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Lancaster Monday 4th June 2012

Posted Monday, 04 June 2012, 11.21am

Caption: First prize Young Handler - A Prickett

Caption: Champion pen of lambs fit for a Queen - A G Butler



An increased ringside of buyers saw all lambs average 194p/kg with keenest demand for 36-39kg lambs, with well fleshed lambs at a premium. The day’s top price of 229p/kg was achieved for 38kg Texel x from J K & B E Townley with best sorts regularly 210p/kg +. Char x lambs sold to £89.50 from Capernwray Parkland Farm with pest pens £83-£86.

Cast Ewes continue to sell well with buyers cautious of over-fat ewes. Stephen Park sold Texel x ewes to £105 with Continentals £78-£95. Plainer hill ewes £45-£63

A special show for young handlers (under 26) was won by A Prickett, showing a 35 kg Texel lamb which sold to Vivers Scot Lamb Ltd, with all competitors showing their lambs to a high standard.

The pens of 5 was won by regular vendors Andrew and Charlie Butler, Hambleton with a pen of 40 kg pure bred Texels purchased by Woodhead Brothers.

Show results

Class 1 - 5 Continental lambs

1st A G Butler 40kg sold to Woodhead Brothers

2nd J K & B E Townley 38kg sold to  Vivers Scot Lamb Ltd

3rd A & E Clarkson Ltd 39kg sold to  Michael Lomax

Class 2 - 5 Suffolk lambs

1st S Park 40kg sold to  Woodhead Brothers

2nd Capernwray Parkland 40kg sold to  Vivers Scot Lamb Ltd

Young Handlers

1st A Prickett

2nd C Butler

3rd M Hill

4th J Park & N Park

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS – Suffolk: £86.50 Tunstall Hall; £83.50 New Parkside; £83,£82 Highfield Farm; £82.50 Capernwray Parkland Farm; £82 Brown Edge; £81.50 Beckfoot Farm Cottage; £81 North Farm. Char: £89.50,£84, £83.50,£81 Capernwray Parkland Farm; £84.50 Brown Edge. Texel: £87 Mearsbeck Farm, Birks Farm; £86 Parks Farm Barn, Calughton Hall Farm; £85 Claughton Hall Farm, The Dell, Cock Hall Farm; £84.50 Farleton House.

CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £96 Birks Farm, Hill Top; £90 Mearsbeck Farm; £83 Walnut Tree. Texel: £105 Highfield Farm; £99 Mearsbeck Farm; £78 Stirzakers Farm; £71 Greenwoods. Cheviot: £74,£84 Cragg Farm. Horned: £74 Bank House Farm. Mule: £62 Greenwoods; £54 Hill Top, North Farm.

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