Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. 23rd November 2021

Prime Lambs

Lancaster had an increased entry of 934 forward selling to a stronger market average this week of 271p/kg. Once again nine active buyers forward at Lancaster ensuring all specifications of lambs were well bid, in which more numbers could easily be handled. It was great to see new and returning vendors leaving pleased today. Heavy weight Suffolk lambs led the way today peaking at £148 from James Park, Ellel purchased by Michael Lomax closely followed by £147.50 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham. Texel lambs peaked at £145 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with others to £143.50 from David Gardner, Brookhouse and £142 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Dutch spotted lambs sold to a top of £137 KP Dagger, Catterall. Plenty of pens of heavy weight and well finished better confirmation lambs selling in the late one thirties today. Best conformation lambs regularly selling in the region of 300p/kg peaking at 312p/kg twice from BR & S Carter, Pilling.

Mules sold to a top £142 weighing 55kg from W & A Cornall, Barnacre followed by 49kg Mule lambs selling to £129.50 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale with all Mule lambs forward selling to an overall market average of £120.83.

Cast Sheep

A few more ewes on the market today in Lancaster saw 91 forward. Suffolk cross ewes lead the way selling to £120 from TB Carter, Preesall with others to £117 from G Blacklidge, Chorley. Mule ewes peaked at £109 from JE & J Pye, Quernmore with plenty of pens of Mules ewes selling in the nineties. Upland ewes saw Cheviots sell to ninety pound from J & SJ Riseborough, Warton with Horned ewes topping at eighty pound for Dalesbreds from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton.

Store Lambs

The later the it gets in the season the more buyers come out of the wood work with a good number of buyers in the market forward to witness a good trade with an overall market average of £84.80. texel lambs peaked at £94 from J & SJ Riseborough, Warton followed by Charolais to £93 from JM Kelsal, Quernmore.

Top Prices

Fat Lambs
Suffolk: £148 Walker In The Field, £147.50, £130 Walnut Tree Cottage, £118 Angerton Hall Farm, Beaumont Gate, £116 Fell End Farm. Texel: £145 Hutton Roof Hall, £143.50 Quarry House Farm, £142 High House Farm, £138.50 Fell End Farm, £138 Newhouse Farm, £137 Fell End Farm. Mule: £142 Bank Farm, £129.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £128.50 High House Farm, £128 Yates Farm, £127 Fell End Farm, £125.50 Lodge Cottage. Dutch Spotted: £137, £124, £114 Conway Close. Teeswater: £119 Middle Lee Farm. Cheviot: £119 Thornbush Farm, £118 Cross Farm, £108.50 Marshaw Farm, Cross Farm, £105 Marshaw Farm. Masham: £119 Middle Lee Farm. Charollais: £118 North Farm, £114, £110 Herdsman House. Beltex: £117 Oak Avenue. Continental: £116.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £115 North Farm, Castle O Trim, £114.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £114 Pedder Grove, £90 Castle O Trim. Horned: £106 Fell End Farm, £42 Ingrave Farm. Swaledale: £91 Marshaw Farm, £88.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £85 Marshaw Farm.

Cast Ewes
Suffolk: £120 Lyndale Farm, £117, £90, £70 Dove Cote Farm. Mule: £109 Gibsons Farm, £95 Old Glasson Farm, High House Farm, £94 Dove Cote Farm, £93 Lyndale Farm, £91 New Elmridge Farm. Texel: £100 Angerton Hall Farm, £82 New Elmridge Farm, £30 Wyre Farm. Dutch Spotted: £98 Lakeside View. Continental: £90 Dove Cote Farm, £69 Lakeside View, £40 Dove Cote Farm, Lakeside View. Cheviot: £90 Grange Rise, £64 Dove Cote Farm. Dalesbred: £80 Fell End Farm, £52 Lakeside View. Hampshire: £74 Dove Cote Farm. Gritstone: £63 Lakeside View. Swaledale: £58 Fell End Farm, £50 Middle Lee Farm, £41 Lakeside Farm. Scottish Blackface: £45 Burrow Heights Farm.

Cast Tups
Texel: £91 Gibsons Farm, £65 High House Farm, £30 Woodlands Farm.

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