Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep & Store Lambs. Monday 7th November 2022


Following on from the weekends fireworks, the trade in the Lancaster prime lamb ring started the new week with a ‘bang’, with a big jump in market average to 243p/kg and an SQQ of 245p/kg, up in excess of 20p/kg on the week. Heavy weight lambs were adding up well and meeting plenty of demand with 56kg lambs to £149 and 55kg Texels to £141 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. This was followed by heavy weight Texels to £140 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn and £139 for 50kg Texels from JE Parkinson & son, Quernmore. Suffolks sold to £137 and £136 from S Ayrton, Thurnham. Plenty more pens of heavy weight Continental lambs easily sold around the £130 mark.
A larger quantity of upland lambs were forward which once again saw heavy weight Mashams to £138 and £130 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East. This was followed by 55kg Masham’s to £130 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. 54kg Mules sold to £128 and £127 from W&A Cornall, Barnacre followed by other Mules to £123.50 from JR&LA Capstick, Killington and £122.50 from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton.
Best confirmation lambs were once again in big demand at Lancaster, peaked at 330 p/kg for a 38kg Beltex lamb from AG Butler, Hambleton grossing £125. This was followed by 300p/kg for 42kg Texel lambs to £126 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof and £134 or 298p/kg for a pen of 45kg Texel lambs from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Good confirmation lambs regularly sold at 280-290p/kg.


Cast sheep were met with a slightly sharper trade with well over 100 forward once again. Leading the way today was a Texel x ewe at £142 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. This was followed by Suffolk x ewes to £122 from G Blacklidge, Wigan and £120 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Plenty more pens of Continental ewes sold in to the hundreds and teens. Mule ewes peaked at £104 from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston with plenty of strong ewes selling around the £100 mark. Horned ewes peaked at £88 from W&A Cornall, Barnacre followed by Dalesbreds to £84 from FK&F woodhouse, Scorton.


The fortnightly sale of store lambs had an entry in excess of 100 forward, the consignment of strong short keep lambs from PG Thornton, Scorton led the way selling Texels to £103 and £89 with Suffolks from the same home to £99. Medium keep better confirmation Texel lambs sold to £82 from J Gardner, Bay Horse and £80.50 from PD Pye, Abbeystead.
Due to the wet weather it is now required for prime lambs to be belly clipped, we have facilities available on site.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Suffolk: £149 Hutton Roof Hall, £137, £136 Meadow Croft, £130 Knowsley Farm, £125.50, £123 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £141 Hutton Roof Hall, £140 Cheetham House Farm, £139 Castle Mill Farm, £134 Knowsley Farm, £133 Castle Mill Farm, £133 Cheetham House Farm. Masham: £138 Allcocks Farm, £130 Holme House Farm, £130 Allcocks Farm, £122 Holme House Farm, £104.50 Cobble Hey Farm. Mule: £128, £127 Bank Farm, £123.50 Beckside, £122.50 Sykes Farm, £121 Catshaw Hall Farm, £118 Holme House Farm. Charollais: £127, £121 Park Farm Barn, £116 Ellers Farm, £102 Cheetham House Farm, £95 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £109.50, £101 Bensons Farm, £96 Oak Avenue. Dutch Spotted: £109, £102 Conway Close. Beltex: £125 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot: £92 Smithy Lane Farm.

Cast Ewes:

Texel - £142 Pilling Hall Farm, £118 Bank Farm, £ 114 Bank Farm, £112 Ingrave Farm, £110 Knowsley Farm, £106 Ingrave Farm. Suffolk - £122 Dove Cote Farm, £120 Dove Cote Farm. Continental - £112 Cragg Farm, £100 Bank Farm, £94 Oak Avenue. Cheviot - £112 Ingrave Farm, £82 Cragg Farm. Mule - £104 Ingrave Farm, £98 Bank Farm, £94 Dove Cote Farm, £92 Oak Avenue, £90 Castle Mill Farm. Swaledale - £88 Bank Farm, £58 Hare Apple Tree, £56 Yates Farm, £46 High house Farm. Dalesbred - £84 Fell End Farm, £54 Alcocks Farm.

Cast Rams:

Texel - £108 High House Farm, £100 Castle Mill Farm.

Store Lambs:

Texel: £103 Cliftons Farm, £82 Haversham House Farm, £80.50 Marl House, £77 Haversham House Farm, £76 Low Pleasant, £74 Marl House. Continental: £89 Cliftons Farm. Mule: £63 Fell End Farm. Cheviot: £61 Cragg Farm. Suffolk: £61 Fell End Farm.

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