Spring lambs met strong trade at Lancaster

Lamb trade topped at 303p/kg at Lancaster’s sale of prime stock and sheep with lambs at foot on Monday (2 June).

The highest price went to a pen of five Texel lambs weighing 37kg from Andrew Butler, Hambleton.

Closely followed was a pen of 10 lambs from Mark Town, Claughton Hall, at 297p/kg.

A bumper entry left all vendors satisfied as lambs averaged 266p/kg.

Top price a head came from Andy Wilson, Burrow Heights, selling a heavy lamb to £122. Lambs weighing between 32-39kg averaged £103.80 with lambs weighing 39.1 – 45kg averaging £107.49.

Cast ewes

Strong trade continues for cast sheep topping at £116 for a Texel ewe from Will Pye, Tarnwater Farm.  Suffolk cross ewes from G & D Ball & Son of the Post Office, Great Eccleston, also sold well to £106. Mule ewes sold to £96 from John Hughes, Quernmore with all Mule ewes averaging £77.65 and all ewes forward averaging £79.

Sheep and lambs

Mule shearlings with twins from Bill Pinder, Longstripes sold to £198. Closely following were Mule hoggs with single lambs which sold to £195 from Mark Wilson, Gill Garth.  Numbers continue to fall short of buyer’s requirements but trade remains strong with vendors pleased with their trade.


Prime hoggs sold to a top price of £96 from D C Miller, Cobble Hey, but few are left as most meat companies have swapped on to spring lambs.

Prime bulls

Topping bull trade was a 570kg British Blue from S & BM Lawrenson & Son, Eagland Hill, at 187.5p/kg (£1,084). A Limousin from the same vendor sold to 177.5p/kg. Black & Whites sold to 123.5p/kg from Steve Bolland, Quernmore.