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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep & Prime Lambs, Monday 13th November 2023.

PRIME LAMBS

More lambs were forward today with 718 going under the gavel, to average out at a pleasing 257p/kg, with over half the sale being hill bred. Heavy lambs continue to add up nicely, with Cheviots selling to £153 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with Texels selling to a top of £143 from DR Preston, Caton. A ring full of Beltex cross lambs sold at £141 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Heavy lambs, full of meat were regularly £135 to £140 or 260p/kg to 270p/kg. Handy weight export type lambs continue to sell to a fast trade, with the best to £130 for Texels from AG Butler, Hambleton or 290p/kg for Beltexs from KA Purtill, Wigan with these sorts regularly 275p/kg to 285p/kg. A top price of 290p/kg was achieved twice for texels from CD&HL Mason, Caton and AG Butler, Hambleton. Mashan sold to £123 from WI&AM Atkinson, Bleasdale who sold a pen of Mules to £119.50. Other pens of Mules sold to £118.50 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Swaledales sold to a top of £106 for a pen of 24 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

CAST SHEEP

105 ewes forward with all selling to a sharper trade. No real super heavy ewes forward with Texels to £125 from CD&HL Mason, Caton and Suffolks to £117 from H Hesketh & Son, Longton who sold a pen of medium fit type Mules to £78. Cheviots sold to £76 from DR Preston, Caton with Swaledales to £85 A Blacklidge, Wigan.

STORE LAMBS

250 store lambs forward with every single pen selling to there full value, and more could have easily been sold to our full ringside of buyers. A super pen of Suffolks from PG Thornton, Scorton sold to £113 with Texels from the same home to £108. A full ring of long term smart bred Beltex cross lambs from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale sold to £91. More hill bred lambs of offer, with most of these being longer term lambs. Charolais cross Herdwicks sold to £74 from W Pinter & Son, Clitheroe, Mule wethers to £72 form J Gardner, Bay Horse and Cheviot to £84 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale. All lambs forward averaged £80.50.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Cheviot: £153 Hutton Roof Hall, £110 Botton Hall Farm, £100 (x2) Marshaw Farm. Texel: £143 Ellers Farm, £141, £137 Park Farm Barn, £136 The Hawthorns, £136 Bensons Farm, £135 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £138, £133 Knowsley Farm, £133, £125 Pilling Hall Farm, £118.50 Bensons Farm, £110 Oakhead Farm. Beltex: £136 Knowlsey Farm, £136 Mearsbeck Farm, £134 Oak Aveune, £128 Mearsbeck Farm, £127.50 Knowsley Farm, £124 Oak Aveune. Masham: £123 Holme House Farm, £119.50 Allcocks Farm, £118 Holme House Farm. Mule: £119.50, £119 Holme House Farm, £116.50, £114 Ouzelthorn Farm, £113 Botton Hall Farm, £104 Quarry House Farm. Continental: £119 Low Moor Head Farm, £114, £109, £92 Wyre Farm. Dutch Spotted: £110 Oak Aveune. Swaledale: £106, £96 Marshaw Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £125, £108 Mearsbeck Farm, £96 Thornton Bank Farm, £84 Low Pleasant, £81 Thornton Bank Farm, £80 Newhouse Farm. Continental: £117 Thornton Barn Farm. Zwartble: £104 Mearsbeck Farm. Mule: £78 Thornton Barn Farm, £74 Pilling Hall Farm, £74 Mearsbeck Farm. Cheviot: £76, £75 Ellers Farm.

CAST RAM:

Ryeland: £80 Wyre Farm.

STORE LAMBS:

Suffolk: £113, £99, £93 Cliftons Farm, £63.50 Fell End Farm. Texel: £108 Cliftons Farm, £91 Marl House, £90, £89 Overhouses, £85.50 Marl House, £82 Low Pleasant. Continental: £74, £66, £61 Longstripes Farm. Mule: £72 Haversham House. Cheviot: £64 Cragg Farm.

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