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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep & Early Sale of Breeding Ewes & Rams. Monday 31st July 2023

PRIME LAMBS

A better entry of lambs was forward this morning at Lancaster Mart, best bred and meated lambs continuing to sell to a fast trade with leaner types a little less. An overall market averaged of 258p/kg was achieved. Heavy lambs would be a shade sharper on the week, Texels sold to £158 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with others to £150 from B&J Preston, Caton. First draw lambs from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton saw his best pens sell to £149 for Texels. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £140 from J&R Waller, Killington. Lancaster always has plenty of demand for the best butcher bred lambs with Beltexs selling to £133 or 302p/kg from JS Horner, Ingleton. The best bred lambs regularly sold at 285p/kg to 300p/kg. Continental bred lambs were regularly selling at 270p/kg to 275p/kg. More lambs are required on a weekly basis, to fulfil our strong ringside of nine active buyers.

CAST SHEEP

140 ewes were forward with meat continuing to sell to a fast trade, and leaner ewes looking less money on the week. Suffolks led the way selling to £134 from WN&D Smith & Son, Cockerham. Charollais ewes sold to £133 from CP&V Cowgill, Bentham. Mule ewes saw the best pen sell to £128 for a pen of seven from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with heavy Mules regularly selling either side of the £110 mark and medium types selling at £80 to £90. Hill ewes saw a top price of £70 for Lonks from A Brown, Littledale.

BREEDING SHEEP

A selective trade was seen for breeding rams, with buyers looking for well grown tup shearlings with good skins and a good carcass and a little selective over second class tups. Texel shearlings sold to a top of £480 from S Roberts, Clitheroe with other Texel shearling to £400 from RT&ME Sutton, Stainton. Charollais x Texel shearlings sold to a top of £380 from M&S Blease, Carnforth.
The opening sale of breeding ewes at Lancaster Mart had a packed ringside of buyers, with a real buzz around the ring. The sale topped at £205 for pure Suffolk shearlings from EW&A Bradshaw, Stalmine who sold other pens to £200. A pen of ten home bred Texel shearlings from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale sold to £200, with Beltex x shearlings selling to £190 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale. A lovely run of well farmed gimmer shearling from DJ Casson & Sons, Slyne attracted plenty of interest with their best pens selling twice to £185 and their run of 75 averaging £180.
Ewe trade was a little selective, with buyers keen to purchase strong, fully vaccinated ewes. Young Texel ewes sold to £158 from PD Anderton, Scorton. Four crop Texel ewes from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale sold to £148.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Texel: £158 Cocker House Farm, £150 Ellers Farm, £149 Low Bendrigg Farm, £143 Low Bendrigg Farm, £135 Low Bendrigg Farm, £134.50 Marsh Lane Farm. Suffolk: £140 Hallbeck, £129 Ingleborough Park Drive, £124 Ingleborough Park Drive, £121 Lower Highfield, £121 Hallbeck, £112.50 King Bank Farm. Beltex: £135 Ingleborough Park Drive, £128 Ingleborough Park Drive, £128 Ingleborough Park Drive, £128 Ingleborough Park Drive. Continental: £124 Ingleborough Park Farm, £117.50 Dockinsall Farm.

CAST EWES:

Suffolk: £134 Cocker House Farm, £118 Cocker House Farm, £109 Dockinsall Farm, £88 Little Crimbles. Cheviot: £133 Oakhead Farm, £65 Gilberton Farm. Beltex: £130 Cocker House Farm, £112 Oak Avenue, £100 Fell Gate. Mule: £128 Cocker House Farm, £115 Cocker House Farm, £110 Oakhead Farm, £104 Burns Farm, £90 Dunkenshaw Farm.Texel: £120 Fell Gate, £116 Ingrave Farm, £108 Oak Avenue, £96 Fell Gate, £94 Oak Avenue, £94 Deep Clough. Herdwick: £86 Fell Gate. Masham: £74 King Bank Farm.

BREEDING EWES:

Texel: £158 Wyre Farm, £148 Lower Swainhead, £142 Oak Avenue, £140 Braddup House Farm, £140 Oak Avenue, £140 Oak Avenue. Mules: £128 Lodge Farm, £125 Lodge Farm, £122 Braddup House Farm, £122 Lodge Farm, £122 Lodge Farm, £120 Braddup House Farm.

BREEDING GIMMER SHEARLINGS:

Suffolk: £205 The Old Stable, £200 The Old Stable. Texel: £200 Lower Swainhead Farm, £190 Stonehead, £188 Stonehead, £170 Old Woodhouse, £160 Old Woodhouse, £160 Old Woodhouse. Mule: £185 Beaumont Gate, £185 Beaumont Gate, £178 Beamount Gate, £178 Beamount Gate, £178 Beaumont Gate, £175 Beaumont Gate.

AGED BREEDING RAMS:

Texel: £200 Langdale Avenue.

SHEARLING BREEDING RAMS:

Texel: £490 Langdale Avenue, £400 Crosscrake Farm, £380 The Barn, £350 The Barn, £300 Crosscrake Farm, £300 Crosscrake Farm. Beltex: £350 Cairn Cottage.

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