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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Opening Store Lambs - Monday 5th August

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an increased entry of 739 selling to a market average o 177p/kg with over 20% of the entry forward being Mules and Mashams. Leading the way this week was Beltex lambs selling to £94 from GR Newsham, Galgate. Texel lambs twice sold to a top of £91 from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday and E Lund & Son, Ingleton. Suffolk lambs also topped at £91 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Plenty of pens of lambs sold easily into the mid-eighties. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 217p/kg or £89 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers with other Beltex lambs to 211p/kg from D & DW Prickett, Farleton. Plenty of pens of better conformation lambs sold either side of the 200p/kg. Upland lambs saw horned lambs sell to £75 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Mules selling to £74.50 from WM Pye with other Mules selling to £73 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead and B & SE Carter, Ellel. Once again, lightweight lambs were in plenty of demand.

Cast Sheep

Strong and fit Cast Ewes continue to be a good trade with small thin sheep hard to place. Topping the market today was ewes from JA Lambert, Out Rawcliffe selling to £105. Texel cast tups sold to £100 and £95 from James Burr, Quernmore. Zwartbles sold to a top of £83 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby with Leicester ewes achieving the same price from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Mule ewes sold to a top of £81 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham with plenty of strong Mule ewes selling in the early seventies. Cheviot Ewes sold to a top of £76 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Fit horned sheep sold well today topping at £56 for Swaledales from JR & J Gorst, Quernmore with Swaledale ewes selling to £52 and £51 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead.

Store Lambs

Lancaster’s opening sale of Store Lambs of the season saw plenty of interest ringside with buyers and vendors deeming the new sale day and time a success. The trade today was topped at £67 for Beltex Lambs from D & DW Prickett, Farleton. Texel lambs sold to a top of £63.50 from B & J Preston, Caton with Mules selling to £60 and £56 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead. Horned lambs saw Lonks sell to £48 from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore.

More Store Lambs are required for our fortnightly sale with the next sale on Monday 19th August at 12noon, the entries for the catalogue close Monday 12th August.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £94 Sellerley Fields, £89, £85 The Dingle, £76 Farleton House. Texel £91 Tarnwater Farm, Lundholme Farm, £86 Lower Castle O Trim, £85.50 Low Moor Head Farm, £85 Sellerley Fields. Suffolk £91 Walnut Tree, £84 Cocker House Farm, £80.50 Walnut Tree, £80 Fell End Farm, £77 Middle Lee Farm. Charollais £84.50 Shaws Farm, £82.50 Old Glasson Farm, £78.50 Walmsley Fold, £77.50 Jacksons Farm. Continental £77 Tarnwater Farm, £75 Old Glasson, £74.50, £71 Cocker House Farm. Horned £75 Oak Avenue. Mule £74.50 Tarnwater, £73 Cragg End, Ouzlethorn, £72 Sykes Farm, £71.50 Dunkenshaw Farm. Masham £70.50 Fell End Farm.

Cast Sheep

Texel £105 Jacksons Farm, £76 Tarnwater Farm, £71, £65 Oak Avenue. Bluefaced Leicester £83 Holme House Farm. Zwartble £83 Humblescough Farm. Mule £81 Walnut Tree, £74 Little Fell, Lentworth Farm, £70 Humblescough Farm. Cheviot £76 Oak Avenue. Swaledale £56 Appletree Farm, £52, £51 Lentworth Farm, £49 Oak Avenue, £48 Holme House. Scotch Blackface £48 Tarnwater

Cast Ram

Texel £100, £95 Little Fell.

Store Lambs

Beltex £67 Farleton House. Texel £63.50 Ellers Farm, £51 Post Office Farm, £50, £41 Scotchergill Farm. Mule £60, £56 Dunkenshaw Farm. Suffolk £50 Post Office Farm. Lonk £48, £40.50 Higher Hollinhead Farm.

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