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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 21st May

Spring Lambs

There was another entry of over 200 spring lambs forward, selling to another buoyant trade at Lancaster. There was an overall market average of 278p/kg achieved. Topping the trade today was Texel lambs from WN & D Smith of Cockerham selling to £136, weighing 44kg. This was closely followed by 45kg Suffolks from G & D Ball and Son of Great Eccleston selling to £134. Plenty of pens of good conformation lambs were still easily selling in excess of 300p/kg, topping at 320p/kg for Texels from A & E Clarkson of Thurnham.

Winner of this week’s £5 for the highest priced pen of 4 or less spring lambs went to WN & D Smith of Cockerham with Texel lambs to £136. The winner of the £10 for the highest priced pen of 5 or more lambs went to A & E Clarkson of Thurnham selling a pen of seven 40kg Texel lambs to £128. Don’t forget this competition is running throughout of the month of May.

Prime Hoggs

Another entry of 300 hoggs this week saw a very mixed entry forward. Well-fleshed finished hoggs were short in supply. Hoggs topped at £135 from GH Sanderson and Family of Catforth for heavy weight Texels. Hill bred hoggs topped at £125 for Cheviots from G Blackledge of Chorley. Hoggs sold to a top 260p/kg from AG Butler of Hambleton.

Hoggs required each week with a busy ring of active buyers looking for all specifications.

Cast Sheep

A larger entry of ewes today which were met by plenty of demand and selling well again. Topping the trade this week was a Teeswater tup from E & N Wright and Sons of Roeburndale East. This was closely followed by Cheviot Mule ewes from S Park of Aughton with plenty of ewes selling around the ninety pound mark. Mule ewes sold to a top of £85 from S Wilson and Son of Scotforth. A larger proportion of horned ewes in the market topped at £76 for Rough Fell ewes from SM & CM Bewley of Dent. Swaledale ewes sold to £68 from JC Morphet of Hale.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Suffolk: £134 Post Office Farm; £125 Blackleach House Farm; £122 Cocker House Farm. Continental: £111 11 Oak Avenue; £110 Farleton House. Charollais: £125 £119 Springfield Farm; £119 Burrow Heights. Texel: £136 Cocker House Farm; £129 Blackleach; £128 Cock Hall Farm; £125 Springfield Farm; £124 Burrow Heights Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Dorset: £72 Dove Cote Farm. Suffolk: £115 Blackleach House Farm. Mule: £96 Park Farm Barn; £73 Moss House Farm; £70 Medlar Hall Farm. Swale: £52 Rooten Brook; £48 Medlar Hall Farm. Rough: £67 Medlar Hall Farm. Scottish Blackface: £82 £78 Dove Cote Farm. Charollais: £124 £115 Dove Cote Farm; £109 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot: £125 Dove Cote Farm. Texel: £135 £117 Blackleach House Farm; £120 Dove Cote Farm; £116 The Dingle. Gritstone: £90 Medlar Hall Farm.

Cast Sheep

Suffolk: £94 Burrow Heights Farm; £90 Stanley Farm. Mule: £85 Burrow Heights Farm; £83 The Dingle; £64 Scotchergill Farm. Swale: £68 Field House; £57 Highfield Farm; £55 Marshaw Farm. Scottish Blackface: £44 Farleton House. Cheviot: £97 Highfield Farm. Texel: £92 £85 Burrow Heights Farm; £90 The Dingle. Teeswater: £98 Allcocks Farm; £85 Middle Lee Farm. Rough: £76 Scotchergill.

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