Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 17 December

Spring Lambs

The final sale of Prime Lambs at Lancaster of the year had an entry of over 400 forward selling to a ring of seven active sheep buyers. There was an overall market average of 178p/kg with an SQQ average of 183p/kg. The trade topped at £95 for Texel lambs from R & B Parker of Killington with other Texel’s to £94 from TR Prickett of Hutton Roof. There were plenty of lambs selling around the ninety pound mark. Charolais lambs sold to a top of £88 from RS & IM Kellet of Cockerham with the Suffolk trade topping at £85 from F & E Harrison of Wray. There were plenty of lambs selling around the 200p/kg mark topping at 227p/kg from F & E Harrison of Wray.

There was a larger quantity of hill bred lambs forward that saw Mules top at £79 from T Ayrton and Son of Over Wyresdale with plenty selling into the mid-seventies. Horned lambs saw Scotch Blackface lambs sell to £73.50 from WM Pye of Tarnwater with Cheviots from the same home to £71.50.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of ewes with a busy ringside of buyers to ensure that ewes sold to a competitive trade at Lancaster. The trade topped for Texel ewes from R & B Parker of Killington selling to £83. Charolais ewes sold to £75 from C Ashton-Yamnikar of Hambleton. Mule ewes sold to £64 from A & FM Bolland and sons of Ellel. Upland ewes from KM & KJ Curwen of Abbeystead with Swaledales to £52 and Cheviots to £49.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £95 High Hallbeck, £94 Hutton Roof Hall, £93 Birks Farm, £92, £91 High Hallbeck. CHAROLLAIS: £88 Mill House Farm. SUFFOLK: £85 Birks Farm, £84 Park Farm Barn, £80 Bensons Farm, Park Farm Barn, Blackleach House Farm. MULE: £79 Yates Farm, £75 Blackleach House Farm, £74.50 Birks Farm, £74 High House Farm, Thornbush Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £73.50 Tarnwater Farm. CHEVIOT: £71.50 Tarnwater Farm. SWALEDALE: £60 Botton Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £83 High Hallbeck, £66 Newhouse Farm, £61 Bensons Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £75, £72, £64 Church Weyr. MULE: £64 Yeat House, £57, £55 Old Glasson Farm, £49 Bensons Farm. SWALEDALE: £52, £38 Marshaw Farm. CHEVIOT: £49 Marshaw Farm.

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