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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 15th January

Prime Lambs

A buoyant trade for all specifications of prime hoggs at Lancaster saw the market average 184p/kg with an SQQ average of 187p/kg. More hoggs could have easily been sold to the advantage vendors who are urged to take advantage of the good trades Lancaster enjoying. The trade topped at £95 for a pen of 10 heavy weight Texel’s from PD Anderton of Wyre Farm, closely followed by Texel’s from Andrew Butler of Park Farm Barn selling to £94. Suffolk hoggs topped at £92 from RD & L Cornthwaite of Humblescough Farm. Plenty of heavy weight lambs sold around £90. Export type lambs regularly selling around the 200p/kg mark today with them types of lambs short in supply. Mule hoggs sold to a top £84 from Andrew Butler of Park Farm Barn with 46kg hoggs with 41kg mules often between £77.50 and £79.50. Few more horned hoggs in the market topped at £75 from KM & KJ Curwen of Marshaw Farm.

Cast Sheep

A stronger entry of cast sheep in the market saw fifty on offer. Trade very dependent on how well fleshed the ewes were. Texel ewes sold to £80 from Mrs C Cushing of Staining. Cast tups sold to a top of £86 from James Burr of Quernmore.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £95 Wyre Farm, £94 Park Farm Barn, £90 Low Moor Head Farm. SUFFOLK: £92 Humblescough Farm, £90 Park Farm Barn, £87 Fell End Farm, £84 North Farm, £80 Stanley Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £85, £80, £76, £72 Corney Hill Farm, £71 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £84 Park Farm Barn, £79.50 Low Kit Brow, £77.50 High House, £74 Yates Farm. MASHAM: £83 Hopes Hill, £73 Stanley Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £73 High House Farm, £65 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £86 Little Fell, £83 Low Moor Head Farm, £80 Hawes House Farm, £61 Middle Ridge Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £72, £60 Yates Farm. MULE: £68 Middle Ridge Farm, £67 Gibsons Farm, £59 North Farm, £52 Springfield Farm. SUFFOLK: £50 Burrow Heights Farm.

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