Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 19th June 2023


A slightly lighter show of lambs forward this week, which were met by a strong trade. Lambs saw a peak of £152 for Texels from J Singleton, Great Eccleston with Beltexs selling to £146 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton. Many pens of heavier lambs sold at £138 to £145 per head. Beltex lambs saw a top of 354p/kg from CP&V Cowgill, Bentham with plenty of the better bred lambs regularly selling at 315p/kg to 330p/kg. First cross Suffolk / Texels were regularly selling 295p/kg to 305p/kg. An overall market average of 288p/kg was achieved. Many more lambs are required each week, to fulfil the Monday morning orders of our ten active buyers.


Still plenty of demand for all hoggs, will Texels selling to a top of £137 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore. Suffolks at £125 from DJ&MC Platts, Caton and Swaledales sold to £117 from A&L Huddleston, Wray.


All ewes forward averaged another impressive market average of £102. Texels sold to £138 from DR&BE Rolfe, Scorton with a full pen of Beltex ewes from KA Purtill, Wigan selling to £137. Suffolks sold to £133 from DR&BE Rolfe. Mules topped at £114 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. The best Mules sold either side of £110 mark.

Top Prices


Texel: £152 Stonelands, £146 Lundholme Farm, £143.50 Stonelands, £142 Keepers Cottage, £140 Ingleborough Park, £139 Burrow Heights Farm. Dorset: 143.50 High Hallbeck, £125 Corney Hill farm. Suffolk: £136 Oakhead Farm, £129.50 Beaumont Gate, £124.50 Bailey Hey Farm, £121.50 Greenbank Farm, £119.50 Lundholme Farm, £119.50 Beaumont Gate. Beltex: £134 Oak Avenue. Charollais: £123 Jacksons Farm. Continental: £116 Greenbank Farm, £110 North Farm.


Texel: £137 Castle Mill Farm, £124.50 Marl House, £120 Overhouses. Suffolk: £125 Greenbank Farm. Horned: £120 Overhouses. Swaledale: £117 Overhouses, £106 Thornbush Farm. Charollais: £117 Cock Hall Farm. Mule: £104 Thornbush Farm, £97 Marl House, £95 Overhouses. Herdwick: £98 New Bungalow. Cheviot: £91 Marl House


Texel: £138 Potters Hill Farm, £135 Smithy Lane Farm, £134 Potters Hill Farm, £128 Burns Farm, £126 Oak Avenue, £124 Ingleborough Park. Beltex: £137 Oak Avenue, £130 Castle Mill Farm. Dorset: £128 Corney Hill Farm. Suffolk: £124 Potters Hill, £116 North Farm, £115 Ivy Farm, £112 Oak Avenue. Mule: £114 North Farm, £112 Thornfield, £110 North Farm, £108 Smity Lane Farm. Continental: £78 Potters Hill Farm. Ryeland: £72 Potters Hill Farm.


Hampshire: Suffolk: £134 Potters Hill Farm. £128 Potters Hill Farm. Herdwick: £112 Thornfield.

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