Sales Reports

Lancaster Monday 6th June

Posted Monday, 06 June 2016, 2.31pm

Spring Lambs

A bigger show of spring lambs this morning at Lancaster, with 1136 selling to a ringside of new and existing buyers, a market average of 190ppk was achieved. Light weight lambs saw the fastest trade with 32kg and under averaging 200ppk. Top price per kilo was achieved by DJ Casson of Beaumont with 41kg Texels selling at 210ppk, top gross came from Colin Cowgill of FA Nowell & Partners with a smart 44kg Texel realising £92 or 209ppk. Best lambs either side of 200ppk with the heavier and leaner lambs pulling the average back.

Prime Hoggs

Hoggs drying up fast, with only a handful forward, selling to 153ppk from LA Bradshaw, with light weight swales.

Cast Sheep

Cast sheep were also forward in big numbers with 154 put before a ring of buyers eager to secure sheep. A Texel ewe from Ripley School hit the top spot at £110, whilst Suffolks from W & A Alexander sold to £94. A big run from CA & J Alty, Warton topped at £89 for Charollais. Mules to £75 from the same good home, the majority of Mules wither side of £70, however buyers still cautious of the over fat sorts. Plainer lean sheep look well sold between £40 and £50. An overall average pennies short of £70.

Sheep and Lambs

As the sheep and lamb sales draw to a close, the trade is far from finishing, another nice run of Hoggs and lambs from RM Wilson, Horton in Ribblesdale sold to £172 with single Suffolk lambs and averaged £165 a family. A few older sheep from Steve Dingley, Aughton realised just shy of £50 a life, or £98 a family.

Prime Beef

Just a couple of Monty Bulls from GA Haston & Son, Galgate today, selling to 147.5ppk and £851 per head.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS – TEX: £92 Oak Head Farm; £83 Cock Hall Farm; £82.50 Bambers Farm. SUFF: £88 Maddison Avenue; £86 Bradlow Farm; £83 Highfield Farm. CH: £82 Oak Head Farm; £81 Jacksons Farm; £80 Moss House Farm. DORS: £79.50 Beckside Barn. BEL: £77 Blea Tarn.MULE: £70 Booth Hall.

PRIME HOGGS – RYE: £66 Sykes Farm. TEX: £63 Moss House Farm. SWALE: £56 Moss House Farm.

CAST SHEEP – TEX: £110 Ripley St Thomas; £87 Moss House Farm; £84 Whittingham Lane. SUFF: £94 Main Street; £92 Jacksons Farm; £84 Moss House Farm. CHEV: £92 Jakcsons Farm; £89 Moss House Farm. MULE: £75 Moss House Farm; £72 Old Glasson Farm; £69 Wyre Farm.

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