Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 1st October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs at Lancaster saw four active buyers present, ensuring a competitive trade with an overall market average of 172p/kg achieved. The trade was topped at 200p/kg or £94 for Texel lambs from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof who sold other Texel lambs in excess of 190p/kg. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £90 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton. Plenty of lambs sold around the £80 mark with Mules selling to a top of £78 from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Once again, well-finished lambs were in plenty of demand with buyers cautious of lambs lacking in flesh.

Cast Sheep

Cast ewes today sold to a top of £70 for Suffolks from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Mule ewes topped at £65 from PD Anderston of Scorton.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £94, £84 Hutton Roof Hall, £82 Sandy Hill Farm, £81.50, £80 Hutton Roof Hall. SUFFOLK: £90 Lundholme Farm, £78, £77 Kitchen Ground Farm, £75 Wyre Farm, Lundholme Farm. MULE: £78 Kitchen Ground Farm, £71 Low Moor Head Farm, £65 Kitchen Ground Farm, £58 Scotchergill Farm. CONTINENTAL: £75 Low Moor Head Farm. CHAROLIAS: £65 Springfield Farm.

Cast Ewes

SUFFOLK: £70 Kitchen Ground Farm. MULE: £65, £60 Wyre Farm, £50, £40 Low Moor Head Farm. TEXEL: £60 Low Moor Head Farm, £25, £20 Scotchergill Farm.LEICESTER: £55 Conder Mill. SWALEDALE: £30 Low Moor Head Farm. HERDWICK: £20 Scotchergill.

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