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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 8th June

Spring Lambs

Lancaster weekly sale of Spring Lambs had entry of 854 forward selling to a much-improved trade with an overall market average of 236p/kg. Vendors who have creep fed their lambs saw the financial benefits with buyers paying a premium for well-fed lambs. Topping the market today was Beltex lambs selling to £124 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with Texel lambs from W Baines, Lancaster also selling to £124. This was followed by Texel lambs twice selling to £120 from JM & TJ Livesey, Inskip with other Texel lambs to £118 from AG Butler, Hambleton, JT & B Fox, Quernmore, B & SE Carter, Ellel and £115 achieved by Vicky Woodhouse, Scorton. Beltex lambs this week topped at £120 from RA Holmes, Inskip who sold others to £119, £116 and £113. There were many more pens of Beltex and Texel lambs sold in excess of £110. Charollais lambs sold to a top of £108 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley with Suffolk lambs selling to a top of £101 from Myerscough College, Billsborough with £100 twice achieved by J & R Waller, Killington and other Suffolk lambs selling to £100 from J Lamb, Old Glasson.

Beltex lambs sold to a top of 295p/kg from JS Horner, Ingleton who sold others to 284p/kg. Texel lambs sold to a top of 293p/kg from JM & & TJ Livesey with others form the same home selling to 281p/kg. Plenty pens of better conformation lambs sold in excess of 260p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

As to be expected this time of year there are less prime hoggs forward which saw well-meated hoggs sell into the eighties, topping at £86 for Gristones from J Hall, Preesall.

Cast Sheep

There was an increased entry of Cast Ewes which met a much-improved trade. Buyers continue to be cautious of over fat ewes with lean ewes in strong demand. Dorset ewes sold to a top of £86 from GR Newsham, Galgate with Texels selling to £85 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth and others Texels to £84 from B & SE Carter, Ellel. Masham ewes topped at £76 from V Woodhouse, Scorton with Mules selling to the same price from D & D Huddleston, Wray with good selling Mule ewes regularly selling in the seventies. Cheviot ewes sold to a top of £71 from SE & J Gorst, Littledale with others from the same home selling to £68 and £66. Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £70 from W Pinder Jnr, Newton in Bowland with others selling to £66 from B & SE Carter.

Top Prices

Spring Lamb

Texel £124 Longlands Road, £120 Hodgkinson Farm, £118 Blackwood End, Cragg End. Beltex £124 Knowsley Farm, £120, £119, £113 Keepers Cottage, £112 Ingleborough Park. Charollais £108 Walmsley Fold, £100 Fernhill Farm, Lower House Farm, £97.50 Jacksons Farm, £96.50 Lower House Farm. Continental £101.50 Botton Hall, £101 Hodgkinson Farm, £100 Little Fell Farm, £98 Ackenthwaite, £97 Keepers Cottage. Suffolk £101 Myerscough Hall, £100 Hallbeck, Glasson Farm. Dorset £96 Lower House Farm. Mule £84 Yarlsber.

Prime Hoggs

Gritstone £86, £75 Beech House. Texel £85 Sellerley Fields, £83, £80 Beech House, £71 Cragg Farm, £70 Low Moor Head Farm. Suffolk £76 Beaumont Gate. Mule £70, £69, £64 Low Moor Head Farm. Cheviot £63 Cragg Farm.

Cast Ewes

Dorset £86 Sellerley Fields, £71 Lower House Farm. Texel £85 Burrow Heights Farm, £84 Cragg End, £83 Walmsley Fold, £80 Burrow Heights Farm. Charollais £83 Walmsley Fold. Leicester £82 Botton Hall Farm. Beltex £78 Sellerley Fields. Masham £76, £69 Yew Tree Cottage. Mule £76, £71 Botton Hall, £70 Low Moor Head Farm, £57 Longlands Road. Cheviot £71, £68, £66 Cragg Farm. Swaledale £70 Longstripes Farm, £66 Cragg End, £56 Longstripes Farm. Continental £64, £63 Dolphinholme House Farm. Jacob £57 Gibsons Farm.

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