Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 29th July

Spring Lambs

There was a smaller entry of Spring Lambs forward this week selling to a very similar trade, with an overall market average of 170p/kg with a plainer show of lambs offer this week. Heavy weight lambs continue to be in demand topping at £101 for 51kg Charollai from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham with 47kg Charollais from the same home selling to £92. A consignment from R Doran, Winmarleigh saw Texels sell to £93 with Charollais from the same home selling to £90. Plenty of pens of heavy weight pens selling into the eighties. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 200p/kg from IT Richardson, Catforth. Plenty of better conformation lambs sold around the 190p/kg mark.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller entry of just over 200 sheep forward this week selling to a slightly easier trade. Topping the market today was A Fare, Newton with Beltex ewes selling to £93. Texel ewes sold to £87 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with others to £85 from JK & BE Townely, Brookhouse. Suffolk ewes sold to £85 from G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands. Mule ewes topped at £75 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne with plenty of other pens selling in the early seventies.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Charollais £101, £92 Oak Head Farm, £90 School Lane. Texel £93 School Lane, £89 Herdsmans House, £88 Oak Head Farm, £85.50 Lundholme Farm, £82 Herdsmans House. Suffolk £84 Oak Head Farm, £82 Herdsmans House, £71.50 Raw Head, £68 Maddison Avenue, £67 Raw Head. Continental £75 Hall Drive. Mule £69 High House Farm, £65 Dunkenshaw Farm, £64 Botton Hall. Beltex £67 West View Farm.

Cast Ewes

Beltex £93, £78, £77 Norcross. Texel £87 North Farm, £85 Mearsbeck, £80 North Farm, £77 Herdsmans House, £76 Mearsbeck. Suffolk £85 Maddison Avenue, £79 North Farm. Mule £75 Beaumont Gate, £74 Wyre Farm, £73 North Farm, Mearsbeck Farm. Zwartble £74 North Farm. Continental £73, £63 North Farm. Lleyn £72, £65, £58 Beaumont Gate. Cheviot £64 North Farm.

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