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Lancaster Monday 24/8/15

Posted Monday, 24 August 2015, 4.16pm

Spring Lambs

A better prime lamb trade then expected at Lancaster with a market average of 151ppk. A small entry of only 628 prime lambs forward with many vendors purchasing breeding sheep over the previous week. Heavy weight lambs sold to £85 from CR Eastwood of Bentham and 51kg lambs from R & B Parker of Killington selling £82.50. Heavy lambs in strong demand and eagerly bid for at Lancaster more could have easily been sold to the vendor’s advantage. Better types of lambs sold to 183ppk from D & D Prickett of Farleton House. More hill bred lambs now coming onto the market with mules ranging between 130ppk and 146ppk averaging 135ppk. Many buyers are looking for well fleshed light weight lambs between 32kg and 36kg with purchasers urged to contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472 for more information.

Cast Sheep

A good entry of 193 cast sheep this morning at Lancaster’s weekly prime stock sale. Buyers keenly bidding on all classes of sheep, however they were reluctant to pay over the odds for over fat ewes. Trade topped at £125 for a Texel tup from A Birchall, Dophinholme. Ewes sold to a top of £89 for a Suffolk from J Burr. Mules sold to £67 form FW Rhodes & Son, Barrow Greaves with others to £65 again from J Burr. Hill sheep forward in bigger numbers, with swales selling to £43 from Raymond and Paul Ayrton, Yates Farm. Cheviots from Ian & Simon Gorst to £44. Overall average of £49.63 for all sheep forward.

Prime Beef

Six prime bulls forward at Lancaster sold to a good trade with vendors leaving chuffed with their trades. All bulls forward today out of dairy cows. Better beef bulls sold to 184.5ppk from JS & KM Wilson of High House for a Charolais and a British Blue. Montbeliarde bulls sold to 159.5ppk from GA Haston & Son of Lane House

TOP PRICES:

PRIME LAMBS – SUFF: £74 Booth Hall; £71.50 Old Grange Farm; £66 Heather Barn. MULE: £63 Stanley Farm; £62 Yates Farm; £61.50 Yarlsber. HRN: £56.50 Keerfalls. CH: £75 Old Grange Farm; £71 Parks Farm Barn; £69.50 Old Grange Farm. TEX: £85 Overdale; £82.50 High Hallbeck; £78 Catshaw Hall Farm. TEES: £56 Keerfalls. BEL: £60.50 Farleton House.

CAST SHEEP – DORS: £57 Corney Hill. SUFF: £109 Little Fell; £77 Heather Barn; £70 Wellington View. CONT: £49 Clawthorpe Lodge. MULE: £67 Barrow Greaves Farm; £65 Little Fell; £63 Salisbury Farm. SWALE: £43 Yates Farm; £34 Rooten Brook. CHEV: £44 Cragg Farm. TEX: £125 Corless Mill; £74 Jacksons Farm; £71 Little Fell. LEI: £79 Ivy Bank Farm.

PRIME BULLS- FR: 159.5 High House. CH: 184.5 High House. BRB: 184.5 High House. MO: 159.5 Lane House.

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