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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs,Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 19th April 2021

Spring Lambs

Lancaster Auction Mark had an increased entry of 52 spring lambs forward with the quality on offer very commercial and a shortage of best lambs for our butcher buyers. Heavy weight Suffolks led the way selling to £154 from G & K Richmond, Inglewhite. This was followed by the consignment from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth selling to £143. Other leading prices were £140 for Suffolk lambs from G & D Ball & Son. The consignment from WN & D Smith and Sons, Cockerham sold to £140 and £139. Spring lambs sold to an overall market average of 318p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster is desperately in need of more prime hoggs, with an impressive overall market average of 294p/kg with handy weighted hoggs averaging 312p/kg. Continental hoggs topped at £164 from Andrew Butler, Hambleton, with others from the same home twice achieving £154 and others to £149 and £148.
A cracking consignment of Beltex hoggs from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore sold to £158, £155, £152 and £150. Beltex hoggs sold to £155 and £150 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. The top p/kg this week for Beltex hoggs was £360 from JE Parkinson & Son. A cracking run of Cheviot hoggs from PJ & P Mason, Out Rawcliffe sold 44kg hoggs to £144, with 42kg hoggs from the same home selling to £137.50 and £135.50. Horned hoggs peaked at £124.50 from CA Fletcher Goosnargh.

Cast Sheep

The Cast sheep trade remains very strong with vendors urged to cash in their waifs and strays. Cast tups led the way today with Suffolks selling to £173 from G & K Richmond, Inglewhite with Blue Faced Leicesters to £168 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. A run of Texel and Beltex ewes from CM & CA Jackson, Caton sold to £164 and £150. Beltex ewes from Bargh Contractors sold to £153. Suffolk cross ewes sold to £148 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth, with plenty more Continental and Suffolk cross ewes selling either side of the £140 mark. Mule ewes sold to £123 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth followed by others to £120 from PD Anderton, Scorton. Horned sheep saw Swaledale cast tups to £106 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

Following on from the bumper entry last week, Lancaster had a smaller entry forward this week meeting plenty of trade. Leading the way was Continental cross ewes with twin lambs selling to £248 from A & S Miles, Ulverston. Aged Mule ewes with twins sold to £200 from RM Gornall, Forton. Already booked in for next week sale are 60 families with more required as Spring finally approaches.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS
Suffolk - £154 Lodge Cottage, £143 Burrow Heights Farm, £140 Woodstock, £139, £129 Cocker House Farm, £128 Bensons Farm, £118, £114 Lodge Cottage, £108 Woodstock. Texel - £140 Cocker House Farm, £136 Burrow Heights Farm, Woodstock, Bensons Farm, £136, £133, £131 Burrow Heights Farm, £130 Bensons Farm, £130, £128 Burrow Heights Farm. Hampshire - £138, £118, £99 Red Syke Lodge. Charollais - £137 Burrow Heights Farm. Dorset - £132 Burrow Heights Farm.

HOGGS
Continental - £162 Park Farm Barn, £127 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £118, £104 Oak Avenue, £104, £103 Spa House. Beltex - £158, £155 Castle Mill Farm, £155 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £152, £150 Castle Mill Farm, £150 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Charollais - £154 Park Farm Barn, £133 Wyre Farm, £109 Oak Avenue. Texel - £154, £149, £148 Park Farm Barn, £148 Walker House Farm, £147 Park Farm Barn, Lakeside View. Cheviot - £144 Hoskingshire Farm, £139 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £137.50, £135.50 Hoskingshire Farm, £127, £126 Weavers Farm. Mule - £137 Rooten Brook, £115 Lakeside View, £110 Castle Mill Farm, £109 Spa House, £68 Old Woodhouse. Hampshire - £135 Walker House Farm. Suffolk - £130 Walker House Farm, £123 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Horned - £124.50 Lakeside View, £94, £84 Ouzelthorn Farm. Swaledale - £118 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £99 Marshaw Farm, £63 Moorcock Hall Farm. Bluefaced Leicester - £108, £85 Highfield Farm.

CAST EWE
Beltex - £164 Forgelands Estate, £153 Old Woodhouse, £140 Forgelands Estate. Texel - £150, £146, £144 Forgelands Estate, £144, £138 Hatlex Lane. Suffolk - £148, £125, £115, £110 Burrow Heights Farm, £100 Swainshead Farm. Bluefaced Leicester - £128 Highfield Farm, £144 Ouzelthorn Farm. Continental - £127 Mearsbeck Farm, £114, £108 Burrow Heights Farm, £108 The Martins, £94 Swainshead Farm, £80 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule - £123 Burrow Heights Farm, £120 Wyre Farm, £119 Hatlex Lane, £110 Ouzelthorn Farm, Burrow Heights Farm, Mearsbeck Farm. Cheviot - £102 The Martins, £97 Nun House, £86 Marshaw Farm, £75, £48 Nun House. Swaledale - £85 Highfield Farm, £84 Ouzelthorn Farm, £74 Matshead Farm, £66 Marshaw Farm, £49 Ouzelthorn Farm, £37 Appletree Farm.

CAST TUPS
Suffolk - £173 Lodge Cottage. Bluefaced Leicester - £168 Ouzelthorn Farm, £142 Highfield Farm. Beltex - £116 Wyre Farm. Swaledale - £106 Ouzelthorn Farm.

BREEDING SHEEP
EWE & LAMB
Texel - £248 Red Syke Lodge. Mule - £200 West View, £180 Bensons Farm. Charollais - £188 Red Syke Lodge. Continental - £165 West View, £140 Bensons Farm, £135 Red Syke Lodge, £100 Bensons Farm, £90 Red Syke Lodge. Gritstone - £100 Bensons Farm.

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