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Lancaster Monday 13th July

Posted Monday, 13 July 2015, 4.28pm

An entry of over 2,000 Prime Sheep at Lancaster

Spring Lambs

All buyers in attendance at Lancaster for lambs, which sold to an average of 10 pence less than previous week with a market average of 152ppk. All buyers keenly bidding on lambs but only to a price. Better types of lambs and light lambs sold in excess of 170ppk topping at 185ppk from D & DW Prickett of Farleton House with a pen of light weight lambs. Heavy types of lambs around 50kg sold to a top of £80.50 from Mrs E Hartley of Hazel Brae. Texel cross lambs weighing in the early forties generally selling into the mid-sixties.

Cast Sheep

The biggest show of ewes at Lancaster for some time with 296 forward. A full complement of buyers ensured all sheep sold to their full potential. Trade topped at £125 for a big Texel Tup from AT Alcock, Inskip. Ewes topped at £117 for a trio from James Sanderson, Halton. Mules sold to £77/head from A & E Clarkson, Cock Hall and MJ Ayrton, Bambers Farm. A run of hill sheep saw Swales sell to £51 from S Park, Aughton and Cheviots to £87 from KM & KJ Curwen, Marshaw. Leaner ewes were the dearest trade of the day, with buyers still cautious of over fat sheep. Overall average of £66/head for all forward.

Prime Beef

Seven prime bulls forward sold to a trade in keeping with national average with prime cattle prices lifting. Dairy bred British blue bulls from S & BM Lawrenson & Son of Eagland Hill sold to 194.5ppk with British blue bulls from the same home topping at £1197.64. Native bred bulls saw Hereford bulls sell to 164.5ppk for a Hereford from P & A Bell of Village Farm.

TOP PRICES:

Prime Spring Lambs-SUFF: £80 Booth Hall; £74 North Farm; £66.50 Middle Lee Farm. CON: £64.50 Ivy Farm; £63 Low Foulshaw Farm; £56.50 Hazleslack Tower Farm. MULE: £55.50 Brown Edge; £55.50 Highfield Farm; £53 Appletree Farm. CHA: £80.50 Hazel Brae; £73.50 Gibraltar Farm; £67.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. TEX: £77 91 Costal Road; £75 Brown Brook; £73.50 Moorside Lane. LLEYN: £62 Low Foulshaw Farm

Cast Sheep – GOATS: £56 Gulf Lane. SUFF: £71 Cocker House Farm. CON: £88 Foredales Farm ; £86 Tarn Farm ; £73 Upper Greenbank. MULE: £77 Cock Hall Farm; £77 Bambers Farm; £73 Moss House Farm. SWAL: £51 Highfield Farm. CHAR: £78 Jackson Farm. CHEV: £87 Marshaw Farm. Tex: £125 Carr House Farm; £117 Lower Highfield Farm; £109 Carrisholme Stables. LLEYN: £89 Low Foulshaw Farm. LEI: £58 Appletree Farm. JAC: £40 Ellers Farm. Herd: £53 High Field. BEL: £94 Farleton House.

Prime Bulls – BS: 159.5 Village Farm; 147.5 Lane House. HE: 164.5 Village Farm. BRB: 194.5 Northwoods Farm. MON: 151.5 Lane House.

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