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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sheep with Lambs & Prime Sheep - Monday 5th April 2021

Monday 5th April 2021

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster enjoyed a very strong trade for prime hoggs, with an overall market average of 299p/kg and a SQQ of 307p/kg. Hannah McDonagh, Heaton with Oxcliffe took the top spot selling 54kg Texels to £162. This was followed by the consignment from J&H Davis, Cabus selling 47kg Cheviots to £147 and 46kg Cheviots to £143. Texels from KA Purtill, Wigan sold to £143 weighing 43kg. Bowker Faming, Balderstone sold 44kg Texels to £143. First time vendors A Makinson, Cabus sold 43kg Texels to £140. The upland hogg trade twice peaked at £138 for Mules and Mashams from FK&F Woodhouse, Scorton. Also achieving £138 with Masham hoggs from DC Miller from Claughton-On-Brock with others of the same breed to £136 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Horned hoggs sold to £127 weighing 43kg also from DC Miller. KA Purtill also sold hoggs to the top pence per kilo of the day achieving 354p/kg with shapey Texels.

Spring Lambs

Lancaster’s weekly sale of spring lambs had an entry of 26 forward, which sold to an overall market of average of 373p/kg. The consignment from AV Bailey, Cheshire took top spot selling 42kg Charollais’ to £164. The consignment of Dorset cross lambs from FE&CM Robinson & Son, Crooklands twice sold to £155 and £154, and topping the market at 419 p/kg and 408 p/kg. Continental lambs from WN & WD Smith & Sons, Cockerham sold to £152.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade continues to go from strength to strength, topping at £172 this week for a Leicester tup from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale. Beltex ewes sold to £147 from WJ Standen & Son, Daisy Bank. Texel tups peaked at £138 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Continental ewes continued to be in big demand with Texel cross ewes selling to £130 from K&LA Woodhouse, Scorton and Charollais ewes to £129 from S Wilson & Sons, Scotforth. Big mule ewes in strong demand selling to £123 and £117 from S Wilson & Son; £118 from DM Eames, Abbeystead; £117 from K&LA Woodhouse and £116 from D&K Swarbrick. Horned ewes sold to £90 and £86 from S Bosworth, Burnley.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The largest entry so far this season was met with the largest crowd and most demand, ensuring the strongest trade seen for a few weeks. The consignment from J France, Pilling saw mixed age Texel ewes with Texel twin lambs sell to £265 and £238. Texel ewes with single lambs topped at £235 from WJ Standen and Son, Daisy Bank. Aged Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs sold to £225 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Mixed age Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs sold to £220 and £210 from Myerscough College.
Next week includes the show for pens of five ewes and shearlings with twin lambs. Entries are beginning to flow in.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS

Texel - £162 Wymber Hill Farm, £143 Balderstone Hall Farm, Oak Avenue, £141 Wymber Hill Farm, £140 Winmara. Cheviot - £147, £143 Weavers Farm, £122 Cross Farm, £121 Oak Avenue. Charollais - £139 Kirkstead Barn. Masham - £138 Cobble Hey Farm, Fell End Farm, £136 Bensons Farm. Mule - £138 Fell End Farm, £128 Bensons Farm, £125 Cobble Hey Farm, £122, £111 Fell End Farm. Suffolk - £133 The Old Vicarage, £129 Fell End Farm, £126 Cobble Hey Farm, £120 Oak Avenue, £93 Maddison Avenue. Continental - £132, £129 Winmara, £126, £124, £120 Oak Avenue. Swaledale - £127, £124 Cobble Hey Farm. Dalesbred - £125 Cobble Hey Farm. Horned - £121 Fell End Farm. Zwartbles - £99 Wymber Hill Farm.

BREEDING SHEEP

EWES & LAMBS AT FOOT

Texel - £265, £238 Merryfield, £235 New Bungalow, £220, £205 Merryfield, £158 New Bungalow. Continental - £228 Gilpin Green Farm, £150 Nicholson Cresent. Mule - £225 Bensons Farm, £220, £210 Myerscough Hall, £210 Bensons Farm, £180 Myerscough Hall, £140 Bensons Farm, £135 New Bungalow. Suffolk - £222 Merryfield.

CAST EWES

Beltex - £147 New Bungalow, £60 Heaton Hall Farm. Texel - £130 Yew Tree Cottage, £84 The Old Vicarage. Cheviot - £129, £115, £106, £94 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule - £123 Burrow Heights Farm, £118 Middle Lee Farm, £117 Burrow Heights Farm, Yew Tree Cottage, £116 Bensons Farm, £112 Maddison Avenue. Continental - £111, £110, £86, £72, £46 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Masham - £104 Cobble Hey Farm. Swaledale - £74, £73 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £46, £25 Yates Farm. Horned - £90, £86 Lower Oakeneaves. Gritstone - £59 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Herdwick - £35 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

CAST TUPS

Bluefaced Leicesters - £172 Yates Farm. Texel - £138 Bensons Farm. Teeswater - £114 Middle Lee Farm.

SPRING LAMBS

Charollais - £164 Holme Farm House, £146 The Old Vicarage, £142, £122, £116, £112, £108 Holme Hosue Farm. Dorset - £155, £154, £146, £145 Warth Sutton Farm. Continental - £152 Cocker House Farm. Suffolk - £132 The Old Vicarage.

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