Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Monday 8th July 2024.


A few less about today, with vendors on the cautious side after the drop in trade seen each day last week. Well meated / fed lambs attracted plenty of interest from all buyers forward, with leaners / light weight lambs meeting a lot less demand and some looking suited to the store ring. Texel lambs sold to a top of £157 from B&SE Carter, Elel with others to £146 from KA Purtill, Wigan. A proper pen of Beltex cross lambs from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold to £142, with first cross Texel lambs to £138 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. 40kg to 43kg commercial export type lambs were regularly £118 to £122. More hill bred lambs were forward, with a run of grass fed Mules at 39kg selling to £103.50 from S Park, Halton.


180 ewes were forward with all selling to a competitive trade. Texels sold to £152 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Suffolks to the same good price. Cheviot Mules sold to £150 from B&SE Carter, Ellel with Mules to £132 from J&A Sheerin, Quernmore. Hill bred ewes saw Cheviots to £104 from KA Purtill, Wigan, Dalesbreds to £100 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale and Swaledales £80 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Top Prices


TEXEL: £157 Cragg End, £146, £140 Oak Aveune, £139 (x2) Cock Hall Farm, £137 Cragg End. BELTEX: £142 Bensons Farm. DUTCH SPOTTED: £132, £123, £119 Conway Close. SUFFOLK: £130 Woodstock, £129 New Parkside Farm, £122.50 (x2) Kays Farm, £119 Ellers Farm, £119 Potters Hill Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £128 Potters Hill Farm, £125, £108 (x2), £102, £100 Jacksons Farm. CONTINENTAL: £117 Quarry House Farm. MULE: £103.50 Highfield Farm.


TEXEL: £152 Oak Aveune, £148 North Farm, £144, £140 Oak Aveune, £139 Cock Hall Farm, £138 Knotts Farm. SUFFOLK: £152 Oak Aveune. CHEVIOT: £150, £118 Cragg End, £104 Oak Aveune. CHAROLLAIS: £133 Jacksons Farm. MULE: £132 Knotts Farm, £126 The Crest, £122 North Farm, £122 Lower Swainhead Farm, £119 Cock Hall Farm, £118 Low Moor Head Farm. CONTINENTAL: £110 Ivy Bank Farm. DALESBRED: £100 Allcocks Farm. LEICESTER: £96 Highfield Farm. SWALEDALE: £80, £74 Marshaw Farm.

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