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Lancaster Monday 4th April

Posted Monday, 04 April 2016, 3.33pm

Prime Stock & Breeding Sheep at Lancaster

Spring Lambs

A small entry of 15 spring lambs forward sold to a top of £99 from G & D Ball of Great Eccleston.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs at Lancaster had an entry mainly consisting of hill bred hoggs with continental and Suffolk hoggs short of numbers to meet demand from buyers. A market average of 176ppk. Plenty of pens of continental and Suffolk hoggs selling between 180 and 195ppk. The trade was topped by heavy weight hoggs from RS & IM Kellet of Mill House at £95.50.

Cast Sheep

A better entry of sheep this morning, topping at £98 for a trio of Texel Tups from JW & SE Drinkwater, Quernmore. Texel ewes to £84 from Joe Townley, Caton Green. Mules to £71 from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling. Overall average of £61 for all forward.

Breeding Sheep

The current bad weather and lack of grass is making sheep with lambs at foot difficult to sell with plenty of people in the market looking to purchase, just slightly cautious until the weather improves. Buyers continue to look for families with stronger lambs at foot. Trade today topped at £165 from R & EB Butler of Goosnargh.

Prime Cattle

The current dead weight prices continue to drop with the live ring looking more and more attractive for prime cattle vendors. More cattle could be easily sold week on week at Lancaster with vendors and possible vendors encouraged to contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS – SUFF: £99 Post Office Farm. CH: £80 Springfield Farm. TEX: £74 Springfield Farm.

PRIME HOGGS – TEX: £95.50 Mill House Farm; £90 Rye Close; £85 Mearsbeck Farm. CONT: £93 Mill House Farm; £73 Sowerby Lodge. SUFF: £87 Sowerby Lodge; £82 Maddison Avenue; £80 Park Farm Barn. MULE: £85 Medlar Hall Farm; £77 Park Farm Barn; £77 Sowerby Lodge. CH: £80 Burnt House; £76 Throstle Grove Farm; £72 Rooten Brook. LLYEN: £76 Rye Close. SCO: £76 Park Farm Barn; £74 Tarnwater Farm. CHEV: £76 Medlar Hall Farm. SWALE: £71 Park Farm Barn; £69 Rooten Brook; £66 Medlar Hall Farm. JAC: £69 Medlar Hall Farm. GRIT: £60.50 Moss House Farm. LEI: £60 Park Farm Barn.

CAST SHEEP- TEX: £98 Conder Mill; £84 Mearsbeck Farm; £83 Lundholme Farm. LEI: £83 Conder Mill. MULE: £71 Springfield Farm; £69 Maddison Avenue; £68 Burrow Heights Farm. SUFF: £70 Bambers Farm. ZWART: £66 Conder Mill. CH: £58 Springfield Farm. RYE: £40 Beech House.

EWES WITH LAMBS – TEX- £165 Higher Barker Farm; £162 Blackwood End; £158 Leighton House. MULE: £150 Blackwood End; £148 Knowsley Farm; £142 Leighton House.

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