Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 10th December

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a smaller entry this week, following on from the Christmas show last week. The trade remains firm at Lancaster with an overall market average of 174p/kg and an SQQ average of 177p/kg. Lambs sold to a top of £89 for Texels from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with other Texels to £88 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Texel lambs sold to a top of 202p/kg from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead, with plenty of good conformation lambs selling around the 195p/kg mark.

There was more hill bred lambs on the market today that saw Cheviots sell to £80 from P Prickett, Hutton Roof and £79 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Mule lambs sold to a top of £76 four times from M Huddleston, Wray, FK & F Woodhosue, Scorton, A & J Rhodes, Ellel and M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale.

More lambs are required each week at Lancaster to satisfy buyers requirements

Cast Sheep

There was a similar number of Cast ewes forward today selling to a continued trade which saw Texel ewes top at £70 from CJ Metcalfe, Ingleton, Mules to £57 from CF Hargreaves, Overton with others to £56 from CJ Metcalfe.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £89 Hutton Roof Hall, £88 North Farm, £85 Lentworth Farm, £84 Hutton Roof Hall. Cheviot £80 Hutton Roof Hall, £79 Marshaw Farm. Suffolk £77.50 North Farm, £76 Fell End Farm, £74 Lentworth Farm, £72 Fell End Farm. Mule £76 Low Kit Brow, Fell End Farm, Botton Hall, £76, £74.50 High House Farm. Swaledale £66 Marshaw Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £70 Yarlsber. Mule £57 Pedder Grove, £56 Yarlsber, £45 Pedder Grove.

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