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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 8th July

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring Lambs had an entry forward of 594. Trade was less this week with an SQQ average of 182p/kg and an overall market average of 180p/kg. Best conformation lambs sold around the 200p/kg mark. Beltex lambs from BR & S Carter, Pilling sold to 212p/kg with others selling to 207p/kg from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe. The market topped at £94 from BR & S Carter, with Texels selling to £93 from Ian Richrdson, Catforth with other Texels selling to £90 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof and D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Suffolks sold to a top of £90 from TA Blair, Thornton in Cleavleys.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of cast ewes forward this week selling to an improved trade. Topping the market this week was Ian Richardson, Catforth with Beltex ewes selling to £117. Texel ewes from J Smith, Daisy Bank sold to £101 and £96, with other strong Texel ewes easily selling in excess of £90. Suffolk ewes topped at £85 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton. Mule ewes topped at £76, three times, from H Birkett & Son, Overton, WM Pye, Ashton-with-Stodday and D & D Huddleston, Wray. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes selling around the £70 mark. Hill bred ewes sold to top of £73 from D & D Huddleston, Wray who sold Swaledales to £55. Herdwicks sold to a top of £56 from C Hutchings, Broughton-in-Furness.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £94 £89 Scronkey Farm, £75 Compley Avenue. Texel £93 West View Farm, £90 Bensons Farm, £90, £87.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £87 Old Woodhouse. Suffolk £90 Fleetwood road south, £80 Nateby Hall Farm, £80 West View Farm, £77 Raw Head, £76 Beaumont Gate. Charollais £86 Scronkey Farm, £72 Old Glasson Farm, £72 £71 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Continental £75 Lynacres, £73 Botton Hall Farm, £68 Pedder Grove, £60 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Mule £70.50 Botton Hall Farm, £70 Yates Farm. Hampshire £69 £60 upper Greenbank

Cast Ewes

Suffolk £85 Lundholme Farm, £72 Tarnwater Farm. Beltex £117 West View Farm. Texel £101 £96 Stanley Farm, £94 West View Farm, £93 Old Woodhouse, £91 North Farm. Mule £76 Botton Hall Farm, £76 Tarn water Farm, £76 North Farm, £74 High house Farm, £69 Low kit Brow. Cheviot £73 Botton Hall Farm. Swaledale £55 £35 Botton Hall Farm, £52, £40 Yates Farm, £45 Overhouses. Herdwick £56 £45 Hazel Head Farm. Charollais £55 Lee End Farm.

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