Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 12th December 2022

Prime Lambs
Lancaster Monday morning saw the trade less, as seen at many markets towards the end of the previous week with an overall averaged of 229p/kg for 937 lambs forward. Heavy weighted lambs continue to add up best, peaking at £138 from Sam Ayrton, Thurnham for Texel lambs who also sold heavy weight Suffolks to £129. Cheviots topped at £130 from P Prickett, Hutton Roof. Plenty of pens sold heavy weight lambs regularly in the one hundred and thirties. Heavy weight upland lambs saw Mashams to £122.5 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East and Mules to £118 from JR&LA Capstick, Killington. Better quality lambs sold to 285p/kg or £130 from AG Butler, Hambleton.

Cast Sheep
All buyers were present for cast sheep today which saw a sharper trade. Charollais rams sold to £140 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley who also sold Texel x ewes to £128. A run of Texel x ewes from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof sold to £127 and £120. Mule ewes peaked at £108 from WJ Standen, Daisy Bank with other Mule ewes to £104 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Horned ewes peaked a £72 from G Blacklidge, Chorley followed by Swaledales to £70 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel - £138 Meadow Croft, £130 Park Farm Barn, £128 Vicarage Avenue, £127 Meadow Croft, £127 Hutton Roof Hall, £126.50 Stubb Hall Farm. Cheviot - £130 Hutton Roof Hall, £104 School Lane, £104 Hutton Roof Hall. Suffolk - £129, £127 Meadow Croft, £125 Hudsbrook, £117 Park Farm Barn, £117 Meadow Croft, £108.50 North Farm. Dorset - £121 Corney Hill Farm. Mule - £118 Beckside, £115 Park Farm Barn, £105 Sykes Farm, £100 Lower Brow Top, £100 Brown Brook £100. Charollais - £116.50 Broseley Hall Farm, £104.50 North Farm, £103.50 Broseley Hall Farm. Continental: £109 Throstle Croft, £108 North Farm, £104 School Lane. Dutch Spotted - £90 Corney Hill. Swaledale - £85 Hudsbrook Farm, £82 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel - £128 Walmsley Fold, £127, £120 Hutton Roof Hall, £112, £108 Walmsley Fold. Mule - £108 New Bungalow, £104 Brown Brook, £100 New Bungalow. Suffolk - £102 Walmsley Fold. Scottish Blackface - £72, £67 Dove Cote Farm. Swaledale - £70 Ouzelthorn Farm.

Cast Tups

Charollais - £140 (2) Walmsley Fold. Teeswater - £110 Middle Lee Farm.

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