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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 27th January

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a reduced entry forward selling to a continued strong trade with a busy ring of buyers looking to purchase all types of lambs in which more are required. Best conformation Beltex lambs sold in excess of 250p/kg topping at 268p/kg, 268p/kg and 256p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton. Plenty of other pens of good conformation pens sold between 220p/kg and 230p/kg. Topping the market today at £120 was heavy weight Texels from CD & HL Mason, Caton Green. This was followed by Beltex hoggs to £118 from Bargh Contractors, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe who also sold Texels to £114 and £110. Other Texel lambs sold to £115 and £110 twice, from AG Butler. Suffolk hoggs sold to a top of £110 twice, firstly from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale and from G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands. Others sold to £106 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne. Once again, a large percentage of the lambs forward sold in excess of the £100 mark. Mules sold to a top of £95 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton with 43kg Dalesbreds selling to £86 from the same home. Scottish Blackface hoggs sold to £84.50 or 211p/kg from WM Pye, Ashton-with-Stodday. Swaledale hoggs topped at £80 from JR & J Gorst, Quernore.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of 77 cast sheep forward selling to, once again, a good trade. The trade saw Texel cast rams selling to a top of £122. The ewe trade topped at £116 for Texel ewes from DM Eames, Abbeystead followed by Suffolk ewes to £107 from G Riley with other Texel ewes to £105 from DH Patel, Lancaster and the consignment from CD & HL Mason selling to £104 and £102. Masham ewes sold to a top of £96 from DM Eames with Mules selling to £95 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Strong Mule ewes regularly sold around the £90 mark. Rough Fell ewes topped at £87 with Lonk ewes selling to £85 and £84. Herdwick ewes topped at £65. Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £66 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Texel £120 Mearsbeck Farm, £116 Kirkham, £115 Park Farm Barn, £114 Old Woodhouse, £112 Mearsbeck House. Beltex £118 Old Woodhouse, £110 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk £110 Madison Avenue, Knowsley Farm, £106 Beaumont Gate, £100 Mill House. Dorset £96 High Hall Beck. Continental £94.50 Ashford Close, £88, £87 Oak Avenue, £86 Park Farm Barn, £84 Oak Avenue. Horned £86 Fell End Farm, £80 Kirkham. Scottish Blackfaces £84.50, £83.50 Tarnwater Farm. Mule £84.50 THornbush Farm, £81.50 Tarnwater Farm, £74.50 Yates Farm. Cheviot £82 Ashford Close. Swaledale £80, £73 Appletree Farm, £73 Yates Farm, £69 Thornbush Farm, £66 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £116 Middle Lee Farm, £105 Blades Street, £104 Mearsbeck Farm, £103 Hawthorn Avenue, £102 Mearsbeck Farm. Goats £115, £95 Cockerman Boers. Suffolk £107 Maddison Avenue. Masham £96 Middle Lee Farm, £84 Ashford Close. Mule £95 Burrow Heights Farm, £90 Mearsbeck Farm, £87 Knowsley Farm, Springfield Farm, £85 Woodstock. Rough Fell £87 Kirkham. Horned £85, £84, £78 Kirkham. Continental £84 Burrow Heights Farm. Swaledale £66 Yates Farm, £60 Low Moor Head Farm. Herdwick £65 Kirkham.

Cast Tups

Texel £122 Kirkham, £91 Low Moor Head Farm, £81 Kirkham. Bluefaced Leicester £70 Fell End Farm.

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