Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 22nd July

Spring Lambs

There was a similar entry of lambs forward with 579 selling to an overall market average of 170p/kg with eight active buyers forward. The market twice topped at £88 for Texel lambs from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and E Lund & Son, Ingleton. This was closely followed by Texel lambs to £85 from GR Newsham, Galgate and £84 from JA Simpson, Barnacre. Suffolks sold to a top of £80 from DM Eames, Abbeystead with Charollais also achieving £80 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Beltex lambs sold to £80 or 200p/kg from Bargh Contractors, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Mule lambs topped at £75 from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Cast Sheep

There was an increased entry of 280 cast ewes forward which saw a strong demand for the upcoming festival. Leading the way today was Bluefaced Leicester ewes from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead selling to £106. Texel ewes topped at £98 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne with other Texel ewes to £95 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Suffolk ewes topped at £95 from WN & D Smith & Son, Cockerham. Plenty of Continental ewes sold around the £90 mark. Mule ewes twice sold to a top of £87 from DJ Casson & Son with other Mule ewes to £85 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead and £84 from B & SE Carter, Ellel and RH & C Ayrton. All Mules forward averaged £77.51. Horned ewes sold to a top of £60 for Swaledales from WI & A Atkinson & Son.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

TEXEL: £88 Lundholme Farm, Brown Brook, £85 Sellerley Fields, £84 Millstones, £82 Herdmans House. BELTEX: £80 Old Woodhouse, £74, £71 West View Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £80 Park Farm Barn, £74 Burrow Heights Farm, £66 Ancliffe Hall Farm. SUFFOLK: £80 Middle Lee Farm, £76.50 Raw Head, £75.50 North Farm, £74.50 Middle Lee Farm, £74 Ancliffe Hall Farm. MULE: £75, £74 Holme House Farm, £70 High House Farm. ZWARTBLES: £74, £70 Millstones. DORSET: £73, £70, £69, £66 Corney Hill Farm. CONTINENTAL: £72, £70 Burrow Heights Farm, £68 Herdmans House, £67.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £66 Ancliffe Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes

BLUEFACE LEICESTER: £106, £90 Ouzelthorn Farm. TEXEL: £98 Beaumont Gate, £95 Hutton Roof Hall, £93 Brown Brook, £90 Millstones, £89 Old Glasson Farm. SUFFOLK: £95 Cocker House Farm, £91 Beaumont Gate, £81 Park Farm Barn. MULE: £87 Beaumont Gate, £85 Lentworth Farm, £84 Cragg End, Ouzelthorn Farm. CHEVIOT: £83 Cragg End. MASHAM: £80 Lundholme Farm, £79 Old Glasson Farm. SWALEDALE: £60 Holme House Farm, £51, £45 Ouzelthorn Farm. DALESBRED: £52 Holme House Farm. HERDWICK: £20 Lee End Farm.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £87, £75, £66 Stanley Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £85 Yates Farm, £65 Stanley Farm, £60 Yates Farm.

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