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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 10th July 2023.

PRIME LAMBS

An increased entry of 822 lambs were put before our ring side of nine active buyers, all breeds of heavy lambs are in the keenest demand today. The sale peaked at £156 for Texel lambs from JM Sanderson, Halton with Beltex lambs selling to £148 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. 43kg smart Texel lambs sold to £147 from P&V Bennet, Lancaster. Many pens of meated heavy lambs regularly sold at £140 plus. The best bred lambs were regularly selling well above the 300p/kg mark with a top price of 332p/kg twice for Texels from P&V Bennett, Lancaster and Beltexs from CD&HL Mason, Caton. Commercial and lighter lambs would be slightly easier on the week, with first cross lambs regularly selling at 270p/kg to 275p/kg. More light lambs were on offer today, with these lambs needing to be full of meat to achieve maximum price. A pen of 35 Texel lambs from D Gardner, Brookhouse sold to £98.

CAST SHEEP

110 ewes were forward with heavy ewes a very similar trade on the week, leaner and lighter ewes were a considerably better trade. Beltex ewes sold to a top of £151 from JS Horner, Ingleton with Texel ewes selling to £146 from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale. Mule ewes sold to a top of £128 from H Birkett &n Son, Heaton. Heavy Mule ewes were regularly away at £115 to £120. Hill bred ewes saw Cheviots sell to a top of £120 from KA Purtill, Wigan with the best end Swaledales selling to £80 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Texel: £156 Low Highfield, £148 Bensons Farm, £147 Arna Wood Farm, £147 Arna Wood Farm, £147 Blackleach House Farm, £144 Oakenclough. Suffolk: £142 Calderside Farm, £140 Ingleborough Park, £134 Calderside Farm, £129.50 Beaumont Gate, £128 Ingleborough Park, £127.50 Old Parkside Farm. Continental: £142 Wyresdale Estate, £123 Wyresdale Estate, £121.50 Oak Avenue, £110 Old Parkside Farm, £109 Wyresdale Estate. Beltex: £141 Stonehead, £141 North Farm, £138 Hodkinson Farm, £137 North Farm, £133 Ingleborough Park, £132 Lingrow. Charollais: £122 Woodstock, £112.50 Woodstock. Cheviot: £122 Oak Avenue. Dutch Spotted: £100 Fern Bank Farm.

CAST EWE:

Beltex: £151 Ingleborough Park Drive, £135 Mearsbeck Farm. Texel: £146 Lower Swainhead Farm, £143 Walmsley Fold, £139 The Crest, £139 Ingleborough Park Drive, £129 Mearsbeck Farm, £128 High Hallbeck. Suffolk: £142 Mearsbeck Farm, £128 Oak Aveune, £112, £108 Moss Gate Farm. Mule: £128 North Farm, £105 Oak Aveune, £98 Mearsbeck Farm, £89 The Crest, £88 Lee End Farm, £80 Yates Farm. Continental: £120 Oak Aveune. Swaledale: £80 Yates Farm.

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