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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep and Opening Sale of Store Lambs, Monday 15th August 2022.

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of prime lambs at Lancaster had an entry of over 600 forward which with were met with plenty of demand with eight active buyers forward, all looking to secure lambs with well finished lambs in the strongest demand and an overall market average of 245p/kg achieved.
Heavy weight lambs continue to create plenty of competition between the buyers at Lancaster with Texel peaking at £146 from H Birkett, Overton closely followed by £145 from B&J Preston, Caton. Plenty more pens of heavy weight lambs sold in excess of the £130 mark. Handy weight lambs from 40-44kgs regularly sold at 250p/kg. Well finished and better confirmation ones peaking at 290p/kg for Beltexs from KA Purtill, Wigan with Texels to 285p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. More hill lambs are starting to come forward now with Mules peaking at £109 at 45kgs at from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite.

Cast Sheep
As seen nationwide cast sheep are a slightly easier trade but still remaining strong for the time of year, leading the way was Texel x ewes achieving £132 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with Continental ewes to £120 from MB Flatman & Son, Over Wyresdale. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold in the hundreds and teens. Mule ewes peaked at £113 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel with two further pens to £110 from M&JM Redmayne, Bolderstone. Big Mule ewes sold in excess of the one hundred pound mark. Horned ewes saw well fleshed Swaledales sell to £84 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale with others to £82 from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite.

Store Lambs
Lancasters opening sale of store lambs had over 200 forward meeting plenty of demand, selling to an overall market averaged of £80.58. Leading the way at £87.50 was a pen of ¾ bred medium keep Texel lambs from J Gardner, Bay Horse. Suffolk lambs sold to £86 from FK&F Woodhouse, Scorton. Other leading prices saw Texels at £84 from Myerscough College and £83 from SE Whewell, Scorton. A consignment from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston sold Texels to £83.50 and Cheviot x’s to £83.50. Entries are now being taken for the next sale on Monday 29th August.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £146 North Farm, £145 Ellers Farm, £135 Walnut Tree Cottage, £133 Sandfield Cottage, £132 Hutton Roof Hall, £132 Ellers Farm, £131.50 Low Bendrigg Farm, £130 North Farm, £128 Bensons Farm, £126 Low Moor Head Farm. Continental: £122 Bensons Farm, £120 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £105 Low Moor Head Farm, £105 Fern Bank Farm, £100.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £100 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £119 Old Parkside Farm, £108 Fell End Farm, £100 Old Parkside Farm. Beltex: £110 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £109 Lodge Cottage, £102 Ouzelthorn Farm. Cheviot: £101 Fern Bank Farm. Charollais: £96 Low Pleasant.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £132 Hutton Roof Hall, £118 Wyre Farm, £117 Oak Tree Farm, £107 West View. Continental: £120 Swainshead Hall Farm, £103 Hill View Farm, £98 Swainshead Hall Farm, £96 West View, £91 Hill View Farm, £90 Oak Tree Farm. Mule: £113 Yeat House, £110 Lower House Farm, £105 Walnut Tree Cottage, £100 Wyre Farm, £100, £98 Oak Tree Farm, £98 Middle Lee Farm, £94 Lower House Farm, £92 Swainshead Hall Farm. Teesdale: £104, £90 Middle Lee Farm. Suffolk: £96 Lodge Cottage, £94 Middle Lee Farm. Swaledale: £84 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £82 Lodge Cottage.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £130, £120, £118 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £112 Walnut Tree Cottage.

Store Lambs:

Texel: £87.50 Haversham House Farm, £84 Myerscough Hall, £83.50 Woodstock, £83 Wyresdale Park, £82.50 West View Farm, £82 Myerscough Hall. Suffolk: £86, £82, £79, £69 Fell End Farm. Cheviot: £83.50 Woodstock. Charollais: £76 Woodstock. Ryeland: £74 West View Farm.

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