Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs, Monday 18th September 2023.

1055 sheep went through the ring this morning at Lancaster Auction Mart. Prime lambs saw a little lift in trade on the week, with once again heavy and smart bred lambs achieving maximum prices. Texel lambs sold to £144 from CD&HL Mason, Caton with other Texels to £142 from JS Horner, Ingleton. Beltex lambs sold to £140 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. Heavy Continental bred lambs were regularly selling at £130 to £135. A keen interest in all butcher type lambs, saw Beltex sell to 305p/kg for from M Coxhead, Preston with Texels selling to 300p/kg from JS Horner, Ingleton. The best bred lambs regularly selling at 280p/kg to 285p/kg. Medium weight lambs, full of meat were keenly bid for, with 43kg Texel lambs from M Coxhead selling to £126. Tthers at the same weight sold to £124 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. More hill lambs were forward, with all selling to their full value. Cheviots sold to £110 from G&D Ball, Little Eccleston, Masham to £109 from S&J Frace, Over Wyresdale and Mules to £106 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale. 699 lambs sold to a market averaged of 244p/kg.
Ewes saw a two tiered trade, with meated strong ewes continuing to sell well and the leaner types harder to place. Texel ewes saw a top of £138 from JS Horner, Ingleton with Texel tups selling to £127 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore. Cheviot Mules sold to £116 from G&D Ball & Sons, Little Eccleston. More Mule ewes on offer today, with the best selling to £106 twice from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Hill ewes saw a top of £86 for Herdwick from D Hough, Dolphinhome with a full ring full of Swaledale ewes selling to £55 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead.
200 store lambs forward averaged £78, with the majority being longer keep lambs. Suffolks sold to £99 from PG Thornton, Scorton with Texels to £97.50 from SE&J Gort, Littledale. Hill lambs saw Masham sell to £84.50 from DM Eames, Abbeystead with pure Cheviots to £79 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale.

Top Prices


Texel: £144 Mearsbeck Farm, £142 Ingleborough Park Drive, £140 Humblescough Farm, £138 Ingleborough Park Drive, £137 Humblescough Farm, £137 Oak Aveune. Continental: £138 Park Farm Barn, £110 Cliftons Farm. Beltex: £128, £126, £121, £120 Hill View Farm, £114 Haversham House Farm, £110 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £125, £109 Cliftons Farm. Dutch Spotted: £115, £100 Conway Close. Cheviot: £110 Woodstock. Masham: £109, £105 Kays Farm, £103 Middle Lee Farm. Mule: £106 Yates Farm, £105.50 Cragg End, £103.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £103 Cottam Farm, £101 Yates Farm. Horned: £104 Blackwood End. Charollais: £100 Woodstock. Hampshire: £96 The Hawthornes.


Texel: £130 Ingleborough Park Drive, £124 Cottam Farm, £118 Hutton Roof Hall, £118 Cottam Farm, £112 Smithy Lane Farm, £110 Ouzelthorn Farm. Continental: £126 Park Farm Barn, £80 Oak Aveune. Charollais: £120 Park Farm Barn. Mule: £116 Woodstock, £106 Pilling Hall Farm, £106 Yew Tree Cottage, £99 Ouzelthorn Farm, £86 Pilling Hall Farm, £85 Ouzelthorn Farm. Dutch Spotted: £110, £84 Conway Close. Leicester: £92 High House Farm.


Texel: £127 Castle Mill Farm. Herdwick: £86 Wellington Crag Farm.


Suffolk: £99 Cliftons Farm, £81 Middle Lee Farm. Texel: £97.50 Cragg Farm, £94 Cliftons Farm, £94 Cragg Farm, £86, £84.50 Middle Lee Farm, £84 Botton Hall. Continental: £84, £77 Hall Drive, £74 Wyresdale Estate, £72 Woodstock. Cheviot: £79 Cragg Farm.

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