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.
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.