Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Monday 22nd August 2022

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of prime lambs saw just over 500 forward with many vendors on the six day standstill. Bradley Thompson in charge this week with Ian on duty at J36, a respectable 245p/kg average was achieved, well inline with other Monday auctions with an audience of 9 active buyers.
As usual best meated lambs 45kg plus were good to sell, toping at £139 from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton. Who also sold a tremendous single Texel lamb weighing 56kg sold to £138. T&CM Kelsall, Chipping also achieved £138 with heavy weight Texels. A trailer load of butcher type lambs from GR&A Foy, Conder Green topper at £138 for his Beltex x lambs with others at £133. Other noted prices saw JS Horner, Ingleton with Texel lambs at £137 and £135 B&SE Carter, Ellel.
R Collinge & Son, Newton saw his Beltex lambs to 292p/kg or £114 for handy weights with B&SE Carter, Ellel to 291p/kg. Good meated Masham lambs from WI&AM Atkinson, Bleasdale topped at £129 with Mules at £110 from the same home. Other Mules from B&SE Carter, Ellel sold to £107 for a full ring.

Cast Sheep
150 cast sheep through the ring this morning saw a better trade than anticipated with other auction reporting an easing of trade. Good big Texel ewes from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley saw a top price of £130 with others from the same good farming at £125. All Texel ewes averaged £102. Mule ewes saw prices to £116 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham with others to £107 from HJ&BE Kelsall, Gressingham. All Mules forward averaged £84 for the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Beltex ewes from GR&A Foy, Conder Green sold to £113. A pen full of well presented Lonk ewes from S Bosworth, Burnley saw a final bid of £87. Cheviot from KA Purtill, Wigan achieved £106.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs
Texel - £139 Low Bendrigg Farm, £138 Parkside Farm, £138 Swainhead Farm, £138 Brown Brook, £137b Ingleborough Park, £135 Cragg End. Beltex - £133 Parkside Farm, £130 Ingleborough Park, £129 Parkside Farm, £125 Ingleborough Park, £124 Ingleborough Park, £123 Ingleborough Park. Suffolk - £130 Bailey Hey Farm, £127 Walnut Tree Cottage, £120 Bailey Hey Farm, £120 Walnut Tree Farm, £107.50 Bailey Hey Farm. Masham - £129 Holme House Farm, £120 Kays Farm, £112 Kays Farm, £103 Kays Farm. Continental - £127 Lower Castle O Trim, £124 Smithy Lane Farm, £117 Jacksons Farm, £116 Lower Castle O Trim, £110 Jacksons Farm, £109 Smithy Lane Farm. Mule - £110.50 Holme House Farm, £107 Cragg End.

Cast Sheep
Texel - £130 Walmleys Fold, £125 Walmleys Fold, £122 Parkside Farm, £122 Parkside Farm, £120 Ingleborough Park, £116 Cock Hall Farm. Continental - £123 Oak Avenue, £120 Oak Avenue, £120 Waller Clough Farm, £118 Oak Avenue. Mule - £116 Cock Hall Farm, £107 Walnut Tree Cottage, £107 West View, £100 Oak Avenue. Beltex - £113 Parkside Farm. Cheviot - £106 Oak Avenue. Horned - £87 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Swaledale - £60 Holme House Farm.

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