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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep - Monday 5th October

There was an increased entry of 609 Prime lambs forward selling to an overall market average of 190p/kg and SQQ of 193p/kg. Leading the way was ST Birkett of Carnforth selling heavy weight Texel lambs to £122. This was closely followed by Beltex lambs from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale selling to £112 with plenty more selling around the £100 mark. Lambs sold to a top of 254p/kg from S Wilson and Son, Scotforth or £101.50 for 40kg Beltex lambs. This was followed by 241p/kg or £99 for Texel lambs from M & C Huddleston, Wray. There were plenty of pens of better conformation lambs easily selling around the 230p/kg mark with four active butcher accounts in Lancaster looking to purchase quality bred lambs. Export weight Continental lambs were still selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark. More hill bred lambs were forward this week which saw Mules sell to £83.50 weighing 45kg from T Ayrton and Son, Over Wyresdale.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade remains strong with many more small ewes and upland bred sheep in the market today. Cast rams led the way selling to £133 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham for a Texel with Suffolk’s selling to £114 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Mule ewes sold to £75 from AF & M Bolland, Ellel. Cheviot ewes sold to £65 with Scotch Blackface ewes selling to £57 and £56.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS
TEXEL: £122, £102 Hall Croft Barn, £101 Oakhead Farm, £100 Hall Croft Barn, £99 Botton Hall. BELTEX: £112 Stonehead, £101.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £99 Yealand Manor, £93 The Hawthorns. SUFFOLK: £92, £89 Cocker House Farm, £89 Walnut Tree Cottage, £86 Hall Croft Barn, £85.50 Burrow Heights Farm. CONTINENTAL: £90 Cocker House Farm, £87.50 Yealand Manor, £87 Stonehead, £86 Cocker House Farm. CHEVIOT: £89 North Farm. MULE: £85 North Farm, £83.50 Yates Farm, £77.50 Botton Hall, £75 Botton Hall, Appletree Farm. HORNED: £80 West View Farm. SWALEDALE: £60 Appletree Farm, £50 Dunkenshaw. CHAROLLAIS: £52 Broseley Hall Farm.

CAST EWES
CONTINENTAL: £75, £65, £61 Dove Cote Farm, £40 Greenwoods. MULE: £75 Yeat House, £66 Dove Cote Farm, £63 Yeat House, £55 High House Farm, £50 Dove Cote Farm. CHEVIOT: £65 Dove Cote Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £57, £56 Dove Cote Farm.

CAST TUPS
TEXEL: £133 Cocker House Farm. SUFFOLK: £114 Walnut Tree Cottage.

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