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.