Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 27th December 2021


Lancaster held is Christmas bank holiday sale of prime lambs with an entry of 684 forward consisting of a large proportion of hill lambs, selling to an overall market average of Handy weighted well finished Continental lambs continue to sell in the region of 300p/kg peaking at 320p/kg from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. A shortage of good quality heavy weight lambs today saw the trade peak at £151 from G Bereford & Son, Kirkby in Furness. Followed by heavy weight Texels to £148 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. The Mule trade twice peaked at £133.50 weighting 50kg from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead with 49kg Mules to £128 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasedale. Horned lambs peaked at £114 for 44kg Dalesbreds from S&J France, Over Wyresdale., with 40kg Dalesbred to £108 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.


A few more cast sheep were forward today, which saw a similar trade to previous weeks. Texel ewes sold to £126 from G Beresford & Son, Kirkby in Furness followed by other Texel ewes to £121 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasedale. Mule ewes peaked at £107 from JW Cornall & Sons. Horned ewes saw Swaledales sell to £86 from JW Cornall & Sons, with Dalesbreds selling to £85 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:
Texel: £151 Angerton Hall Farm, £148, £144 Hutton Roof Hall, £139 Brown Brook, £135 Humblescough Farm, £132 Parkside Farm. Mule: £133.50 (2) Ouzelthorn Farm, £128 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £127.50, £120.50 Sykes Farm, £120 Ouzelthorn Farm. Beltex: £130 Knowsley Farm, £124 Oak Avenue, £113 Herdmans House. Continental: £125.50 West Hall, £117 Oak Avenue, £111 Overhouses, £100 Meolsgate Avenue. Suffolk: £125 West Hall, £123 Halton Park Farm, £123 Angerton Hall Farm, £122 Pilling Hall Farm, £121 West Hall, £116 Knowsley Farm. Masham: £120 Kays Farm. Kerry Hill: £117 Hutton Roof Hall. Charollais: £116 Herdmans House, £111.50 Meolsgate Avenue. Dalesbred: £114 Kays Farm, £108 Fell End Farm. Dorset: £113 Meolsgate Avenue. Swaledale: £102 Overhouses, £89 Yates Farm. Scottish Blackface: £93 Meolsgate Avenue. Gritstone: £85 Meolsgate.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £126 Angerton Hall Farm, £121 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £119 Angerton Hall Farm, £104 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £80 Burrow Heights. Mule: £107, £93, £52(2) Wyresdale Park. Cheviot: £102 Hutton Roof Hall. Swaledale: £86 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Dalesbred: £85 Fell End Farm. Horned: £70 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Gritstone: £68 Deep Clough.

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