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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Sheep with Lambs - Monday 3rd June

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an increased entry of 568 forward selling to a similar trade to the previous week with a market average of 230p/kg. Topping the market today was Texels from D & D Huddleston, Wray selling to £110, Suffolks from J Lamb, Old Glasson sold to £108. Texels sold to £105 three times from T & ME Longton & Son, Quernmore, PD Anderton, Scorton and PW & DW Roskell, Pilling who also sold Charollais to the same price. Other Texels sold to £104 from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday and also from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Beltexs topped at £103 from BR & S Carter, Pilling and S Wilson & Son. Plenty of good conformation lambs selling around the £100 mark at Lancaster today. Top pence per kilo this week was 259p/kg for Beltexs from S Wilson & Son followed by 258p/kg from BR & S Carter, with Texels to 254p/kg from WM Pye & Son. Plenty of lambs easily achieved 240p/kg plus.

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller entry of Prime Hoggs as we now come to the end of the season with less demand seen. The market topped at £70 for Continentals from A & L Huddleston, Wray.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of over 100 cast sheep forward at Lancaster once again this week. As Ramadan comes to an end this week there was less demand for Cast Ewes as many had already fulfilled their orders. Topping the market today was a Beltex x ram selling to £94 from J Lamb, Old Glasson. Ewes sold to a top of £90 twice for Charollais from WG & RG Riley, Chorley with Lleyns selling to £87 and £86 from the same home. Texels sold to £80 from BR & S Carter, Pilling with other Texel ewes to £79 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham. Mule ewes topped at £71 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel with others to £68 from CJ Metcalfe, Ingleton and CF Hargreaves, Overton.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

There was a smaller entry of Sheep with Lambs at foot as the season begins to draw to a close. This saw Mule Hoggs with Texel lambs at foot sell to £138 and £136 twice from W Pinder Jnr, Newton in Bowland.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

TEXEL: £110 Botton Hall Farm, £105 Lee End Farm, Springfield Farm, Wyre Farm, £104 Burrow Heights Farm. SUFFOLK: £108 Old Glasson Farm, £98 Lyndale Farm, Beaumont Gate, £94 Beaumont Gate, Cock Hall Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £105 Springfield Farm, £90 Jacksons Farm, 21 Sussex Drive, £89 Springfield Farm, £88 Jacksons Farm. BELTEX: £103 Scronkey Farm, Burrow Heights Farm, £101 Burrow Heights Farm, £86 19 Barnacre Close. CONTINENTAL: £96 Botton Hall Farm, £94 Post Office Farm, £93.50 Tarnwater Farm, £80 Post Office Farm.

Prime Hoggs

HERDWICK: £66 Lee End Farm, £65 13 ST Johns Avenue. CHAROLLAIS: £62 21 Sussex Drive. TEXEL: £60 Springfield Farm, £50 Sellerley Fields, £30 Springfield Farm. SUFFOLK: £60 13 ST Johns Avenue. HORNED: £60 Overhouses, £55 Holme House Farm, £50 Overhouses, £30 Botton Hall. MULE: £60 Holme House Farm, £44, £41 Botton Hall. SWALEDALE: £57, £40 Holme House Farm.

Cast Ewes

CHAROLLAIS: £90 Hall Oth Hill Farm. LLEYN: £87, £86, £69 Hall Oth Hill Farm. TEXEL: £80 Scronkey Farm, £79, £75 Cock Hall Farm, Jacksons Farm, Yeat House, £70 Hill Top. MULE: £71 Yeat House, £68 11 Pedder Grove, Yarlsber, £66 Cock Hall Farm. ZWARTBLE: £62 Humblescough Farm. SUFFOLK: £60 Jacksons Farm. GOAT: £54 Cockerman Boers. SWALEDALE: £52 Overhouses, £40 Holme House Farm, £30 Cragg End.

Cast Tups

BELTEX: £94 Old Glasson Farm. LEICESTER: £52 Yates Farm. SWALEDALE: £43 Overhouses.

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