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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primesetock - Monday 29th June

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring Lambs had an entry of 761 selling to an improved market average of 222p/kg. This week’s market was topped at £117 by 47kg Texel lambs from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. This was followed by £110 twice achieved by Exors of DM Cardwell, Stalmine with Texel and Beltex lambs. Closely behind this at £108 was Texel lambs from CD & HL Mason, with other Texel lambs to £106 from JT & B Fox, Quernmore. Selling to £105 was Suffolk lambs from M & P Gardner, Nateby with Texel lambs from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead and A & E Clarkson, Thurnham also achieving £105. There numerous more pens selling in excess of the £100 mark with the majority of lambs forward today selling in the mid-nineties.

Top pence per kilo today was 275p/kg for Beltex from Exors of DM Cardwell purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster. This was closely followed by Beltex lambs to 263p/kg from P & S Robinson, Claughton on Brock and 259p/kg from Ian Richardson, Catforth. Many more pens of conformation lambs sold around the 250p/kg mark.

There was a larger number of Mule lambs forward this week that saw 41kg lambs sell to £88 from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton closely followed by others at the same weight to £87.50 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale. Light weight lambs continue to be in strong demand with 37kg Mules selling to £83 from B & SE Carter, Ellel.

Prime Hoggs

A handful of Prime Hoggs forward today sold to £80 or 190p/kg for Cheviots from P & S Robinson, Claughton on Brock.

Cast Sheep

There were fewer cast sheep forward this week but still over a hundred on the market. Beltex ewes sold to £109 from A Fare, Blackpool with others from the same home selling to £99. Texel tups sold to £100 from P & AJ Whitaker, Quernmore with plenty of ewes selling in the eighties and nineties today. Leicester sheep sold to a top of £86 from A & L Huddleston, Wray. Mule ewes peaked at £73 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead. Horned sheep topped at £68 for Dalesbred from T & D Wright, Roeburndale with Swaledale ewes selling into the early fifties.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Texel £117 Brown Edge, £110 Moss Side Farm, £108 Mearbeck Farm, £106 Blackwood End, £105 Ouzlethorn Farm. Beltex £110 Moss Side Farm, £105 Longfield House Farm, £101 West view Farm, £100 Burrow Heights Farm, £99 Longfield Farm. Suffolk £105, £98.50 Nateby Hall Farm, £93.50, £93 Beaumont Gate. Dorset £96, £94, £90 Corney Hill Farm. Continental £91 Tarnwater Farm, £90 Whittingham Lane, £89 Tarnwater Farm, £86 Whittingham Lane, £85.50 Botton Hall Farm. Charollais £89 Tarnwater Farm. Mule £88 Sykes Farm, £87.50 Yates Farm, £83 Cragg End, £80.50 Highfield Farm. Leicester £87.50 Brown Edge.

Cast Ewes

Beltex £109, £99 Norcross. Leicester £86 Overhoues, £80, £60 Dunkenshaw Farm. Texel £85 Lower Highfield, £80 Whittingham Lane, £75 West View Farm, £74 Moss Hall Farm, £73 Moss Side Farm. Mule £73 Dunkenshaw Farm, £67 Holme House Farm, £65 Burrow Heights Farm, Greenwoods, £60 Ouzlethorn Farm. Dalesbred £68 Allcocks Farm, £60 Holme House Farm. Suffolk £56 Tarnwater Farm. Swaledale £52 Dunkenshaw Farm, Highfield Farm, Overhouses, £50 Highfield Farm. Goat £40, £38 Cockerman Boers.

Cast Tups

Texel £100 Greenwoods. Teeswater £79 Allcocks Farm.

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