Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 18th July 2022.

Prime Lambs

A sharper trade for prime lambs in Lancaster this morning with an entry of 700 forward averaging 291p/kg. Weight continues to be in bring demand and adding up well. The trade peaked today at £158 twice from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock with Texel lambs weighing 58kg and 51kg with 50kg lambs from the same home to £151. Other leading prices for Texel lambs were £155 and £150 from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough with others to £153 from CP & V Cowgill, Bentham, £152 from KA Purtill, Wigan and £151 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Heavy weight suffolks peaked at £157 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with 48kg Suffolk’s selling to £146 from Steph Cowgill, Bentham. Beltex lambs peaked at £149 or 340p/kg for the consignment from JS Horner, Ingleton with other lambs from the same home selling to £148. Plenty of pens sold in the one hundred and forties today. A good run of Mule and Masham lambs forward today from S & J France, Over Wyresdale sold 48kg Mules to £132 and Mashams at 43kg to £122.50. Mules at 37kg sold to £96 from AC & P Pye, Abbeystead.

Cast Sheep

The numbers of cast sheep remain tight following the festival last week. The trade in Lancaster peaked at £166 for a Texel cross from CF Hargreaves, Overton. Mule ewes sold to £130 from GF & EE Holt, Chipping with others to £126 and £124 from R Doran, Winmarleigh with plenty more selling around the one hundred and twenty mark. Horned sheep saw swaledales peak at £82 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs: Texel: £158 Stubbins Farm, £155 Calderside Farm, £153 Oakhead Farm, £152 Oak Avenue, £151 Stubbins Farm. Suffolk: £157 Knowlsey Farm, £146, £140 Oakhead Farm, £131 Lower Highfield, £128 Knowlsey Farm, £128 Oak Avenue. Beltex: £149 Ingleborough, £141 Scronkey Farm, £140 Ingleborough Park. Continental: £138 New Elmridge Farm, £120 Kays Farm, £120 Burrow Heights Farm, £117 Little Fell, £116 Pedder Grove, £115 Fern Bank Farm. Mule: £132 Kays Farm, £120 High House Farm. Charolais: £124, £118 Low Pleasant. Masham: £122.50 Kays Farm. Ryeland: £96 Old Parkside Farm.

Cast Ewe: Texel: £166 Pedder Grove, £122, £120 Stubbins Farm, £104, £93 Greenwoods. Mule: £130 New Elmridge Farm, £126, £124 School Lane, £121 Greenwoods, £120 Stubbins Farm. Continental: £126 Stubbins Farm, £110 Greenwoods. Swaledale: £82 Ouzelthorn. Dalesbred: £78 Kays Farm.

Cast Rams: Leicester: £68 Dove Cote Farm.

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