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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart, Hill Fair Day. Saturday 7th October 2023

The closing sale of breeding sheep at Lancaster Auction Mart saw a real buzz about the place, with everything selling to a fast trade. The pre sale show was in the capable hands of Mr William Gardner, who we thank for this time and expertise. He awarded the prizes as followed:

PEN OF TEN GIMMER LAMBS
1st JW Cornall & Sons, Higher Fair Snape Farm
2nd Drinkall Bros, Catshaw Hall Farm
3rd A&L Huddleston, Overhouses

SHEARLING RAM
1st T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Brown Brook
2nd H Cater, Cragg End
3rd T Birkett, Hall Croft Barn

RAM LAMB
1st PF Lee, Low Swainhead Farm
2nd PF Lee, Low Swainhead Farm

Breeding ewes saw a pen of Beltex selling to £190 from J France, Pilling with Suffolks selling to £175 from the same home. A pen of Texel ewes sold to £170 with aged Mule ewes to £132, also from the same home. Hill ewes saw a top of £110 for Cheviots from W Pinder, Newton in Bowland with Swaledale ewes selling to £80 from the same home.
A keen interest for all gimmer shearlings, with first cross Texels selling to £190 from J France and Mules selling to £170 from W Pinder, who sold others to £160. Cheviot shearlings sold twice to £125 from JR&JF Worthington, Burnley.
400 gimmer lambs forward saw Dutch Spotted sell to £200 from KP Dagger, Preston. Mule gimmer lambs saw a keen interest in well grown gimmers, with the best selling to £140 from A&L Huddleston, Wray with others selling to £120 from JW Cornall, Bleasdale and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Smarter running Mule gimmer lambs were regularly selling at the £90 to £100 mark.
A full ring side of buyers ensured all tups sold to full value, Texel shearling sold to £650 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping who sold others £480. Hazel Carter, Ellel saw her best sell to £450 with the same price being achieved for pure Texels from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale. Texel ram lambs saw the best sell to £350 from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale with others at £300 from the same home.
400 store lambs forward with a keen ring side of buyers, looking to purchase all types. The sale topped at £93.50 from PD Pye, Over Wyresadale. Other pens of Texels sell to £93 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale who sold a full ring of Cheviot weathers at £84. Mule wethers sold to £82.50 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead with other pens to £81 from W Pinder, Newton in Bowland.

Top Prices

BREEDING EWE TOP PRICES:
Beltex: £190 Merryfield. Dutch Spotted: £185 Conway Close, £175 Conway Close, £165 Conway Close. Suffolk: £175 Merryfield, £172 Merryfield, £165 Merryfield. Texel: £170 Merryfield, £165 Merryfield, £160 Merryfield, £150 Merryfield. Mule: £132 Merryfield. Blue Texel: £110 Town End Hall. Cheviot: £110 Longstripes, £100 Longstripes. Swaledale: £80 Longstripes, £72 Longstripes.

GIMMER SHEARLING TOP PRICES:
Texel: £190 Merryfield, £175 Merryfield, £175 Merryfield, £175 Merryfield. Mule: £170 Longstripes, £160 Longstripes, £145 Gatehouse Farm, £135 Longstripes, £135 Gatehouse Farm, £125 Lee End Farm. Suffolk: £170 Merryfield. Masham: £140 Crossgate Farm, £115 Gatehouse Farm. Cheviot: £125 Gatehouse Farm, £125 Gatehouse Farm. Blue Texel: £120 Town End Hall, £120 Town End Hall.

GIMMER LAMB TOP PRICES:
Dutch Spotted: £200 Conway Close, £160 Conway Close, £125 Conway Close. Mule: £140 Overhouses, £120 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £120 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £120 Catshaw Hall Farm, £115 Overhouses, £108 Catshaw Hall Farm.

BREEDING RAM TOP PRICES:

AGED RAMS:
Texel: £480 Castle Mill Farm, £480 Castle Mill Farm, £420 Castle Mill Farm, £420 Askew Hill, £320 Castle Mill Farm. Leicester: £300 Thornbush.

SHEARLING RAMS:
Texel: £650 Brown Brook, £480 Brown Brook, £450 Marl House, £450 Cragg End, £450 Lower Swainhead Farm, £420 Cragg End. Beltex: £320 Hall Croft Barn, £300 Crakehall, £220 Marl House. Dutch Spotted: £250 Tynefield House, £200 Tynefield.

RAM LAMBS:
Texel: £350 Lower Swainhead Farm, £300 Lower Swainhead Farm, £300 Lower Swainhead Farm, £280 Lower Swainhead Farm. Leicester: £250 Easter Dawyck Farm. Dutch Spotted: £150 Conway Close.

STORE LAMB TOP PRICES:
Texel: £93.50 Marl House, £93 Cragg House, £82.50 Haversham House Farm, £80.50 Haversham House Farm. Cheviot: £84 Cragg Farm. Mule: £82.50 Ouzelthrone, £81 Longstripes Farm, £76 Fell End Farm, £70 Longstripes Farm, £69 Fell End Farm.

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SHOW RESULTS

PEN OF TEN GIMMER LAMBS

1st JW Cornall & Sons, Higher Fair Snape Farm
2nd Drinkall Bros, Catshaw Hall Farm
3rd A&L Huddleston, Overhouses

SHEARLING RAM

1st T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Brown Brook
2nd H Cater, Cragg End
3rd T Birkett, Hall Croft Barn

RAM LAMB

1st PF Lee, Low Swainhead Farm
2nd PF Lee, Low Swainhead Farm

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