Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 28th September

Prime Lambs

North West Auctions Lancaster had its weekly sale of prime lambs with a few less forward this week, as the price eased at the end of the previous week. There was an overall market average of 200p/kg.

Leading the way this week was Beltex lambs selling to £121 or 263p/kg from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. From the same home Texel lambs sold to 253p/kg or £116. The consignment from E Hartley, Hornby sold to £115 twice and £114, with the consignment topping at 250p/kg for Texels. Other leading prices for Texels included £117 from P & V Bennett, Aldcliffe. Charollais lambs sold to £112 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with other pens of Texel lambs from the same home selling to £104.50 twice and £103.50. Plenty of pens of Continental lambs sold around the £100 mark. Hampshire lambs sold to £101 from WB Kellet, Winmarleigh. Suffolk lambs sold to £97 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale.

Mule lambs sold to £86.50 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale with other Mule lambs selling to £86 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

Cast Sheep

There were more cast ewes this week that sold to stronger demand and a sharper trade. Leading the way at £123 was a Texel ewe from C Barker, Morecambe with plenty of other Texel ewes easily selling into the nineties. Mule ewes sold to £86 from WB Kellet, Winmarleigh with others achieving £83 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel. Strong Mule ewes regularly sold around the £80 mark.

Horned ewes sold to £66 for Lonks from KA Purtill, Wigan. Swledale ewes sold to £55 from RG & H Preece, Roeburndale with plenty of horned ewes regularly selling around the £40 mark.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

BELTEX: £121 Humblescough Farm. TEXEL: £117 Arna Wood Farm, £115, £114 Hazel Brae, £109 Lentworth Farm, £104.50 Knowsley Farm. BLUE TEXEL: £116, £100 Humblescough Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £112 Knowsley Farm, £94 Throstle Grove Farm, Mill House Farm, £91.50 Throstle Grove Farm. HAMPSHIRE: £101 Lowcroft. SUFFOLK: £97 Knowsley Farm, £91, £88.50 Beaumont Grange, £86 Thornbush Farm, £82 Lentworth Farm. CONTINENTAL: £92 Beaumont Gate, £89.50 Wyre Farm, £88 Beaumont Gate, £73 Oak Avenue. MULE: £86.50 Yates Farm, £86 Ouzelthorn Farm, £85 Yates Farm, High House Farm, £79 Thornbush Farm, £76 Birks Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £123 Hatlex Lane, £99 Sellerley Fields, £93 Hutton Roof Hall, £91 Sellerley Fields, £89 Throstle Grove Farm. CONTINENTAL: £86 Newhouse Farm, £76 Hatlex Lane, £66, £58 Oak Avenue. MULE: £86 Lowcroft, £83 Barrow Greaves Farm, £80 Blackwood End, £75 Hatlex Lane, £73 Newhouse Farm. SWALEDALE: £55, £42 Thornbush Farm, £41 Low Moor Head Farm, £40 High House Farm, £33 Yates Farm. DALESBRED: £42, £39 Low Moor Head Farm.

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