Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 2nd September

845 Sheep at Lancaster today sell to a top of £103

Prime Lambs

There was an entry just short of 500 Prime Lambs at Lancaster today. Well-bred, good meated type of lambs were a strong trade topping at 206p/kg or £103 for a pair of Beltex x lambs weighing 50kg from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale with others at 200p/kg. Other Beltex x lambs from AG Butler, Hambleton selling to £86. Other Beltexs from young shepherds Robert & Josh Standham sold to £85. Texels topped at £84 from JM & MH France & Son, Little Dale with others from AG Butler selling to £83. Suffolks topped at £79 today for heavy weight lambs from RS & IM Kellet, Cockerham. There was a large entry of Mule and Mashams on offer today which saw Mules sell to £71.50 from PD Pye, with others to £70 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead. Well-fleshed Mashams from DM Eames, Abbeystead topped at £70.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of 114 ewes today, which saw an improved trade. Topping the cast trade was a Charollais tup from J Burr, Quernmore making £94. Ewes topped at £80 for a Teeswater from DM Eames, Abbeystead. Mule ewes saw keen bidding topping at £77, also from DM Eames. Well fleshed Swales from KM & KJ Curwen topped at £60. All cast sheep today sold to an average of £57.

Store Lambs

There was an entry of 235 Store Lambs today with a ring full of buyers all keen for lambs. Topping market today was Myerscough College, Bilsborrow with Texel x lambs selling to £68. Smart Cheviot x Texel lambs from SE & J Gorst, Little Dale topped at £63. Mule lambs today topped at £51.50 from G Faraday, Bleasdale with others to £51 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale. Small long keep lambs were sought after today with Beltex x lambs from IT Richardson topping at £55 with others to £46.50 from MG & WD Burton, Boldron.

Store Lambs today sold to an average of £56.50.

More Lambs are required for our next sale on Monday 16th September. Please advise of entries for the catalogue before Tuesday 10th September to Andrew Butler on 07966 556592

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

BELTEX: £103 Marl House, £86 Park Farm Barn, Marl House, £85 New Bungalow. TEXEL: £84 Newhouse Farm, £83, £82 Park Farm Barn, £80 Forgelands Estate. SUFFOK: £79 Mill House Farm, £77, £75 Walnut Tree, £74.50 Middle Lee Farm, £70 Walnut Tree. CHAROLLAIS: £77.50, £76, £74.50, £72.50 Sowerby Hall Farm, £72 Marl House. TEESWATER: £76 Middle Lee Farm. MULE: £71.50 Marl House, £70 Dunkenshaw Farm, £68 Botton Hall Farm, £67 Dunkenshaw Farm. CHEVIOT: £70 Marshaw Farm. MASHAM: £70 Middle Lee Farm. HAMPSHIRE: £60, £56, £54 Upper Greenbank. CONTINENTAL: £50 Longstripes Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEESWATER: £80 Middle Lee Farm. TEXEL: £78, £73 Yeat House, £71 Little Fell, £68 Park Farm Barn, £66 Forgelands Estate. MULE: £77 Little Fell, Middle Lee Farm, £76, £72 Yeat House. LEICESTER: £65 Appletree Farm. SWALEDALE: £60 Marshaw Farm, £46 Appletree Farm, £32 Marl House, £24 Appletree Farm. CHEVIOT: £60 Marshaw Farm.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £94 Little Fell.

Store Lambs

TEXEL: £68, £65, £64, £63 Myerscough Hall, £63 Cragg Farm. BELTEX: £55 West View Farm. MULE: £51.50, £51 Fell End Farm, £51 Marl House, £49.50, £47 Longstripes Farm. CONTINENTAL: £46.50, £46 Bowfield Farm.

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