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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 20th July

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring lambs at Lancaster had an increased entry of 965 forward. There was a large variation of quality of lambs on offer with the offering seeing a lot of plainer lambs forward. There was an overall market average of 215p/kg was achieved. Better quality Lancaster were still in high demand with butcher quality Beltex lambs topping the market selling to £118 from the Exors of DM Cardwell, Stalmine purchased by Gregory Williams, Lancaster. Other Beltex lambs sold to £112 from GR & A Foy, Conder Green, once again, purchased by Gregory Williams. Texels sold to a top of £115 from JA Simpson, Barnacre with other Texel lambs selling to £112 from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine with £110 twice achieved from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead and GR Newsham, Galgate. Charollais lambs peaked at £110 from P & S Robinson, Claughton on Brock, many more pens of well-finished, good conformation Continental lambs sold over the £100 mark.

Beltex lambs scooped the top pence per kilo park this week twice topping at 273p/kg. Firstly, from GR & A Foy, Conder Green and secondly from R Cornthwaite, Nateby. All Beltex lambs averaged 257p/kg.

Suffolk lambs this week peaked at £105 from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough with others selling to £104 from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine and A & J Rhodes, Ellel.

Mule lambs this week topped at £92.50 from T & H Drinkall with lighter weight Mules regularly selling around the 200p/kg mark.

Prime Hoggs

Hoggs this week saw well-meated, handy weight hoggs regularly sell around the 200p/kg mark. Topping at 215p/kg or £84 from M Carr, Out Rawcliffe. 46kg Swaledale hoggs sold to £71 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine.

Cast Sheep

There was a bumper entry of 309 cast ewes forward as many people took advantage of the strong trade and the upcoming festival. It was a pair of Texel tups that topped the market selling to £121 from GR & RA Surtees, Stodday. Texel ewes peaked at £115 from JS Horner, Ingleton with other Texel ewes to £107 from AG Butler and £104 from GR & A Foy. Plenty more Continental ewes sold around the £100 mark. Strong Mule ewes regularly sold in excess of the £80 mark topping twice at £84 from the estate of WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday with other pens to £83. Myerscough College consignment of Mule ewes topped at £84. Many pens of Mule ewes sold into the mid-seventies. All Mule ewes forward averaged £72.88.

Horned ewes sold to a top of £84 from LA Simpson, Barnacre.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Beltex £118 Moss Side Farm, £112 Parkside Farm, £109 Humblescough Farm, £106 Parkside Farm, £101 Inglebrough Park. Texel £115 Millstones, £112 The Old Stable, £110 Sellerley Fields, Lentworth Farm, £108 Cross House Farm. Charollais £110, £107 Longfield House Farm, £87 Little Fell, £85 Old Glasson Farm. Suffolk £105 Oakenclough, £104 Low Kit Brow, The Old Stable, £100 Low Kit Brow, £96 Maddison Avenue. Continental £98 Nateby Hall Farm, £91 Birch House Cottage, £87.50 Cock Hall Farm, £87 Pedder Grove, £76 Botton Hall Farm. Zwartble £95 Millstones. Dorset £93, £83, £80 Corney Hill. Mule £92.50 Oakenclough, £80 High House Farm, £72 Sykes Farm, £71 Botton Hall, £70 Dunkenshaw Farm. Cheviot £71 Marshaw Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £84 Carrisholme Stables, £76 Moss Side Farm, £68, £66 Carrisholme Stables. Swaledale £71 Inverbervie.

Cast Ewes

Texel £115 Ingleborough Park Drive, £107 Park Farm Barn, £104 Parkside Farm, £103 Millstones, £101 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk £90 Park Farm Barn, £80 Tarnwater Farm, The Old Stable, £73 Park Farm Barn, £72 Beaumont Gate. Continental £87 Tarnwater Farm, £85 Heversham House Farm, £82 Conder Mill, £78 Fern Hill Farm, £77 The Old Stable. Mule £84 Myerscough Hall, £84, £83 Tarnwater Farm, £77 Myerscough Hall. Zwartble £80 Millstones. Masham £77 Millstones, £70 Old Glasson Farm. Swaledale £64 Millstones. Goat £30 Cockerman Boers.

Cast Ram

Texel £121 The Barn.

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