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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 13th December 2021

Prime Lambs

This week at Lancaster saw another good entry of 993 prime lambs forward, selling to a slightly easier trade of 268p/kg. Well finished and heavy weight lambs continue to be in strong demand with buyers more cautious of the grassier types.

A consignment of heavy weight lambs from P Kaye, Brindle led the way, selling to £149 with Texels followed by Suffolks from the same home, selling to £148. This was followed by other heavy weights to £147.50 and £145 from V &EJ Chadwick & Son, Sowerby. Plenty more heavy weights were selling around the £140 mark, with heavy weights averaging 272p/kg. Best quality lambs continue to sell around the 300p/kg mark and more, topping at 318p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Mule lambs sold to a top of £133 for 50kg lambs from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.

Cast Sheep

Lancaster was short of cast sheep this morning with the trade remaining firm. Once again, Lancaster cast sheep averaged in excess of the £100 mark. Texel ewes sold to a top of £151 from Elsie Hartley, Hornby with others from the same home selling to £129. Cast tups sold to £130 for continentals from David Gardner, Brookhouse. Mule ewes peaked at £118 from B & J Preston, Caton.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs:

Texel: £149 Breworth Fold Farm, £147.50 Sowerby Hall Farm, £145 Park Farm Barn, Sowerby Hall Farm, £144 Breworth Fold Farm, Old Woodhouse. Suffolk: £148, £140.50 Breworth Fold Farm, £129.50 Hudsbrook Farm, £129 North Farm, £128 Park Farm Barn, £118.50 Breworth Fold Farm. Continental: £144 Carr House Farm, £142 Sowerby Hall Farm, £129.50 Botton Hall Farm, £121 Oak Avenue, £113 Carr House Farm. Charollais: £134 West View Farm, £130 Park Farm Barn, £120, £113 Carr House Farm, £108 Thornbush Farm, £104 Carr House Farm. Mule: £133 Catshaw Hall Farm, £124.50 Sykes Farm, £121 Cobble Hey Farm, £115 Ouzelthorn Farm, £113.50 Fell End Farm, £112.50 Moss House Farm. Cheviot: £125 Hazel Brae, £121 Cross Farm, £120.50, £113.5 Rigg Farm, £84, £72 Cross Farm. Masham: £123, £111 Cobble Hey Farm. Ryeland: £109 West View Farm.

Cast Ewes:

Texel: £151, £129 Hazel Brae, £120 Ellers Farm, £119 (2) Hutton Roof Hall. Continental: £121, £109 Newhouse Farm. Mule: £118 Ellers Farm, £102 Chapal House, £88 Newhouse Farm, £75 Ellers Farm. Cheviot: £108 Hutton Roof Hall. Jacob: £75 Chapal House.

Cast Tups:
Continental: £130 Quarry House Farm. Leicester: £102 High House Farm.

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