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Lancaster Monday 28/7/14

Posted Monday, 28 July 2014, 3.53pm

North West Auctions Lancaster saw 1319 sheep pass through the ring this morning, comprising of 1171 prime lambs and 148 cast sheep.

Quality lambs and lambs with meat were sought after however the onset of the Muslim festival of EID saw Asian buyers missing from the market as they don’t start killing till Wednesday, making leaner lambs a fractional easier.

Trade topped at £89 for a heavy weight Texel lamb weighing 56kg or 186ppk for a pen of 6 37kg Texels from W Pinder Jnr, Newton in Bowland, best lambs sold in excess of 180ppk with an overall market average of 163ppk. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of 171ppk from A & E Clarkson Ltd, Thurnham. Mules from D France, Over Wyresdale and JR & J Gorst, Quernmore sold to 150ppk or £63/head.

Trade was slightly easier for cast sheep this week with a number of fatter ewes forward, however still a reasonable trade. Ewes sold to a top of £86 for Texels from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Suffolks sold to a top of £72 from ST Birkett, Carnforth and Mules to £64 from WJ Barker, Arkholme and RI Wilson, Scotforth. Swale ewes sold to $32 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Overall average of £57 for all forward.

Prime Bulls

Nine prime bulls forward this morning, JS & KM Wilson & Soon, Natland topped the sale with a 600kg+ British Blue selling to 181.5ppk. Limousin bulls sold to 176.5ppk from P Cummings, Carnforth with Montbelliardes selling to 149.5ppk from GA Haston & Son, Galgate.

TOP PRICES:

Prime Lambs – SUFFOLK - £75 £72 Booth Hall; £72.50 Old Glasson Farm; £72 Bradlow Farm; £72 Middle Lee Farm; £71 Lundholme Farm; £70 Cock Hall Farm. MULE - £63 Isle Of Skye Farm; £60 Ouzelthorn Farm; £60 Appletree Farm; £58 Cockerham Hall. HORNED - £62.50 Moss House Farm; £60 Lower Castle O Trim; £60 Sellerley Fields. CHAR - £72.50 £72 Old Glasson Farm; £68 £66 Moss House Farm; £66 Ingrave Farm; £64 Botton Hall Farm; £64 Hazelslack Tower Farm. TEXEL - £89 £85 High Field; £84 North Farm; £77 £76 Mearsbeck Farm; £76.50 Fell End Farm; £75.50 Intack Farm; £72.50 Old Glasson Farm; £72.50 Ellers Farm; £72 Cock Hall Farm. LLEYN - £68 Blackwood End.

Cast Sheep – SUFFOLK - £72 Hall Croft Barn. MASHAM - £64 Lundholme Farm. MULE - £64 Brown Edge; £64 10 Ashford Close; £63 North Farm; £63 Far Highfield; £60 Yeat House; £56 Bailey Hey Farm; £56 Blea Tarn; £56 Croft Barn. HORNED - £42 High House Farm; £28 Ouzelthorn Farm. CHAR - £73 Church Weyr. TEXEL - £86 Ouzelthorn Farm; £85 Far Highfield; £80 Sellerley Fields; £78 Ivy Bank Farm; £78 Farleton House; £76 Hall Croft Barn; £75 Stirzakers Farm; £72 The Dell.

Prime Bulls – BRB – 181.50p/kg High House. LIM – 176.50p/kg 172.50p/kg 5 Holme Field; 171.50p/kg Village Farm; 155.50p/kg High House. HF – 167.50p/kg 119.50p/kg High House. MO – 149.50p/kg 143.50p/kg Lane House.

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