Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 12th August

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a smaller entry forward of just short of 300 which saw less demand ringside due to the festival. Leading the way today was Beltex lambs from S Bosworth, Burnley selling to £93 Texel lambs sold to £86 or 200p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with others from the same home selling to £85.50. Plenty more Beltex and Texel lambs sold around the £80 mark. There was an overall market average of 170p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller entry of cast sheep forward this week with many sheep already being sold over the previous weeks to catch the festival trade. Texel ewes sold to a top of £80 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with Swaledale ewes selling to £37 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £93 Lower Oakeneaves. Texel £86, £85.50, £81 Hutton Roof Hall, £81 Lower Oakeneaves. Charollais £73 Corney Hill Farm. Continental £72, £70 Corney Hill. Dorset £70 Corney Hill Farm. Mule £70 Marl House, £67 Brown Brook. Cheviot £68 Marl House.

Cast Ewes

Texel £80 Hutton Roof Hall. Mule £50 Low Kit Brow, Lee End Farm.

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