Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Hill Fair Day, Saturday 1st October 2022

The Lancaster hill fair show and sale was deemed a great success with a busy bustling ring throughout the sale with a bit of variety on offer with buyers to suit. The pre-sale show was judge by Trevor Sharp, Kendal who we thank for his time and expertise.

The sale commenced with breeding sheep and gimmer shearlings. The sale peaked at £165 for Mule Gimmer shearlings from M & YS Barker, Halton with cheviot mules selling to £150 from AJ Cardwell, Stalmine. Mule gimmer lambs saw plenty of demand and a strong trade throughout the sale selling to an overall market average of £105.61. The sale peaked at £132 for the first prize pen from A & L Huddleston, Wray with the second prize pen from the same home selling to £118. The third prize pen was awarded to T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale selling to £118. The sale mainly made up of running lambs saw them selling over £100 regularly away. Texel gimmer lambs sold to £115 from B & M Salter, Chipping.

A buoyant trade throughout the sale for breeding rams saw the 1st prize shearling tup sell to the top price of the day of £700 for a Texel from T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping, whom enjoyed a successful day selling others to £580 and £480. Selling Texel shearlings to £480 was Daniel Pye, Abbeystead, Hazel Carter, Ellel and from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale. There were plenty more selling in the early four hundreds. B & M Slater, Chipping won the tup lamb class with a Texel selling to £380 with others from the same home selling to the same price.

There was an entry of just over 400 store lambs forward mainly consisting of longer term lambs selling very much in line with the current trade. Leading the way was a run of Texel x cheviot lambs from SE & J Gorst, Littledale selling to £82.50, £80.50 and £80. Strong lambs regularly sold in the mid-seventies with longer term lambs mid to late sixties.

Top Prices

Breeding Ewes:

Mule: £135 Halton Park Farm.

Gimmer Shearling:

Mule: £165 Halton Park Farm, £128 Gatehouse Farm, £128 Fell End Farm. Cheviot: £150, £145 Moss Side Farm, £125 Gatehouse Farm, £110 Moss Side Farm, £110 Gatehouse Farm.

Gimmer Lambs:

Mule: £132 Overhouses, £118 Yates Farm, £118 Overhouses, £112 Holme House Farm, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm. Texel: £115 Daub Hall Farm.

Aged Ram:

Texel: £400, £380 Castle Mill Farm, £350 Parkside Farm, £300 Castle Mill Farm. Charollais: £350 Brown Brook. Leicester: £300 Cragg End.

Shearling Ram:

Texel: £700, £580 Brown Brook, £480 Marl House, £480 Brown Brook, £480 Cragg End, £480 Lower Swainhead Farm. Charollais: £400 Gate House Farm.

Ram Lamb:

Texel: £380 Daub Hall Farm, £350 Lower Swainhead Farm, £300 Holly Farm Bungalow, £280, £220 Lower Swainhead Farm.

Store Lamb:

Texel: £82.50, £80.50, £80 Cragg Farm, £77 Marl House, £75 Wyre Farm, £75 Marl House. Beltex: £74 Marl House. Suffolk: £74, £59 Fell End Farm. Mule: £69 Fell End Farm, £65 Longstripes Farm, £64 Fell End Farm, £64, £60 Wyresdale Park, £59 Fell End Farm. Charollais: £56 Longstripes Farm. Cheviot: £52 Longstripes Farm.

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Show Results

Pen of 10 Gimmer Lambs

1st A&L Huddleston, Overhouses 

2nd A&L Huddleston Overhouses

3rd T Ayrton & Son, Yates Farm

Shearling Ram

1st T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Brown Brook

2nd PD Pye, MArl House

3rd GR&A Foy, Parkside Farm

Ram Lamb

1st B&M Slater, Daub Hall Farm

2nd PF Lee, Lower Swainhead Farm

3rd Daives & Wearing, Holly Farm

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