Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 24 June 2019

Cast Sheep sell to £113 and Prime Lambs to £103

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of Prime Lambs at Lancaster had an increased entry of 702 selling to an overall market average of 206p/kg. Lambs with good confirmation and well fleshed lightweight lambs were in strong demand. The trade was topped today by 47kg Charollais lambs selling to £103 from Steph Cowgill of Bentham. Texel lambs sold to £99 twice from H Birkett & Son of Overton and DJ Casson & Son of Slyne with other texels to £97 from E Lund & Son of Ingleton and £96.50 from P Lawrenson & Son of Chorley. Suffolks topped at £96.50 from DJ Casson and Son of Slyne. Beltexs twice sold to a top of £94 or 235p/kg from S Wilson & Son of Scotforth. Lightweight lambs continue to be in strong demand selling regularly in excess of 210p/kg.

Cast Sheep
The cast sheep trade continues to improve with best types of ewes regularly selling in excess of the £100 mark. A better number of just shy of one hundred forward saw all buyers keen to purchase. Texel ewes consigned from J Burr of Quernmore sold to £113 and £104 twice and Suffolk ewes from the same home to £100. BR & S Carter of Pilling consignment sold to £102 for Texel ewes. Best Mule ewes sold to £90 from D & D Huddleston of Wray with plenty of other pens of good Mule ewes selling in the early eighties. Horned sheep topped at £64 for Swaledales from A & L Huddleston of Wray.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs
CHAROLLAIS: £103 Oakhead Farm, £92, £87.50 Walmsley Fold, £84 Burrow Heights Farm, £83 Middle Ridge Farm, Tarnwater Farm, £81 Middle Ridge Farm, Lingrow. TEXEL: £99 North Farm, Beaumont Gate, £97 Lundholme Farm, £96.50, £94 Walmsley Fold, £93.50 Annasghyl, £92 Cock Hall Farm, £90 Oak Head Farm. SUFFOLK: £96.50 Beaumont Gate, £94 Maddison Avenue, £93 Herdmans House, £90 North Farm, Beaumont Gate, £88, £84 Beaumont Gate, £84 Cobble Hey Farm. BELTEX: £94 Burrow Heights Farm, £88 Scronkey Farm.

Cast Ewes
TEXEL: £113, £104 Little Fell, £102 Scronkey Farm, £92 Little Fell, £89 Moss House Farm, £88 Little Fell, £87 Lundholme Farm. SUFFOLK: £100 Little Fell, £87 Low Moorhead, £80 Little Fell, £55 Lundholme Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £95 Jacksons Farm. MULE: £90 Botton Hall Farm, £83 Little Fell, £81 Burrow Heights Farm, £80, £74 Little Fell, £71 North Farm. CONTINENTAL: £85 Meadow Side. MASHAM: £78, £70 Cobble Hey Farm. LLEYN: £74 Burrow Heights Farm. SWALEDALE: £64, £60 Overhouses.

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