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Lancaster Monday 2nd May 2016

Posted Monday, 02 May 2016, 12.24pm

Monday 2nd May 2016
May Bank Holiday Prime Stock & Breeding Sheep at Lancaster
Spring Lambs

A smaller entry of prime lambs forward with some buyers cautious of buying spring lambs with not able to slaughter today with it being the bank holiday. A market average of 180ppk with many companies being to think that as hogg numbers begin to dry up they will be in strong demand in the near future.

Prime Hoggs
A smaller entry of prime hoggs forward saw well fleshed hoggs short in supply and easily sold.

Cast Sheep
A mixed show of sheep forward, selling to a top of £76 for a Charollais ewe from RD Lambert. Mules to £68 from J Whewell, others to £62 from T Ayrton & Sons.
Breeding Sheep
The bank holiday may sale of spring lambs had a good entry and a good trade for the sheep forward. Correct mule ewes with strong lambs regularly around the fifty pound a life mark with broken mouthed ewes selling slightly less.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS – SUFF: £88 Gibsons Farm; £80 Old Grange Farm. TEX: £87 Old Grange Farm; £74 Springfield Farm. CH: £80 Grasmere; £77 Jacksons Farm; £71.50 Springfield Farm.
PRIME HOGGS – SUFF: £85.50 Maddison Avenue; £64.50 Ridge Farm. TEX: £88 Curlen Farm; £86 Gibsons Farm; £85 Throstle Grove Farm. MULE: £83.50 Wyresdale Road; £68 Sykes Farm. CH: £79.50 Throstle Grove Farm; £63.50 North Farm. HRN: £75.50 Parks Farm Barn. CHEV: £75 Throstle Grove Farm; £71 Curlen Farm; £68.50 North Farm. SWALE: £71 Park Farm Barn; £69.50 Sykes Farm.
CAST SHEEP – CH: £76 Moss House Farm; £58 Ridge Farm. TEX: £69 Burrow Heights Farm; £60 Aughton House Farm. MULE: £68 Wyresdale Road; £62 Yates Farm; £54 Aughton House Farm. ZWART: £54 Ridge Farm. SWALE: £53 Marshaw Farm; £35 Appletree Farm.

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