Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 15 July 2019

Prime Lambs top at £100 at Lancaster

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs at Lancaster had an increased entry of 612 forward, selling to an increased trade of 183p/kg. Once again heavy weight and light weight lambs were in strongest demand with plenty of interest in best confirmation lambs. Lambs weighing in excess of 45kg averaged 191p/kg. Leading the way this week was 48kg Texel lambs from George Newsham of Galgate selling to £100 and purchased by Denneys Butchers, Lyth Valley. This was followed by heavy weight Suffolk lambs selling to £98 from DM Eames of Abbeystead. Beltex lambs sold to £95 for 47kg lambs from BR & S Carter of Pilling. A consignment of Texel lambs from R Collinge and Son of Kirkham topped at £95 with other Texel’s selling to £94 from Steph Cowgill of Bentham. J & R Waller of Killington sold two pens of Suffolk lambs to £91. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 215p/kg from S Wilson & Son of Scotforth, purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers of Lancaster. Better confirmation lambs sold in excess of 200p/kg.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep numbers at Lancaster continue to grow with 170 forward this week, meeting with plenty of demand from a busy ring of buyers. The trade topped at £94 for Texel ewes from R Standen of Daisy Bank, closely followed by Elsie Hartley of Hornby selling to £90 with her Texel ewes. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold into the eighties. Mule ewes topped at £83 from S Wilson & Son of Scotforth with plenty of big Mule ewes selling around the £80 mark. Horned sheep topped at £55 for Dalesbreds from T & D Wright of Roeburndale East with Swaledales to £54 from RH & C Ayrton of Abbeystead and S Park of Aughton.
A selection of goats were on offer today selling to £69 and £66 from SE Peacock of Cockerham.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs
TEXEL: £100 Sellerley Fields, £95 The Dingle, £94 Oakhead Farm, £91 Sellerley Fields, £90.50 The Dingle, £86 High House Farm. SUFFOLK: £98 Middle Lee Farm, £91 Hallbeck, £90 Oakhead Farm, £84, £83 Yew Tree Cottage. BELTEX: £95 Scronkey Farm, £86 Burrow Heights Farm, £72 Wyre Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £81.50 Lingrow, £75 Springfield Farm, £71.50 Scronkey Farm, £71, £69, £65 Springfield Farm. CONTINENTAL: £80, £68 Field House. MULE: £78 High House Farm, £65 Botton Hall Farm. ZWARTBLES: £72 Wyre Farm. MASHAM: £67 Field House. HAMPSHIRE: £62 Upper Greenbank.

Cast Ewes
TEXEL: £94 New Bungalow, £90 Hazel Brae, £89 Upper Greenbank, £86 Old Woodhouse, £82 New Bungalow, £78 Upper Greenbank. SUFFOLK: £87, £80 Upper Greenbank. ZWARTBLES: £86 North Farm. MULE: £83 Burrow Heights Farm, £80 Old Woodhouse, £80, £79 North Farm, £78 Ouzelthorn Farm. LEICESTER: £81 Highfield Farm, £80 Cragg End, £75 Yates Farm, £15 Cragg End. CHAROLLAIS: £71 Burrow Heights Farm. DALESBRED: £55, £50 Allcocks Farm. SWALEDALE: £54 Ouzelthorn, Highfield Farm, £51 Botton Hall Farm, £50 Cragg End, £35 Highfield Farm, £32 Cragg End.
Cast Tups
TEESWATER: £71 Allcocks Farm. DALESBRED: £50 Allcocks Farm.
GOATS: £69, £65, £59, £52 Cockerman Boers.

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