Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep and Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs, Monday 24th October 2022.

Prime Lambs
North West Auctions Lancaster were proud to hold the annual show of young handlers prime lambs. Thank you goes to our judge Janet Simpson who we thank for her time and expertise and a special mention goes to our sale sponsor Country Style Meats. It was great to welcome all the young handlers into the market today, who we praise for putting on a good show. It was wonderful to see so many young keen people in the industry. The first prize upland lamb was awarded to Adam Ayrton, Over Wyresdale selling his 46kg Mule to £101. First prize lowland lamb was awarded to Henry Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe selling his first prize 54kg Texel lamb to £140. The champion young handler was award to Isla Billington, Claughton on Brock who topped the sale today selling her 57kg Texel lamb to £155 purchased by Neil Lomax. A big thank you goes to all involved.
The weekly sale of prime lamb had an entry of 755 forward selling to a slightly shaper trade. The trade peaked at £142 for a heavy weight Leicester from Caitlin and Alex Long, Ulverston. Heavy weight lambs continue to be well bid for at Lancaster selling to £138 and £133 from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock. Handy weighted lambs were a sharper trade with better types regularly selling between 250-270p/kg.
Upland lambs saw heavy weights in plenty of demand, heavy weight Mules sold to £117 from D&D Huddleston, Wray. This was followed by Mashams to £116 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with Mules from the same home to £115.

Cast Sheep
A sharper trade in the cast sheep ring for all types of sheep which saw an increased number of 170 forward this week. The consignment of Texel x ewes from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof led the way selling to £140 and £138. Other Texel x ewes sold to £132 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore. The consignment from CJ Metcalfe, Ingleton sold Charollais to £132 and Cheviot Mules to £126. Plenty of strong ewes sold around the £120 mark. Big Mule ewes sold to £109 from CJ Metcalfe with others to £108 from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale with pens of strong Mule ewes around the £100 mark.

Store Lambs
The fortnightly sale of store lambs enjoyed a buoyant trade with the consignment of Beltex lambs from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale selling to £90 and £84. Texel lambs sold to £82 and £78 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton with other Texel lambs to £81 and £78 from J Gardner, Bay Horse. All store lambs forward averaged £76.07.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £155 Stubbins Farm, £140 Bensons Farm, £138, £133 Stubbins Farm, £128, £124 North Farm. Leicester: £142 Rathvale Farm. Beltex: £120 Wilson Wood. Dutch Spotted: £120 Old Woodhouse, £92 Oak Avenue. Mule: £117 Botton Hall Farm, £115 Holme House Farm, £101.50 Field Head, £101 Yates Farm, £101 Holme House Farm, £96.50 Botton Hall Farm. Masham: £116 Holme House Farm. Charolais: £115, £109, £100 Jacksons Farm, £98.50 Broseley Hall Farm, £98 Oak Avenue. Continental: £108 School Lane, £107, £97 Botton Hall Farm, £94 Salisbury Road. Cheviot: £94 Herdmans House.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £140 Hutton Roof Hall, £138 Hutton Roof Hall, £132 Castle Mill Farm, £128, £122 Mearsbeck Farm, £121 Castle Mill Farm. Charolais: £132 Yarslber, £110 Low Bendrigg Farm. Cheviot: £126 Yarlsber, £108 Hutton Roof Hall, £99 Rathvale Farm, £98 Yarlsber, £88, £82 Rathvale Farm. Continental: £116 Yarlsber. Mule: £109 Yarlsber, £108 Lower Castle O Trim, £101 Yarlsber, £100 Broseley Hall Farm, £98, £94 Low Bendrigg Farm. Swaledale: £64 High House Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £110 Cock Hall Farm.

Store Lambs:

Texel: £90, £84 Marl House, £82 Lundholme Farm, £81 Haversham House Farm, £78 Lundholme Farm, £78 Haversham House Farm. Cheviot: £72 Marl House. Mule: £66 Fell End Farm. Continental: £63 Haversham House Farm, £61 Fell End Farm.

More Info

NWA Lancaster Young Handler Show of Prime Lambs, Monday 24th October 2022.
Judge- Janet Simpson
Sponsor- Countrystyle Meats

Class 1- U13 Upland Lamb

1st Lot 1 from Adam Ayrton weighing 46kg selling for £101

Class 2- U13 Lowland Lamb

1st Lot 21 from Henry Swarbrick weighing 54kg selling for £140
2nd Lot 25 from Isla Billington weighing 57kg selling for £155
3rd Lot 23 from Lily Bargh weighing 46kg selling for £120

Class 3- Best Young Handler U13

1st Lot 25 from Isla Billington weighing 57kg selling for £155
2nd Lot 22 from Freddie Swarbrick weighing 46kg selling for £122
3rd Lot 24 from John James Bargh weighing 46kg selling for £120

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