Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 2nd October 2023


Numbers and prices are rising at NWA Lancaster with an entry just short of 600 forward, selling to an overall market average of 258p/kg. Heavy well finished lambs sold to a top of £149 for a pen of Texel cross from HJ&BE Kelsall, Gressingham with others regularly £125 to £135. Standard weight lambs sold to £127 for Beltex x from A&E Clarkson Ltd, Thurnham with others also achieving £127 from GR&A Foy, Conder Green and D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Well bred light weight lambs sold to £110 from J Gardner, Bay Horse. Today sale peaked at 305p/kg for Beltex x lambs from GR&A Foy, Conder Green with other pure and ¾ bred lambs regularly 275p/kg to 290p/kg. The best first cross lambs were 250p/kg to 270p/kg. Light weight lambs sold to 282p/kg from J Gardner, Bay Horse. Hill lambs are coming forward in greater numbers, with Masham’s selling to £110 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale with Mules to £109 from D&D Huddleston, Wray and Cheviots to £106.


Cull ewes sold to £118 for a Texel cross from KA Purtill, Wigan with other stronger cross bred ewes £105 to £116. Mules sold to £90 from A&E Clarkson Ltd, Thurnham with hill ewes selling to £105 for Cheviots from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Swaledales sold to £63 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale and Dalesbred to £57 from A&M Wright, Roeburndale.
Vendors are encouraged so bring lambs in a finished condition to achieve maximum return, with under finished lambs perhaps more suited to the buoyant store market.

Top Prices


Texel: £149 Walnut Tree Cottage. £141 Park Farm Barn, £134 Parkside Farm, £133 Hutton Roof Hall, £129.50 Far Orrest, £129 Far Orrest. Beltex: £134 Parkside Farm, £132 Park Farm Barn, £130 Mearsbeck Farm, £127 Cock Hall Farm, £127 Bensons Farm, £127 Parkside Farm. Dorset: £126 Corney Hill Farm, £106.50 Corney Hill Farm, £105 Corney Hill Farm. Charollais: £117 North Farm, £101.50 Castle O Trim, £100.50 Castle O Trim. Suffolk: £117 North Farm. Masham: £110 Kays Farm, £104 Kays Farm. Mule: £109 Botton Hall Farm, £107 Yates Farm, £107 Botton Hall Farm, £103 High House Farm, £101 Yates Farm. Continental: £107 Oak Avenue. Hampshire: £102 Castle O Trim, £100 Castle O Trim.


Beltex: £113 Parkside Farm, £109 Parkside Farm. Leicester: £106 High House Farm. Cheviot: £105 Hutton Roof Hall, £92 Hutton Roof Hall. Texel: £118 Oak Avenue, £113 Hutton Roof Hall, £109 Hutton Roof Hall, £100 Cock Hall Farm. Dorset: £90 Corney Hill Farm, ££85 Corney Hill Farm, £80 Corney Hill Farm. Mule: £90 Cock Hall Farm, £88 North Farm, £84 Cock Hall Farm. Swaledale: £63 High House Farm. Dalesbred: £57 Stauvins Farm.

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