Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 24th July 2023.


With the torrential weather over the weekend, a few less lambs were forward. Meat and well finished lambs sold nicely, with leaner lambs at a discounted rate. There was no real show stopper on offer this morning, a pen of first cross Texel Mules from PJ&SM Woodhouse, Forton topped at £125, also achieving the same price was a pair of Beltex lambs from B&SE Carter, Ellel. A pen of Blue Texels sold to £124 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with first cross Texel lambs from G Hill, Pilling selling to the same price. Many of the heavier bred Continental lambs regularly sold at £120 plus. Medium and lighter lambs needed to be full of meat to achieve maximum prices. 40kg Texel lambs sold to £117 from KA Purtill, Wigan with others at the same weight selling to £116 for smart Blue Texels from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Commercial bred 40kg to 42kg lambs were regularly selling at £102 to £108.


100 ewes forward today with a better trade than anticipated, as many markets reporting a slightly easier trade at the end of last week. No pure bred ewes forward today, with first cross Texel ewes selling to £130 from M&S Purtill, Wigan. Other Texel ewes sold to £126 from B&SE Carter, Ellel. Many Continental ewes sold at the £115 to £120 mark. Mule ewes sold to a top of £122 from D&J Hay, Cockerham with heavy Mules selling at £110 to £115 and the next leave down either side of £100. Hill ewes sold at £110 for Cheviots from KA Purtill, Wigan with other Cheviots to £108 from R Doran, Preston. More ewes are needed on a weekly basis to fulfil Monday morning orders.

Top Prices


Texel: £125 The Martins, £125 Cragg End, £124 Poppyfield Lane, £124 North Farm, £123, £120.50 Cocker House Farm. Continental: £120 Poppyfield Lane, £113 Deep Clough. Suffolk: £119, £118, £116 Cocker House Farm, £107 Bailey Hey Farm, £104 Cocker House Farm. Masham: £110.50 Kays Farm. Dorset: £104.50 Old Ford Road.


Texel: £130 The Hawthornes, £126 Cragg End, £116, £112 Oak Avenue, £110 Cock Hall Farm, £107 Oak Avenue. Mule: £122 Birch House Cottage, £116 Oak Avenue, £113 Gibsons Farm, £108 School Lane, £106 Mill House Farm. Charollais: £122 Jacksons Farm, £116 Oak Avenue. Cheviot: £110 Oak Avenue, £108 (2) School Lane. Beltex: £105 The Hawthornes. Suffolk: £100 Oak Avenue, £98 Mill House Farm.

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