Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep - Monday 12th October

Prime Lambs

Lancaster Auction Marts weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a much improved number of 924 forward selling to an overall market average of 191p/kg with an SQQ 194p/kg. This week saw the handy weighted lamb’s 38-44kg in most demand, selling to around 200p/kg. As seen the previous week, heavy weighted lambs were in slightly less demand, regularly selling in excess of 180p/kg. More hill bred lambs were forward today in Lancaster as well.
Lancaster continues to offer a strong trade for the best conformation lambs with butcher buyers present looking to purchase these. Top pence per kilo this week was 244p/kg for a pair of 39kg Beltex lambs from J & H Huddleston, Brookhouse selling to £95. This was followed by Beltex lambs from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham selling to 232p/kg or £95 with plenty more pens of lambs selling over 220p/kg. Texel lambs this week sold to a top of £105 for heavy weights from TE & A Garth, Bleasdale followed by £104 from J France, Pilling, £101 and £100 from P Kaye, Brindle with others selling to £100 from RS & IM Kellet, Cockerham.

Upland lambs sold to a top of £90 from A & J Smith, Ingleton with Mules weighing 44kg twice selling to £86.50 from B & SE Carter, Ellel. Mule lambs weighing in the early to mid-forty kilos often selling in the early to mid-eighties.

Cast Sheep

There was a bumper entry 219 cast sheep forward today selling to a very similar trade as seen over previous weeks. Texel ewes sold to a top of £110 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with others selling to £101 from J France, Pilling with plenty of pens of stronger Continental and Texel sheep selling into the nineties. Mule ewes this week peaked at £79 from James Burr, Quernmore with plenty of pens of stronger Mule ewes selling into the mid-seventies. There were plenty of pens of horned ewes selling in the forties this week topping at £47 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of store lambs had an entry of forty forward. The sale consisted of long keep lambs. Leading the way at £59 were Texel lambs from DM Eames, Abbeystead. Horned lambs sold to a top of £54 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:
TEXEL: £105 Bailey Hey Farm, £104 Merryfield, £10, £100 Breworth Fold Farn, £100 Mill House Farm. BELTEX: £95 Annasghyl, £94 Ingrave Farm. CONTINENTAL: £90 lowcroft, £86.50, £86 11 Pedder Grove, £86.50 Walnut Tree Cottage. CHEVIOT: £90, £80 Cross Farm, £77 Marshaw Farm. SUFFOLK: £89 Old Glasson Farm, £88 Mill House Farm, £86.50 Hallbeck, £85 25 Ingleborough Park Drive, £85 Walnut Tree Cottage. MULE: £86.50 Cragg End, £83.50 High House Farm, £83 North Farm, £81.50 Yates Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £85 Ingrave Farm, £84.50 Merryfield. TEESWATER: £81.50 Middle Lee Farm. HAMPSHIRE: £78.00 Annasghyl. SWALEDALE: £64 £60 Marshaw Farm, £61 Yates Farm. HERDWICK: £60.00 Castle o Trim.

Cast Ewe:
TEXEL: £110, £94 Hutton Roof Hall, £101 Merryfield, £97 Little Fell, £88 Mearsbeck Farm. CONTINENTAL: £99, £95 Mill House Farm, £68, £60 Dove Cote Farm, £67 Rooten Brook. MULE: £79 Little Fell, £74 Dove Cote Farm, £74 Rooten Brook, £72 Mill House Farm, £72 Walnut Tree Cottage. CHEVIOT: £53, £37 Marshaw Farm. SUFFOLK: £47 Dove Cote Farm. SWALEDALE: £48, £38 Marshaw Farm, £44 Low Hall Farm, £38 Dove Cote Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £45, £42, £41 Dove Cote Farm. HERDWICK: £30 Poole Bank Farm.

Cast Ram: TEXEL: £83 Appletree Farm, £80 Annasghyl. SWALEDALE: £34, £25 Poole Bank.

Store Lambs:
CONTINENTAL: £59 Middle Lee Farm. SUFFOLK: £57 Middle Lee Farm. HORNED: £54, £47 Walnut Tree Cottage.

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