Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 20th November 2023.


NWA Lancaster saw 743 prime lambs forward with an overall market averaged 252.4p/kg, buyers showing keenest interest in well finished fed lambs with lambs lacking finish a more cautious trade. Heavy weight lambs sold to £142.50 for Texel cross form C Pickering, Longridge with others at £138 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Others were regularly selling at £122 to £130, depending on breed and quality. Standard weight lambs sold to £128 for Texels from A Birchall, Dolphinholme with others at £120.50 from JM&HM France & Son, Littledale. Light weight lambs sold to £103 for Texel cross from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with others at £98 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Heavy weight Cheviot Mules sold to £128.50 for a ring full from P Whitton & Son, Burneside with Mashams to £118 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale, North Country Mules to £117 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside with others at £114 from B&SE Carter, Ellel. Best bred lambs sold to 290p/kg for Texels from A Birchall, Dolphinholme who sold others at 288p/kg. Others achieved 286p/kg from B&SE Carter, Ellel and 280p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton. Well finished Continental bred lambs were generally 255p/kg to 270p/kg, with medium finished 240p/kg to 265p/kg depending on quality and type. Hill bred lambs sold to 257p/kg for Cheviot from DR Preston, Caton with Mules to 252p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton and 250p/kg from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale with others generally 240p/kg to 250p/kg.


Another fast trade for cull ewes with Texel cross selling to £126 from M Coxhead, Little Hool and Charollais cross to £124 from R&B Parker, Killington with other stronger continental ewes regularly £102 to £115. Mules sold to £108 for heavy weights from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale and JE&J Pye, Quernmore. Medium Mules were £75 to £88. Hill bred ewes sold to £86 for Cheviots from J Smith, Brookhouse with other pure hill ewes £45 to £55, depending on breed and quality.

Top Prices


Texel: £142.50 Barn Holme, £138 Oak Aveune, £130 (x2) Far Orrest, £128.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £128.50 Gibsons Farm. Beltex: £138, £121.50, £121 Oak Aveune, £120, £117 Hill View Farm, £110 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £130.50 Hudsbrook Farm, £122.50 Barn Holme, £117.50 Park Farm Barn, £116 Barn Holme, £107.50, £106.50 Hudsbrook. Continental: £130.50 Barn Holme, £104.50 Mill House Farm. Charolais: £130 Hole of Ellel, £120, £110 Barn Holme. Cheviot Mule: £128.50 High Tenement Farm. Masham: £118, £113 Kays Farm. Mule: £117 High Tenement Farm, £116 Park Farm Barn, £114 Cragg End, £112.50 Brown Brook, £111.50 Yates Farm, £111 Ouzelthorn Farm. Cheviot: £113 Ellers Farm, £100, £91 Barn Holme. Dalesbred: £109 Kays Farm. Swaledale: £93, £89.50 Ouzelthorn Farm.


Texel: £126 Hill View Farm, £118 High Hallbeck. Charolais: £124, £106 High Hallbeck. Mule: £108 Lower Castle O Trim, £108 Gibsons Farm, £100 Lower Castle O Trim. Cheviot: £86 Hilliam House Farm, £86 Moorcock Hall Farm. Continental: £80 Slack Farm.


Continental: £96 Barn Holme. Swaledale: £78 Marshaw Farm.

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