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Lancaster Monday 1st May

Posted Monday, 01 May 2017, 1.04pm

Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep Lancaster

Spring Lambs
The largest entry to date this year of spring lambs at Lancaster was once again greeted by seven active buyers looking to purchase spring lambs with another spring lamb buyer anticipated next week. A buoyant trade for the quality of lambs in the market today with best quality lamb short in supply and more could be been sold to the advantage of vendors. Trade topped at £109 from Sandra Blades of Arkholme with a Texel lamb selling to Mercer Traditional Meats of Bamber Bridge.

Prime Hoggs
Less hoggs on offer today with a mixed entry in terms of quality. Handy weight mid forty kilogram hoggs easiest to sell and in the strongest demand. Trade topped at £97.50 from Ian T Richardson of Woodplumpton who also sold hoggs to £92.50. A consignment of hoggs from Richard Cardwell of Stalmine sold to £92.50 or 206p/kg.

Cast Sheep
A smaller entry of cast sheep forward in the market today selling to a continued strong trade with all eagerly bid for. Topping the trade was a consignment of Texel rams from MJ & K Ayrton of Cockerham topping at £137 and £109. Texel ewes sold to £80 from S Wilson and Son of Lancaster with mule ewes selling to £79 from AF & M Bolland of Ellel.

Breeding Sheep
Sheep with lambs at foot saw a mixed trade with buyers of splitting families looking for strong ewes with strong lambs at foot. A consignment from James Burr of Quernmore saw Texel ewes with twin lambs sell to £185. Broken mouthed mule ewes sold to £165 from the same home. Broken mouthed mule ewes and single lambs sold to £125.


Spring Lambs
HAMP: £90 Hill Top. SUFF: £90 £85 Hill Top; £84 Cocker House Farm; £79 Cocker House Farm. CHAR: £94 £91 Springfield Farm. TEX: £109 Hill Top; £92 Springfield Farm; £89 11 Oak Avenue; £88 Cocker House Farm.
Prime Hoggs
DORS: £66 Corney Hill Farm. SUFF: £81 Walnut Tree; £75 Throstle Grove Farm; £70 Low Moorhead. MULE: £76 Low Kit Brow; £68 Highfield Farm. HRN: £68.50 Park Farm Barn. CHAR: £89 Middle Ridge Farm; £87.50 Weavers Farm; £86 28 Northgate. TEX: £97.50 28 Northgate; £92.50 Inverbervie; £87 Throstle Grove Farm. GRIT: £59 11 Oak Avenue.
Cast Ewes
DORS: £40 Corney Hill Farm. MULE: £79 Yeat House; £76 11 Oak Avenue; £64 Forgelands. TEX: £137 £109 £87 Bambers Farm.

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