North West Auctions Lancaster held their weekly sale of Prime Lambs which had a slightly smaller entry forward this week of 578, selling to an overall market average of 160p/kg. There was a very mixed show of lambs forward with leaner types harder to sell and well-meated ones in demand. Topping the market at £90 or 200p/kg was Charollais lambs from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. These were purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. Also selling to 200p/kg was 42kg Charollais lambs from the same good home achieving £84. Texel lambs sold to a top of £85 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Charollais lambs from AG Butler, Hambleton selling to £84 and £83. Plenty of pens of well-fleshed and heavy lambs sold around the £80 mark. Mule lambs sold to a top of £67.50 from S Park, Aughton. Horned lambs sold to £60 for 39kg lambs from JR & J Gorst & Son, Quernmore.
The weekly sale of Cast Ewes saw well-fleshed sheep sell to a slightly sharper trade. Mule ewes topped at £76 and £73 from GS Lander, Warrington with other Mule ewes from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead selling to £76 and £70. Llyen ewes sold to a top of £60 from GS Lander, with horned ewes selling to £36 from S Park, Aughton.
The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs was met with plenty of demand with an entry consisting of mainly long-term lambs. Texels sold to £52 from BM Pye & Son, Abbeystead with Mules to £50 from JR & J Gorst, Quernmore.