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Lancaster Monday 4th May

Posted Tuesday, 05 May 2015, 3.51pm

May Bank Holiday Prime Stock sale & Breeding Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A mixed entry of hoggs forward with many vendors coming to the end of the hoggs. Quality hoggs and those weighing between 40kg and 44kg good to sell easily selling between £30 and £35 above their weight. A lot of horned hoggs and heavy weight in the market lead to the trade averaging 170ppk for SQQ and overall market average of 165ppk.

Spring Lambs

A strong entry of 180 spring lambs forward sold to a similar trade if not slightly better than other markets up and down the country on the same day. Better quality lambs still achieving 220ppk plus topping at 226ppk from MJ Ayrton of Cockerham. Heavy weight lambs sold to a top price of £106.50 from Sandra Blades of Arkholme.

Cast Sheep

A smaller entry of cast sheep this week were all eagerly sought after. Cast Texel rams sold to £123 from D France of Isle of Skye with Charolais ewes achieving £114 as strong Continental ewes sold easily in excess of £100. Mule ewes sold to £88 from J Smith of Stanley farm with other fit mule ewes generally selling in the eighties. Horned ewes topped at £76 from J Smith of Stanley farm.

Spring Breeding Sheep Sale

A smaller entry of sheep forward this week with many people holding back sheep for the Annual Spring Show of Hoggs with lambs on Monday 11th May. Once again a very firm trade was enjoyed at Lancaster, 2 crop mule ewes with Texel twins from PS Varley of Newton in Bowland sold to £198 with aged mule ewes from John Hughes of Quernmore selling to £188. Texel ewes with young twin lambs sold to £170 from Messers Hey & Son of Quernmore.

TOP PRICES:
Prime Spring Lambs – SUFF: £90 Highfield Farm; £89 Keer Holme; £86.50 Beaumont Gate. CH: £79 Springfield Farm; £70 Stirzakers Farm. TEX: £105.50 Keer Holme; £90.50 Bambers Farm; £88.50 Springfield Farm.
Prime Hoggs – SUFF: £91.50 Parks Farm Barn; £87.50 Maddinson Avenue; £79.50 Sowerby Lodge. CON: £79 Medlar Hall Farm. MULE: £88.50 Isle of Skye Farm; £79.50 Parks Farm Barn; £79 Medlar Hall Farm. HRN: £77 Medlar Hall Farm; £73 Sowerby Lodge; £71 Parks Farm Barn. CH: £83 Throstle Grove Farm. CHEV: £84.50 Inververvie. TEX: £92 Isle of Skye Farm; £88 Interbervie; £85 Parks Farm Barn. JAC: £49 Fell End Farm. GRIT: £76 Medlar Hall Farm. HERD: £69.50 Medlar Hall Farm. ZWART: £82 Parks Farm Barn.
Cast Sheep – MULE: £95 Curwen Hill Farm; £88 Stanley Farm; £86 Burrow Heights Farm. HRN: £76 Stanley Farm; £69 Isle of Skye Farm; £51 Stone Cottage. CH: £114 Curwen Hill Farm. TEX: £123 Isle of Skye Farm; £101 Corless Mill; £100 Curwen Hill Farm. LEI: £92 Fell End Farm. ZWAR: £103 Inverbervie.

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