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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 8th August 2022.

Prime Lambs
It was nice to have a larger offering of over 600 prime lambs forward this morning, with a total market average of 248p/kg well finished lambs continue to sell in excess of 250p/kg with the best types selling around the 300p/kg mark. Peaking at 302p/kg were Beltex lambs from JS Horner, Ingleton, 300p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan and 298p/kg from D Cockett, Ingleton. Heavy weight Suffolk lambs from W&D Bradley, Goosnargh sold to £144 with Texel lambs from the same home selling to £135 at 51kgs. Texel lambs peaked at £140 at 54kgs from H Birkett & Son, Overton. The consignment of heavy weight lambs from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock sold to £140, £136, £135 and £133. Mule lambs sold to a top of £110 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton whom sold 43kg Mules to £107.
Cast Sheep
The weekly sale of cast sheep at Lancaster saw a large quantity of leaner types of sheep forward today, the trade today peaked at £190 from E Hartely, Hornby with a run of Texel x ewes from JM Sanderson, Halton selling to £137, £134 and £132 with the Sanderson Family also topping the Mule trade today at £116. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold in the £120’s. Hill ewes today sold to a top of £114 for Cheviots from R Doran, Winmarleigh with plenty more Cheviot ewes selling around the £100 mark. Horned ewes saw Rough Fells to £78 from D&J Hey, Cockerham with Scottish Black Face to £75 from S Ashcroft, Euxton.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Suffolk: £144 Whittingham Lane, £136 Stubbins Farm, £123 Hallbeck, £117.50 Pilling Hall Farm, £113 Bailey Hey Farm, £110 Knowsley Farm. Continental: £140, £133 Stubbins Farm, £132 Sandvilla, £111 Whittingham Lane, £105 Sandvilla, £105 Hazel Brae. Texel: £140 North Farm, £135 Stubbins Farm, £135 Whittingham Lane, £130 Daub Hall Farm, £129 Hallbeck, £128 Burns Farm. Beltex: £130 Ingleborough Park Drive, £126 Oak Avenue, £124, £119, £113 Ingleborough Park Drive, £101 Wilson Wood. Cheviot: £130 Cross Farm, £108.50 School Lane. Mule: £110, £107 Fell End Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £190 Hazel Brae, £137, £134, £132 Lower Highfield, £122 Daub Hall Farm, £120 Hazel Brae. Continental: £122 Ingleborough Park Drive, £102 Broseley Hall Farm. Mule: £116 Lower Highfield, £110 Birch House Farm, £107 Burns Farm, £103, £102 Broseley Hall Farm. Cheviot: £114 School Lane, £100, £98 Cross Farm.

Cast Rams:

Continental: £125, £102 Sandvilla. Suffolk: £95 Westholme Farm. Texel: £90 Broseley Hall Farm.

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