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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 7th October

Prime Lambs

There was an increased entry of 669 prime lambs forward at Lancaster selling to an increased market average of 160p/kg. As we had requested for when canvassing, well-fleshed Continental and Suffolk lambs weighing in excess of 44kg were best to sell with lambs lacking in finish today penalised. Topping the market was T & CM Kelsall and Sons of Chipping with 51kg Texels making £84.50 with others from the same consignment selling to £84 and £83. Texel lambs from J Bargh and Son of Heaton with Oxcliffe sold to £84, with J Lamb, Old Glasson selling Texels to £83.50. Charollais lambs achieved £83.50 from J Burr, Quernmore and £83 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £83 from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine with numerous other pens of lambs selling in excess of the eighty-pound mark. Texel lambs sold to a top of 188p/kg or £79 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham with other Texels to 186p/kg from J & R Waller, Killington.

Cast Sheep

An entry in excess of 100 cast sheep forward at Lancaster saw a full ringside of buyers present. A consignment of Texel tups from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling topped at £108 and £98 with plenty more selling in the nineties. Texel ewes sold to £78 from L Dawson, Dolphinhome and £72 from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe with Suffolk ewes to the same price from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine. Best Mule ewes easily selling into the mid-sixties topping at £68 from DJ & MC Platt, Caton.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £84.50, £84 Brown Brook, North Farm, £83.50 Old Glasson Farm, £83 Brown Brook. Charollais £83.50 Little Fell, £83 Park Farm Barn, £81.50 Low Kit Brow, £80.50 Little Fell, £76.50 Throstle Grove. Suffolk £83 The Old Stable, £82.50 Middle Lee Farm, £82 Walnut Tree, £80 Low Kit Brow, £79.50 North Farm. Beltex £80 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot £70, £62 Cross Farm. Mule £65 Thornbrush, £64, £60 Ouzlethorn. Masham £64 Middle Lee Farm. Hampshire £60.50, £58.50, £55.50 Upper Greenbank.

Cast Ewes

Texel £78 Upper Greenbank, Springfield Farm, £72 Bargh Contractors. Suffolk £72 The Old Stable, £61, £60 Greenbank Farm. Mule £68 Greenbank Farm, £65 Ashfrod Close. Continental £64, £63 Upper Greenbank.

Cast Tups

Texel £109, £98, £92, £88, £87 Springfield Farm. Beltex £91 Springfield Farm. Charollais £90 Springfield Farm. Continental £83 Springfield Farm.

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