Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Show & Sale of Breeding Ewes, Gimmer Shearlings & Lancaster Lads sale of Terminal Sired Breeding Rams. Wednesday 16th August 2023


North West Auctions were pound to hold its annual show and sale of 1500 Mule and Continental ewes and gimmer shearlings. The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr Lewis McCarrick, Chorley who we thank for this time and expertise. The first prize pen of Mule shearlings was awarded to P&M Crackles, Burrow which went on to sell for £210 and were purchased by the judge. The first prize pen of Continental shearlings was awarded to a fantastic pen from JM&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal which went on the sell to £220. The sale saw the best quality sheep in tremendous demand, with many purchasers looking to buy shearlings with had lambed and were double vaccinated. N Barker, Dalton saw his best open sell to £205. Strong Mule shearlings from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal sold to £200 twice, with other pens selling to £198 from N Barker, Dalton and £195 from P&M Crackles, Burrow. All Mule shearlings forward averaged £168, which is up £3 on the year.
The ewe trade was a little bit sharper than the first breeding sale, with one crop Texel x Beltex ewes from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale sell to £190. Older pure Texel ewes sold to £170 from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale. Three crop Texel ewes sold to £158 from PD Anderton, Scorton. A ring full of full-mouthed Suffolk ewes sold to £138 from W Pinder, Clitheroe.


Annual show and sale of breeding rams saw buyer looking to secure well bred breeding rams to produce quality prime lambs. The pre sale show was in the capable hands of Freddy Jenkinson, Stalmine who we thank for his time and expertise.
Today sale peaked at £620 for a Suffolk shearling from R&AL Hodgson, Patton who sold others at £500. Suffolk ram lambs sold to £480 from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite who sold others at £450. Texel shearlings sold to £500 from S&G Mellor, Stock on Trent who sold others at £500, as did James Sanderson, Halton. Beltex rams sold to £500 from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe with Beltex cross rams selling to £450 from J Wilson, Wray and RF Towers, Wray. Charollais rams sold to £550 from BR Harrison, Staveley. Blue De Maine shearlings from B&A Crane, Tockholes sold to £380.

The second sale of breeding ewes, gimmer shearlings and rams at Lancaster Mart takes place on Monday 4th September. 

Top Prices


Suffolk: £140 Oak Avenue, £138 Longstripes Farm, £125 Oak Avenue, £110 Longstripes Farm.
Continental: £115 Oak avenue. Texel: £190 Stonehead, £170 Lower Swainhead, £158 Wyre Farm
Mule: £128 Wyre Farm, £115 Wath Farm..


Texel: £220 High House, £165 Merryfield, £150 Dalton Old Hall Mule: £210 Mill Farm, £205 Dalton Old Hall, £200 High House, £198 Dalton Old Hall, £195 High House. Cheviot Mule: £150 High Tennant Farm.


Suffolk: £480 Lodge Cottage.


Suffolk: £620 Patton Hall. Texel: £600 Windicott Farm, £500 Lower Highfield Farm. Beltex: £500 Old Woodhouse, £450 Curwen Hill. Continental: £380 Holden Fold Farm. Charollais: £200 Holden Fold Farm.


Charollais: £550 The Old Vicarage.Texel: £480 Lower Swainhead.

More Info


10 Mule Shearlings:
1st – P & M Crackles
2nd – P & M Crackles
3rd – M & YS Barker

10 Continental Shearlings:
1st – JS & KM Wilson
2nd – Bargh Contractors


Beltex Shearling Ram:
1st – Bargh Contractors
2nd – A Prickett
3rd – A Prickett

Beltex x Shearling Ram:
1st – RF Towers
2nd - RF Towers
3rd – Bargh Contractors

Texel Shearling Ram:
1st- JW Sanderson
2nd – S & G Mellor
3rd – S Mason

Suffolk Shearling Ram:
1st – S Mason
2nd – S & G Mellor
3rd – S & G Mellor

Suffolk Ram Lamb:
1st – G & K Richmond
2nd – G & K Richmond

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