Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep and Store Lambs, Monday 16th October 2023


A larger show of lambs were forward for our busy ring side of buyers, who ensured everything was keenly bid for. 860 lambs sold to an overall averaged of 251p/kg, with a third of the sale being Mules or hill bred lambs. Heavy lambs would be a sharper trade on the week, with the best selling to £142 for Beltexs from JS Horner, Ingleton. Texels sold to £141 from E Hartley, Hornby who sold others at £139. Continental heavy lambs were regularly selling in the £120’s to £130’s. Medium weight and export type lambs, were once again keenly bid for, with these regularly selling at 260p/kg to 270p/kg and £110 to £115 per head. The best bred lambs were regularly selling at 280p/kg, with the best to 285p/kg from A Brown, Littledale and others to 282p/kg from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Mules saw a ring full sell to £117.50 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale who sold others to £115.50. Cheviots sold to £113 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.
More lambs are needed each week to fulfil our buyers requirements.


110 ewes were forward, with all selling to a very similar trade. Suffolks sold to £138 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with Texels twice to £122 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Elllel and CD&HL Mason, Caton. Mule saw the best sell to £110 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with others to £108 from AC&K Pye, Abbeystead. Cheviots sold to £108 from HE&M Henderson, Dent with other to £90 from P&M Asbury, Abbeystead. Swaledales sold to £52 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.


200 store lambs were forward with all selling to a sharp trade. Texels saw a top of £91.50 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside with other Texels selling to £90 twice from SE&J Gorst, Littledale and J Gardner, Bay Horse. Mules saw a top of £88 from JS Horner, Ingleton with Cheviots selling to £85 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale.

Top Prices


Beltex: £142, £135, £134 Ingleborough Park Drive, £111, £110 North Farm, £90 Poppyfield Lane. Texel: £141, £139 Hazel Brae, £132 Burrow Heights Farm, £131 Hutton Roof Hall, £131 Poppyfield Lane, £130 The Dingle. Suffolk: £119 Walnut Tree Cottage, £117 Bensons Farm, £117 Hillside, £116 Quarry House Farm, £111 Poppyfield Lane, £110 Hillside. Mule: £117.50, £115.50 Holme House Farm, £111 Cragg End, £111 Fell End Farm, £109.50 Cragg End, £109.50 Ouzelthorn Farm. Cheviot: £113 Marshaw Farm, £109 Throstle Grove, £99 Marshaw Farm. Hampshire: £111 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £111 Oak Aveune.


Suffolk: £138, £114 Knowsley Farm, £98 Poppyfield Lane. Texel: £122 Yeat House, £122 Mearsbeck Farm, £120 Ingleborough Park Drive, £118 Knowsley Farm, £116 Hutton Roof Hall, £116 The Dingle. Mule: £110 Knowsely Farm, £108 Dunkenshaw Farm, £100 Mearsbeck Farm, £94 Pilling Hall Farm, £85 Yeat House, £80 The Dingle. Cheviot: £108 Nun House, £90 Gilberton Farm. Continental: £102 Gilberton Farm.


Texel: £91.50 High Underbrow Farm, £90 Cragg Farm, £90 Haversham House Farm, £89 Cragg Farm, £88 Marl House, £87.50 High Underbrown Farm. Suffolk: £88.50 High Underbrow Farm. Mule: £88 Ingleton Park Drive, £78 Inglebrough Park Drive, £69 Myercough Hall. Cheviot: £85 Cragg Farm, £81 Marl House, £79 Cragg Farm. Dalesbred: £57 Hall Drove.

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