Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 15th November 2021


Lancaster held its weekly sale of prime lambs with a reduced entry forward this week of 651 but there was certainly no reduction in trade with an impressive overall market average of 267p/kg and an SQQ of 274p. All lambs forward averaged just a few pence short of £120 a head.
Beltex lambs led the way in Lancaster selling to £148 weighing 50kgs from Kevin Purtill, Wigan which were purchased by Michael Lomax on behalf of Mckuhens Butchers, Liverpool. Texel lambs topped at £146.50 weighing 57kg from J Whewell, Scorton. Texels also topped the pence per kilo today selling to a top of 310p/kg or £145 from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston. Suffolk lambs peaked at £138 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Plenty pens of heavy weight lambs regularly selling in the region of £140. Handy weighted lambs in Lancaster today have been a sharper trade, with well finished continental lambs regularly selling between 270-280p/kg. Mule lambs this week peaked at £144 weighing 59kg from S&J France, Over Wyresdale purchased by George Blacklidge, with Masham lambs from the same home selling to £132.50. Other noted prices for Mules were £129 weighing 49kg from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasedale. All Mules forward in the market today averaged £118.86.


There was an increased entry of over 80 cast sheep forward today that were met with an ever-increasing trade, leading the way today was Texel ewes selling to £139 from R&B Parker, Killington. Followed by the consignment of Charollais x ewes from Helme & Proctor, Grimsargh selling to £116 twice and £113, with plenty of pens of continental ewes easily selling in excess of £100. Mule ewes sold to £101 from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston. Horned ewes peaked at £75 for Lonks from A Brown, Littledale.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex - £148 Oak Avenue, £141 Park Farm Barn, £128 Old Woodhouse, £111, £110 Ingleborough Park Drive. Texel - £146.50 Wyresdale Park, £145 Ingrave Farm, £143.50 Wyre Farm, £140 Hallbeck, £139 Ingrave Farm, Wyre Farm. Mule - £144 Kays Farm, £129 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £122 North Farm, £121.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £120 Kays Farm, Sykes Farm. Suffolk - £138 Cock Hall Farm, £126.50 Hallbeck, £119 Old Glasson Farm, £115.50 Knowsley Farm, Old Glasson Farm, £112 Knowsley Farm. Continental - £136.50 North Farm, £127 Wyre Farm, £126.50 Pedder Grove, £121.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £118.50, £117.50 Oak Avenue. Charolais - £136 Scronkey Farm, £123 Wyre Farm, £121 Ripley St Thomas, £110 Ingleborough Park Drive. Masham - £132.50, £116.50 Kays Farm. Cheviot - £119 Oak Avenue. Ryeland - £115 Wyre Farm. Dorset - £112 Park Farm Barn, £102 High Hallbeck. Jacob - £90 Bensons Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel - £139 High Hallbeck, £113 Ingrave Farm, £110 Brabiner House Farm, £100 Lakeside View, £98, £92 High Hallbeck. Charolais - £116 Brabiner House Farm, £110 The Old Stable, £96, £80 Brabiner House Farm. Suffolk - £112 Brabiner House Farm. Cheviot - £104 Ingrave Farm. Mule - £101 Ingrave Farm, £89 Wyresdale Park, £80 School Villas, £79 Wyresdale Park. Continental - £95 Ingrave Farm, £87 Lakeside View, £74 Deep Clough, £66 Brabiner House Farm, £64, £63 Lakeside View. Zwartble - £93 Lakeside View.

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