Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Sale of Store Lambs, Breeding Ewes, Shearlings and Rams, Monday 4th September 2023.

947 sheep sold at Lancaster this morning.


610 lambs were put before our nine active buyers this morning, all keen to purchase. Once again, the same story, meat and quality were keenly bit for, with under finished lambs looking harder to place. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £135 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. A ring full of heavy Texel lambs from P Whitton & Son, Burneside selling to £129 with smart pen of Beltex lambs from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale selling to the same price. Heavy bred Continental lambs were regularly selling at £120 to £125. Medium weight Continental lambs full of meat were regularly selling at 255p/kg to 270p/kg, with the best pens seeing 44kg sell to £123 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. More hill bred lambs are coming on offer, with Mules selling to £117 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale who sold pens of Mashams to £105. An overall average of 242p/kg was achieved.


191 ewes which again sold to a solid trade at Lancaster, Beltex x ewes led the way at £140 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale. Many medium weight Continental ewes were regularly selling at £110 to £115. No real power in the Mules section, with the best selling over the £100 mark. More hill bred ewes were forward with a pen of Cheviots selling to £110 from RI&O Wilson, Scotforth and other Cheviots from the same home to £105.


A nice entry of over one hundred store lambs with all selling to a competitive trade at Lancaster. An entry of leaner lambs were forward with Texel selling to £86 from J Gardner, Bay Horse. A ring full of Texel x Cheviot lambs from SE&J Gorst, Littledale sold to £86.50 and a pen of Cheviot Mules sold to £80 from G&B Ball & Son, Little Eccleston.


A full ring side of buyer were forward, ensuring all breeding sheep sold to full value. Texel shearlings from JA Chapman, Kendal sold to £170 with others from the same home selling to £162. Two and three crop Lleyn ewes from MJ Fell, Whittington saw his best sell to £145.

Top Prices


Beltex: £135 Bensons Farm, £129 Stonehead, £120 North Farm, £119 Bensons Farm, £117 Botton Hall Farm, £116 Bensons Farm. Texel: £129 Hutton Roof Hall, £129, £126 High Tenement Farm, £124 Head Farm, £123 Burrow Heights Farm, £123 High Tenement Farm. Suffolk: £118 Quarry House, £101.50 Cock Hall Farm, £101 Botton Hall Farm. Mule: £117 Kays Farm. Continental: £111 Oak Avenue. Masham: £105 Kays Farm. Cheviot Mule: £103 Botton Hall Farm.


Continental: £140 Stonehead, £128 Oak Aveune, £124 Stonehead, £122 Ashford Close, £114, £100 The Dingle. Texel: £128 Low Pleasant, £125 Ashford Close, £120 Mearsbeck Farm, £120 Low Pleasant, £118 Ashford Close, £118 Hutton Roof Hall. Beltex: £114 The Dingle. Cheviot: £110 Ashford Close, £83, £80 Dove Cote Farm. Hampshire: £91 Castle O Trim. Suffolk: £88 Oak Aveune. Mule: £86 Low Pleasant, £84 Cottam Farm, £82 Quarry House, £82 Yeat House.


Texel: £86 Haversham House Farm, £85.50 Cragg Farm, £75 Haversham House Farm. Charolais: £80, £74, £66 Rosehill Farm. Cheviot: £80 Woodstock, £70 Rosehill Farm. Continental: £71.50 Woodstock.


Texel: £320 Lower Swainhead Farm.


Texel: £170, £162, £155 North Lodge, £145 Chapel House. Cheviot Mule: £130 Cragg Farm.


Texel: £145, £130 Chapel House, £124 Lower Swainhead Farm, £122 Lane House, £120, £118 The Hawthornes. Mule: £100 Lane House.

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