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Lancaster - Tuesday 27th December 2016

Posted Tuesday, 27 December 2016, 12.25pm

Spring Lambs

The Boxing Day sale of prime lambs at Lancaster was held on Tuesday 27th December due to the bank holiday which saw an entry of just short of 800 prime lambs with nearly half of the lambs forward being Mules and Horned Lambs. It was good to have a couple of additional buyers present for the sale which saw a market average of 170p/g.

The trade topped at £84.50 for Beltex Lambs from FK & F Woodhouse of Fell End. Beltex and export type lambs sold around 200p/kg topping at 212p/kg from CM & CA Jackson of Forgelands. Mule and Masham lambs sold to a top of £76 for 45kg Masham lambs from WI & A Atkinson of Holme House with Mules and Mashams regularly selling just shy of £30 above their weights.

Runs of horned lambs were eagerly bid for today, topping at £68.50 for 40kg lambs from WM Pye of Tarnwater. Light weight Swale lambs sold to £65 for 37kg lambs from RH & C Ayrton of Ouzelthorn.

Cast Sheep

A good trade for cast ewes in which more could have easily been sold to the advantage of the vendors. The trade topped at £101 for a Texel tup from CM & CA Jackson of Forgelands. Mule ewes sold to a top of £75 from FK & F Woodhouse of Fell End with strong Mule ewes selling beyond the £70 mark. Horned ewes topped at £55 for Dalesbred ewes from R Capstick of Fell End Farm.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS – BEL: £84.50 Fell End Farm; £83 Park Farm Barn; £78 Ouzelthorn Farm. TEX: £82.50 Forgelands; £79 Cinderbarrow Farm; £79 Old Woodhouse. SUFF: £77 Fell End Farm; £75.50 Cinderbarrow Farm; £75 Middle Ridge Farm. MASH: £76 Holme House Farm; £71 Cobble Hey Farm. MULE: £73 Ouzelthorn Farm; £73 Bank Farm; £72 Cinderbarrow Farm; £72 Holme House Farm. SWALE: £69.50 Thornbush Farm; £65 Ouzelthorn Farm; £63 Sykes Farm. HRN: £68.50 Tarnwater Farm; £64 Fell End Farm; £63 Tatterthorn Farm.
CAST SHEEP – TEX: £101 Forgelands. CONT: £77 Fell End Farm. MULE: £75 Fell End Farm; £72 Forgelands; £69 Middle Ridge Farm. MASH: £73 Fell End Farm. DALES: £55 Fell End Farm. HRN: £43 Fell End Farm.

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