Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 28th October

Prime Lambs

There was an entry of 466 Prime Lambs this week selling to an improved market average of 165p/kg with lambs weighing between 45kg and 50kg averaging 169p/kg. Top pence per kilo was 205p/kg or £88 a head for Texels from AG Butler, Hambleton purchased by Gregory William Butchers, Lancaster. Plenty of pens of better conformation lambs were selling 180p/kg plus. Texel lambs sold to a top of £93 a head from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers. Other Texels sold to £92 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale, £90 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof, £89 from T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping with plenty more pens selling in the mid-eighties. Hill bred lambs saw heavyweight Swaledales sell to £72 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead, with Mules selling to £68 form M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Cast Sheep

There was a slightly sharper trade for cast ewes this week with Continental ewes from AR Gornall, Crosthwaite selling to £96 with Suffolks from the same home selling to £94. Plenty more ewes sold around the £80 mark. Mule ewes sold to a top of £64 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had a slightly reduced entry forward this week selling to another strong trade. Topping the market at £58.50 was AR Gornall, Crosthwaite with Texel lambs with Beltex lambs selling to a top of £56 from IT Richardson, Catforth. There was an overall market average of £54.40.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £93 Yeat House, £92 Newhouse Farm, £90 Hutton Roof Hall, £89 Brown Brook, £88 Newhouse Farm. Continental £82.50, £79 Old Glasson Farm, £66.50 Moss House Farm. Charollais £80, £78 Jacksons Farm. Mule £68 High House Farm, £66 Brown Brook, High House Farm, Cragg End, £65.50 Lentworth Farm. Swaledale £72, £63, £61.50 Marshaw Farm. Horned £61 Hall Drive. Dorset £58 Moss House Farm.

Cast Ewe

Texel £96, £83 Gilpin Green Farm, £78 Moss Side Farm, £69 Mill House Farm, £68 Moss Side Farm. Suffolk £94 Gilpin Green Farm. Continental £79 Gilpin Green Farm. Mule £64 Yeat House, £60 Broseley Hall Farm, £59 Mill House, £55 Moss Side Farm, £52 Broseley Hall Farm. Lleyn £59, £52 Broseley Hall Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel £60 Broseley Hall Farm.

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