Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Monday 9th October 2023


666 lambs were forward with all selling to a competitive trade, to include 105 Swaledale wethers with an overall averaged of 242p/kg achieved. Smart bred Continental lambs achieved a nice trade with Beltexs selling to £143 from GR&A Foy, Conder Green. Texel sold to £140 from AG Butler, Hambleton with Suffolks selling to £138 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Heavy lambs full of meat continue to add up nicely, regularly selling at £125 to £132. A nice trade for meated farm assured, export type lambs with these regularly selling at 255p/kg to 265p/kg or £108 to £115 per head. Mules saw a top of £114 for a pen of twenty two from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton with Cheviots selling to £113 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Top pence per for kilo was 325p/kg from GR&A Foy, Conder Green with the same good home selling Texels to 311p/kg. Smart bred lambs were regularly selling at 280p/kg to 290p/kg.
Buyers were showing caution over under finished and grass fed lambs, with some of these lambs looking better suited to the buoyant store market. Please contact Bradley Thompson on 07867000244 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592, to discuss your sales requirements.


Ewes sold to a solid trade with Beltexs selling to £138 from G&RA Foy, Conder Green with a pen of Suffolks selling to £100 from DJ&MC Platts, Caton. No real heavy Mule ewes were forward, with a full ring selling to £75 from B&SE Cater, Ellel. More ewes are needed on a weekly basis to fulfil buyers requirements.

Top Prices


Texel: £143 Parkside Farm, £140 Park Farm Barn, £133 Ellers Farm, £130 The Barn, £128, £124 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £138 Knowsley Farm, £124 Bailey Hey Farm, £124 Park Farm Barn, £123 Knowsley Farm, £109 Bailey Hey Farm, £102 Greenbank Farm. Beltex: £130 Parkside Farm, £129 Avondale, £124 Park Farm Barn, £118 Annasghyl, £117 Cragg End, £115 Parkside Farm. Mule: £114 Fell End Farm, £110 Botton Hall Farm, £106 Masongill, £99.50 Overhouses. Cheviot: £113 Marshaw Farm, £105 School Lane, £102.50, £97.50 Marshaw Farm. Continental: £105 Annasghyl, £104 Moss House Farm, £100 Greenbank Farm. Zwartble: £100 Oak Aveune. Swaledale: £84.50, £78, £77, £75, £74.50, £73.50 Marshaw Farm.


Texel: £138, £110 Parkside Farm, £105 Greenbank Farm, £82, £76 Oak Aveune, £70 Low Moor Head Farm. Suffolk: £100, £70 Greenbank Farm. Beltex: £90 Parkside Farm. Cheviot: £80 Cragg End. Mule: £75 Cragg End, £70 Greenbank Farm.

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