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Lancaster Monday 25/5/15

Posted Monday, 25 May 2015, 2.01pm

Monday Prime Stock & Breeding Sheep


Prime Hoggs


A very mixed entry of hoggs with better types well meated still good to sell although buyers becoming very selective as many now look to move over to lambs.

Spring Lambs

A bumper entry of 815 at Lancaster with two more buyers in the market for spring lambs today following the lamb trade slipping all week last week trade finished averaging 178ppk. The better sorts sold to in excess of 190ppk regularly topping at 200ppk for a smart pen of lambs from David Whitaker of Stirzakers Farm.

Cast Sheep

A good show of cast sheep this morning, with a fast trade through out. Ewes sold to a top of £110 for a big Suffolk from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with Tups to £121 for a Hampshire Down from GR Bargh & Co, Claughton. Plenty of fat ewes forward selling above and beyond expectations. Horned sheep to £57/head, again from GR Bargh & Co. Big mules a strong trade with the best £96-£109. Overall average of £79/head for all ewes forward.

Spring Breeding Sheep Sale

Breeding sheep continue to sell well and meet a good demand considering the current prime sheep prices. A consignment mule shearlings from W Pinder of Longstripes with Texel twins sold to £188 and £185. An entry of Hoggs forward today from Hill farms sold to £165 from RG & H Preece of Thornbush Farm with others £162 with White faced hoggs from W Pinder selling to £158.

TOP PRICES:
Prime Spring Lambs – SUFF: £86.50 Keepers Cottage; £79 Maddison Avenue; £77.50 Beaumont Gate. CONT: £69 Ashford Close. CH: £80 Whittingham Lane; £76.50 Jacksons Farm; £74.50 Millbeck Bungalow. TEX: £83 Blackleach House; £80 Birch Croft; £79 Downlands Farm.
Prime Hoggs – MULE: £76.50 Rye Close. HRN: £65 Moss House Farm; £64 Rye Close. CH: £81 Throstle Grove Farm; £80 Parks Farm Barn; £76.50 Ivy Farm. TEX: £87.50 Rye Close; £78.50 Aughton House Farm; £78.50 Inverbervie. JAC: £47 Windmill Farm.
Cast Sheep – SUFF: £99 Burrow Height Farm; £95 Ivy Farm. MULE: £98 Tarnwater Farm; £97 Ashford Close; £92 Conder Green Farm. CH: £96 Wyre Farm. TEX: £109 Terrace Farm; £98 Burrow Heights Farm; £98 Bailey Hey Farm. ZWART: £89 Inverbervie; £76 Parks Farm Barn.

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