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Lancaster - Monday 13th June

Posted Monday, 13 June 2016, 4.13pm

Spring Lambs

A very satisfying trade today in Lancaster with vendors leaving pleased. A market average of 198ppk was achieved, with continental lambs in excess of 200 pence regularly and better types selling easily in excess of 210ppk. Trade topped at 228ppk from Joe Townley of Mearsbeck, realising £91. George Sanderson of Kirkham topped the market with a gross price of £96 for a nice pen of Texels. Suffolk lambs sold to 216ppk or £86.50 from TE & M Kidd of Booth Hall with better types of Suffolk’s around 200ppk and averaged 195ppk. Light weight lambs wanted and sold around the 200ppk mark regularly.

Prime Hoggs

Just a handful of Hoggs about today but still good to sell. Heavy weight Texel hoggs topping at £80 from M Carr from Out Rawcliffe, with handy weight hoggs from the same home selling to 181ppk. An overall average of 163ppk.

Cast Sheep

A better trade than expected for cast sheep with all classes selling to a strong trade. Topping the sale was RD Lambert with 2 Continental ewes realising £103/head, closely followed by Joe Townley of Caton with a nice Texel ewe at £102. Mules sold to £79 from EJ Burrow, Hazelslack Tower, best mules in the seventies with fatter and plainer sorts in the mid to late sixties. A very pleasing average of £72 for all forward.

Prime Cattle

A couple of Prime bulls forward today saw Limousin bulls sell to 184.5ppk and British Blue bulls to 179.5ppk S & BM Lawrenson & Son of Northwoods Farm.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs: TEX: £96 Blackleach House Farm; £91 Mearsbeck Farm; £88 Beaumont Gate. CONT: £89 Ridge Farm. CHAR: £88.50 Stirzakers Farm; £80 Jacksons Farm. SUFF: £87 North Farm; £86.50 Booth Hall; £86 Ridge Farm. HAMP: £78 Hill Top. HRN: £70 Beaumont Gate.
Hoggs: TEX: £80 Carrisholme Stables; £75 Backhouse. SUFF: £75 Church Weyr.
Cast Sheep: CHEV: £103 Jacksons Farm; £70 Cragg Farm. TEX: £102 Mearsbeck Farm; £90 Conder Green Farm; £86 Church Weye. SUFF: £97 Church Weyr; £92 Conder Green Farm. MULE: £79 Hazelslack Tower Farm; £77 Hill Top; £76 Goose Green.
Prime Bulls: LIM: 184.5 Northwoods Farm. BB: 179.5 Northwoods Farm.

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