Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 27th August

Prime Lambs

The bank holiday sale of Prime Lambs had an entry in excess of 500 forward. Well-fleshed 41kg upward lambs were in strong demand and were well sold, with leaner and smaller lambs harder to place. The trade topped at £100 for Texel Lambs from J & E Nuttall of Old Hutton, with heavy weight lambs regularly selling around the £90 mark. Beltex lambs sold to 205p/kg or £82 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Mule lambs from the same home sold to a top of £73.50 with plenty of pens selling the early seventies.

Cast Sheep

The was only a small number of cast ewes on off this morning, with Texel Ewes selling to a top of £76 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham with other Texel ewes selling around the £70 mark.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £100 Low Bendrigg, £93 Hallbeck, £92, £88 Old Woodhouse, £84 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk £88, £80 Hallbeck, £77 Cobble Hey Farm, £73.50 Hallbeck, £72 Cobble Hey Farm. Charollais£84 Low Bendrigg, £77 Cobble Hey Farm. Beltex£82 Dorset £76 Hallbeck. Mule £73.50 Ouzlethorn Farm, £72 Cragg End, Cobble Hey Farm.

Cast Sheep

Texel £76, £70 Cock Hall Farm, Sellerley Fields, £68 Cock Hall Farm, £60 Hallbeck. Mule £38 Cock Hall Farm. Swaledale£31 Ouzlethorn Farm.

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