Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 28th November 2022.

Prime Lambs
A bumper entry of prime lambs was forward today at Lancaster with 1173 selling to a strong trade from start to finish. An overall market average of 245p/kg achieved which included a large number of upland bred lambs.
Quality lambs led the way today, as 47kg Beltex lambs sold to £158 or 336p/kg from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Heavy weight lambs continue to sell to a premium at Lancaster, peaking at £153 for Suffolks from Ivan Slater, Claughton on Brock. Heavy weight Texel from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby sold to £149 and £144 with a consignment of heavy weight lambs from Sam Ayrton, Thurnham selling Texels to £148 and Suffolks to £147 and £145. Also breaking the £140 barrier at £142 was J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton followed by £141 from P&ME Higginson, Pilling. Plenty more pens sold in the mid to late one hundred and thirties. A larger number of upland lambs on the market today saw heavy weights in big demand, peaking at £137 for Mashams from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. 52kg Mules sold to £130 and £129 from JR&LA Capstick, Killington with other leading priced for Mules being £126 from Ivan Slater, Claughton on Brock followed by 51kg Mules to £125 from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton and WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Well fleshed handy weighted lambs continue to regularly selling between 250-270p/kg.

Cast Sheep
Once again just over the one hundred cast sheep were forward, selling to a sharper trade. Leading the way was Beltex x ewes selling to £143 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. A consignment of Texel x ewes sold to £141 and £131 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof followed by £128 and £127 from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe and £128 from R&B Parker, Killington with plenty more around the £120 mark. Mule ewes sold to £94 from KA Purtill, Wigan followed by £94 from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston. Horned ewes peaked at £90 from A Brown, Littledale followed by £81 for Scotch Black Faces from George Blacklidge, Wigan.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Beltex: £158, £135 Knowsley Farm, £134 Humblescough Farm, £130 Beckside, £129 Oak Avenue, £120 Parkside Farm. Suffolk: £153 Hudsbrook Farm, £147, £145, £138 Meadow Croft, £137 Hudsbrook Farm, £135 Bailey Hey Farm. Texel: £149 Humblescough Farm, £148 Meadow Croft, £144 Humblescough Farm, £142 Low Bendrigg Farm, £139 Wilson Wood, £137 Poppyfield Lane. Continental: £141 Ivy Farm, £120 Wyre Farm, £109 North Farm. Masham: £137 Holme House Farm, £124.50 Allcocks Farm. Charollais: £136 Poppfield Lane, £134 Low Bendrigg Farm, £118.50 Poppyfield Lane, £111, £92 Broseley Hall Farm. Zwartble: £134 Oak Avenue. Mule: £130, £129 Beckside, £126 Hudsbrook Farm, £125 Sykes Farm, £125 Holme House Farm, £120 Throstle Croft. Dorset: £126 Wilson Wood, £112 High Hall Beck. Teeswater: £120 Allcocks Farm. Leicester: £114 Dunkenshaw Farm. Cheviot: £109 Herdmans House, £99 Botton Hall Farm, £97.50, £95 Marshaw Farm, £95 School Lane. Swaledale: £84 Ouzelthorn Farm, £82 Marshaw Farm, £74 Yates Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Beltex: £143 Humblescough Farm. Texel: £141 Hutton Roof Hall, £136 Old Woodhouse, £131 Hutton Roof Hall, £128 Old Woodhouse, £128 High Hallbeck. Suffolk: £108 Oak Avenue. Mule: £95 Oak Avenue, £94 Ingrave Farm, £78 Yeat House. Horned: £90 Deep Clough. Scotch Blackface: £81, £76, £70 Dove Cote Farm. Continental: £76 Oak Avenue. Cheviot: £73 Dove Cote Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £118, £86 Millriggs.

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