Sales Reports

Lancaster Monday 21/04/14

Posted Monday, 21 April 2014, 12.20pm

Prime Hoggs

A good show of prime hoggs this morning were met by a ring full of buyers competing for all classes forward. Trade came back to an SQQ of 208.73ppk, topping at 223ppk, three times over with good hoggs between 35-44kg from Barker Farms Ltd, Cockerham, J & H Davis, Cabus & C A Fletcher, Goosnargh.

Best sort hoggs were regularly 208-218ppk with top quality breaking the 220ppk barrier.

Suffolk Hoggs sold to £97 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe, Mashams sold to £95 from V & EJ Chadwick & Sons, Sowerby. Mules to £95 again from J Bargh & Son. Texels sold to £109 for heavey weight hoggs from GH Sanderson, Catforth.

Spring Lambs

Spring lambs were a decent trade in line with other local markets, with hogg numbers still strong, abattoirs are reluctant to swap onto spring lambs. Trade topped at £110/head for 43kg Texel x Lambs from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling. Or 271ppk for 43kg Texels again from PW & DW Roskell.

Cast Ewes

Trade in the cast ring was fast today with an extra buyer helping. Topping at £112 for a Suffolk from WN & D Smith & Son, Cockerham. Texels sold to a top of £102 from W A Ward & Son, Slyne. Mules sold to a top of £94 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Horned Ewes sold to £75 from D France, Over Wyresdale. An overall sale average of £73.09/head.

Sheep and Lambs

The weekly sale of sheep and lambs had a mixed show of quality forward today. Good quality sorts good to sell with plenty of people around the ring eager to buy good young sorts. Selling to a top price today were Texel shearlings from Brian Carter sucking Texel twins to £220 with two shears from the same home selling to £210. Stronger older ewes with strong lambs continue to sell well today with plenty of men keen to buy them with ewes from Messer Hey & Son selling to £175.

TOP PRICES:

Prime Hoggs – SUFFOLK - £97 £96 North Farm; £95 Middle Ridge Farm; £94 Hillam House Farm; £93 £87 52 Woodplumpton Lane; £88.50 Parks Farm Barn; £80 Ashton Barn. MASHAM - £95 Sowerby Lodge; £76 Yarlsber. MULE - £95 North Farm; £92 Middle Ridge Farm; £90.50 Lane House; £87 £86 Parks Farm Barn; £87 Thornbush Farm. HORNED - £90 £85.50 Inverbervie; £88 Yarlsber; £87 £84 Sowerby Lodge; £82.50 Hillam House Farm; £79 Tarnwater Farm. CHAROLLAIS - £96.50 £91 Inverbervie; £94.50 £92.50 Weavers Farm; £78.50 Ashton Barn; £78 Tarnwater. TEXEL - £109 £107 Blackleach House Farm; £99.50 North Farm; £98.50 Isle Of Skye Farm; £98 Middle Ridge Farm; £98 £96.50 Hillam House Farm. GRITSTONE - £85 Inverbervie.

Prime Lambs – SUFFOLK - £107 £105 Cocker House Farm; £104 Springfield Farm. CHAROLLAIS - £108 Springfield Farm; £92 Grasmere. TEXEL - £110 £108 £107 Springfield Farm; £95 Low Pleasant.

Cast Sheep – SUFFOLK - £112 Cocker House Farm; £80 Blackleach House Farm. MASHAM - £80 Knotts Farm. MULE - £94 £83 Yeat House; £78 Deepclough; £77 Ancliffe Hall Farm; £74 Barn Owl Farm; £72 Cocker House Farm. HORNED - £75 £58 Isle Of Skye Farm; £68 Barn Owl Farm; £52 Deepclough. TEXEL - £102 £97 Ancliffe Hall Farm; £94 £80 Ashton Barn; £90 Isle of Skye Farm; £72 Deepclough; £72 Keepers Cottage.

Breeding Sheep – CHAROLLAIS - £160 Annasghyl. CHEVIOT - £95 Marl House. TEXEL £220 £210 Cragg End; £175 £165 Higher Hollinhead; £155 £152 Radcliffe View Farm; £120 Beckfoot Farm.

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