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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Sheep with Lambs - Monday 6th May

Spring Lambs

There was a smaller entry this week of 80 Spring Lambs selling to a sharper trade with plenty of demand ringside and some buyers leaving short of requirements. Topping the market today at 308p/kg or £123 was Beltex lambs from W Bradley, Goosnargh. This was followed by the consignment of Continental and Beltex lambs from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth selling to £112 and £108 three times or 284p/kg, 280p/kg and 277p/kg. Suffolks sold to a top of £109 and £107 form G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands. Pure and three quarter bred lambs sold to a market average of 268p/kg this week. There was an overall market average of 238p/kg, with 32kg to 39kg lambs averaging 264p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller entry of Prime Hoggs today selling to a very similar trade. The market twice topped at £94 with Texels from AG Butler, Hambleton and Texels from J Smith, Daisy Bank. Suffolk sold to a top of £91 from A & J Rhodes, Ellel. Mules twice topped at £88 from A & J Rhodes and from A Thistlethwaite, Quernmore. There was an overall market average of 180p/kg with an SQQ of 192p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a few last cast sheep on the market today saw the trade top at £104 for Texel cast ewes from CM & CA Jackson, Caton. Continental ewes topped at £89 and £86, twice from R & B Parker, Killington with Suffolk ewes selling to £86 from T Smith, Pilling. Mule ewes sold to £74 from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling with others to £71 from J Burr, Quernmore. Horned sheep sold to £68 twice from W Pinder Jnr, Newton-in-Bowland with others to £67 from the same home. Herdwicks sold to £55 from T & ME Longton & Son, Quernmore. Cast sheep sold to an overall market average of £73.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The weekly sale of Sheep with lambs had a smaller entry but saw a lot of interest ringside. Topping the market today at £220 was Mule shearlings with twin lambs from JA Simpson, Barnacre. Zwartble ewes with twin Texel lambs sold to £172 from Kelly Armer, who also sold Zwartble sheep with single lambs to £135.

Next week at Lancaster sees a bumper entry of 180 Hoggs with Lambs at Foot.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Beltex £123 Whittingham Lane, £112 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk £109, £107, £105 Maddison Avenue, £102 Burrow Heights Farm, £97 Herdsmans House. Texel £108 Burrow Heights Farm, £105 High Hall Beck, £104 Whittingham Lane. Charollais £105, £104, £98, £97, £96 Springfield Farm. Continental £105 Whittingham Lane, £98 Springfield Farm, £97, £90 Whittingham Lane.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £94 Park Farm Barn, Stanley Farm, £93 Park Farm Barn, £91 High Hallbeck, £90 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk £91 Low Kit Brow, £85 Park Farm Barn, £85, £84 Low Moorhead. Mule £88 Low Kit Brow, Low Moorhead, £85 Overhouses, £84 Low Moorhead, £80 Little Fell Farm. Charollais £76, £72 Hillam House Farm. Herdwick £76, £75, £71 Lee End Farm. Cheviot £71 Bibbys Farm. Continental £69 Hillam House Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £104 Forgelands Estate, £75 Little Fell, Herdsmans House. Continental £89, £86 High Hallbeck, £80 Burrow Heights Farm, £70 Broseley Hall Farm. Suffolk £86 Herdsmans House. Mule £74 Springfield Farm, £71 Little Fell, £70 Broseley Hall Farm, £69 Forgelands Estate, £67 Springfield Farm. Horned £68, £67, £60 Longstripes Farm. Swaledale £59 Longstripes Farm. Herdwick £55 Lee End Farm. Zwartble £51 Alice Howe Farm.

Cast Tup

Texel £78 Stanley Farm.

Shearlings with Lambs

Mule £220 Millstones.

Ewe with Lambs

Zwartble £172, £135, £105, £95, £95 Scar Sykes Farm. Masham £138, £132 Longstripes Farm. Continental £125 Longstripes Farm. Texel £122 Longstripes Farm.

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