Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 30th December

Prime Lambs

There was a larger entry of 720 Prime Lambs forward this week with demand their being plenty of demand for more lambs. It was great to see regular, new and returning customers enjoying a strong trade. There was an overall market average of 200p/kg with over a third of the lambs’ forward being hill bred. Leading the way this week was the consignment from RJ Byron, Wood Plumpton selling heavy-weight Texels to £119, £117, £116 twice, £113 and £108. Texel lambs sold to a top of 247p/kg or £116 from W & A Cornall, Barnacre. This was followed by 238p/kg from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe with the consignment from RJ Byron selling to 238p/kg, 234p/kg and 231p/kg with other Texel lambs selling to 232p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Beltex lambs sold to 232p/kg for 41kg lambs from RH & C Ayrton Ltd, Abbeystead purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £108 and £105 from J Smith, Daisy Bank with other Beltex lambs to £105 from AG Butler, Hambleton. 22% of the pens of lambs forward sold in excess of £100. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £104 from AG Butler with others selling to £98 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Mule lambs sold to a top of £95 weighing 50kg from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with 46kg Mules from the same home selling to £94. This was closely followed by £93.50 from W & A Cornall, £93 from JC Hodgson, Dent and £92.50 from David Gardner, Brookhouse.

Horned lambs sold to a top of £80 for Swaledales from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale closely followed by Scottish Blackfaces from WM Pye, Ashton-with-Stodday.

Suffolk lambs to £104 av. £91.08/202p/kg
Mule lambs to £95 av. £82.02/191p/kg
Swaledale lambs to £80 av. £70.66/176p/kg
Charollais lambs to £108 av. £91.19/201p/kg
Cheviot lambs to £96.50 av. £96.50/210p/kg
Texel lambs to £119 av. £88.34/208p/kg
Beltex lambs to £108 av. £100.54/221p/kg

Cast Sheep

There was a reduced entry of cast sheep forward which sold to a strong trade again this week, but not to the dizzy heights of last week. Texel ewes sold to a top of £116 with other Texel ewes to £100 from J Lamb, Old Glasson. Mule ewes topped at £95 from J Lamb with others from Bargh Contractors to £93 and £91. Strong Mules regularly sold around the £90 mark. Upland bred ewes saw Gritstones sell to £70 and Swaledales to £71. A large consignment of tups forward this week saw Leicesters sell to £101 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead who sold Texels to £99 with other Texel tups selling to £97 from MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham. Swaledale tups sold to £80 from RH & C Ayrton.

Mule ewes to £95 av. £80.14
Swaledale ewes to £61 av. £47.67
Texel ewes to £116 av. £88
Cast Rams to £101 av. £87.17

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £119, £117, £116 Moorville, £116 Bank Farm. Continental £108 Annasghyl, £103, £86.50 Carr House Farm, £84 Burrow Heights Farm, £83.50 Annasghyl. Beltex £108 Stanley Farm, £105 Park Farm Barn, £98 Bibbys Farm, £95 Ouzlethorn Farm. Suffolk £104 Park Farm Barn, £98 Hareden Farm, £97, £96 Westfield Farm, £94 Higher Fairsnape. Cheviot £96.50 Hareden Farm. Mule £95, £94 Brown Brook, £93.50 Bank Farm, £93 Dillicar, £92.50 Quarry House Farm. Swaledale £80 High Fairsnape, £76.50 Ouzlethorn, £65 Appletree Farm, £61 Yates Farm, £60 Appletree Farm. Scottish Blackface £78.50, £74 Tarnwater Farm, £72.50 The Hawthorns. Horned £75, £66.50, £63 Kirkham. Bluefaced Leicester £70 Overhouses.

Cast Ewes

Texel £116 Old Woodhouse, £100 Old Glasson Farm, £95 Overhouses, £80 Herdsmans House, £80 Carr House Farm. Mule £95 Old Glasson Farm, £93, £91 Old Woodhouse, £90 Springfield Farm, £89 Old Woodhouse. Continental £81 Springfield Farm. Charollais £78 Old Glasson Farm. Swaledale £61 Kirkham, £58 Cragg End. Gritstone £70 Kirkham. Dorset £53 Kirkham.

Cast Ram

Bluefaced Leicester £101 Ouzlethorn. Texel £99 Ouzlethorn, £97 Bambers Farm, £91 Old Glasson Farm. Swaledale £80 Ouzlethorn. Beltex £80, £75 Annasghyl.

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