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Lancaster Monday 12/5/14

Posted Monday, 12 May 2014, 3.52pm

Spring Lambs

A better show of spring lambs this morning, with over 200 forward, were met by an increased number of buyers. Trade topped at 286ppk for a single 36kg lamb from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling. Best lambs were regularly 270ppk+. Top price of £116/head goes to EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton with a 40kg Texel lamb, with a very smart pair of Texels from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham, selling to £113. Suffolks sold to £109 from S Blades, Arkholme and Charollais to £106 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth.

Prime Hoggs

Fewer prime hoggs forward this morning with a drop in quality sold to a top of 214ppk from T & E Burrow, Slyne with 6 44kg Texels. Top £/head was £96 from the same home with a pen of 7 50kg Texels. Suffolks sold to a top of £95 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands. Mules to £90 and horned lambs to £87.50 from T Noblet, Garstang. Overall market SQQ staying the same as last week at 197ppk.

Cast Sheep

Cast sheep continue to hold strong, selling to a top of £132 from a Texel Tup from G R Newsham, Galgate. A strong suffolkk ewe from T A Blair, Thornton Cleveleys sold to £112. Texel ewes from G & M Robinson, Claughton on Brock sold to £100, with others from the same home to £98 & £94 with all texels forward averaging £95. Mules were again good to sell with well meated sorts selling to a premium, topping to £94 from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday, £92 from T & EA Garth, Bleasdale and £91 from AP Smith, Brookhouse, all Mules averaging £82. Cast sheep in all averaged a solid £86.04/head.

Prime Bulls

A good show of bulls forward this morning considering the recent deadweight changes, with vendors still having faith in the live auction ring. Top ppk was achieved by E & N Wright & Sons, Roeburndale with a British Blue bull selling to 181.5ppk and a top overall of £1149 from S & BM Lawrenson, Eagland Hill with a Montbelliarde, with the same home showing British Friesians to 147.5ppk, with other British Freisians at 131.5ppk from K Whitaker & Son, Bay Horse.

Sheep & Lambs

Less forward this morning following the show last week. Trade was similar on the week with Mule hoggs and single Suffolk lambs selling to £170 from RG & H Preece, Thornbush. Continental hoggs from D France, Over Wyresdale sold to £145 with singles. Shearlings from B & SE Carter, Ellel sold to £170 for Texel Shearlings with very smart single Beltex lambs, Texel Shearlings with Texel twins sold to £190. Aged mule ewes with twins from the same good home sold to £168.

TOP PRICES:

Prime Lambs – DORSET - £86.50 Cabus Nook Farm. SUFFOLK - £109 £104 Hill Top; £105 £100 Cocker House Farm; £104 Downlands Farm; £100 Greenbank Farm; £96.50 10 Ashford Close; £95.50 Springfield Farm. CHAROLLAIS - £106 £105 Burrow Heights Farm; £97 £90.50 Springfield Farm. TEXEL - £116 Downlands Farm; £113 £108 Cock Hall Farm; £113 Fanny House Farm; £110 £108 Parks Farm Barn; £109 £107 Tarnwater Farm; £109 Bailey Hey Farm; £105 Burrow Heights Farm; £103 Springfield Farm.

Prime Hoggs – SUFFOLK - £95 £92 5 Maddison Avenue. MULE - £90 £83 Thwaite Ghyll; £76 £75 Parks Farm Barn. HORNED - £87.50 £74 3 Sandholme Cottage; £86 Thwaite Ghyll; £83 Inverbervie; £69 £64 Marshaw Farm. CHAROLLAIS - £94 £90 Throstle Grove Farm. CHEVIOT - £93.50 3 Sandholme Cottage; £93 £80 Cragg Farm; £91Marshaw Farm; £84 Parks Farm Barn; £78 Longfield House Farm. TEXEL - £96 £94 Throstle Grove Farm; £93 £92 Longfield House Farm; £89 £76Tenters Farm; £87 Parks Farm Barn. GRITSTONE - £82 Inverbervie.

Cast Sheep – SUFFOLK - £112 167 Fleetwood Road South; £92 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE - £94 Tarnwater Farm; £92 Longfield House Farm; £92 Bailey Hey Farm; £91 Tenters Farm; £85 Downlands Farm; £83 Burrow Heights Farm. TEXEL - £132 Sellerley Fields; £100 £98 Longfield House Farm; £90 Downlands Farm; £72 Low Pleasant. LLEYN - £89 Lane House.

Prime Bulls – HF – 147.50p/kg Northwoods Farm; 131.50p/kg 127.50p/kg Stirzakers Farm; 109.50p/kg 103.50p/kg High House. CH – 135.50p/kg Stirzakers Farm. BRB – 181.50p/kg 171.50p/kg 169.50p/kg Allcocks Farm. MO – 177.50p/kg 171.50p/kg Northwoods Farm; 159.50p/kg 155.50p/kg 143.50p/kg Lane House.

Breeding Sheep – SUFFOLK - £132 Isle Of Skye Farm. MULE - £170 Thornbush Farm; £168 Cragg End; £165 Isle Of Skye Farm. TEXEL - £190 £170 Cragg End £145 Isle Of Skye Farm.

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