Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 14th October

Prime Lambs

North West Auctions Lancaster held their weekly sale of Prime Lambs which had a slightly smaller entry forward this week of 578, selling to an overall market average of 160p/kg. There was a very mixed show of lambs forward with leaner types harder to sell and well-meated ones in demand. Topping the market at £90 or 200p/kg was Charollais lambs from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. These were purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. Also selling to 200p/kg was 42kg Charollais lambs from the same good home achieving £84. Texel lambs sold to a top of £85 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Charollais lambs from AG Butler, Hambleton selling to £84 and £83. Plenty of pens of well-fleshed and heavy lambs sold around the £80 mark. Mule lambs sold to a top of £67.50 from S Park, Aughton. Horned lambs sold to £60 for 39kg lambs from JR & J Gorst & Son, Quernmore.

Cast Sheep

The weekly sale of Cast Ewes saw well-fleshed sheep sell to a slightly sharper trade. Mule ewes topped at £76 and £73 from GS Lander, Warrington with other Mule ewes from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead selling to £76 and £70. Llyen ewes sold to a top of £60 from GS Lander, with horned ewes selling to £36 from S Park, Aughton.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs was met with plenty of demand with an entry consisting of mainly long-term lambs. Texels sold to £52 from BM Pye & Son, Abbeystead with Mules to £50 from JR & J Gorst, Quernmore.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Charollais £90, £84 The Dingle, £84, £80 Park Farm Barn, £74.50 The Dingle. Texel £85 Brown Brook, £82.50 Mill House Farm, £82 Brown Brook, Low Bendrigg, £81.50 The Dingle. Continental £83 Park Farm Barn, £80, £71, £70 Pedder Grove. Suffolk £79.50, £77.50 Walnut Tree, £75 Bradlow Farm, Low Bendrigg Farm, £74 Walnut Farm. Dorset £74 Moss House Farm. Beltex £72.50 The Dingle. Mule £67.50 Highfield Farm, £65.50 Moss House Farm, £65 High House Farm, £60 Botton Hall. Swaledale £60 Appletree Farm.

Cast Ewes

Mule £76 Lentworth Farm, £76, £73 Brosley Hall Farm, £70 Lentworth Farm, £65 Brosley Hall Farm. Texel £68, £63 Lentworth Farm. Lleyn £60 Brosley Hall Farm.

Store Lambs

Texel £52 Moorbottom Farm, £49.50 Cragg Farm, £48.50 Appletree Farm, £47.50 Moorbottom Farm, £46 Appletree Farm. Mule £50 Appletree Farm.

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