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.
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.
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.