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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep - Monday 19th October

Prime Lambs

Numbers remain strong at Lancaster with 816 forward. There was a very mixed entry of lambs forward today in terms of quality and finish. Nearly a third of the lambs in the Market were Mule and Swaledale lambs as well as many markets reporting an easier trade on the week. This led to an overall market average of 184p/kg with a SQQ average of 186p/kg. It was the consignment of Texel and Beltex cross lambs from B & SE Carter, Ellel that led the way selling to a top of £105 or 239p/kg with others from the same home selling to £96 and £95.50, with plenty of pens of better bred Texel lambs selling into the nineties. Good confirmation, handy weight Texel lambs continue to sell in excess of 210p/kg.

Mule lambs sold to a top of £84 from J Bargh and Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with plenty of pens of Mule lambs selling in the early eighties. Horned lambs sold around the 170p/kg mark.

Cast Sheep

Lancaster once again had in excess of 100 cast sheep forward selling to a very similar trade. Buyers continue to be cautious over fat sheep. Good Continental sheep continue to sell in the region of £100. The market was topped by A & L Huddleston, Wray selling Leicester ewes to £105. Selling to £101 were Texel ewes from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with others to £100 from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston who also sold Suffolk ewes to the same price. Plenty more ewes were sold in the nineties. Mule ewes sold to a top of £69 from JE & J Pye, Quernmore.
Horned ewes sold to a top of £61 from A & L Huddleston, Wray with Swaledales. All horned ewes were eagerly bid for and meeting plenty of demand. A few more tups in the market saw Lonks sell to £90 from A & L Huddleston, Wray.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS: TEXEL: £105, £96, £95.50 Cragg End, £96 The Bungalow, £95 25 Ingleborough Park Drive, £95 Low Moor Head Farm. SUFFOLK: £95, £89.50, £87 Beaumont Gate, £94 25 Ingleborough Park, £86 Knowsley Farm, £86 Walnut Tree Cottage. CONTINENTAL: £84 Throstle Grove Farm, £80 11 Oak Avenue, £61.50 Overhouses, £59 Botton Hall Farm. MULE: £84, £82 North Farm, £82.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £82.50, £81.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £81.50 Highfield Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £95.50, £84, £87 The Old Stable, £88 11 Oak Avenue, . CHEVIOT: £85 Low Bendrigg Farm. BELTEX: £79 11 Oak Avenue, £79 10 Ashford Close. SWALEDALE: £67.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £64, £63 Marshaw Farm, £61.50 Botton Hall Farm, £60 Overhouses.

CAST EWES: LEICESTER: £105, £40 Overhouses. TEXEL: £101, £50 Hutton Roof Hall, £100 Woodstock, £95 Old Woodhouse. SUFFOLK: £100 Woodstock, £90 The Bungalow, £89 Dove Cote Farm. CONTINENTAL: £97, £77 Moss Side farm, £76, £75, £70 Dove Cote Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £96 Jacksons Farm. CHEVIOT: £88, £72 Dove Cote Farm, £47 Hutton Roof Hall. MULE: £69 Gibsons Farm, £68 Dove Cote Farm, £66 Woodstock, £65 Old Wood House, £63 Walnut Tree Cottage. SWALEDALE: £61 Overhouses, £54, £34 High House Farm, £52 Dove Cote Farm, £33 Thornbush Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £46, £36 Dove Cote Farm. CAST RAMS: CONTINENTAL: £90 Overhouses. SWALEDALE: £50, £46 Thornbush Farm.

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