Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 29th May 2023.


More spring lambs on offer, once again to our full ring side of buyers. The sale topped at £167 for a pen of Texel lambs from JS Horner, Ingleton. Smart pens of Texels sold to £163 from H Cooper & Son, Inskip with the best lambs regularly selling at 360 to 380p/kg. Heavy bred lambs are always keen bid for at Lancaster market with Charollais selling to £158 from JA Lambert, Out Rawcliffe. Full pens of Suffolks sold to £156 from JS Horner, Ingleton. An overall market averaged was achieved of 332p/kg, for all types and weights.


Meated hoggs still met a fast trade, with a lovely run of Beltex hoggs from T Taylor, Woodplumpton selling to a top of £179 with other pens selling to £173. Texels from AJ Cardwell, St Michaels sold to £147, with Suffolks at £145 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne. Mules topped at £140 from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale. Lesser meated hoggs still met demand but sold to lesser rates than previous weeks, a respectable overall market average of 261p/kg was achieved.


Ewes met a flying trade with Beltexs selling to £186 from H Cooper & Son, Inskip. Texels topped at £176 from W&D Bradley, Preston. The best Continental bred ewes were regularly selling at £160 to £170. Mules sold to a top of £128 from T&EA Garth, Bleasdale. Plenty of heavy Mules sold in the £120’s. Hill ewes saw a top of £124 for Cheviots from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Rough Fells sold to £117 from WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby.

Top Prices


Texel: £167 Ingleborough Park Drive, £163 Higham Side Farm, £161, £160 Ingleborough Park Drive, £150 Cocker House Farm, £150 Higham Side Farm. Charolais: £158 Jacksons Farm, £144 Cocker House Farm, £122 Jacksons Farm. Continental: £156 Burrow Heights Farm, £147, £142, £141, £140, £139 Little Fell. Suffolk: £156 Ingleborough Park Drive, £146 Cocker House Farm, £146 Stubbins Farm, £145 Cocker House Farm, £142 Beaumont Gate, £142 Stubbins Farm. Hampshire: £155, £136 Potters Hill Farm. Beltex: £148 Stubbins Farm. Dutch Spotted: £140, £133, £120 Fern Bank Farm. Cheviot: £130 Woodstock.


Continental: £179, £173, £171, £162, £160 Midge Hall Farm, £148 Gibsons Farm. Texel: £147 Glaslyn, £140 Thornbush Farm, £140 Glasyn, £125 Red House Farm, £110 Gibsons Farm, £106 Jacksons Farm. Suffolk: £145 Beaumont Gate. Mule: £140 Thornbush Farm, £124, £122 Rooten Brook, £119, £110 Gibsons Farm. Beltex: £139, £137, £135 Norcross. Cheviot: £137 Thornbush Farm, £127 Inverbervie, £113, £108, £95 Hillam House Farm. Swaledale: £133, £121 Cobble Hey, £117 Rooten Brook, £108, £103 Thornbush Farm, Dalesbred: £123, £98 Cobble Hey. Herdwick: £116 Glaslyn. Scotch Blackface: £90 Meolsgate Aveune.


Beltex: £186, £174, £140 Higham Side Farm. Continental: £170 Dockensall Farm. Texel: £165 Ingleborough Park Drive, £160 Arna Wood Farm, £155 Whittingham Lane, £152 Ingleborough Park Drive, £152 Woodstock, £150 Ingleborough Park Drive. Charollais: £162, £122 Jacksons Farm. Suffolk: £140 Arna Wood Farm, £140 Burrow Heights Farm, £130 Lodge Cottage, £126 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £128 Bailey Hey Farm, £120 Lower Swainhead Farm, £98 Cottage Farm. Cheviot: £124, £118 Marshaw Farm. Rough Fell: £117 Gibsons Farm. Swaledale: £89 Marshaw Farm.


Texel: £176, £155, £152, £130, £120 Whittingham Lane.

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