Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep. Monday 22nd May 2023


A competitive trade was seen for all spring lambs forward with the weekly ringside of buyers in attendance and a competitive trade for all classes and types. The sale topped at £180 for pure Charollais lambs from S Wilson & Sons, Scotforth. Smart bred Texel lambs from J&S Horner, Ingleton sold to £165, with Beltexs from the same good home selling to £163. Plenty of interest was shown in heavy lambs at Lancaster market with a full pen of 52kg Hampshire lambs selling to £159 from DR&BE Rolfe, Scorton with many pens selling at £150 plus. Lighter lambs saw an improved trade with 40kg Texel lambs from RA Holmes, Inskip selling to £150 with these type of lambs regularly selling at 350p/kg plus.


A good entry for the time of year with 450 hoggs forward, with once again meated hoggs selling to a premium and leaner types harder to place on the day. The sale topped at £164 from AG Butler, Hambleton with a pen of ten Texel hoggs from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth selling to £150. Heavy hoggs were regularly selling at £140-£150. Mules sold to a top of £145 with Cheviots selling to £144 from J&H Davis, Garstang. An overall market averaged of 258p/kg was achieved.


A flying trade for all ewes forward with Texels selling to £180 from JS Horner, Ingleton and Charollais from the same home to £178. The best Continental bred ewes were regularly £150 plus, with Mules selling to a top of £138 twice from T&E Burrow, Slyne and PD Anderton, Scorton. Mashams sold to £130 from W Pinder, Clitheroe, Swaledale sold to a top of £110 from JA Simpson, Barnacre with other pens of Swaledales to £105 from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Many more ewes could be sold to the vendors advantage in the coming weeks.

Top Prices


Charollais: £180 Burrow Heights Farm, £161 Ingleborough Park, £125 Bensons Farm. Texel: £165 Ingleborough Park, £160 Keepers Cottage, £159 Bensons Farm, £159 Bensons Farm, £158 Ingleborough Park, £157 Keeper Cottage. Beltex: £163 Ingleborough Park, £130 Burrow Heights. Hampshire: £159 Potters Hill Farm, £138 Potters Hill Farm. Suffolk: £151.50 Cocker House Farm, £151.50 Cocker House Farm, £147 Stubbins Farm, £142.50 Cocker House Farm, £142.50 Cocker House Farm, £141 Potters Hill Farm. Continental: £143 Potters Hill Farm, £121 Potters Hill Farm.


Texel: £164 Park Farm Barn, £155 Park Farm Barn, £150 Blackleach House, £150 Moorville, £147 Blackleach House Farm. Charollais: £153 Walker House Farm, £143 Low Pleasant, £136 Merryfield, £101 Low Pleasant. Beltex: £150 Little Eccleston Hall, £150 Little Eccleston Hall £148 Little Eccleston Hall, £137 Little Eccleston Hall, £135 Ingleborough Park, £130 Moorville. Continental: £145 Stubbins House Farm, £145 Stubbins House Farm, £142 Stubbins House Farm, £139.50 Cross House Farm, £138.50 Cross House Farm, £130 Stubbins House Farm. Mule: £145 Walker House Farm, £138 Meadow Croft, £132 Overhouses, £131 Stubbins House Farm, £129 Cross House Farm, £125 Meadow Croft. Cheviot: £144 Weavers Farm, £144 Weavers Farm, £116.50 Brabiner House Farm, £100 Cragg Farm. Suffolk: £140 Meadow Croft, £140 Walnut Tree Cottage, £130 Walnut Tree Cottage, £129 Meadow Croft, £125 Meadow Croft. Swaledale: £121 Holme House Farm, £120 Holme House Farm, £103 Holme House Farm, £100 Holme House Farm, £98 Lower Brow Top, £94 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell: £100 Park Farm Barn. Scottish Black Face: £98 Park Farm Barn.


Texel: £180, £174 Ingleborough Park Drive, £174 Stubbins Farm, £148 Ingleborough Park Drive, £144 Moorville, £142 Cock Hall Farm. Charollais: £178 Ingleborough Park Drive. Beltex: £144, £112 West View. Mule: £138 Wyre Farm, £138 Throstle Grove Farm, £133 Cock Hall Farm, £130 Walnut Tree Cottage, £128 Holme House Farm, £122 Dunkenshaw Farm. Continental: £137, £130 Low Pleasant, £96 Longstripes Farm, £92, £88 Low Pleasant. Masham: £130, £128, £102, £75 Longstripes Farm. Swaledale: £110 Millstones, £105 Holme House Farm, £70 Lower Brow Top. Cheviot: £105 Cragg Farm, £70 Longstripes Farm. Horned: £79 Longstripes Farm.


Charollais: £90 Low Pleasant. Texel: £90 Throstle Grove Farm.

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