The bank holiday sale of Prime Lambs at NWA Lancaster saw a reduced entry forward with many vendors tied up with the 6-day standstill due to recent sheep sales. Heavy and well-finished lambs continue to attract the strongest demand, selling to £85 for Charollais from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle with Texels selling to £81 from A & J Smith, Ingleton. Medium weight lambs sold to £71.50 for Suffolks from V Woodhouse, Garstang. More hill bred lambs are now coming forward selling to £71 for heavy weight Mules from W Pinder Jnr, Clitheroe with others at £69. Top pence per kilogram was 188p/kg for Beltexs from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with other well finished lambs selling between 170p/kg and 180p/kg. Light weight lambs sold to 164p/kg for Suffolks from S Wilson & Son.
Buyers were showing keenest competition for well-finished lambs weighing 43-47kg, with light weight and under finished lambs a more selective trade and perhaps worth considering selling as store.
A light entry of cull sheep forward today sold to £83 for Texel rams from MP Berry, Poulton le Fylde with ewes selling to £71 for Texel x from RW & FJ Rhodes, Quernmore, with others at £70 for Charollais x from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle. Hill ewes sold to £39 for Swaledales from RW & FJ Rhodes. All cull sheep forward averaged £58.
More sheep are required every Monday to fulfil buyers’ requirements. Please contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592 for more information.