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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 23rd October

Prime Lambs

There was a smaller entry of prime lambs forward this week in which more could have easily been sold to the advantage of the vendor, with five active buyers in the market all looking to purchase lambs.

The lambs within specification weighing between 40kg and 50kg were very easily sold and more could have been sold, with an overall average for this weight bracket of 171p/kg achieved. There were plenty of pens of lambs selling in the seventies with better lambs selling in excess of £80 topping at £85 from MJ & K Ayrton of Bambers Farm. Better conformation lambs sold over 180p/kg topping at 188p/kg from Ian Richardson of Goosnargh. Lambs under 40kg harder were to place with a limited prime market for them.

More lambs required to meet demand from the buyers for more information please contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472

Cast Sheep

There was more cast ewes in the market today consisting of mainly lean hill ewes. There is a large number of ewes in markets at the moment making leaner hill ewes harder to place and with the wet and trashy weather less people in the market looking for feeding ewes at this time.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

TEXEL: £85 Bambers Farm, £82.50 Conder Green Farm, £79 Little Fell, £78 Yarlsber. SUFFOLK: £82 Rowallen House, £76.50 Conder Green Farm, £75 Yarlsber. BELTEX: £79 28 Northgate, £77.50 Conder Green Farm, £60 Rowallen House. CHAROLLAIS: £74.50 Old Glasson Farm, £69 Goose Green. DORSET: £58 Corney Hill Farm.

Cast Sheep

BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £60 High House Farm. SUFFOLK: £50 Rowallen House. TEXEL: £50 Corney Hill Farm. MULE: £42 Rooten Brook, £31 High House Farm, £30 Goose Green. CHAROLLAIS: £38 Corney Hill Farm. CHEVIOT: £28 Goose Green. SWALEDALE: £26 Rooten Brook, £22 High House Farm.

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