Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 3rd July 2023.


Lancasters weekly sale of prime lambs saw a reduced number forward on the week. Trade on a Monday morning was well ahead of centres at the end of last week. Buyers were keen to get lambs back to kill with an SQQ of just under 300p/kg.
Hitting the headlines this week was RT Owen, Widnes with a single Texel lamb at £162, with others from this same home at £161. TR Gorst, Bay Horse was next down the league table, also with Texel lambs at £154. Regular Lancaster supporter H Birkett & Son, Overton saw his trailer load peak at £151 for Texels. RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock saw their quality run of butcher type lambs to £149 or 347p/kg for Beltexs. Other butcher type lambs sold to 339p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan. M Coxhead, Preston achieved 333p/kg for a trio of Beltex x lambs.


Just a handful of hoggs over the scales this morning with trade averaging 240p/kg. WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby achieved £118 for Texel x with RG Woodhouse, Scorton not far behind at £115 for Horned hoggs.


98 cast sheep through the ring at Lancaster today with the trade surprisingly good after last weeks festival with all ewes averaging £100, to including a consignment of Manx bred ewes. Colin Hargreaves, Morecambe was top of the tree today with a pair of Texel x ewes at £137. Heavy Suffolk ewes from KA Purtill, Wigan sold to £135. The best Mule ewes sold to £133 firstly from TR Gorst, Bay Horse and then from E&R Cranshaw, Bindle. Other good meated Mules regularly making £120 plus. A consignment of Cheviot ewes from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh peaking at £105. Just one cast tup from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore to £110.
More prime lambs and cast sheep can easily be handled at Lancaster on a Monday morning with buyers for all grades, shapes and sizes.

Top Prices


Texel: £162 Longlands Road, £162, £161 Sandy Lane Farm, £154 (2) Hole Of Ellel, £151 North Farm. Beltex: £149 Stubbins Farm, £148 Stonelands, £140.50 Cock Hall Farm, £139 Keepers Cottage, £139 Moss Gate Farm, £139 Oak Avenue. Suffolk: £135 Marsh Lane Farm, £131 Beaumont Gate, £130 Stubbins Farm, £126 Marsh Lane Farm, £123 Beaumont Gate, £122 Fell End Farm. Continental: £130 Broseley Hall Farm, £128, £127.50 Oak Avenue, £112 Broseley Hall Farm. Dorset: £128 Corney Hill Farm, £125.50 Wilson Wood, £120 Corney Hill Farm. Cheviot: £118, £100 Bowers Farm.


Texel: £118 Gibsons Farm. Horned: £115 Fell End. Dutch Spotted: £109, £106 Gibsons Farm. Kerry Hill: £108 Gibsons Farm. Suffolk: £107 Gibsons Farm.


Texel: £137 The Crest, £132 Oak Aveune, £128 Chapel House, £127 Hole of Ellel, £127 Chapel House, £125 Gardners Farm. Suffolk: £135 Oak Aveune, £126 The Crest. Mule: £133 Marsh Lane Farm, £133 Hole of Ellel, £127 Stubbins Farm, £121 North Farm, £119 Lee End Farm, £111 The Bungalow. Continental: £126 Jacksons Farm, £119, £97 Gibsons Farm. Beltex: £111 Oak Aveune. Cheviot: £105, £99 Bowers Farm. Teeswater: £90 Middle Lee Farm. Manx: £85 Rosebank.


Texel: £110 Corney Hill Farm.

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