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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 22nd October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an entry of in the region of 400 forward selling to an overall market average 155p/kg with lambs weighing between 40kg to 48kg selling to an average of 159p/kg. This was very much inline with other auction markets at the end of last week with many outlets full and large volumes of sheep on the market following the dry summer down south and sheep now coming ready later than normal.

A fresh buyer in attendance, which always helps, was looking to purchase tidy bred Continental lambs. The trade topped at £87 or 189p/kg from Bargh Contractors of Heaton with Oxcliffe. Texels lambs topped at £80 from AT Rogerson, Chipping with Charollais also achieving £80 from AG Butler, Hambleton with Suffolks from Ivan Salter, Claughton on Brock also selling to £80.

Cast Sheep

A few more cast ewes on the market today saw the trade very much inline with other centres for the size and type of sheep that were forward today. Mule ewes sold to a top of £55, twice, from G Riley and AJ Rhodes. Ewes continue to be wanted at Lancaster to meet the buyers demand.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

BELTEX: £87 Old Woodhouse.CHAROLLAIS: £80 Park Farm Barn, £72 Bradlow Farm, £67 Park Farm Barn. SUFFOLK: £80, £79 Hudsbrook Farm, £78 Walnut Tree, £77 5 Maddison Avenue, Old Woodhouse. TEXEL: £80, £79, £78 Handlesteads Farm, £78 Old Woodhouse, £77.50 Park Farm Barn. MULE: £74 Hudsbrook, £66 Highfield Farm, £65 Ouzelthorn Farm, £62 Tarnwater Farm, £58 Low Moor Head Farm. CONTINENTAL: £65 33 Meadowside, £50 Upper Greenbank. HAMPSHIRE: £60, £54, £49, £40 Upper Greenbank. SWALEDALE: £53 Ouzelthorn Farm.

Cast Ewes

MULE: £55 5 Maddison Avenue, Low Kit Brow, £50 Upper Greenbank, £49, £39 Low Kit Brow. SWALEDALE: £45, £36, £25 High House Farm, £24 Highfield Farm, £18 High House Farm. TEXEL: £45, £40 21 School House Lane, £28 Lot Kit Brow.SUFFOLK: £41 21 School House Lane.

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