Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 18th December 2023


600 lambs were forward with trade a little sharper on the week. An overall average of 264p/kg was achieved, with a third of the sale being upland bred lambs. Heavy lambs continue to add up well, with Suffolks selling to £144 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Texels sold to £142 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Many of the best Continental bred lambs were regularly £130 to £135. Beltex lambs sold to 315p/kg from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Texels to 308p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan or £128 a head for 41kg lambs. Hill lambs saw Cheviots sell to £137 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof who sold other pens at £124. Mules sold twice to £120 from Calderside Farms, Garstang. A pen of well fed lambs sold to £115 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead who sold a pen of 40kg Cheviots to £110. Light lambs continue to be a fast trade with 37kg Beltex selling to £116 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. 38kg Mules sold to £96 from D Gardner, Lancaster with a pen of 37kg Swaledales from T Ayrton & Sons, Abbeystead selling to £90.


80 ewes were forward with all types and weights the fastest trade seen for some time. Beltex ewes sold to £162 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Texels to £152 from A Thornton, Woodplumpton. Mule ewes saw the best sell to £113 from J Burr, Quernmore who sold Masham to the same price. Other pens of Mules sold to £111 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Hill ewes saw Cheviots sell to £116 from A&J Smith, Ingleton. Dalesbreds sold to £70 from J&CW Metcalfe & Son, Lancaster.
More cast rams were forward with these being keenly bid for, Texels sold to £146 from RW&FJ Rhodes & Son, Ellel. Cheviots sold to £118 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead with Dalesbred tups to £100 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale.
North West Auctions would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The next sale of prime hoggs, cast sheep and store hoggs is on Monday 8th January 2024.

Top Prices


Suffolk: £144, £136 Knowsley Farm, £134 Calderside Farm, £132 Knowsley Farm, £131, £130 North Farm. Texel: £142, £141, £139, £137 Park Farm Barn, £137 Oak Aveune, £136 The Hawthornes. Beltex: £138, £131.50 Oak Aveune, £126 Haversham House Farm, £120 Oak Aveune, £116 Haverhsam House Farm, £116 Bensons Farm. Cheviot: £137, £124 Hutton Roof Hall, £116 Marshaw Farm, £105, £104 Cross Farm, £103 Marshaw Farm. Continental: £127 Quarry House Farm, £108 Gibsons Farm. Mule: £120 (x2) Calderside Farm, £109 Yates Farm, £107 Hole of Ellel, £106, £102 Overhouses. Swaledale: £115, £96 (x2), £95 Marshaw Farm, £90 Yates Farm, £81 Overhouses, £74.50 Oakhead Farm. Masham: £112 Kays Farm. Dalesbred: £100 Kays Farm. Rough Fell: £86 Quarry House.


Beltex: £162 Bensons Farm, £78 Hutton Roof Hall. Texel: £152, £114 Adamsons Farm, £96 Hutton Roof Hall. Charollais: £125 Adamsons Farm. Cheviot: £116 Cross Farm, £106 Adamsons Farm, £100 Hutton Roof Hall. Masham: £113 Little Fell. Mule: £113 Little Fell, £111 Bensons Farm, £105 Little Fell, £97 (x2) Broseley Hall Farm, £94 Adamsns Farm. Suffolk: £106 Haversham House Farm. Dalesbred: £70 Hare Apple Tree. Jacob: £57 Crummack Farm. Horned: £54 Crummack Farm. Swaledale: £51 Hare Apple Tree, £44 Low Moor Head Farm. Rough Fell: £49 Crummack Farm.


Texel: £146, £122 Low Moor Head Farm, £95 (x2) Wyre Farm. Charollais: £118 Wyre Farm, £70 Longstripes Farm. Cheviot: £118 Marshaw Farm. Beltex: £112 Wyre Farm. Dalesbred: £100 Kays Farm. Swaledale: £74 Marshaw Farm.

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