Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 26th August

Prime Lambs

The bank holiday sale of Prime Lambs at NWA Lancaster saw a reduced entry forward with many vendors tied up with the 6-day standstill due to recent sheep sales. Heavy and well-finished lambs continue to attract the strongest demand, selling to £85 for Charollais from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle with Texels selling to £81 from A & J Smith, Ingleton. Medium weight lambs sold to £71.50 for Suffolks from V Woodhouse, Garstang. More hill bred lambs are now coming forward selling to £71 for heavy weight Mules from W Pinder Jnr, Clitheroe with others at £69. Top pence per kilogram was 188p/kg for Beltexs from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with other well finished lambs selling between 170p/kg and 180p/kg. Light weight lambs sold to 164p/kg for Suffolks from S Wilson & Son.

Buyers were showing keenest competition for well-finished lambs weighing 43-47kg, with light weight and under finished lambs a more selective trade and perhaps worth considering selling as store.

Cast Sheep

A light entry of cull sheep forward today sold to £83 for Texel rams from MP Berry, Poulton le Fylde with ewes selling to £71 for Texel x from RW & FJ Rhodes, Quernmore, with others at £70 for Charollais x from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle. Hill ewes sold to £39 for Swaledales from RW & FJ Rhodes. All cull sheep forward averaged £58.

More sheep are required every Monday to fulfil buyers’ requirements. Please contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592 for more information.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Charollais £85 Walmsley Fold, £77.50 Pilling Hall, £74, £73 Walmsley Fold, £65 School Lane. Texel £81 Cross Farm, £78, £77 Walmsley Fold, £76 Tarnwater Farm, £75 Wyre Farm. Beltex £77 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk £71.50, £70, £69.50 Pilling Hall, £66, £64 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule £71, £69 Longstripes Farm, £69 Burrow Heights Farm, £65 Ouzlethorn. Gritstone £56 Hall Drive.

Cast Ewes

Texel £71 Low Moor Head. Charollais £70 Walmsley Fold. Mule £59, 54, £52 Low Moor Head.

Cast Tups

Texel £83 Highgate Farm.

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