Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep and Breeding Sheep, Monday 5th September 2022.

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of prime lambs in Lancaster had an increased entry of 830 forward selling to an overall market average of 233p/kg. The trade today saw well meated lambs continue to be eagerly bid for by a busy active ring of buyers with lean types of lambs getting penalised. Weight continues to be in big demand with lambs in excess of 52kg averaging 244p/kg.
The trade peaked at £138 for 55kg Texels from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with heavy weigh Continentals to £134 from RW&FW Rhodes & Son, Quernmore. Followed by £132 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore and £131 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. Better confirmation lambs were eagerly bid for with Texels to 287p/kg or £121 from JR&LA Capstick, Killington. Followed by other Texels to 280p/kg or £126 from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Mule lambs peaked at £114 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Cast Sheep
The cast sheep trade remains very similar topping with Texels selling to £120 from JM Sanderson, Halton. Continental ewes sold to £114 from DJ&MC Platts, Caton with plenty of pens of continental ewes selling in the early hundreds. Mule ewes topped at £100 from JM Sanderson with plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes selling into the nineties.

Breeding Sheep
The second sale of breeding sheep at Lancaster Auction saw the sale commence with breeding rams selling two sheared Beltex x Texel tups to £300 and 3 shear Charolais rams to £220 from J&R Waller, Killington. Mule gimmer shearlings twice peaked at £150 from W Pinder Jnr, Newton in Bolland with other pens to £150 from R&E Dean, Chipping.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £138 Holme House Farm, £132 Corney Hill Farm, £131 Humblescough Farm, £129 Beckside, £129 Forgelands, £128 Holme House Farm. Continental: £134 Low Moor Head Farm, £117 Askew Hill, £114 Old Glasson Farm, £110 Appletree Farm, £106 Askew Hill, £103 Old Glasson Farm. Charolais: £128, £114 Brabiner House Farm, £114 Head Farm, £109, £104 Brabiner House Farm. Suffolk: £127 Hallbeck, £124 Maddison Avenue, £111 Oakhead Farm, £104.50 Station Hotel Farm, £101 Lower Highfield. Beltex: £121 Cragg End, £110 Oak Avenue. Mule: £114 Holme House Farm, £107.50, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm. Cheviot: £111 Corney Hill Farm. Dorset: £108 Corney Hill Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £120, £106, £100 Lower Highfield Farm. Continental: £114 Greenbank Farm, £108, £104 Mill Farm, £98, £90 Oak Avenue, £90 Greenbank Farm. Charolais: £104 Brabiner House Farm. Mule: £100, £92, £91 Lower Highfield Farm, £90 North Farm, £90 Greenbank Farm. Suffolk: £100 Lodge Cottage, £96 Beech House. Zwartble: £91 Beech House.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk: £114 Lower Highfield Farm.

Gimmer Shearlings:

Mule: £150 Longstripes Farm, £150, £148, £140 Hall Trees Farm.

Aged Ram:

Beltex: £300 Hallbeck. Charolais: £220 Hallbeck.

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