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Lancaster Young Handlers Monday 2nd January 2017

Posted Monday, 02 January 2017, 11.28am

Lancaster Monday Prime Stock & Young Handlers
Prime Hoggs
The New Year’s sale of prime hoggs to include the annual young handlers show and sale of prime hoggs. Thanks goes to our judge Martin McIntyre of Hawes for his time and expertise in judging the young handlers show. It was fantastic to have over a dozen entrants with over 20 lambs out for show. The championship rosette was awarded to John Ridding of Selside with a texel lamb weighing selling to £102 or 227ppk purchased by Lancashire Halal Meats. The reserve champion was awarded to Matthew Jackson of Ingleton with a Texel hogg selling to £84 purchased by Lancashire Halal Meats. The young handlers topped at £103 from Cath Foy of Conder Green with a Beltex lamb. Thanks goes to all our buyers for their continue support of this great event and fantastic to have the youngsters present at the auction this morning.
An entry of over 600 prime hogg forward selling to a lesser trade then seen at last weeks sale with buyers expecting large entries of hoggs nationwide following the break last week. The trade topped at £84 from LE & A Ridding of Selside with Texel lambs. A market average of 158ppk for all lambs forward.

Cast Sheep
The cast sheep trade remains firm at Lancaster with Texel ewes from MY & K Ayrton of Bambers farm selling to a top of £103 with first cross Texel ewes out of the mule selling to £80 from the same home. Stronger mule ewes regularly selling on the mid-sixties.

Young Handlers Show & Sale of Prime Lambs
Show Results

Judge: Martin McIntyre
Champion - John Ridding, Steel Croft £102
Reserve Champion Matthew Jackson, Springs Farm £84

Class 1 – Single Lowland Lamb (Under 12 years)
1st Matthew Jackson, Springs Farm £84
2nd Rachel Phillips, Hallbeck £90
3rd George Kelsall, Brown Brook £79

Class 2 – Single Lowland Lamb (Over 12 years)
1st John Ridding, Steel Croft £102
2nd Cath Foy, Parkside Farm £103
3rd Alasdair Prickett, Hutton Roof Hall £81

Class 3 – Single Hill Lamb to include Mule/Masham (Under 12 years)
1st Ella Jackson, Springs Farm £80
2nd Jonathan Ayrton, Yates Farm £79
3rd George Kelsall, Brown Brook £65

Class 4 – Single Hill Lamb to include Mule/Masham (Over 12 years)
1st Amy Ayrton, Yates Farm £82
2nd Alasdair Prickett. Hutton Roof Hall £79

Top Prices
PRIME HOGGS – BEL: £103 Parkside Farm. TEX: £102 Steel Croft; £90 High Hallbeck; £84 Springs Farm. MULE: £82 Yates Farm; £80 Springs Farm; £68 Burnt House. CH: £79 Brow Brook; £73 Old Woodhouse; £69 Park Farm Barn. CHEV: £79 Huttton Roof Hall. SWALE: £76 Yates Farm. SUFF: £73.50 Park Farm Barn; £73 Old Grange Farm; £69 Sycamores. MASH: £66 Holme House Farm; £65 Brown Brook. HRN: £65.50 Rigg Farm. DORS: £64 Corney Hill Farm. GRIT: £63 Moss House Farm. HAMP: £62 Upper Greenbank.
CAST SHEEP – TEX: £103 Bambers Farm; £77 Parkside Farm. DORS: £69 Corney Hill Farm. MULE: £66 Bambers Farm; £64 Forgelands; £60 Rigg Farm. ZWART: £45 Upper Greenbank.
CAST TUP – TEX: £49 Askew Hill. LEI: £40 Thornbush Farm.

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