Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 13th August 2018

Spring Lambs

There was a larger entry of 1351 prime lambs forward for the sale with a buoyant trade throughout with all buyers keen to purchase with the upcoming Eid festival this weekend. There was an overall SQQ average of 193p/kg, with plenty of good conformation, well-finished lambs regularly selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark. Topping the trade today was Texel lambs from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping selling to £110.50. Beltex Lambs sold to a top of £107 from R & DL Cornthwaite of Nateby. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £101 from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. Heavy weight lambs were often selling in the region of £100. Texel lambs sold to 243p/kg from T & ME Longton & Son, Quernmore. Beltex Lambs sold to 223p/kg from BR & S Carter, Pilling. There were more Mules on the market today selling to a top of £83.50 from JS & S Atkinson.

Cast Sheep

There was a bumper entry of cast ewes today, with 432 in market selling to a good trade throughout. The trade was topped by Texel Ewes from B & SE Carter, Ellel, which was closely followed by WJ & L Barker, Arkholme at £93, again for Texels. Charollais ewes sold to a top of £93 from Myerscough College, Suffolk ewes topped at £91 twice for ewes from BR & S Carter, Pilling and Tups from K & DE Woodhouse of Ellel. Best Mule ewes sold in excess of £80 topping at £85 from Stockdale Farms of Sedbergh. There was an overall market average of £67.54 for Mule Ewes, with Continentals and Suffolks averaging just short of £80. Swaledales sold to a top of £60 from Stockdale Farms, with fit Swale ewes selling £50 upwards.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb Top Prices:

Texel £110.50 Brown Brook, £105 Sowerby Lodge, Sykes Farm, £103 Sandvilla, £97 Lee End Farm. Beltex £107 Humblescough Farm, £94, £93 Brown Edge, £89 Scronkey Farm, £82.50 Humlescough. Suffolk £101 Sykes Farm, £100 Highfield Farm, £95 Hall Croft Barn, £94, £89 Hallbeck. Charollais £95 Park Farm Barn, £92.50 Rye Clos, £80.50 Scronkey Farm, £73.50 Springfield Farm. Dorset £91 Hallbeck. Mule £83.50 Sykes Farm, £78 Highfield Farm, £77 Lodge Cottage, £71.50 Marl House, £67 Tarnwater Farm. Continental £75.50 Birch House Cottage, £72 Lundholme Farm, £66 Field House.

Cast Ewe Top Prices:

Texel £94 Cragg End, £93 Brown Edge, £91 Mearsbeck Farm, £87, £86 Oak Avenue. Charollais £93 Myerscough Hall, £88 Church Weyr, £86 Middle Ridge Farm. Suffolk £91 Scronkey Farm, £84 New Close, £82 Tarnwater Farm, Park Farm Barn. Mule £85 Bowers Farm, £84 Knowles Farm, Mearsbeck Farm, £82 Park Farm Barn, £70 High House Farm. Cheviot £78 Bowers Farm. Dorset £75 Brown Edge. Swaledale £60 Bowers Farm, 55 Annasghyl, £39 Rooten Brook, Lentworth Farm.

Cast Ram Top Prices:

Suffolk £91 Kitchen Ground Farm. Texel £87, £80 Old Glasson.

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