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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 11th July 2022.

Spring Lambs

There was a smaller entry of spring lambs forward this week following on from the Qurbani festival at the weekend. There was uncertainty how the trade would be following the weekend but an entry of 506 forward sold to an overall market average of 286p/kg with all lambs forward in the market averaging £122. Texel lambs from B & M Slater, Chipping lead the way selling to £148 at 46kg. Also selling to £148 was a heavy weight Texel lamb from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others selling to £143 from R Doran, Winmarleigh. A good run of Beltex and Texel lambs from JS Horner, Ingleton selling to £145, £142 and £141. Plenty more lambs sold in the one hundred and thirties. Buyers continue to look for well fleshed lambs. 

Kevin Purtill kindly donated a lamb to be sold for the Prader-Willi syndrome charity that sold for £145 purchased by George Blackledge. With donations added in there was in the region of three hundred pounds raised for this charity. A big thank you to all involved.

Cast Sheep

The heat was slightly off on the cull sheep trade following some fantastic trades on the build up to the festival. A smaller entry of 71 forward this week saw the trade peak at £157 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale for a Suffolk ewe. Continental ewes sold to £130 from Ripley School, Lancaster with plenty selling in the one hundred and twenties. Mule ewes sold to £120 from T & EA Garth, Bleasdale with plenty more pens of strong mule ewes selling in the late one hundred and teens. The cast ram section today was topped by a pen of Swaledale tups from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead selling to £113.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs:

Texel: £148 Daub Hall Farm, £148 Catshaw Hall Farm, £145 Oak Avenue, £145 Ingleborough Park, £143 School Lane, £141 Ingleborough. Beltex: £142, £125 Ingleborough Park, £122 Cragg End. Continental: £141 Catshaw Hall Farm, £140 Birch House Cottage, £133 Catshaw Hall Farm, £126.50, £124 Lower Highfield, £120 Burrow Heights Farm. Charollais: £136 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £130 Lower Highfield, £127, £122.50 Beaumont Gate, £122 Lower Highfield, £119 Middle Lee Farm, £118 Bailey Hey Farm. Cheviot: £119 Burrow Heights Farm.

Cast Ewes:

Suffolk: £157 Knowsley Farm, £120 Ingleborough. Continental: £130 Ashton Road, £124, £90 Burrow Heights Farm. Texel: £126 Burrow Heights Farm, £122 Moss Gate Farm, £121, £112, £112 Ingleborough Park, £104 Knowsley Farm. Mule: £120 Bailey Hey Farm, £116 School Lane, £116, £110 Burrow Heights, £110 Moss Gate Farm, £105 Cock Hall Farm. Charollais: £104 Knowsley Farm. Cheviot: £98 Marshaw Farm. Jacob: £80 Brookside. Swaledale: £78 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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