Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 12th June 2023.


A larger entry of 651 lambs were forward, as expected a reduction in trade as seen nationally with an overall average of 294p/kg. Best types still very much holding their own and achieving maximum values at Lancaster market. Top price was £152 achieved twice for Texels from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe and S Rossall, Over Wyresdale. Many heavy weight lambs regularly sold at £140 plus. Continental bred lambs were regularly selling at 310p/kg to 320p/kg with Mule bred sorts regularly selling at 280p/kg to 300p/kg. Beltexs saw 38kg lambs sell to £135 from JS Horner, Ingleton.


Still a strong trade for all hoggs forward with Texel hoggs selling £159 from E Curran, Liverpool. Heavy Continental hoggs regularly sold at the £140 plus. Swaledales sold to £115 from EW&R Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. The hogg trade continues to be strong, please forward your hoggs in the next few weeks.


Just shy of 200 ewes were forward with an overall average of £100 achieved, as expected ewe trade was a little back from the high of last week. Texels sold to £158 from H Cooper & Son, Inskip who sold Beltex ewes to £156. Suffolk ewes sold to £134 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Leicester’s sold to £131 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead with Mules from this good home selling to £122. Hill ewes saw a top of £112 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Swaledales sold to £94 from D Gardner, Brookhouse.

Top Prices


Texel: £152 Bensons Farm, £152 Stonehead, £142 North Farm, £137 Blackwood End, £136 Burrow Heights Farm, £136 Bensons Farm. Beltex: £138, £129 Lingrow, £125 Stubbins Farm, £115 Lingrow. Suffolk: £135.50 Bailey Hey Farm, £135 Stubbins Farm, £130 Hudsbrook Farm, £130 Stubbins Farm, £123 Bailey Hey Farm, £122 Ingelborough Park Drive. Continental: £134 Burrow Heights Farm, £131 Little Fell, £130 Gibsons Farm, £126, £119, £118.50 Little Fell. Cheviot: £133 Stonehead. Charollais: £133 Cock Hall Farm, £125 Potters Hill Farm, £125 Bensons Farm, £124 Higham Side Farm, £120 Ashton Road. Dutch Spotted: £121, £114.50, £108.50 Fern Bank Farm. Dorest: £120, £100 Fern Bank Farm. Ryeland: £100 Potters Hill Farm.


Texel: £157 Stanley Cottage, £138 Cottage Farm, £136, £134, £125 Corless Mill. Suffolk: £141 Cottage Farm, £134, £131.50 Little Crimbles, £130 Abbey House. Dutch Spotted: £134 Overhouses. Mule: £129 Overhouses, £113 High House Farm. Cheviot: £128 Cottage Farm. Horned: £124 Crombleholme, £110 High House Farm, £110 Crombleholme. Swaledale: £115, £113 Hareden Farm, £108, £103 Overhouses.


Texel: £158, £156, £142 Higham Side Farm, £139 Ingelborough Park Drive, £138 Little Fell, £138 Higham Side Farm. Zwartble: £138 Stanley Cottage. Suffolk: £134 Oak Aveune, £133 Burrow Heights Farm, £130, £116 Oak Aveune. Mule: £122 Ouzelthorn Farm, £116 Little Fell, £114 Throstle Grove Farm, £114 Little Fell, £110 Bailey Hey Farm, £109 Wyre Farm. Cheviot: £112 Burrow Heights Farm, £107 Stonehead, £107 Oak Aveune. Leicester: £112 Overhouses. Horned: £101 High House Farm. Swaledale: £84 Quarry House Farm.


Leicester: £131 Ouzelthorn Farm. Texel: £90 Throstle Grove Farm.

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