Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep - Monday 14th December 2020

Prime Lambs

Lancaster’s weekly sale of prime lambs had 655 forward. The overall market average was 207p/kg with a SQQ average of 210p/kg. Light weight and handy weight export lambs trade just as dear as the previous week. Heavy weight lambs between five and ten pence a kilo less than the previous week. The market topped at £119 or 270p/kg from L & A Duckett, Higher Bartle with others from the same home selling £108, £106 and £105.50 twice. The consignment of Texel lambs from Andrew Butler, Hambleton topped at £107 meanwhile TR Prickett, Hutton Roof draw of lambs topped at £105. Texel and Charolais lambs from P Lawrenson and Son, Chorley sold to £104, £102 and £100. Heavy Suffolk lambs peaked at £110.50 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale.
Upland lambs saw 46kg Cheviots sell to £97 weighing 46kg from J Bargh and Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Mule lambs topped at £89.50 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with Swaledale lambs selling to £82 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade continues to improve with sheep the sharpest they have been in recent times. A consignment of Texel and Continental ewes from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston selling to £120 and £110. Plenty of Continental ewes sold around the one-hundred-pound mark. Mule ewes peaked at £98 from James Burr, Quernmore with other mule ewes selling to £96 and £94 from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston. All mule ewes forward selling to average £83.31. Upland ewes saw Cheviots sell to £75 from G Blacklidge, Chorley with Scotch Blackface ewes selling to £62 from JR Mashiter, Overton.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel: £119, £108 Tabley House Farm, £107 Park Farm Barn, £106, £105.50, £105, £104 Tabley House Farm. Suffolk: £110.50, £98.50 Knowsley Farm, £96 Park Farm Barn, £93.50 Low Kit Brow, £93 Fell End Farm, £89, £86.50 Birch House Cottage, £78 Moss House Farm. Cheviot: £97 North Farm, £93 Low Kit Brow, £92.50 North Farm, £90 Birch House Cottage, £83.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £80 Marshaw Farm. Charollais: £96.50, £93.50 North Farm, £91.50 Knowsley Farm, £90 Jacksons Farm. Continental: £96 Carr House Farm, £95 Little Fell Farm, £94.50, £91 Carr House Farm, £89.50, £89 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £88 Sandholme Cottage, £84 Moss House Farm, £84, £83.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Beltex: £91.50 Park Farm Barn. Mule: £89.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £88 Fell End Farm, £85 Cobble Hey Farm, High House Farm, £82 Botton Hall, £81 Tarnwater Farm, £80 Highfield Farm, Quarry House Farm, £78.50 Moss House Farm, £76 Tarnwater Farm. Gritstone: £89.5 Park Farm Barn, £81 Moss House Farm. Dorset: £83.50 Moss House Farm. Swaledale: £82 Marshaw Farm, £79 Appletree Farm, £76.50 Marshaw Farm, £71.50 High House Farm. Scottish Blackface: £73 Tarnwater Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel: £120 Ingrave Farm. Continental: £110, £102 Ingrave Farm, £100 Burrow Heights Farm, £100, £99, £90 Ingrave Farm, £90 Low Moor Head Farm, £80, £54 Dove Cote Farm, £50 St Johns Avenue. Charollais: £102 Ingrave Farm. Mule: £98 Little Fell, £96, £94, £89, £85 Ingrave Farm, £81 Little Fell, Dove Cote Farm, £80 Ingrave Farm, £75 Dove Cote Farm, £70 Burrow Heights Farm. Cheviot: £75, £54 Dove Cote Farm. Scottish Blackface: £62, £40 St Helens Road. Gritstone: £47 Bensons Farm. Swaledale: £38 High House Farm.

Cast Tups

Cheviot: £118 Cragg Farm. Texel: £80 Wyre Farm. Blueface Leicester: £64 High House Farm.

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