Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 27th November

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs saw a smaller entry forward this morning, following the wet weather throughout the previous week.

There was a large quantity of upland and heavy lambs in the market today, with an overall market average of 165p/kg. Well fleshed Continental and Suffolk lambs were good to sell, and more could have been sold to the advantage of vendors, with buyers leaving short. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £86 from R & DL Cornthwaite of Humblescough Farm.

Another large entry of Mules in the market, selling to a top of £74 from Wes and Ann Cornall of Bank Farm with mule lambs early to mid-forty kilos in weight selling into the seventies.

Christmas Prime Lamb show is on Monday 4th December 2017

Cast Sheep

There was plenty of interest in the cast sheep today, with a strong trade throughout for all specifications and sizes of ewes.

Texel ewes sold to a top of £105 from R & DL Cornthwaite of Humblescough Farm with all continental ewes forward selling to a market average of £78.75.

Strong mule ewes sold around the seventy pound mark topping at £71 from T Nelson and Partners of Cockerham Hall with all mules forward selling to an average of £68.25.

Prime Cattle

A prime Hereford steer from P & A Bell of Village Farm sold to 189.5p/kg or £970. Christmas Prime Beef show is on Monday 4th December 2017. Please inform Ian Atkinson 07766521472 of entries for the show and sale.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

BELTEX: £86 Humblescough Farm. TEXEL: £81.50 Wyre Farm, £80.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £80 Hazel Brae, £79 High Hallbeck, Goose Green. SUFFOLK: £80 Humblescough Farm, Walnut tree, £78.50 Walnut tree, £78 Humblescough. CONTINETAL: £77.50, £75, £72 Humblescough Farm. CHEVIOT: £75 Goose Green. CHAROLLAIS: £74.50 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £74 Bank Farm, £73 Sykes Farm, £72 Bank Farm, £70 Thornbush Farm, £66 Lodge Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £67.50 High House Farm, £67 Cragg End. SWALEDALES: £50 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewes:

TEXEL: £105 Humblescough Farm, £86 Wyre Farm, £82 Hazel Brae, £71 Humblescough Farm, £68 Wyre Farm. ZWARTBLES: £81 Humblescough Farm. MULE: £71 Cockerham Hall, £70 Wyre Farm, Humblescough Farm, £51 Cockerham Hall. CHEVIOT: £45 Goose Green. SWALEDALES: £28 High House Farm, £25 Low Moor Head Farm.

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