Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs and Cast Sheep, 9th August 2021

Lancaster enjoyed a sharper trade than anticipated following reports of trades over the weekend. There was an entry of 675 forward selling to an overall market average of 225p/kg, with 45-50kg lambs averaging 230p/kg. The trade today saw well finished lambs in big demand with buyers slightly cautious of purchasing lean lambs. Taking top spot this week was heavy weight Suffolk lambs selling to £150 from Alice O’Brian, Witten Le Wear. The Texel trade peaked at £124 and £120 from CA Fletcher, Goosnargh with both pens of lambs purchased by Gregory Williams butchers, Lancaster. Other noted Texel prices were £119 from H Birkett & Son, Overton and £116 from RM Gornall, Forton. Plenty more pens of Texel lambs easily selling around the £110 mark. Heavy weight Hampshire lambs sold to £123 from JS Hornet, Ingleton. The trade for Beltex lambs peaked at £116 from A&FM Bollands & Sons, Ellel, with Charollais lambs peaking at £113 from JS Horner, Ingleton. Top p/kg this week was 263 from for Beltex lambs from JS Horner, Ingleton, with others selling to 260p/kg from Ian Richardson, Catforth. Mule lambs this week sold to £85 weighing 40kg from S Park, Aughton.
The prime lamb trade has seen numbers tighter throughout the country today, as the day goes on many markets are reporting good averages with lambs required at Junction 36 tomorrow.

All buyers in attendance today were keen to purchase cast sheep Texel x ewes lead the way today, selling to £132 and £130 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby with other Texel x ewes to £130 from E Hartley, Hornby and £128 from GF & EE Holt, Chipping. Plenty more strong Texel ewes selling £120 plus. Mule ewes peaked at £124 for a big ewe from D&E Whittaker, Quernmore with other Mule ewes to £108 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Upland ewes saw Cheviots sell to £94 from R Doran, Winmarleigh followed by others to £91 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Horned sheep sold to £85 from J&CW Metcalfe & Son, Quernmore with Swaledales to £76 from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale West.

Top Prices


Top Prices


Suffolk - £150 Westholme Farm, £98.50 Ingleborough Park Drive, £92.50 Beaumont Gate, £92 Oak Avenue, New Elmridge Farm, £88 Highfields Farm. Texel - £124, £120 Lakeside View, £119 North Farm, £117 Lakeside View, £116 West View, £113 Ingleborough Park Drive. Hampshire - £123 Ingleborough Park Drive. Beltex - £116 Yeat House, £108 Ingleborough Park Drive, £99 Oak Avenue, £98 Scronkey Farm, £94 Humblescough Farm, £93.50 West View Farm. Charollais - £113, £97 Ingleborough Park Drive, £93, £91 Little Fell Farm. Continental - £101 Ingleborough Park Drive, £95, £92.50. Mule - £86, £85 Highfield Farm, £82 Bensons Farm. Lleyn - £75 Westholme Farm.


Texel - £132 Humblescough Farm, £130 Hazel Brae, Humblescough Farm, £128 New Elmridge Farm, £124 Oak Avenue, £122 Little Fell Farm. Mule – £124 Little Fell Farm, £108 Yeat House, £88 Rooten Brook, £84 Humblescough Farm, £64 Rooten Brook, £36 Humblescough. Zwartble - £122 Humblescough Farm, £111 New Elmridge Farm. Bluefaced Leicester - £108, £73 Yates Farm. Cheviot - £94 School Lane, £91 Oak Avenue, £60 School Lane. Suffolk - £94 Woodstock, £92 Westholme Farm. Continental – £89 Bensons Farm, £72 Hill Top Farm, £68 Woodstock, £65 Hill Top Farm, £40 Bensons Farm, £36 Woodstock. Horned - £85 Hare Apple Tree. Swaledale - £76 Thornbush Farm, £54 Hare Apple Tree, £45 Rooten Brook, £40 Thornbush Farm. Dorset - £51 Hare Apple Tree.

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