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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestocl - Monday 17th August

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of 680 Spring Lambs sold to an average of 203p/kg. Well-meated lambs were selling to a big premium today with buyers very cautious of underfed lambs with these being better suited in the store ring. JM & MH France & Son, Littledale sold a pen of Texel lambs to £110. Heavy weight Texel lambs from E Lund & Son, Ingleton sold to £103 with many heavy Continental lambs selling £90 plus. A run of Beltex lambs from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham sold to £98 or 245p/kg. All well-fed Beltex lambs were selling 230p/kg plus. Suffolk lambs peaked at £92 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne.

There was a bigger show of Mule lambs forward today that sold to £88 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale with a big from B & SE Carter, Ellel to £82.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller show of ewes today with many vendors tied up on a six day standstill.

Topping the trade today was A & E Clarkson, Thurnham and TR Prickett, Hutton Roof both selling Texels to £95. Mules this week sold to a top of £77 from T Longton & Son, Quernmore who sold others to £70. Horned sheep this week saw Swaledales sell to £68 from G & K Richmond, Inglewhite with J Smith, Brookhouse selling to £60.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of saw an increased in number of 230 through the ring. Topping the trade today was F & E Harrison, Wray with smart Texel lambs making £82.50. This was closely followed by G & D Ball, Great Eccleston selling to £80. A large show of Mule lambs today saw the trade topping at £67 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale with others from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead selling to £63.

Cheviot tup lambs from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead made up to £53.50 for long keep lambs. Lonk lambs from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore made £46 for late born lambs.

More lambs are required for our next sale on Monday 31st August with vendors advised to take advantage of the strong trade.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £110 Newhouse Farm, £103 Lundholme Farm, £98 Moorbottom Farm, Beaumont Gate, £97 Newhouse Farm, £96 Lundholme Farm. BELTEX: £98 Cock Hall Farm, £90 Oak Avenue, £85.50, £85 Burrow Heights Farm, £80 Birks Farm. SUFFOLK: £92 Beaumont Gate, £88 Longstripes Farm, £86 Beaumont Gate, £82 Lentworth Farm, £80 Longstripes Farm. MULE: £88 Marl House, £82 Cragg End, £79 Lodge Cottage, £77.50 Botton Hall Farm, £75 Cobble Hey Farm. DORSETS: £82, £78, £72.50 Corney Hill Farm. MASHAM: £78, £76 Cobble Hey Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £72 Castle O Trim.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £95 Hutton Roof Hall, Cock Hall Farm, £89 Hutton Roof Hall, £54 Moorbottom Farm. CHEVIOT: £76 Woodstock. SWALEDALE: £68 Lodge Cottage, £60 Moorcock Hall Farm, £49, £39, £36 Rooten Brook. BLUEFACE LEICSTER: £66 Lodge Cottage. CONTINENTAL: £51, £46 Lodge Hall. MULE: £77 Rooten Brook, £72 Cock Hall Farm, £70 Rooten Brook, £67 Wyre Farm, £64 Cock Hall Farm, £58 Hutton Roof Hall. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £48 The Hawthorns. SUFFOLK: £40 Lodge Cottage.

Cast Tups

BLUEFACE LEICESTER: £89 High House Farm.

Store Lambs

TEXEL: £82.50 Birks Farm, £80 Woodstock, £77 School Lane, £76.50 Birks Farm, £76 School Lane, £75 Woodstock. MULE: £67 Marl House, £63 Dunkenshaw Farm, £59 Higher Hollinhead Farm. CHEVIOT: £53.50, £50.50 Marshaw Farm. HORNED: £46 Higher Hollinhead Farm.

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