Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 10th August

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an increased entry back to 885 forward. There was a very mixed entry of lambs forward this week which saw a lesser market average of 207p/kg selling to a full complement of buyers. Leading the way this week was 54kg Charollais lambs from V & EJ Chadwick & Son, Sowerby. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £114 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale, purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £114 from P & ME Higginson, Pilling. Texel lambs sold to £112 from Wannop Farms Ltd, Heaton with Oxcliffe with other Texel lambs to £110 and £108 from AT Alcock, Inskip. Plenty more pens of good conformation and heavy weight lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark. This week’s top pence per kilo was 255p/kg from Wannop Farms Ltd with plenty of pens of good conformation lambs selling in excess of the 240p/kg.

This week saw a larger quantity of hill lambs forward with Cheviots selling to £97.50 from A & J Smith, Ingleton. Mule lambs peaked at £91 from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough with plenty of pens in specification Mule lambs selling around 200p/kg mark. Horned lambs today peaked at £80.

Cast Sheep

What a trade for cast ewes! There was an increased entry of cast ewes forward this week selling to a very dear trade. Leading the way this week was DR Preston, Caton selling to £116 for Texel Ewes closely followed by £115 for Texels from V & EJ Chadwick & Sons, Sowerby. All Texel ewes averaged £98.80. Continental ewes sold to £109 from A Leak, Poulton le Fylde with other pens from the same home to £105. Continental rams sold to £107 from Messrs Jones, Cockerham. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold in excess of the £100 mark. Cheviot Mule ewes topped at £101 from the Exors of DM Cardwell, Stalmine. Mule ewes this week peaked at £96 from A Leak who sold others to £92 with a large quantity of strong Mule ewes selling in the late eighties. All Mule ewes forward this week averaged £74.50.

Upland ewes saw Cheviots sell to £83 and £82 from R Doran, Winmarleigh with horned ewes peaking at £48 for Scottish Blackfaces from the late WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday. Herdwick ewes sold to £60 from A Leak.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Charollais £117, £112, £106, £92 Sowerby Lodge, Carr House Farm. Suffolk £114 Ivy Farm, £100 St Johns Avenue, £97 Walnut Tree Cottage, £96 Hallbeck, £94 Low Kit Brow. Beltex £114 Knowsley Farm, £101 West View Farm, £95, £87 Marl House, £83 West View Farm. Texel £112 Heaton Hall Farm, £110, £108 Carr House Farm, £101 Burrow Heights Farm, Hallbeck. Continental £108 St Johns Avenue, £107 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £103 Lingrow, £95 Arna Wood Farm, £88 Sowerby Lodge. Cheviot £97.50, £88 Cross Farm, £81 Jacksons Farm. Mule £91, £87.50 Oakenclough, £84 Lower Brow Top, £82.50 Ouzlethorn, £76.50 Highfield Farm. Scottish Blackface £86 Tarnwater Farm. Horned £80, £77, £72 Longlands Road.

Cast Ewes

Texel £116 Ellers Farm, £115 Sowerby Lodge, £107 Parkside Farm, £105 Compley Avenue, £104 The Dingle. Continental £109 Compley Avenue, £105, £76 West View, £70 Sandvilla. Cheviot £101 Moss Side Farm, £88 Cross Farm, £83, £82 School Lane. Mule £96, £92 Compley Avenue, £89 Ellers Farm, £88 Blackwood End, £86 Walnut Tree Cottage. Suffolk £93 Walnut Tree Cottage. Beltex £85 West View Farm. LLeyn £73 Blackwood End. Charollais £68 Beaumont Grange. Herdwick £60 Compley Avenue. Scotch Blackface £48 Tarnwater Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel £107 Sandvilla. Continental £105, £90 Sandvilla.

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