Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 1st May 2023.


The spring lamb trade is on the up, with an overall averaged of 334p/kg. Best bred lambs were regularly selling at 350p/kg plus. The sale peaked at £160 for Charollais lambs from the Archer’s at Redbank, Bolton le Sands. Other Charollais sold to £154 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with this home having numerous pens at £150 plus. Top price for Kilogram was £3.60 for smart Texel hoggs from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth.
More lambs are required on a weekly basis for our active ring of nine buyers.


A smaller entry of hoggs were forward with more interest from buyers, ensuring a bumper averaged of 298p/kg. Heavy hoggs would be the sharpest trade of the day with pure Texels from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping selling to £208 twice. A pen of ten Beltex hoggs from T Taylor, Woodplumpton selling to £197. Heavy hoggs regularly sold at the £170-£180 mark. Cheviot hoggs sold to a top of £162 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet with other Cheviot hoggs selling to £158 from J&H Davis, Nateby. Mules saw a top of £140 from F&SG Sanderson, Woodplumpton with other full pens from this home selling to £138.50. A pen of 44kg Herdwick hoggs from A&V&A Thornton, Cockerham sold to £124.50.
All vendors left with a smile on their face today, with more hoggs needed on a weekly basis.


A sharp trade for all ewes forward, with Texel ewes selling to £150 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Other Texel ewes sold to £140 from JM Sanderson, Halton. Mules topped at £128 from RW&FJ Rhodes & Son, Quernmore. Hill ewes saw cheviots sell to £118 from T Foster, Preston and Rough Fells to £96 from PG Thornton, Scorton.


Beltex shearlings with Texel twin lambs sold to £260 from RM Gornall, Forton. A run of aged Texel ewes with single Texel lambs sold to £215 from G Hargreaves, Scotforth. Please enter sheep with lambs with confidence at Lancaster, we have a full ring side of buyers all keen to purchase.

Top Prices


Charollais: £160 Redbank Farm, £154 Bensons Farm, £150 Bensons Farm, £143 Redbank Farm. Texel: £150 Bensons Farm, £149 Burrow Heights Farm, £149 Bensons Farm, £147 Burrow Heights, £147 Burrow Heights, £147 Burrow Heights. Continental: £145 Bensons Farm, £138 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £137 Stubbins Farm.


Texel: £208 Brown Brook, £177 Park Farm Barn, £173 Cross House Farm, £170 Park Farm Barn, £167 Stubb Hall Farm. Continental: £187, £185, £179 Midge Hall Farm, £143.50 Oak Aveune, £140 Merryfield, £140 Burrow Heights Farm. Beltex: £172, £171 Moorville, £166 Oak Aveune, £165, £152, £150 Moorville. Cheviot: £162 Stubb Hall Farm, £158 Weavers Farm, £155, £143 Stubb Hall Farm, £142 Weavers Farm, £140 Stubbins Farm. Charollais: £145 Meryfield. Mule: £140, £138.50 Cross House Farm. Suffolk: £138 Cliftons Farm, £126 Little Crimbles. Masham: £134, £125 Meolsgate Aveune. Herdwick: £124.50 Little Crimbles.


Texel: £150 Bensons Farm, £144, £140 Lower Highfield. Mule: £128 Low Moor Head Farm, £120 Lower Highfield, £120 Low Moor Head Farm, £120 Lower Highfield Farm, £110 Gibsons Farm, £104 Yates Farm. Cheviot: £118, £78, £70 Meolsgate Aveune. Rough Fell: £96 Cliftons Farm.


Beltex: £260 West View.


Texel: £220, £215 Ivy Bank Farm, £210 West View Farm, £182 Ivy Bank Farm, £170 West View Farm, £160 Ivy Bank Farm. Mule: £160, £155, £152 Yates Farm.

Talk to one of our friendly team: 01524 63308

Make NWA your first choice for selling.

© North West Auctions 2017 - 2024. All rights reserved.
North West Auctions is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7FP. Registered number: 03950131
NWA Professional and NWA Property are trading names of M B Hodgson & Son Ltd registered in England and Wales no 3839884
Website by
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors logo
  • Central Association Agricultural Valuers - CAAV logo
  • Ombudsman logo