Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 2nd July

Spring Lambs

There was just short of 700 prime lambs forward at Lancaster today. As seen in the previous week the trade has slipped nationally with Lancaster finishing up at 198p/kg average. Heavy Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £131 from TA Blair of Thornton Cleveleys. Texel lambs sold to a top of £113 from PD Anderton of Scorton. Texel lambs sold to a top of 243p/kg from Janet Simpson of Barnacre with good conformation lambs selling between 220 and 230p/kg.

Cast Sheep

An entry of 94 cast ewes sold to another brisk at Lancaster. Charollais ewes sold to a top of £105 from DR Preston of Caton. Continental ewes sold to £99 from A & E Clarkson of Thurnham. Mule ewes sold to £87 from B & J Preston of Caton with strong Mule ewes selling in the eighties. Horned ewes sold to £52 from SM & CM Bewley of Dent.

Prime Beef

There was just one prime bull in the market today but more prime cattle are required with three active prime cattle buyers’ ringside and looking to purchase. A Hereford bull sold to 204.5p/kg from P & A Bell of Pilling.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

SUFFOLK: £131 167 Fleetwood Road South; £106 Post Office Farm; £92 Pilling Hall; £91 Highfield Farm. TEXEL: £113 Wyre Farm; £107 £97 Millstones; £96.50 North Farm; £92 Old Woodhouse; £92 Old Woodhouse. CHAROLAIS: £80 Burrow Heights; £80 £78 Little Fell; £77.5 Springfield Farm. CONTINENTAL: £75.50 Redbank Farm.

Cast Ewes

CHAROLAIS: £105 Ellers Farm; £79 Mill House Farm; £68 11 Oak Avenue. TEXEL: £99 Cock Hall Farm; £86 £81 Little Fell; £83 Millstones; £75 Wyre Farm. MULE: £87 Ellers Farm; £83 Post Office Farm; £78 Little Fell; £76 Mill House Farm. SUFFOLK: £76 Post Office Farm. SWALE: £52 Scotchergill Farm; £47 Highfield Farm. CONTINENTAL: £48 Monkley Ghyll.

Prime Cattle

HEREFORD: 204.5 Village Farm

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