Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 9th December

Prime Lambs

Lancaster held its weekly sale of Prime Lambs with an entry of 576 forward. A full ringside of buyer today saw an overall market average 184p/kg which was up on the week. Leading the way this week was a consignment of Beltex lambs from J Smith, Stanley Farm selling to £110 or 244p/kg and £99 or 254p/kg. Beltex lambs sold to £102 or 227p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton. Texel lambs sold to a top of £96.50 for heavy weights from WB Kellet, Winmarleigh with numerous more pens of heavy weight Texel lambs selling between £94 and £96. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to a top of £96 from H Birkett, Overton with others to £95.50 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Consignment of Charollais from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley sold to £93. Hill bred lambs saw Cheviots top at £96 from P Prickett, Hutton Roof with others from the same good home to £89. Mule lambs sold to a top of £87 from A & K Rhodes, Ellel and £86 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. Plenty of pens of mid forty kilo Mules sold easily into the eighties. Horned lambs saw Scottish Blackfaces sell to £77 from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday.

Cast Sheep

There was a much-increased entry of 90 cast sheep forward this week which were met by a much-improved trade. The trade peaked at £135 for Beltex ewes from J Smith, Stanley Farm with other Texel ewes from the same home selling to £105. Charollais tups sold to a top of £125 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley. Texel ewes sold to £100, £98 and £94 from JM Sanderson, Halton. Mule ewes topped at £89 twice from J Smith and JT & B Fox, Quernmore. Plenty more pens of strong Mule ewes sold in the early eighties. Zwartble ewes topped at £88 from JE & L Bradshaw, Pilling. Horned ewes topped at £61 for Dalesbred ewes from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry just short of 100 forward. The trade peaked at £71 for Texels from PG Thornton, Scorton with other Texel lambs selling to £67.50 from JT & B Fox, Quernmore with the consignment from J France, Pilling selling to £63.50 and £63. Mule lambs sold to a top of £59 from A & L Huddleston, Wray.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £110 Stanley Farm, £102 Park Farm Barn, £99 Stanley Farm. Texel £96.50 Lowcroft, £96 Bensons Farm, Park Farm Barn, £95 Hutton Roof Hall. Cheviot £96, £89, £76, £75 Hutton Roof Hall. Suffolk £96 North Farm, £95.50 Walnut Tree, £88.50 Maddison Avenue, £88 Walnut Tree, £86.50 Maddison Avenue. Charollais £93, £90.50, £90, £88.50 Walmsley Fold, £74.50 Botton Hall. Continental £92.50 Lowcroft, £87.50 Botton Hall Farm, £87 Lowcroft, £72 Upper Greenbank House, £66.50 Moss House Farm. Mule £87 Low Kit Brow, £86, £83.50 Fell End Farm, £81.50 High House Farm, Cobble Hey Farm. Horned £85 Fell End Farm. Hampshire £84, £74.50, £70 Upper Greenbank House. Masham £78 Cobble Hey Farm. Scottish Blackface £77 Tarnwater Farm. Bluefaced Leicester £60 Botton Hall. Swaledale £58.50 Thornbrush Farm, £55 High House Farm, £54 Rooten Brook, £51.50 Thornbrush Farm.

Cast Ewe

Beltex £135 Stanley Farm. Texel £105 Stanley Farm, £100, £98, £94 Lower Highfield, £91 Clarkson Barn. Mule £89 Blackwood End, Stanley Farm, £84, £81 Lower Highfield, £81 Clarkson Barn. Zwartble £88 Wrampool Farm. Dalesbred £61 Cobble Hey Farm. Continental £56 Clarkson Barn. Masham £65 Clarkson Barn. Swaledale £48 Cobble Hey Farm.

Cast Ram

Charollais £125 Walmsley Fold. Suffolk £80 Maddison Avenue.

Store Lambs

Texel £71 Cliftons Farm, £67.50 Blackwood End, £63.50, £63, £62.50 Merryfield. Suffolk £59 Cliftons Farm. Mule £59, £50 Overhouses.

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