Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 29th August 2022.

Prime Lambs

The August bank holiday sale of prime lambs at NWA Lancaster had an entry forward of 643 selling to an overall market average of 242p/kg. Properly finished lambs sold to a premium often in excess of the 250p/kg mark with leaner types being penalised. Heavy weight Texel lambs lead the way selling to £157 from J & E Nuttall, Kendal, £146 from H Birkett and Son, Overton and £141 from J lamb, Old Glasson. Plenty more pens of heavier weight lambs sold in excess of the £130 mark. The Suffolk trade peaked at £129 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands at 51kg. The better confirmation type Beltex and Texel lambs sold around the 270p/kg mark peaking at 280p/kg from J & H Huddleston, Brookhouse. Mule lambs sold to a top of £116 at 48kg from T & CM Kelsall, Chipping.

Cast Sheep

The bank holiday saw a sticker cast sheep trade with not all business’s fully operating in Lancaster this morning. The trade peaked at £160 for Texel tups from B & M Slater, Chipping. Texel x ewes peaked at £130 from Niyah Johnston, Bay Horse. Plenty more sold between £110 and £120. Mule cast sheep peaked at £100 numerous times from A & FM Bolland & Son, Quernmore, J & A Heaps, Barnacre and T & CM Kelsall, Chipping. Hill bred cheviot ewes sold to £80 from KM & KJ Curwen, Over Wyresdale.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of store lambs at Lancaster saw a mixed entry of lambs forward selling to an overall market average of £77.80. The trade peaked at £88 for a pen of Texel lambs from J Gardner, Bay Horse with Suffolk’s from the same home selling to £83. The Charollais trade topped at £86 from A Richardson and Partners, Kirkham.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £157 Bendrigg Farm, £146 North Farm, £141 Old Glasson Farm, £130 Brown Brook, £130 Low Bendrigg Farm, £130 Burns Farm. Suffolk: £129 Maddison Avenue, £122 Pilling Hall Farm, £118 £117 Maddison Avenue. Beltex: £116 Annasghyl. Mule: £116 Brown Brook, £106 Calderside Farm, £106 Kays Farm. Dutch Spotted: £110 Oak Avenue, £103 £100 Conway Close, £97 Fern Hill Farm. Charollais: £106.50 School Lane. Masham: £101.50 Kays Farm. Continental: £101 Inglebrough View Farm, £90 Fern Bank Farm. Cheviot: £100 Cragg Farm. Ryeland: £92 Old Parkside Farm.

Cast Ewes:

Texel: £130 Haversham House Farm, £120 Haversham House Farm, £102 Annasghyl, £102 Daub Hall Farm. Continental: £113 Brown Brook, £92 Oak Avenue. Mule: £100 Yeat House, £100 Burns Farm, £100 Brown Brook, £90 Old Glasson Farm. Cheviot: £80 Marshaw Farm. Suffolk £76 Haversham House Farm.

Cast Rams:

Texel: £160 Daub Hall Farm, £122 Elliotts House Farm, £122 Daub Hall Farm, £110 Haversham House Farm. Leicster: £112 Yates Farm. Cheviot: £108 Marshaw Farm. £100 Swainshead Hall Farm.

Store Lambs:

Texel: £88 Haversham House Farm, £82 Old Parkside Farm, £80 Myerscough Hall. Charollais: £86 Rosehill Farm. Dutch Spotted: £84.50 Myerscough Hall. Suffolk: £83 Haversham House Farm, £80 Myerscough Hall, £74 Old Parkside Farm. Continental: £80.50 Myerscough Hall, £78 Haversham Farm, £70 Wyresdale Estate. Cheviot: £74 Woodstock. Mule: £69 Wyresdale Estate.

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