Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 5th November

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a slightly smaller entry of just short of 400 this week in which more could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor with Texel lambs selling to a top of £85 from DM Cardwell, Stalmine closely followed by £84 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. The Suffolk trade twice topped at £82 from G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands. Once again, plenty of lambs sold in or around the £80 mark with a large quantity of 46 to 50kg lambs on the market. Texel lambs sold to a top of 185p/kg from TR Prickett. There was an overall market average of 162p/kg.

Cast Sheep

A larger entry of 80 Cast Ewes forward this week selling to another competitive trade. Suffolk ewes topped at £95 from TA Blair, Thornton with Cleveleys. The tup trade was topped by Cheviots selling £79 from A & J Smith, Ingleton. Texel ewes topped at £71 from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling. Stronger, fitter ewes sold in excess of the £50 mark selling to £66 from A & J Rhodes, Ellel and £63 from PW & DW Roskell. A few more hill ewes on the market today saw Cheviot ewes sell to £30 from SE & J Gorst, Littledale with Swaledale selling to £25 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Prime Cattle

A British Blue prime heifer from P & A Bell, Pilling sold to 199.5p/kg or £965.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Texel £85 Moss Side Farm, £84 Hutton Roof Hall, £82 Moss Side Farm, £81 Hutton Roof Hall. Suffolk £82 Maddison Avenue, £80, £76 Walnut Tree, £75 Hallbeck. Charollais £74.50 Knowsley Farm. Cheviot £68, £55 Cross Farm. Mule £66.50 Highfield Farm. Jacob £65.50 Cross Farm. Continental £65 Low Moor Head Farm.

Cast Ewe

Suffolk £95 Thornfleet. Texel £71 Springfield Farm, £53 Moss Side Farm. Mule £66 Low Kit Brow, £63, £51 Springfield Farm.

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