Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep and Store Lambs, Monday 12th September 2022

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of prime lambs at Lancaster saw an entry of 684 forward, selling to an overall market average of 230p/kg. Heavy weight well fleshed lambs continue to be a good trade with 65kg Texels selling to £148 from W&D Bradley, Goosnargh. Heavy weight Texel lambs from T&H Drinkall, Oakenclough sold to £146 and £138. The consignment from JET & AAE Hull, Winmarleigh sold to £134 and £129. Also at £134 were Texel lambs from J&CG Redmayne, Samlesbury followed by £132 from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale.
Best confirmation lambs sold in the region of 300p/kg, firstly from Ian Richardson, Catforth followed by 295p/kg from M Allen, Carnforth and JS Horner, Ingleton. Well fleshed standard weighted lambs saw Texels regularly sold around the 250p/kg mark.

Cast Sheep
The cast sheep trade remains very similar with a big pure Texel ewe selling to £160 from MP&P Berry, Stalmine with other Texel x ewes to £124 from PJ&SM Woodhouse, Forton. Strong sheep continue to sell in excess of the £100 mark. Mule ewes peaked at £98 from Myerscough College with others to £95 from the same home. Followed by £94 from WJ&E Woodhouse, Nateby. Plenty of strong ewes sold around the ninety-pound mark. Horned ewes saw Jacobs to £76 from KP Dagger, Catterall. Dalesbreds sold to £69 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East.

Store Lambs
The fortnightly sale of store lambs at Lancaster sold to an overall market average of £80.54, the consignment of Beltex x store lambs from Ian Richardson led the way selling to £92 and £90. The run of Texel cross Mules sold to £85 and £83.50 from Myerscough College with Dutch Spotted x to £82.50 from the same home.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £148 Whittingham Lane, £146, £138 Calderside Farm, £134 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £134 Gibstick Hall Farm, £132 Lower Castle O Trim. Beltex: £121 Yealand Manor, £118, £116, £112 Ingleborough Park Drive, £110, £109 West View Farm. Mule: £113 Brown Brook, £109 Calderside Farm, £98 Kays Farm. Charolais: £110 Whittingham Lane, £109 Bensons Farm, £97 Oak Avenue, £96 Broseley Hall Farm. Continental: £106 Askew Hill, £104 Fern Hill Farm, £102 Bensons Farm, £100 Wilson Wood, £97.50 Annasghyl, £93 Wilson Wood. Cheviot: £105.50 School Lane, £94 Cragg Farm, £90 School Lane. Dutch Spotted: £102, £100 Conway Close. Suffolk: £101.50 Walnut Tree Cottage, £94 Middle Lee Farm, £90 Old Glasson Farm. Masham: £99 Kays Farm. Dalesbred: £90 Kays Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £160 Highgate Farm, £124 The Martins, £120 Highgate Farm, £98 Oak Avenue. Continental: £110 Fern Hill Farm. Dutch Spotted: £100, £92 Conway Close, £80 The Martins. Mule: £98, £95 Myerscough Hall, £94 Gibsons Farm, £88 Oak Avenue, £88 Walnut Tree Cottage, £88 Oak Avenue. Masham: £80 Gibsons Farm.

Cast Ram:

Dutch Spotted: £120 Conway Close.

Store Lambs:

Texel: £92 West View Farm, £85, £83.50 Myerscough Hall, £79 West View Farm, £76, £73 Wyre Farm. Beltex: £90 West View Farm, £74 Wyre Farm. Dutch Spotted: £83.50 Myerscough Hall.

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