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Lancaster Monday 16/3/15

Posted Monday, 16 March 2015, 11.09am

Prime Hoggs
Trade for prime hoggs at Lancaster remains strong, averaging 200ppk peaking at 216pk for a pen of 10 Texel Hoggs from J Bargh & Son. Top price per head came from the same home at £97 for heavy weight Texels. Horned hoggs sold well also with blackfaces selling to £86/head from WM Pye, Tarnwater and Cheviots to £95/head from Cardwell farms Ltd. More hoggs needed to meet the demand of buyers. Mule hoggs sold to £94 to average £90/head.
Cast Sheep
Topping trade this morning was MJ Ayrton, with a Texel ewe selling to £124. Best sheep in advance of £100. Suffolks sold to £110 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cocker House. Mules sold to £97 from DJ Casson & Son & S Wilson & Son to average £89/head.
Prime Cattle
A smaller entry of prime bulls at Lancaster with just a couple in the market. British blue bulls out of dairy sold to 179.5ppk with Montbeliarde selling to 174.5ppk from A & FM Bolland & Sons of Yeat House.
Spring Breeding Sheep Sale
A stronger trade for all classes of sheep with lambs at foot at Lancaster with sheep and lamb vendors urged to forward them to Lancaster with more needed to fulfil the requirement of a buys ring of buyers. More younger ewes in the market today saw Texel x shearlings suckling young singles sell to £190 and £180 from Sutcliffes from Tarn Farm. One crop Texel ewes suckling twins sold to £210 from JW & SE Drinkwater of Conder Mill. One crop mule ewes suckling twins sold to £195 from Martin Huddleston. Older ewes continue to sell well and meet a strong demand from the buyers at Lancaster, mule ewes with twins sold to £195 from A Shepherd of Muffy Platts. An overall average of £66 a life was achieved.
Top Prices
Prime Hoggs - HORNED: £92.50 North Farm; £86 Tarnwater Farm; £82 Millstones. TEX: £97 North Farm; £95 Inverbervie; £94 Parks Farm Barn; £94 Sowerby Lodge. SUFF: £90 North Farm. MULE: £94 North Farm; £82 Thornbush Farm. CHEV: £95 Inverbervie. LEI: £89 Ingrave Farm.
Cast Sheep: SUFF: £110 Cocker House Farm; £96 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £97 Beaumont Gate; £97 Burrow Heights Farm; £93 Old Glasson Farm. HORNED: £78 Middle Ridge Farm. TEX: £124 Bamber Farm; £113 Newhouse Farm;£111 Burrow Heights Farm. LEI: £64 Thornbush Farm.TEES: £100 Middle Lee Farm.
Prime Bulls: BRB: 179.6 Yeat House. MO: 174.5 Yeat House.

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