Posted 29 August 2016
North West Auctions – Lancaster, had on offer 747 Prime Lambs and 100 Cast Sheep.Prime lambs (747) sold to 194p for 48 kg Texels consigned by H Chapman and Son, Millbreck, Middleton. Top price per head was £90 for 48 kg Texels from H Dawson, The Old Vicarage, Thornton in Lonsdale.
There was a mixed show of lambs on offer this morning, with the nicely fleshed ones selling to consignorsadvantage. Leaner types were slightly easier. Good butcher lambs sold between £80-£90.The overall sale average was 170.06p
Cast ewes sold to a top price of £75 for Texels consigned by G A Haston and Son, Lane House, Galgate, with the sale averaging £50.18.
Top Prices to…
Posted 26 August 2016
A bumper entry of just shy of 400 forward today. A lot more leaner cattle in the market today, with as usual good quality Store Cattle very easy to sell. Cattle sold to a top of £1370 for a British Blue Steer from Messrs Carruthers, Red Scar. Plenty of well fleshed bullocks in excess of £1300. Native bred bullocks continue to be good to sell at Lancaster with Angus Bullocks selling to a top of £1330 from ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall Farm. Vendors are encouraged to keep cattle numbers coming forward to fulfil a busy ring of buyers requirements.
A better number of 112 Cast Cows forward today at Lancaster sold to a very strong trade…
Posted 25 August 2016
There was 1,481 store lambs at the fortnightly sale.
Store lambs continued to be a great trade. Auctioneer, Willie Paterson, was expecting trade to be a few pounds cheaper, like other Auction Marts were this week. Also Prime Lambs have been dropping!
Overall average on the day was £54.55, which is £1.30 down on the last sale, but more hill type lambs were in today.
Texel lambs selling between £63 - £75
Mule lambs selling between £50 - £59
Suffolk lambs selling between £52 - £66.50
Rough Fell lambs selling between £29 - £45
Top Prices: Tex: £75 Farleton House; £73 Long Green Head; £66 Barker…
Posted 23 August 2016
North West Auctions, J36 had on offer 1379 Prime Lambs and 538 Cast Ewes & Rams.
1379 Prime Lambs sold to 214.9p for 47kg Beltex, consigned by T E & A Galbraith, Crooklands Farm, Crooklands and purchased by Higginson Ltd Butcher, Main Street, Grange over Sands.
Top price per head of the sale was £104 for a 60 kg Texel from H & N Holmes, Knot Hall Farm, Lowgill and sold to M Lomax of Little Deepthwaite.
Today’s sale averaged 176.17p/kg with the smart 39-44kg fleshy lambs touching 200p/kg plus. Any heavy types were keenly bid for, with the tidy butchers’ lambs selling to £88-£101.
Prime Lambs are required on a Tuesday to keep the…
Posted 22 August 2016
Spring LambsA small entry of prime lambs forward at Lancaster this morning with many factors against Lancaster today. The dreadful weather putting many off venturing against to sort sheep and many been busy buying in replacement breeding sheep over the last week. A market average of 186ppk with lambs weighing between 39 and 45kg best to sell once again averaging 187ppk. A strong trade in which more could be sold with some buyers unable to even get started. Heavy weight lambs sold to a top of £96 from GA Haston & Son of Lane House. Plenty of better types of lambs selling towards 200ppk. Mule lambs sold to £76 from RH & C Ayrton of Ouzelthorn, more lambs required to keep a…
Posted 20 August 2016
The great annual show and sale of Mule, Masham and Continental Breeding Ewes & Gimmer Shearlings at North West Auctions J36. An entry of over 4,000 sheep forward sold to packed ringside from start to finish. A fantastic entry of sheep forward for the pre sale show saw mules expertly judged by Mr Ian Edmondson of Ulverston and the continentals expertly judged by Mr John Thompson of Selside, we thank both judges for their time and expertise. The Derek Cleasby memorial trophy for the champion pen of mule ewes was awarded to F & SA Edmondson of Netherhouses. The champion pen of Mule shearlings and winning the John Nelson memorial trophy was Philip and Denise Elliot and family of Bank…
Posted 20 August 2016
The Good Cattle Trade Continues at Lancaster
Store CattleThe weekly sale of store cattle at Lancaster, plenty of fleshed cattle in the market today but not quite the quality as seen over previous weeks at Lancaster. The trade was topped by Robin and Margaret Dodgson of Kilburn House selling to £1390 for a pair of Charolais steers and £1,300 for a Charolais steer. Plenty of steers selling in the late twelve hundreds with native cattle topping at £1,270 for a pair of Angus steers from JH Woof & Son of Underhelm with Angus heifers selling to £1,170 from SJ Brass of Ingleton. A few consignments of yearling cattle today at Lancaster was good to see and they sold very…
Posted 18 August 2016
The weekly sale of calves and stirks had a smaller entry this week of 50 with many vendors busy with the grass. Not as many top quality calves on offer at J36 as some weeks. Limousin bull calves sold to a top of £355 and heifers to £300, all from Pritt Bros of Millom. British Blue bull calves sold to £340 from ML & SM Dobson of Espford Farm, with the same good home selling Black and White calves to £150. Plenty of nice rearing black and whites between the £70 and £100.
A larger number of stirks in the market today saw Limousin steers sell to £620 from Pritt Bros of Millom. A run of weanlings from Mark Johns of Kirkby Stephen saw…
Posted 17 August 2016
Lancaster annual show and sale of Mule, Masham and Continental ewes and gimmer shearlings had a catalogued entry of over 1,200.The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Mr David Moorhouse of Natland. A strong line up of seven pens of mule gimmer shearlings, in fact one of the best seen at Lancaster for some time and compliments must go to the vendors for the quality of sheep forward at the sale. A tough decision for the judge with such quality on offer awarded first prize to JK & BE Townley of Mearsbeck who also took second place and the third prize rosette was awarded to Sheila Taylor of Beetham Farm. A nice entry of continental shearling saw Tony Chapman of North Lodge take first prize…