Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Marts Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Monday 21st August 2023


The same old story, well meated and heavy lambs continue to achieving maximum prices with under finished lambs meeting less demand from our ringside of nine active buyers. The sale peaked at £140 twice for a wonderful run of Texel lambs from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, who sold other pens to £132. Many pens of heavy weight Continental bred lambs sold at £128 to £130. Once again smarter bred lambs continue to achieve maximum prices, with the best selling to 300p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan. These type of lambs were regularly selling at 290p/kg to 300p/kg. More upland lambs in the market today with Cheviot Mules at 49kg selling to £129 from S Bosworth, Burnley with other Cheviot Mules selling to £117 from D&D Huddleston, Wray who sold 47kg Mule lambs to £111.


Ewes were a sharper trade on the week, with Suffolk selling to £145 and Texels to £132 from GR&RA Surtees, Stodday. Heavy continental ewes were regularly selling at £120 plus. Hill ewes saw Cheviots sell to £106 from KA Purtill, Wigan with all ewes forward averaging £88.


The opening sale of store lambs saw catalogue entry of 200, all store lambs were keenly bid for and meeting their full value. Texel x lambs sold to £91 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale. Medium term Texel lambs sold to £85 from J Gardner, Bay Horse. A ring full of Cheviot Mules sold to £80 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston with other pens of Mules selling to £79 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale.
The next sale of store lambs is on Monday 4th September 2023, please advise the office of catalogue entries by Monday 28th August.

Top Prices


Texel: £140 Bensons Farm, £140 Bensons Farm, £132 Bensons, Farm, £132 Bensons Farm, £130 Botton Hall Farm, £126.50 Bensons Farm. Cheviot: £129 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £118 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £117 Botton Hall Farm, £109.50 Burrow Heights Farm. Beltex: £120 Oak Avenue. Suffolk: £120 Oak Avenue, £113 Bailey Hey Farm, £112 Moorcock Hall Farm, £101 Bailey Hey Farm. Continental: £112.50 Askew Hill, £111 Askew Hill, £110 Ripley St Thomas. Mule: £111 Botton Hall Farm, £109 Yates Farm.


Suffolk: £145, £132 Dockensall Farm. Texel: £132, £122 The Barn, £120 Oak Aveune, £118 The Barn, £112 Moss Gate Farm, £112 Haversham House Farm. Cheviot: £106 Fell Gate, £94 Burrow Heights Farm. Leicester: £102 Dockensall Farm. Mule: £97 Ashton Road, £90 Fell Gate. Continental: £86 Bensons Farm.


Texel: £91 Marl House, £85 Haversham House Farm, £84.50 Waller Clough Farm, £84 Haversham House Farm, £80 Waller Clough Farm, £71 Woodstock. Mule: £80 Woodstock, £79 Marl House. Charollais: £70 Rosehill Farm.

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