Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 5th June 2023.


A full ringside of nine active buyers, once again ensuring a competitive trade. The sale topped with a full ring full of Texel lambs from JS Horner, Ingleton at £163 with other smart bred lambs selling to £152 for Charollais from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Heavy lambs were once again adding up nicely with Suffolks selling at £147 from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock with Texels to the same price from H Birkett & Son, Heaton. Lighter bred lambs, full of meat would be the trade of the day with 39kg Beltex lambs from KA Purtill, Wigan selling to £140 and Texels selling to the same price from JS Horner, Ingleton. A run of 36kg lambs from BR&S Carter, Pilling sold to £120.


The hogg trade was flying with an overall average of 280p/kg for 200 forward. Top price of the day was £152 for Texels from AG Butler, Hambleton with other heavy Texels selling to £150 from D Dickinson, Thurnham. Cheviots sold to £147 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Many heavy Continental hoggs sold at £140 plus.


The ewe trade goes from strength to strength with 134 averaging £131 per head. Top price saw a pair of Texels at £200 from GR&RA Surtees, Stodday. A pen of five Texel ewes from H Cooper & Son, Inskip sold to £184 with Charollais’s selling to £180 from S Blackligde, Wigan. Many smart bred Continental ewes regularly sold at £170 plus. Mule ewes saw a pen of ten from J Burr, Quernmore sell to £138. Cheviots sold to £138 from S Blacklidge, Wigan. More ewes are needed on a weekly basis for our keen ringside of buyers.

Top Prices


Texel: £163 Ingleborough Park, £147 (2) North Farm, £146 Stonelands, £146 Keepers Cottage, £145 North Farm. Charollais: £152 Cock Hall Farm, £139 Moss Gate Farm, £130 Keepers Cottage, £128 Oak Avenue. Suffolk: £147 Stubbins Farm, £146 Cocker Hall Farm, £144 Ingleborough Park, £142 Cocker House Farm, £135 Bailey Hey Farm, £131 Stubbins Farm. Beltex: £145, £140 Higham Side Farm, £140 Oak Avenue, £133, £129 Stubbins Farm. Continental: £134 Moss Gate Farm, £133 Stubbins Farm, £133, £131 Little Fell, £130 Potters Hill Farm. Mule: £124 Potters Hill Farm.


Texel: £152 Park Farm Barn, £150 School Villas, £148, £144 (2), Park Farm Barn, £144 Halton Park Farm. Cheviot: £147 Hareden Farm, £118 Halton Park Farm, £117 Hareden Farm. Mule: £143 Park Farm Barn, £116 Overhouses. Masham: £138 Manor House Farm. Beltex: £134 Marl House. Horned: £132 Overhouses. Continental: £130, £100 Manor House Farm. Scottish Blackface: £128, £127 Halton Park Farm, £122 Park Farm Barn, £116 Halton Park Farm. Swaledale: £116 Overhouses, £110 Hareden Farm, £106 Overhouses, £103 Hareden Farm. Rough Fell: £112, £109 Park Farm Barn.


Texel: £200 The Barn, £184 Higham Side Farm, £180 Ingleborough Park Drive, £176 Higham Side Farm, £176 Ingleborough Park Drive, £176 Oak Aveune. Charollais: £180, £160 Dove Cote Farm, £154 Higham Side Farm, £138 Dove Cote Farm. Beltex: £171 Higham Side Farm. Cheviot: £138 Cove Cote Farm, £98 Longstripes Farm. Mule: £138 Little Fell, £134 Ellers Farm, £134, £128 Little Fell, £126 Ellers Farm, £124 Oak Aveune. Ryeland: £130 Holling Wood. Masham: £114 Oak Aveune. Swaledale: £90 Yates Farm.

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