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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot - Monday 13th May

Spring Lambs

There was the largest entry of spring lambs this season which saw 327 forward for the sale. Once again, buyers looking for good quality types of spring lambs with these selling to a premium. The market topped today at £118 or 288p/kg for Beltexs from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. Texels sold to a top of £114 from S Blades, Arkholme with others from the same home selling to £110. Texels from WM Pye, Ashton-with-Stodday sold to £112 and £108. S Wilson & Son’s consignment of Texels sold to £112 and £107 with A & E Clarkson, Thurnham selling to £108 and £106. Suffolks sold to a top of £109 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne and £107 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. Texels sold to 262p/kg from S Blades, Arkholme with other Texels selling to 260p/kg from WM Pye. Other Texels sold to 259p/kg and 257p/kg from A & E Clarkson. There was an overall market average of 235p/kg, with pure and three quarter bred lambs averaging 255p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

There was a larger entry of hoggs on the market this week selling to a sharper trade, with an overall market average of 187p/kg and an SQQ of 195p/kg. Topping the market today at £107 was Texel hoggs from T & E Burrow, Slyne with Beltex hoggs selling to £105 from Cardwell Farm who sold other Beltex hoggs to £103. AG Butler, Hambleton sold Texel hoggs to £104 twice and also to £100. GR Newsham, Galgate sold heavy weight Texel hoggs to £103. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £92 from Cardwell Farms, with other Cheviots selling to £91.50 from AG Butler and others to £91 from J & H Davis, Cabus. Mules topped at £91 from A & L Huddleston, Wray. Horned hoggs topped at £85 and £82 with Herdwicks selling to £83 from AG Butler.

Cast Sheep

A smaller entry of cast sheep forward this week saw the trade remain strong. Topping the market today was PD Anderton, Scorton selling Texel x tups to £132 and £123. Ewes topped at £108 for Texel xs from DJ Hay, Cockerham with others selling to £98 from PD Anderton and £91 from D Hodgson, Lancaster. Beltex ewes sold to £91 from Mrs R Standham, Daisy Bank. Mule ewes topped at £80 from S Blades, Arkholme. Swaledale tups topped at £80 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Dalesbred ewes sold to a top of £61 from DJ Hay, who sold Swaledales to £55.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

Lancaster held it’s annual Hogg with Lambs at Foot show and sale today where there was largest entry seen for some time. They were met by a strong trade considering other market reports and the uncertainty within the sheep industry at the moment. There was as strong line up of sheep out for the pre-sale show with the most presented to our judge for some time. Thanks go to our Judge Mr Joe Townley for his time and expertise and to our sponsor Natural Stockcare Ltd. The championship rosette was awarded to the first prize pen of Mules from W & A Cornall, Barnacre which went onto sell for £175 with the reserve championship being awarded to first prize pen of Continentals from Myerscough College selling for £165. Continental lambs sold to a top of £168 twice from B & SE Carter, Ellel and G Hargreaves, Scotforth. Other noted prices for pens of Mules were £162 from W & A Cornall and £160 from Ivan Slater, Claughton-on-Brock. There was 100% clearance today with vendors leaving satisfied with their trade on the year.

The weekly sale of ewes with lambs at foot saw the trade top at £180 from Mule Shearlings with twin Texel lambs from W Pinder Jnr, Newton-in-Bowland and DJ Hay, Cockerham. Continental ewes with twins topped at £170 from G Hargreaves, Scotforth.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Beltex £118, £97 Burrow Heights Farm, £106 Field House. Texel £114 Hill Top, £112 Tarnwater Farm, Burrow Heights Farm, £110 Hill Top, £108 Tarnwater Farm. Suffolk £109 Beaumont Gate, £107 Brown Edge, £105 Beaumont Gate, £104 Brown Edge, £103 Cocker House Farm. Charollais £102 Burrow Heights Farm, £99, £90 Springfield Farm. Continental £102 Cock Hall Farm, £98 Springfield Farm, £95 Burrow Heights Farm, £94, £92 Springfield Farm. Dorset £98, £96 Field House.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £107 Throstle Grove, £104 Park Farm Barn, £103 Sellerley Fields, £100 Park Farm Barn. Beltex £105, £103 Inverbervie, £96, £91 Littledale. Suffolk £96, £82 Park Farm Barn. Mule £91, £86 Overhouses, £84 Inverbervie, £82 Littledale, Overhouses. Cheviot £92 Inverbervie, £91.50 Park Farm Barn, £91, £89 Weavers Farm, £80 Moss House Farm. Continental £85, £76 Deep Clough. Horned £85, £82 Littledale, £78.50 Inverbervie, £78 Littledale, £74.50 Overhouses. Herdwick £83, £80.50 Park Farm Barn, £78 Lee End Farm, £77, £76.50 Inverbervie. Swaledale £76 Marshaw Farm, £75.50 Sowerby Lodge, £68 Moss House Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £108 Birch House Cottage, £98 Wyre Farm, £91 Barnacre Close, £89 Mearsbeck Farm, £86 Wyre Farm. Beltex £91 New Bungalow. Suffolk £81 Birch House Cottage. Mule £80 Hill Top, £65 Springfield Farm, New Bungalow, £57 Springfield Farm. Dorset £69 Hill Top. Swaledale £55 Birch House Cottage.

Cast Ram

Texel £132, £123 Wyre Farm. Swaledale £80 Marshaw Farm.

Hogg with Lambs at Foot

Mule £175, £162, Bank Farm, £160 Hudsbrook Farm, £158 Bank Farm, £155 Cragg Farm, Bank Farm, Wyre Farm, Appletree Farm, £152 Thornbrush, Wyre Farm. Continental £168 Ivy Bank Farm, Cragg End, £165 Myerscough Hall, £155 Docker Farm, £150 Myerscough Hall, Cragg End, £140 Myerscough Hall. Texel £152 Ivy Bank. Beltex £120 Ivy Bank.

Shearling with Lambs at Foot

Mule £180 Birch House Cottage, Longstripes Farm.

Ewe with Lambs at Foot

Continental £170 Ivy Bank Farm, £160 Longstripes Farm. Masham £135, £115, £110 Longstripes Farm.

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Show Results

Judge Mr J Townley

Sponsor Natural Stockcare Ltd

Class one: Pen of Five Mule Hoggs with Lambs
1st W & A Cornall, Bank Farm, £175
2nd W & A Cornall, Bank Farm, £162
3rd JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm, £150

Class two: Pen of Five Continental Hoggs with Lambs
1st Myerscough College, Myerscough Hall, £165
2nd G Hargreaves, Ivy Bank Farm, £168
3rd Myerscough College, Myerscough Hall, £150

Champion W & A Cornall, Bank Farm, £175

Reserve Champion Myerscough College, Myerscough Hall, £165

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