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Lancaster Livestock Auction: LANCASTER LADS - Sale of Breeding Rams, 19th August 2021

Lancaster held its annual ‘Lancaster Lads’ sale of terminal sire breeding rams, the sale saw good quality rams in plenty of demand and eagerly bid for.
A big thank you goes to David, Karen, Henry and Freddie Swarbrick for their time and expertise, especially to the two young shepherds presenting the rosettes. They awarded the championship rosette to the Suffolk ram lamb from TA Blair, Thornton-in-Cleveleys and reserve champion to the Charollais shearling from AV Bailey, Cheshire selling to £450.
Taking top price of the evening was £1100 for the 1st prize Suffolk shearling from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall with a much-admired powerful tup. The first prize Texel shearling from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sold to £850 with others from the same home selling to £700, £680, and £650. A consignment of Beltex and Beltex x tups from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth sold to £850, £800 and £720. Also having a good trade with Beltex x tups was RF Towers, Wray selling their consignment of tups to £800 and £750 twice. Other noted prices for Texel tups were £650 from Harry Carter, Ellel. Charollais shearlings peaked at £550 from AS & A Lee, Arkholme followed by other Charollais shearlings to £500 from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens. A selective ram lamb trade saw the consignment of Suffolks from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite sell to £550 and £520.

Top Prices

AGED TUPS

Suffolk - £500 Tunstall Hall. Charollais - £400 Low Foulshaw Farm. Dutch Spotted - £300 Wyre Farm. Texel - £200 Lots House Farm.

TUP LAMBS

Suffolk - £550, £520 Lodge Cottage, £220 The Old Stable, £200 Brook House, Heald Farm Barn. Charollais - £320, £260 Holme Farm House. Dutch Spotted - £200 Brook House.

SHEARLING TUPS

Suffolk - £1100 Tunstall Hall, £550 Patton Hall, £520 Tunstall Hall, £500 Tunstall Hall, £480 Patton Hall. Beltex - £850 Hall Croft Barn, £800, £750 Curwen Hill Farm, £720, £650 Hall Croft Barn. Texel - £850 Brown Brook, £800 Hall Croft Barn, £700, £680, £650 Brown Brook, £650 Crag End. Charollais - £550 Cinder Hill Farm, £500 Low Foulshaw Farm, £450, £420 Holme Farm House, £420, £400 Cinder Hill Farm. Dutch Spotted - £400, £350 Myerscough Hall.

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