Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 12th July 2021

Lancaster Monday had an increased entry of 831 lambs forward, selling to an overall market average 11p up on the week of 253p/kg. This led to an impressive market average of £103.87 a head which is very good for the middle of July and well ahead of the previous year.

It was heavy weight Texel lambs which led the way, selling to £139 from GA & RA Surtees, Stodday followed by 51kg Texels selling to £137. Closely following on from this was the consignment from J S Horner, Ingleton with 45kg Beltex lambs selling to £135 or 300p/kg with others from the same home achieving £131. Other noted prices for Texel sired lambs were £131 from S Robinson, Goosnargh, £130 from RA Holmes, Inskip, with £129 achieved by E Hartley, Hornby and T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Plenty more lambs easily sold in the £120’s.

Beltex lambs sold to a top of 302p/kg from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham followed by 300p/kg from P Kaye, Chorley and 297p/kg from W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmaine. Plenty pens of nicely bred lambs sold around the 270-290 p/kg mark.

More Mule lambs were in the market today with 52kg lambs selling to £120 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyersdale. Followed by 45kg Mules selling to £106 from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough, with others to £104 from the same home. Lightweight lambs continue to be in strong demand with well finished ones frequently selling in excess of 250p/kg.

Just a handful of prime hoggs in the market today, which saw Texels sell to a top of £93 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof.

There was a bumper entry of 451 cast sheep which saw big, well meated Continental Mules continue to sell to a strong trade, with the trade for smaller, leaner types of sheep - especially hill sheep - slightly less on the previous week. Leading the way today was a couple of Texel tups selling to £152 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. A pen of 8 Texel cast ewes sold to £136 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Other Texel x ewes sold to £132 from K A Purtill, Wigan, £130 from C D & H L
Mason, Caton followed by £128 from J Smith, Brookhouse. Plenty more pens of Continental ewes easily selling in the £120’s. Suffolk ewes sold to £135 from W N & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

The trade for the Mule ewes twice peaked at £114 from G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands and W N & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes sold in excess of the £100 mark. Leicester ewes this week sold to a top of £114 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

There was a lot more horned sheep in the market today which saw the trade twice top at £84, firstly from B & SE Carter, Ellel and then from W I & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Pens of stronger, well meated Swaledale ewes sold in excess of the £70 mark. Scotch Blackface ewes sold to £80 from P Kaye, Chorley.

A handful of goats in the market today, always meet plenty of demand and are eagerly bid for selling to £76 from SE Peacock, Cockerham.

Top Prices


Texel - £139 The Barn, £137 North Farm, £131 Ingleborough Park Drive, £131 White Moss Gate, £130 Keepers Cottage. Beltex - £135, £122 Ingleborough Park Drive, £124 Cock Hall Farm, £117 Breworth Fold Farm, £116 Woodlands Farm. Mule - £120 Catshaw Hall Farm, £106, £104 Oakenclough, £94 Cragg End. Continental - £119 Ivy Farm, £117, £114 Oakenclough, £116.50 Bowlands Gardens, £113 Hall Drive. Suffolk - £118.50 Ingleborough Park Drive, £116 Hallbeck, £115 High House Farm, £112 Beaumont Gate, £108 Breworth Fold Farm. Horned - £118 Humblescough Farm. Charolais - £109.50 Newhouse Farm. Zwartble - £97 Millstones.

Texel - £152 Humblescough Farm, £136 Brown Brook, £132 Oak Avenue, £130 Mearsbeck Farm, £128 Moorcock Hall Farm. Suffolk - £135, £112 Cocker House Farm, £118 The Bungalow, £86 Ellers Farm. Mule - £114 Cocker House Farm, £114 Maddison Avenue, £104 Hutton Roof Hall, £104 Cobble Hey Farm, £102 Mearsbeck Farm. Leicester - £114 Ouzelthorn Farm, £70 Overhouses, £70 Hare Apple Tree. Continental - £108 Ellers Farm, £100 Cock Hall Farm, £96 Humblescough Farm, £95 Birch House Cottage. Lleyn - £100, £90 Newhouse Farm, £91 Low Pleasant. Zwartble - £108 Millstones. Swale - £84 Cragg End, £84 Holme House Farm, £79 Appletree Farm, £75 Ouzelthorn Farm. Scot - £80 Breworth Fold Farm. Beltex - £80 Moorcock Hall Farm. Goat - £76 Cockerman Boers. Cheviot - £76, £68 Marl House. Masham - £70 Cobble Hey Farm. Horned - £60 Hare Apple Tree, £55 Moorcock Hall Farm.

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