There was a smaller entry of prime lambs this week with many taking advantage of this good weather and hay timing. The sale sold to an overall market average of 220p/kg, vendors with well finished lambs benefited today with leaner lambs penalised.
This week’s sale included the summer Suffolk show of pens of five prime lambs. Thanks go to our vendors for taking part and to our judge, Mr Andrew Finch of Dunbia, for his time and expertise. The first prize rosette was awarded to J & R Waller of Killington for lambs which weighed 45kg and went onto achieved £109, purchased by Michael Lomax of Milnthorpe.
The top price of the day was from J Lamb of Old Glasson selling 42kg Beltex lambs to £121 or 288p/kg purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers of Lancaster. This was closely followed by Bargh Contractors of Heaton with Oxcliffe selling Texel lambs to £114, purchased by Nathan Brown of Littledale. The Suffolk trade peaked at £110 for heavy weight Suffolk lambs from G Riley of Bolton Le sands. There was numerous pens of well fleshed lambs 43kg plus selling in excess of £100.
There was a larger entry of ewes forward at Lancaster again this week, with the trade remaining firm for all types of ewes in the market. Cast rams sold to a top of £102 and £94 for Texels from MJ & K Ayrton of Thurnham. Cast ewes saw Suffolks sell to £92 from S Wilson and Son of Scotforth. Cheviot Mule ewes sold to a top of £89 from S Park of Aughton with others in the mid-eighties. Mule ewes sold to the late seventies.