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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 6th December 2021

The Foy Family with be ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree’ as they take home the Christmas Championship for the seventh year in a row.

PRIME LAMBS

A wonderful day at Lancaster, full of the festive sprit for our annual Christmas show and sale of Prime lambs. The auction decorated in all its Christmas glory, accompanied by 41 show pens of lambs for our judge loyal North West Auctions buyer Mr Abdou Farag, who we thank for his time and expertise. He awarded the Championship trophy, the John Edward Kellet Memorial cup, to GR&A Foy, Conder Green winning the trophy for the seventh year in a row. This much admired pen of five Dutch Texel sired lambs weighing 42kg went on to sell for £260 or 620p/kg purchased by our judge. The reserve championship rosette was awarded to the first prize pen of Cheviot lambs weighing 45kg and selling for £138 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. The first prize pair of Beltex lambs was awarded to Andrew Butler, Hambleton selling 48kg lambs to £185 or 411p/kg. The first prize pen of Mule or Masham lambs was awarded to a pen of five 47kg Mashams selling to £135 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Taking the Horned lamb class and winning the John Dickinson memorial cup was Gus Brown, Littledale with his 42kg Lonk lambs selling to £120. A big Thank you to all our vendors for taking part and a special mention to Grace Dobson of Laurence Pierce Wool Merchant for kindly sponsoring todays show.

Lancaster had an entry of 1041 prime lambs forward selling to an overall market average of 282p/kg or £126.88 per head, to include a large number of Hill bred lambs. Outside of the show lambs the trade peaked at £170 for heavy weight Texels from Gus Brown, Littledale, with plenty more pens of heavy weight lambs regularly selling into the late £140 and £150’s. Handy weighted lambs were in strong demand today with 39-45kg lambs averaging 286p/kg. Plenty of pens of better bred handy weighted lambs regularly sold in excess of 300p/kg. Mule lambs sold to a top of £138 and £137.50 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasedale with Mule lambs over 45kg averaging over £130 per head.

CAST SHEEP

It was great to have more cast ewes forward as the trade continues to go from strength to strength, Texel ewes led the way selling to £164 from Hannah McDonagh, Heaton with Oxcliffe. This was followed by pure Suffolk ewes selling to £147 from Andrea Gardner, Bay Horse. Mule ewes this week peaked at £122 from Wannops Farms, Heaton with Oxcliffe with two further pens from the same home selling to £109. Well fleshed Mule ewes regularly sold in excess of the £100 mark. Texel tups peaked at £148 from B&SE Carter, Ellel, with Suffolks to £122 from Ivan Slater, Claughton on Brock. Hill bred tups saw Cheviots sell to £123 from HE&M Henderson, Dent and Swaledale tups to £86. Hill ewes sold to £80 for Lonks from A Brown, Littledale who sold Swaledales to the same price and Herdwicks to £70.

STORE LAMBS

Just a handfuls of store lambs today, which sold to £74 from A Dickinson, Ellel.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs
Texel - £260 Parkside farm, £170 Deep Clough, £168 Parkside Farm, £158 Walmsley Fold, £157 Lentworth Farm, £155 Ingleborough Park. Beltex - £185 Park Farm, £162 Oak Avenue, £150 Wyre Farm, £136 Old Woodhouse, £135 Calderside Farm, £130 Old Woodhouse. Suffolk - £159 New Elmridge Farm, £155 Hudsbrook Farm, £148 Inglebrough Park Drive, £145 Park Farm, £135 Hudsbrook Farm, £128 Oak Avenue. Cheviot - £149 Hutton Roof Hall, £138 Hutton Roof Hall, £124 Nortgh Farm, £122 High House Farm, £122 Thornbush Farm, £120 High House Farm. Masham – £135 Kays Farm, £127 Gibsons Farm, £124 Holme House Farm, £124 Gibsons Farm. Mule – £138 Holme House Farm, £137.50 Holme House Farm, £134.5 Quarry House Farm, £134 Fell End Farm, £133.50 Syke Farm, £129 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental - £132 New Elmridge Farm, £123 North Farm, £122 Wyre Farm, £113 Gibsons Farm. Dalesbred - £126 Kays Farm. Horned – £124 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £113 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Swaledale - £121 Marshaw Farm, £110 Calderside Farm, £107 MArshaw Farm, £95 Appletree Farm, £94.50 Marshaw Farm, £93 Overhouses. Zwartble - £109 Wymber Hill Farm.

Cast Ewes
Texel - £164 Wymber Hill Farm, £111, £102 New Elmridge Farm. Suffolk - £147 Wellington View. Mule - £122, £109 (2), Heaton Hall Farm, £104 Ingrave Farm, £102 Heaton Hall Farm, £99 New Elmridge Farm. Swaledale - £80 Deep Clough. Herdwick - £70 Deep Clough. Dalesbred - £70 Fell End Farm.

Cast Tups:
Texel - £148 Cragg End. Cheviot - £123, £103 Nun House. Suffolk - £122 Hudsbrook House. Swaledale - £86 Appletree Farm.

More Info

Lancaster Christmas Show & Sale Results
Monday 6th December 2021

Judge: Abdou Farag
Sponsors: Grace Dobson of Lawrence Pierce Wool Merchants

Prime Lambs

Class 1 – Pair of Beltex Lambs
1st AG Butler, Hambleton - 48kg £185
2nd Bargh Contractors, Old Woodhouse - 45kg £136
3rd KA Purtill, Wigan - 44kg £162

Class 2 – 5 Lowland Sired Lambs
1st GR&A Foy, Conder Green - Texels 42kg £260
2nd AG Butler, Hambleton - Texels 51kg £150
3rd GR&A Foy, Conder Green - Texels 47kg £168

Class 3 – 5 Mule / Masham Lambs
1st S&J France, Over Wyresdale - Mashams 47kg £135
2nd S Wilson & Son, Scotforth - Mules 48kg £129
3rd WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby - Mashams 43kg £124

Class 4 – 5 Horned / Herdwick Lambs
1st A Brown, Littledale - Lonks 42kg £120
2nd Calderside Farm, Oakenclough - Swaledales 44kg £110
3rd S&J France, Over Wyresdale - Dalesbred 47kg £126

Class 5 – 5 Cheviot / Other Hill Bred Lambs
1st TR Prickett, Hutton Roof - Cheviots 45kg £138
2nd TR Prickett, Hutton Roof - Cheviots 53kg £149
3rd Low Moor Howe Farm, Windermere - Cheviots 44kg £120

Champion - GR&A Foy, Conder Green to £260 (Pen of five lowland Lambs)

Reserve Champion - TR Prickett, Hutton Roof  to £138 (Pen of five Cheviot Lambs)

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