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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart, Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, 29th November 2021

SNOW PROBLEM WITH THE LANCASTER LAMB TRADE

PRIME LAMBS

Today saw less numbers forward due to the adverse weather conditions but those who braved the elements were rewarded with the hottest trade seen so far this season, with an overall market average of 275p/kg or £121 per head.

Top spot this week was £162 for 57kg Beltex lambs from our very own Andrew Butler, Hambleton with lambs purchased from the J36 store ring, showing good returns in finishing lambs. Beltex lambs also topped the pence per kilo selling to 340p/kg or £132 from Kevin Purtill, Wigan. Plenty more pens of better confirmation Beltex and Texel lambs regularly selling in excess of 300p/kg. Heavy weight Texel lambs peaked at £159 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale, followed by other Texel lambs to £148.50 and £148 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley. Other noted prices for Texel lambs were £147 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof and £144.50 from JR Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe, with plenty more pens regularly selling round the £140 mark. Suffolk lambs peaked at £140 for 50kg from Andrew Butler, Hambleton. Mule lambs this week peaked at £130.50 for a pen of 49kg Mules from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale, with other pens of Mules at £127.50 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead, followed by £127 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Horned lambs peaked at £119 for Dalesbreds from S&J France, Over Wyresdale.

CAST SHEEP

Lancaster cast sheep market sells to an average of over £100. The only disappointment in the cast ewe ring this morning, was that there was not more forward. Texel ewes sold to £131 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with others to £119 and £115 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Mule ewes peaked at £110 from D&K Swarbrick, with all Mule cast ewes forward averaging £101.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:
Beltex: £162 Park Farm Barn, £132 Oak Avenue, £114, £108 The Dingle. Texel: £159 Kays Farm, £148.50, £148 Walmsley Fold, £147 Hutton Roof Hall, £144.50 North Farm, £144 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk: £140 Park Farm Barn, £132 North Farm, £129 Park Farm Barn, £121, £119.50, £118.50 North Farm. Mule: £130.50 Holme House Farm, £127.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £127 Kays Farm, £125.50 Holme House farm, £122.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £121.50 High House Farm. Continental: £128 Field House, £121 Kays Farm, £117.50 Field House, £113, £110 North Farm. Leicester: £120 Dunkenshaw. Dalesbred: £119 Kays Farm. Cheviot: £114 North Farm. Hampshire: £114 North Farm. Dorset: £99 Field House.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £131 Hutton Roof Hall, £119, £115, £100 Bensons Farm. Continental: £111 Hutton Roof Hall, £90 The Bungalow, £80 Hutton Roof Hall. Mule: £110 Bensons Farm, £100 Lower Castle O Trim, £80 The Bungalow.

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