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Lancaster Monday 23/2/15 Including Lambs at Foot

Posted Monday, 23 February 2015, 11.28am

Prime Hoggs
Trade for prime hoggs remained strong at Lancaster this morning, peaking at 209ppk for a trio of 40kg Texels from AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn, with an SQQ average of 189.2ppk. Top price per head came from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with a heavy weight Texel to £97. Plenty of meaty hoggs forward this morning with best Charollais sorts from PG Lawrenson, Chorley selling to 208ppk or £93.50. Texels sold to £97 for a single hogg from JM Sanderson, Halton, Texels in general £40-£45 above their weight. Mule hoggs this morning generally £33-£35 above their weight, with all forward averaging £77.42. Hill bred hoggs saw 41kg Scotch Black Faces sell to £79 from WM Pye, Tarnwater. Swaledales sold to £78 at 48kg from KM & KJ Curwen, Cheviots to £83 from J Bargh & Son.
Cast Sheep
Plenty more ewes this morning with trade sharper than previous weeks. Both ewes and rams regularly over the £100 mark, £144 for a Texel ewe from MJ Ayrton, Thurnham. Other Texel ewes sold to £138 from James Sanderson, Halton. Suffolks sold to £125 for tups from JM Sanderson and £106 for ewes from James Burr, Quernmore and TB Carter, Poulton le Fylde. Mules sold to £94 again from J Burr, to average £81.87. Horned sheep to £76 from E & N Wright & Sons, Allcocks.
The Opening Spring Breeding Sheep Sale
The opening spring breeding sheep sale at Lancaster saw 295 head of breeding sheep forward, including the flock dispersal of Cheviot in lamb ewes from the Jones Family of Sandvilla. Cheviot shearlings in lamb to the Cheviot sold to £125 with older ewes from the same home selling to £118.
A large crowd of buyers around the ring for the first sheep with lambs at foot at Lancaster, many buyers went away with less sheep than required and some even leaving empty handed. An entry of 75 families mainly of older ewes with young lambs at foot saw full mouthed Texel ewes with smart ¾ Texel twin lambs at foot sell to £229 a family from Peter and Susan Robinson of Claughton. Texel ewes with single lambs sold to a top price of £185. Older mule ewes sold to a top price of £196 from Peter Anderton of Wyre Farm with plenty of other pens of mules with twins selling around £190 per family. An overall average of £183 a family which includes families of singles and twins.
Top Prices
Prime Hoggs – TEX- £97 North Farm; £97 Lower Highfield; £90 Parks Farm Barn. SUFF:£85.50 North Farm; £80.50 Lower Langthwaite; £75 Little Fell. MASH: £86.50 Allcocks Farm. MULE: £83 Parks Farm Barn; £82.50 Allcocks Farm; £80.50 North Farm. HORN: £79 Tarnwater; £78 Marshaw Farm; £75 Parks Farm Barn. CH: £93.50 Walmsley Fold; £82.50 Hazleslack Tower; £82 Glenway. CHEV- £83 North Farm; £80.50 Lower Langthwaite; £72 Marshaw Farm.
Cast Sheep- SUFF: £125 Lower Highfield; £106 Little Fell; £106 Head Dyke Lane. MULE: £94 Little Fell; £94 Lower Highfield; £93 Wyre Farm. HORN: £76 Allcocks Farm; £69 Deepclough; £56 Appletree Farm. CH: £124 Whittingham Lane. CHEV: £89 Cock Hall Farm; £66 Deepclough. TEX: £144 Bambers Farm; £138 Bank Farm; £136 Sandy Hill Farm; £132 Lower Highfield Farm. LEI: £130 Bank Farm.
Breeding Sheep-SUFF: £192 Cobble Hey Farm. MULE: £196 Wyre Farm; £190 Cobble Hey Farm; £168 Botton Hall. MASH: £188 Cobble Hey Farm. TEX: £229 Longfield House Farm; £195 Deepclough; £182 High House Farm.

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