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.