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Lancaster Monday 3rd August

Posted Monday, 03 August 2015, 3.51pm

Spring Lambs

There was a stronger trade at Lancaster for the majority of lambs even though the average was only a penny better than last week finishing at 145ppk. A lot more consignments of heavier lambs were forward leading to the reduced average. Heavy lambs continue to sell well at Lancaster with Suffolk and continental lambs 48kg+ selling easily in excess of £70 topping at £82 for Suffolk’s from WN & D Smith & Sons of Cockerhouse. Better types of lambs saw 44kg Texel’s from JK & BE Townley of Mearsbeck sell to £72.50. Buyers were cautious of lean lambs with many pens of well finished continental lambs selling between £20 and £22 above their weights. More mule lambs in the auction today saw 44kg Mule from T Ayrton and Son of Yates Farm sell to £60.50 with 43kg Mule sell to £60 from JS & S Atkinson.

Cast Sheep

The ewe trade has lifted from a couple of weeks since with buyers certainly looking for cast sheep. Mule ewes sold to £74 from S Wilson and Son of Burrow Heights with strong fit mule ewes easily selling in the late sixties as an overall mule average of £64. Texel ewes topped at £86 from JK & BE Townley of Mearsbeck. A larger proportion of Swaledale ewes in the market today with better types selling in the mid to late forties and plainer ewes selling around £30.

Prime Beef

A couple of bulls in the auction today with more required at Lancaster after another good trade today. Friesians sold to 177.5ppk and 171.5ppk from E & N Wright & Sons of Allcock Farm.

TOP PRICES:

PRIME LAMBS: SUFF: £82 Cocker House Farm; £69 Walnut Tree; £67.50 Old Grange Farm. TEX: £79 Lower Castle o Trim; £76.50 North Farm; £74 Moorbottom Farm.CONT: £67.50 Old Grange Farm. HAMP: £64 Greenbank Farm House.CH: £63.50 Moss House Farm; £62 Moss House Farm; £58 Moorville. MULE: £60.50 Yates Farm; £60 Sykes Farm; £57 Fell End Farm.

CAST SHEEP: CONT: £76 Tarn Farm; £72 Meadowside. MULE: £76 Middle Highfield; £74 Burrow Heights Farm; £70 North Farm; £64 Askew Hill. SWAL: £55 Sykes Farm; £52 Thornbush Farm. TEX: £86 Middle Highfield; £86 Mearsbeck Farm; £82 Parks Farm Barn.

PRIME BULLS: 177.5, 171.5 Allcocks Farm.

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