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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Christmas Show of Prime Lambs. Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 4th December 2023.

PRIME LAMBS

A larger entry of prime lambs were forward this morning, which included our annual Christmas prize show of prime lambs. We would like to thank our judge Chris Staines, he awarded the prizes as followed:

CLASS 1 – PAIR OF BELTEX LAMBS
1ST - GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN- 50kg- £165
2ND - KA PURTILL, WIGAN- 49kg- £140
3RD - BARGH CONTRACTORS, MORECAMBE- 39kg- £110

CLASS 2 – 5 X LOWLAND SIRED LAMBS
1ST - GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN- 48kg- £175
2ND - GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN- 46kg- £150
3RD - C WOODHOUSE, NATEBY- 44kg- £119

CLASS 3 – 5 X MULE/MASHAM LAMBS
1ST - WI & AM ATKINSON, BLEASDALE- 48kg- £119
2ND - T AYRTON & SON, OVER WYERSDALE- 44kg- £108
3RD - S & J FRANCE, OVER WYERSDALE- 48kg- £116

CLASS 4 – 5 X HORNED/HERDWICK LAMBS
1ST - A BROWN, LITTLEDALE- 42kg- £110.50
2ND - A BROWN, LITTLEDALE- 43kg- £113
3RD - S & J FRANCE, OVER WYERSDALE- 43kg- £103.50

CLASS 5 – 5 X CHEVIOT/OTHER HILL BREED LAMBS
1ST - D & D HUDDLESTON, WRAY- 50kg- £119
2ND - KM & KJ CURWEN, ABBEYSTEAD- 44kg- £115.50
3RD - KM & KJ CURWEN, ABBEYSTEAD- 41kg- £111.50

CHAMPION: GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN (PEN OF 5, 1ST PRIZE LOWLAND SIRED)
RESERVE CHAMPION: GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN (PEN OF 2, 1ST PRIZE BELTEX)

The champion pen saw the top price of the day, with a pen of five sell to £175 from GR&A Foy, Conder Green which were purchased by our loyal supporter Bill Livesey. The reserve champion was a pair of Beltex’s from the same good home, sell to £165 and purchased by Nathan Brown. Away from the show Beltex’s saw a top of £150 from GR&A Foy, Conder Green with heavy Texels selling to £145 from P Lawrence & Son, Chorley and Suffolks to £142 from G Riley, Bolton Le Sands. Many pens of Continental heavy bred lambs were selling at £130 to £140.
Beltex and well bred lambs were in keen demand, with these regularly selling at £300 plus. The best sold to 365p/kg from GR&A Foy, Conder Green.
Over half the sale today were hill bred lambs, with these being full of meat selling to a higher demand. Cheviots sold to £133 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton. Masham saw a top of £122.50 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with other pens of Masham to £122 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East. Mules sold to a top of £119 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with others to £118 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Mule lambs were regularly sold at 240p/kg to 250p/kg. Lonk lambs sold to a top £113 from A Brown, Littledale with Dalesbred selling to £108 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton and Swaledales to £106 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

CAST SHEEP

100 ewes were forward with a little more life in the job this morning. No real superstars on offer today, with Charollais selling to a top of £126 from A Thornton, Woodplumpton and Texels to £122 from P Lawrence & Son, Chorley. Super Mules sold to £118 from PM Sidebottom, Preston with other pens to £116 from G Riley, Bolton Le Sands. The best Mules were regularly £100 plus with medium types £75 plus. Hill ewes saw Cheviot sell to £74 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead who sold Swaledale to £66.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Beltex: £175, £165, £150 Parkside Farm, £140 Oak Aveune, £131 Bensons Farm, £129 Oak Aveune, £113, £94 Conway Close. Texel: £145, £141 Walmsley Fold, £140 North Farm, £139, £137 Walmsely Fold, £137 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £142 Maddison Aveune, £138 North Farm, £128 Maddison Aveune, £122 Hallbeck, £101 (x2) Quarry House. Cheviot: £133 North Farm, £119 Botton Hall Farm, £115.50, £111.50 Marshaw Farm, £103.50 School Lane, £98 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £123 Broseley Hall Farm, £123 Fell End Farm, £121.50, £115.50 Broseley Hall Farm, £94 Dockensall Farm, £80 Quarry House Farm. Masham: £122.50 Holme House Farm, £107.50 Kays Farm. Mule: £122 Allcocks Farm, £119 (x2) Holme House Farm, £118 Allcocks Farm, £118 Holme House Farm, £118 Park Farm Barn. Horned: £113, £110.50 Deep Clough, £86.50 Quarry House Farm. Dalesbred: £108 Fell End Farm, £103.50 Kays Farm. Swaledale: £106, £93 Marshaw Farm.

CAST EWES:

Charollais: £126, £100, £94 Adamsons Farm, £76 Longstripes Farm. Texel: £122, £116 Walmsley Fold, £114 Birch House Cottage, £114 Adamsons Farm, £112 Cragg Farm, £112 Birch House Cottage. Mule: £118 Kellamergh Farm, £116 Maddison Aveune, £110 Parkside Farm, £108 Birch House Cottage, £98 Kellamergh Farm, £92 Parkside Farm. Dutch Spotted: £106 Conway Close. Cheviot: £74 Marshaw Farm. Swaledale: £66 Marshaw Farm.

CAST TUPS:

Leicester: £108 Thornbush Farm, £106 Appletree Farm. Dutch Spotted: £100 Conway Close.

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CHRISTMAS PRIME LAMBS

CLASS 1 – PAIR OF BELTEX LAMBS
1ST - GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN- 50kg- £165
2ND - KA PURTILL, WIGAN- 49kg- £140
3RD - BARGH CONTRACTORS, MORECAMBE- 39kg- £110

CLASS 2 – 5 X LOWLAND SIRED LAMBS
1ST - GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN- 48kg- £175
2ND - GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN- 46kg- £150
3RD – C WOODHOUSE, NATEBY- 44kg- £119

CLASS 3 – 5 X MULE/MASHAM LAMBS
1ST – WI & AM ATKINSON, BLEASDALE- 48kg- £119
2ND – T AYRTON & SON, OVER WYERSDALE- 44kg- £108
3RD – S & J FRANCE, OVER WYERSDALE- 48kg- £116

CLASS 4 – 5 X HORNED/HERDWICK LAMBS
1ST – A BROWN, LITTLEDALE- 42kg- £110.50
2ND – A BROWN, LITTLEDALE- 43kg- £113
3RD – S & J FRANCE, OVER WYERSDALE- 43kg- £103.50

CLASS 5 – 5 X CHEVIOT/OTHER HILL BREED LAMBS
1ST – D & D HUDDLESTON, WRAY- 50kg- £119
2ND – KM & KJ CURWEN, ABBEYSTEAD- 44kg- £115.50
3RD – KM & KJ CURWEN, ABBEYSTEAD- 41kg- £111.50

CHAMPION
GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN (PEN OF 5, 1ST PRIZE LOWLAND SIRED)

RESERVE CHAMPION
GR & A FOY & SON, CONDER GREEN (PEN OF 2, 1ST PRIZE BELTEX)

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