There was just short of 700 prime lambs forward at Lancaster today. As seen in the previous week the trade has slipped nationally with Lancaster finishing up at 198p/kg average. Heavy Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £131 from TA Blair of Thornton Cleveleys. Texel lambs sold to a top of £113 from PD Anderton of Scorton. Texel lambs sold to a top of 243p/kg from Janet Simpson of Barnacre with good conformation lambs selling between 220 and 230p/kg.
An entry of 94 cast ewes sold to another brisk at Lancaster. Charollais ewes sold to a top of £105 from DR Preston of Caton. Continental ewes sold to £99 from A & E Clarkson of Thurnham. Mule ewes sold to £87 from B & J Preston of Caton with strong Mule ewes selling in the eighties. Horned ewes sold to £52 from SM & CM Bewley of Dent.
There was just one prime bull in the market today but more prime cattle are required with three active prime cattle buyers’ ringside and looking to purchase. A Hereford bull sold to 204.5p/kg from P & A Bell of Pilling.