Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, followed by the Early Sale of Breeding Sheep. Monday 25th July 2022

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs in Lancaster had an entry of 750 forward, the trade followed the National trend with the market average today 251p/kg. Heavy weighted lambs continue to be in most demand and financially adding up best in which more heavy weight lambs could have easily been sold at Lancaster today. Topping the market today at £151 was a 52kg Texel from H Birkett & Son, Overton. This was followed by other 52kg Texels to £150 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham, at £150 was a pen of 54kg Texels from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock. Other leading prices for Texels was £146 from P&ME Higginson, Pilling, £144 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel and £140 from Amy Bolland, Ellel. Zwartbles peaked at £137 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Hill lambs saw Mules sell to a top of £120 from Calderside Farm, Oakenclough. Beltex lambs peaked at 300p/kg twice from D Cockett, Ingleton.

Cast Sheep

An entry of 160 cast sheep were forward today which saw well meated ewes eagerly bid for and a strong trade. Texel x ewes sold to £156 from H Birkett & Son, Overton with others to £148 from T&S Blades, Arkholme. Mule ewes peaked at £138 from J&A Heap & Sons, Barnacre with others to £136 from H Birkett & Son, Morecambe. Small ewes and hill bred ewes, especially lean types were not as stronger trade as seen in previous weeks, with Swaledale ewes to £82 from E&J Farming, Littledale.

Breeding Sheep

Lancaster auction held its annual sale of early breeding sheep which was met with plenty of demand and a busy ring side of buyers looking to purchase replacement sheep, following a successful summer of spring lambs and cast sheep trades. The sale commenced with breeding rams, that saw a run of pure texel shearlings from RT&SE Sutton, Stainton sell to £480 and £400 one three occasions. A run of Texel & Beltex x shearling tups from S Mason, Kirkby Stephen sold to £420 and £400 three times.

Mule gimmer shearlings were in big demand, peaking at £210 from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore with the consignment from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne selling to £200, £190 and £180. Other pens of Mule gimmer shearlings sold to £190 from A Thistlethwaite, Quernmore. All Mule gimmer shearlings forward sold to averaged £192. Mule ewes saw one crops sell to £155 from JM Gillett, Blackburn with two crops to £148 from KA Purtill, Wigan and 4 crop Mule ewes to £148 and £145 twice from MG&J Parker, Wennington. Cheviot Mule gimmer shearlings peaked at £190 from T Smith, Pilling with Texel x Mule shearlings from the same home selling to £185. A consignment of ¾ bred Texel gimmer shearlings and Beltex x shearlings from Bargh Contractors, Heaton sold to £190, £180 and £175 three times. Suffolk x Mule gimmer shearlings sold to £180 from AJ England, Tiverton with other pens to £175 twice from AJ Cardwell, Poulton Le Fylde.
The next sale of breeding sheep at Lancaster with be on Wednesday 17th August.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs: Texel: £151 North Farm, £150 Stubbins Farm, £150 The Dingle, £146 Ivy Farm, £144 Yeat House, £141 Stubbins Farm. Continental: £139 Catshaw Hall Farm, £125 Ripley St Thomas, £117 Jacksons farm, £114 Low Moore Head Farm, £108 Moss Gate Farm , £100 Low Croft. Zwartble: £137 £130 Catshaw Farm. Charolais: £134 £122 Rosehill Farm, £109 Woodstock, £108 £105 Rosehill Farm, £103.50 Jacksons Farm. Suffolk: £125 Chatshaw Hall Farm, £119 Greenbank Farm, £115 Catshaw Hall Farm, £115 Oak Avenue, £108.50 Mill House Farm, £102 Bailey Hey Farm. Beltex: £120 Cragg End, £110 Scronkey Farm. Mule: £120 Calderside Farm, £93.50 Yates Farm, £93 Kays Farm. Masham: £101.50 Kays Farm.

Cull Ewes: Texel: £156 North Farm, £148 Hill Top Farm, £146 North Farm, £138 Wilson Wood, £134 Jacksons Farm, £132 Mearsbeck Farm. Mule: £138 Burns Farm, £136 North Farm, £125 Hill Top Farm, £120 Mearsbeck Farm, £118 Stubbins Farm, £118 Wilson Wood. Continental: £134 £130 Hill Top Farm, £115 Meadow Park, £112 Wilson Wood, £108 Greenwoods. Charolais: £134 Jacksons Farm. Beltex: £116 New Bungalow.

Breeding Sheep

Ewes: Suffolk: £180 £159 £145 £140 The Coach House. Texel: £155 £152 £150 £140 £120 The Coach House. Mule: £155 King Bank Farm, £148 Oak Avenue, £148 £145 Lodge Farm, £120 Oak Avenue. Continental: £150 The Coach House, £142 £140 £132 Oak Avenue, Cheviot: £140 The Coach House.

Gimmer Shearlings: Mule: £210 Higher Hollinhead Farm, £200 £190 Beaumont Gate, £190 Low Moorhead, £180 Beaumont Gate. Texel: 190 Old Woodhouse, £185 Herdmans House, £180 £175 Old Woodhouse. Cheviot: £190 Herdmans House. Suffolk: £175 Moss Side Farm. Charollais:£165 £160 High Hallbeck. Continental: £160 £155 £150 Old Hutton Farm.

Shearling Rams: Texel: £480 Crosscrake Farm. £420 Cairn Cottage, £400 Crosscrake Farm, £400 Cairn Cottage.

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