Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 15th October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs at Lancaster sold to a sharper trade with an overall market average of 170p/kg achieved with an SQQ average of 172p/kg. All buyers were keen to purchase lambs with all weight rangers in demand. Topping the trade today at £93 or 198p/kg R Collinge & Son, Kirkham who also sold Texel Lambs to £86 and £85. Suffolk Lambs sold to a top of £84 from H Birkett & Son, Overton with other Suffolk lambs selling to £83 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Better conformation and well-finished lambs were selling around the 180p/kg mark. Mules sold to a top of £69 for 43kg lambs from RG & H Preece, Roeburndale.

Cast Sheep

Cast ewes today sold to a top of £60 for Texels from A & FM Bolland, Ellel with Mules topping at £50 from the same home.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £93, £86, £85 The Dingle, £84 Park Farm Barn, £83 Hallbeck. SUFFOLK: £84 North Farm, £83 Walnut Tree, £81 Beaumont Gate, £80 North Farm, Hallbeck. DORSET: £79 Hallbeck. CHAROLLAIS:£75 Park Farm Barn, £74 Burnt House. MULE: £69 Thornbush Farm. CHEVIOT: £64 Cragg Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £60 Yeat House. MULE: £50 Yeat House, £30 Forgelands Estate. HAMPSHIRE: £35 Forgelands Estate. SWALEDALE: £10 Thornbush Farm

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