Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 7th August 2023


Lancaster weekly prime lamb sale saw 532 lambs on offer, to our 10 buyers ringside, all eager to fill orders for Mondays kill with a market averaged of 262p/kg. Regular Lancaster supporters Dave and Karen Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe took the top spot this week with a cracking Beltex x lamb achieving £158 or 329p/kg. Other heavy weight lambs saw Texels to £147 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby and Suffolks from KA Purtill, Wigan to £144. C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale saw his good run of Texels to £139, with other numerous heavy weight lambs in the mid one thirties. Handy weighted lambs in the 40kg to 42kg range saw JS Horner, Ingleton sell a pair of 42kg Beltex x at £131 with M Coxhead, Preston at 313p/kg for 40kg lambs. JS Horner, Ingleton achieved 312p/kg, with numerous butcher type lambs over the 300p/kg mark. 45kg well meated lambs easily sold this morning, Calderside Farms, Over Wyresdale achieved £125 with others at 45kg at 282p/kg form Craig and Hannah Mason, Caton. No Mules in the market today but a strong pen of fourteen well meated Masham at 42kg from S&J France, Over Wyresdale saw spirited bidding to £109.


Cast ewes saw a sharper trade on the week, with 115 going under Bradley Thompsons gavel. Hitting the headlines this week was JS Horner, Ingleton with a pair of Texel ewes at £164 with other Texel ewes at £162 from E Hartley, Lancaster. Suffolk ewes peaked at £130 from JS Horner, Ingleton. Good big meated Mule ewes sold to £124 from CD&HL Mason, Caton with numerous pens of Mule ewes around the £100 to £105 mark, with lesser leaner Mule ewes still looking a good trade around the £80 to £85 mark. Hill bred ewes saw Cheviots to £139 from JS Horner, Ingleton with other Cheviots to £100 from R Doran, Winmarleigh. Plenty of trade about on a Monday morning, with all classes of sheep well bid for.

Top Prices


Beltex: £158 Bensons Farm, £131 Ingleborough Park, £131 Humblescough Farm, £131 Hazel Brae, £128 Ingleborough Park, £128 Ingleborough Park. Texel: £147 Humblescough Farm, £139 Lower Castle O Trim, £136 West View, £136 Over Houses, £136 Low Bendrigg Farm, £135 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £144 Oak Avenue, £126 North Farm, £126 Bailey Hey Farm, £115.50 Cocker House Farm, £108 Bailey Hey Farm, £107.50 Cocker House Farm. Masham: £109 Kays Farm. Continental: £106.50 Woodstock, £104.50 Woodstock, £104 Oak Avenue, £100.50 Kays Farm, £97 Oak Avenue. Hampshire: £93.50 Potters Hill Farm.


Texel: £164 Ingleborough Park Drive, £162 Hazel Brae, £140 Mearsbeck Farm, £139 Ingleborough Park Drive, £132, £130 Middle Lee Farm. Cheviot: £139 Ingleborough Park Drive, £100, £90 School Lane. Suffolk: £130 Ingleborough Park Drive, £124 Oak Aveune. Mule: £124 Mearsbeck Farm, £106 Cocker House Farm, £105 Little Fell, £105 Old Glasson Farm, £101 High House Farm, £98 Humblescough Farm. Continental: £120 Oak Aveune. Charollais: £109 Oak Aveune. Herdwick: £105 Fell Gate.

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