Prime lambs met a sticky trade at Lancaster Auction Mart when an entry of more than 900 lambs forward averaged 156p/kg. The best quality lambs continue to be in demand with a good consignment of Beltex X and Dutch Texel X from the Wannop family of Heaton Hall topping the day’s trade selling too 210p/kg and 202p/kg selling to M Lomax.
The Wannops also sold the top price of the day selling heavy lambs to £90. All Texel lambs sold to an average of 157p/kg. Mule lambs sold to 152p/kg and averaged at 149p/kg.
Cast sheep continue to be a very similar trade with the day’s top price being £77 for Texel x ewes from AJ Metcalf of Great Eccleston. A plainer show of Mule ewes lead to them topping at just £52 from AJ Metcalf. Horned ewes to £33 from Bill Pinder of Longstripes Farm.
Prime bulls once again a good trade with a good entry of into the teens forward with an entry of good quality bulls reflecting in a good trade with all bulls forward averaging a very good 202p/kg. Top price was a good shapey bull from A Clark & Johnson of Far Orrest selling for 219.5p/kg.