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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 29th October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a larger entry of 454 forward this week selling to a full ringside of buyers with an overall market average of 163p/kg achieved with an SQQ average of 168p/kg. The trade topped twice at £87 for Texel Lambs from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof and T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping this was closely followed by Texels at £85 and £84 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. It was great to have plenty of lambs selling in and around the eighty pound mark. Suffolk lambs topped at £79 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. Texel lambs sold to a top of 186p/kg from JT & B Fox, Quernmore, with others selling to 184p/kg from TR Prickett. Better bred good conformation Texel lambs regularly sold around the 180p/kg mark.

Cast Sheep

There was noticeably sharper trade for cast ewes this week with Texel ewes selling to a top of £95 from JK & BE Townley, Brook House. Mules were sharper today regularly selling in the mid sixties topping at £71, again, from JK & BE Townley.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £87 Hutton Roof Hall, Brown Brook, £85, £84 Lentworth Farm, £83.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £83 Brown Brook. SUFFOLK: £79 Fell End Farm, £77 Hallbeck, £76 Lentworth Farm, £75 Fell End Farm, £72 Walnut Tree. CHAROLLAIS: £73, £72.50 Burrow Heights Farm. DORSET: £72 Hallbeck. MASHAM: £68 Lundholme Farm. MULE: £68 Burnt House, £66 High House Farm, £65 Brown Brook.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £95, £82, £30 Mearsbeck Farm. MULE: £71 Mearsbeck Farm, £67 Castle O Trim, £65 Mearsbeck Farm, £64 Walnut Tree, £63 Low Moor head Farm.

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