Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Prime Lambs, Cast Sheep and Store Lambs, Monday 30th October 2023


A faster trade was seen at Lancaster Mart than first expected, with an overall averaged of 249p/kg achieved. Heavy Suffolk lambs sold to £159 form TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Beltex’s sold to £150 from AT Allcock, Inskip with Charolais selling to £150 from GS Lander, Warrington. Heavy continental bred lambs were regularly selling at £120 to £128, as long as they were full of meat. Handy weight and export type lambs saw a keen interest from all buyers, as long as they were full of meat with these selling at £108 to £115. Texel lambs sold to 282p/kg from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Beltex to 280p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan. A bigger show of hill lambs were forward, with heavy Masham lambs selling to £125 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale with Mules selling to £115.50 from R&HC Ayrton, Abbeystead and Lonks selling to £116 from S Bosworth, Burnley. 39kg Cheviot lambs sold to £100.50 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.


Ewes were a nice trade from start to finished with Charolais to £134 from A Thornton, Woodplumpton who sold Texels to £128. Dutch Spotted sold to £124 from KP Dagger, Catterall. Mashams sold to £102 from WJ&E Woodhouse, Nateby with Mules to £101 from A Thornton, Woodplumpton. Herdwick sold to £70 from T&ME Longton & Son, Quernmore with a full ring full of Swaledales selling to £46 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale.


More store lambs are needed each fortnight with many onlooking buyers leaving with empty trailers. A pen of Suffolks sold to £125 from PG Thornton, Scorton who sold other ring fulls to £103. Long term Texel x Cheviots sold to £83 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale. All store lambs forward averaged £97.

Top Prices


Suffolk: £159 Knowsley Farm, £134 Knowsley Farm, £129 Knowsley Farm, £124 Quarry House, £117.50 Hillside, £116 The Hawthorns. Texel: £150 Broseley Hall Farm, £150 Carr House Farm, £148 Hutton Roof Hall, £139 Broseley Hall Farm, £132 Botton Hall Farm, £130 Broseley Hall Farm. Beltex: £137 Knowsley Farm, £131 Oak Avenue, £121 Knowsley Farm, £117 Old Woodhouse, £109 Oak Avenue. Masham: £125 Allcocks Farm. Horned: £116 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £103 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £100 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Mule: £115.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £112.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £112.50 Botton Hall Farm, £110.50 Cragg End, £108 Yates Farm, £100.50 Highfield Farm. Dutch Spotted: £106 Conway Close, £98 Conway Close. Cheviot: £100.50 Marshaw Farm, £7.50 Marshaw Farm. Swaledale: £92 Marshaw Farm, £87 Marshaw Farm.


Charolais: £134, £124 Adamsons Farm. Texel: £128 Adamsons Farm, £120 Old Woodhouse, £116 The Crest, £114 Lower Highfield, £112 Gibsons Farm, £108 Carr House Farm. Dutch Spotted: £124, £90, £74 Conway Close. Blue Texel: £118 Gibsons Farm. Continental: £106, £88 Gibsons Farm. Masham: £102, £75, £70 Gibsons Farm. Mule: £101 Adamsons Farm, £91 Lower Highfield Farm, £88 Gibsons Farm, £84 Redbank Farm, £78 Gibsons Farm. Cheviot: £100 Adamsons Farm.


Suffolk: £125, £103 Cliftons Farm. Texel: £99 Cliftons Farm, £83 Cragg Farm.

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