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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 28th August 2023.

PRIME LAMBS

All well finished and meated lambs achieving maximum prices this morning at Lancaster Mart, with under finished lambs hard to place. The sale peaked at £144 for a tremendous Beltex lamb from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Texel lambs selling to £138 from JS Horner, Ingleton. Many pens of well bred heavy lambs were regularly selling at £130 plus, with medium type well finished Continental bred lambs selling at £108 to £112. Suffolk lambs saw a top of £120 from JS Horner, Ingleton. A ring full of Masham lambs sold to £104.50 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. An overall market average of 245p/kg was achieved for 500 lambs sold.

CAST SHEEP

All ewes sold to a strong trade with Dutch Spotted selling to a top of £149 from KP Dagger, Garstang who sold other pens to £148. Texel sold to £144 from JS Horner, Ingleton with many pens of strong Continental ewes selling at £120 to £130. No real power in the Mule ewe section, with the best selling to £100 from T Longton & Son, Quernmore and D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Hill ewes saw Dalesbreds sell to £76 from T&D Wright, Wray with Swaledales selling to £69 from T Longton & Son, Quernmore.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Beltex: £144 Bensons Farm, £138 Deep Clough, £126, £124 Ingleborough Park, £122 Botton Hall Farm, £121 Ingleborough Park. Texel: £138, £135 Ingleborough Park, £130 Bensons Farm, £125 Calderside Farm, £124 Breworth Fold Farm, £122 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £120 Ingleborough Park, £104.40 Low Bendrigg Farm, £103 Lower Core. Continental: £115 Haversham House Farm, £105, £102.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £102 Kays Farm. Dutch Spotted: £114, £106 Conway Close. Masham: £104.50 Kays Farm. Hamsphire: £100 Potters Hill Farm. Mule: £91 School Lane, £91 Burrow Heights Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Dutch Spotted: £149, £148, £108 Conway Close. Texel: £144 Ingleborough Park, £138, £136 Oak Aveune, £132 Ingleborough Park, £128 Oak Aveune, £116 Ingleborough Park. Beltex: £134 Oak Aveune. Mule: £100 Rooten Brook, £100 Bensons Farm. Teeswater: £95 Middle Lee Farm.

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