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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 11th June

Spring Lambs

There was a larger entry of spring lambs forward today with plenty of demand due to the end of the Ramadan festival approaching. A mixed entry of lambs in terms of quality, saw better quality lambs a dearer trade than the previous week. There was an overall market average of 251p/kg achieved. Topping at 323p/kg was S Wilson and Son of Scotforth with a pair of Beltex lambs. There was numerous pens of good conformation lambs selling in excess of 300p/kg. Top price of the day went to Andrew Butler of Hambleton with a smart 44kg Texel lamb selling to £134 with 45kg Texels from ST Birkett and Son of Carnforth.

More lambs required to fulfil buyer’s requirements on a Monday morning.

Prime Hoggs

The end of the festival saw another good entry of 200 hoggs forward bringing in plenty of demand especially for the time of the year and all were well bid for. The trade topped at £116 for a pen of 10 Texel hoggs from M Carr of Out Rawcliffe, with others selling to £110.50. There was an overall market average of 189p/kg.

Cast Sheep

The cast ewe trade was equally as strong this week with all in plenty of demand. The trade topped at £122 for Texels from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham. This was closely followed by other Texels to £119 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Preston and £117 from WM Pye, Ashton-with-Stodday. Zwartbles sold to £115, again, from R & DL Cornthwaite, Mules sold to £104 from KA Purtil, Hindley Green and Suffolks sold to £98 from JA & VM Lamb, Conder Green. A few cast rams in today sold to £111 for a Texel from Ripley St Thomas School

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

TEXEL: £134 Park Farm Barn, £131 Hall Croft Barn, £129.50 Moss Gate Farm, £129 Burrow Heights Farm, £127 Hallbeck. SUFFOLK: £129 Kitchen Ground Farm, £122 Hall Croft Barn, £113.50 Park Farm Barn, £113 Hallbeck. CHAROLLAIS: £108 Moss Gate Farm, £94, £92 Springfield Farm, £91 Little Fell, £86.50 Springfield Farm. BELTEX: £95 Willow Farm.

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £116 Carrisholme Stables, £110.50 Mill House Farm, £110 Overhouses, Carrisholme Stables, £107 Throstle Grove Farm. MULE: £96 Overhouses, £83 Park Farm Barn, £76 Overhouses, £61 Park Farm Barn. HERDWICK: £76, £73 Lee End Farm, £72 Park Farm Barn. CHEVIOT: £75.50 Dove Cote Farm, £74 Cragg Farm, £73.50, £66.50, £58.50 Dove Cote Farm. DORSET: £73 Field House. HORNED: £72.50 Crombleholme, £70.50, £66, £63.50 Overhouses. CHAROLLAIS: £72, £55 Mill House Farm. SCOTCH BLACKFACE: £71, £70 Dove Cote Farm. SUFFOLK: £70.50 Park Farm Barn, £65 Cobble Hey Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £122 Cock Hall Farm, £119 Humblescough Farm, £117 Tarnwater Farm, £115 Hall Croft Barn, £113 Cock Hall Farm. ZWARTABLE: £115 Humblescough Farm, £102 Cobble Hey Farm, £86 Humblescough Farm, £78 Yates Farm. LLEYN: £105 Newhouse Farm. MULE: £104 11 Oak Avenue, £101 Old Woodhouse, £100 North Farm, £98 Little Fell, £96 11 Oak Avenue. SUFFOLK: £98 Conder Green Farm, £90, £80, £60 Lyndale Farm. CONTINENTAL: £90 Old Glasson Farm, £62 11 Oak Avenue. BELTEX: £90 Higher Barn Farm. DALESBRED: £67 Cobble Hey Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £67 Greenwell Hill Farm. CHEVIOT: £60 Cragg Farm. SWALEDALE: £39 Greenwell Hill Farm, £31 Appletree Farm.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £111 Ashton Road, £92 Sandy Hill Farm.

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