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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 4th November

Prime Lambs

Lancaster weekly sale of prime lambs had an increased entry of 561 forward selling to an improved trade, with an average of 171p/kg achieved and lambs weighing between 39-45kg averaged 177p/kg. All Beltex lambs forward averaged 209p/kg with all Texels forward selling to a market average of 179p/kg. Plenty of pens of better conformation lambs sold in excess of 200p/kg. Beltex lambs sold to 216p/kg or £95 purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers of Lancaster from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale, with others from the same home selling to 207p/kg or £93. AG Butler sold Beltex lambs to 212p/kg or £89, with KA Purtil of Wigan selling his Beltex lambs to 207p/kg or £85. Texel lambs sold to a top of £99 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby for lambs weighing 49kg and 48kg Texel lambs from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof selling to £93.50 and £90 for lambs weighing 44kg. J & R Waller, Killington sold 45kg Texel lambs to £92 with others from the same home selling to £89. Plenty more pens of Continental, good conformation and heavy weight, lambs sold in the mid to late eighties. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to £89 from G Riley, Bolton-Le-Sands with others selling to £88 and £85.50 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Hill bred lambs saw Cheviots sell to £84 and £77 from TR Prickett with Mule lambs topping at £73 from DJ Casson and Son, Slyne.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of 62 cast sheep forward today meeting a slightly sharper trade. Topping the market was TR Prickett, Hutton Roof selling Texels to £93 and £84 with other Texels to £87 from J & H Huddleston, Brookhouse. Leicester ewes sold to £69 from T Ayrton and Sons, Over Wyresdale. Mule ewes sold to £60 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Best horned ewes were selling easily in the mid-forties.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

TEXEL: £99 Humlescough Farm, £93.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £92 Hallbeck, £90 Hutton Roof Hall, Park Farm Barn. BELTEX: £95, £93 Stonehead, £89 Park Farm Barn, £86 Burrow Heights Farm, £85 Oak Avenue. CHAROLLAIS: £89.50 Broseley Hall Farm, £82.50 Old Glasson Farm, £81 Broseley Hall Farm, £72 School Villas, £70 Botton Hall Farm. SUFFOLK: £89 Maddison Avenue, £88, £85.50 Walnut Tree, £82.50 Maddison Avenue, £82 Beckside. CHEVIOT: £84, £77 Hutton Roof Hall, £60 Marshaw Farm. CONTINENTAL: £81 Old Glasson Farm, £80, £76.50 Oak Avenue, £76 Low Kit Brow, Oak Avenue. DORSET: £74 Moss House Farm. MULE: £73 Beaumont Gate, £69 Rooten Brook, £68, £67.50 Moss House Farm, £67 Yates Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £63 Botton Hall Farm. SWALEDALE: £51 Oak Head Farm, £50.50 Marshaw Farm, £50 Appletree Farm, £40 Marshaw Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £93 Hutton Roof Hall, £87 Annasghyl, £84, £76 Hutton Roof Hall, £46 Millstones. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £69 Yates Farm. MULE: £60 Walnut Tree, £48, £35 Oak Head Farm, £26 Rooten Brook, £22 Westfield Farm. SWALEDALE: £54 Yates Farm, £46 Millstones, Marshaw Farm, £35 Scotchergill Farm, £33 Rooten Brook. CONTINENTAL: £34 Lee End Farm.

Cast Tups

SWALEDALE: £50 Rooten Brook, £40 Millstones.

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