Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 21st September

Prime Lambs

Lancaster Auctions weekly sale of prime lambs had 598 forward selling to an overall market average of 202p/kg. This week saw a very mix show of lambs forward in terms of finish, with leaner types penalised, as buyers are still prepared to pay a premium for well-finished lambs.

The market this week topped at £111 for a Texel lamb from P Rossall, Claughton on Brock. This was followed by £110 or 250p/kg for a Beltex lamb from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead selling to Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. Other notable prices for Texel lambs included £109 from JS Horner, Ingleton with the consignment from CD & HL Mason, Caton Green selling to £109 and £106. £107.50 was achieved for Texels from WB Kellet, Winmarleigh, with RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead achieving £107. T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping sold Texels to £105.50 three times. Suffolk lambs sold to £108.50 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Plenty more pens of lambs sold over the £100 mark.

Mule lambs today sold to £92.50 three times for 47kg lambs from RH & C Ayrton, TA & RM Dawson, Quernmore and B & SE Carter, Ellel.

Cast Ewes

Once again, there was over 100 cast ewes at Lancaster selling to a similar trade. Leicester ewes topped at £100 from RH & C Ayrton. Texel ewes sold to £96.50 from RI & O Wilson, Scotforth with other Texels to £92 from J Smith, Brookhouse. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold into the eighties. Big Lonk ewes sold to £78 from S Bosworth, Burnley with Mule ewes peaking at £72 from CD & HL Mason, Caton Green. Swaledales sold to £44 from RH & C Ayrton.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

TEXEL: £111 Lapwing Close, £109 Ingleborough Park Drive, £109 Mearsbeck Farm, £107.50 Lowcroft, £107 Ouzelthorn. BELTEX: £110, £94 Ouzelthorn, £91 Carr House Farm, £80 Haversham. SUFFOLK: £108.50, £96.50, £91.50 Walnut Tree Cottage, £99 Ingleborough Park Drive, £94 Old Glasson Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £99, £97 Carr House Farm, £90 Lowcroft. MULE: £92.50, £84.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £92.50 Cragg End, £92.50 Lower Brow Top, £79 Botton Hall. CONTINENTAL: £87 Birch House Cottage, £80, £74.50 Botton Hall Farm, £79, £78 Dockensall Farm. HORNED: £77 Brown Brook.

Cast Ewes

LEICESTER: £100, £70 Ouzelthorn Farm TEXEL: £96 Ashford Close, £92, £80 Moorcock Hall Farm, £78 Old Woodhouse, £77 Ashford Close, £76 Cragg End. CONTINENTAL: £87, £85 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. MULE: £72, £68 Mearsbeck Farm, £68 Ouzelthorn Farm, £68 Ashford Close. CHEVIOT: £71 Lower Oakenleaves Farm. HORNED: £65 Lower Oakenleaves Farm. SWALEDALE: £44, £39 Ouzelthorn Farm, £34 Middle Lee Farm.

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