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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 26th April 2021

Sheep with Lambs at Foot Top at £120 a Life

Lancaster had an increased entry of 78 families of sheep with lambs at foot. With bidders in the market for all types, they sold to a top of £120 a life or £240 an outfit for aged Texel ewes with single lambs consigned by JW and SE Drinkwater, Quernmore, with other Texel ewes with singles from the same home achieving £230. Top price of the day this week came from K & LA Woodhouse, Scorton with a Texel cross ewe sucking twin lambs achieving £265. Aged Mule ewes with twin lambs at foot from the same home sold to £212. A flock reduction from D & J Hay, Cockerham saw Continental shearlings sucking twins sell to £250 and £240.

The trade remains very buoyant for sheep with lambs at foot with more needed each week. Entries for next week include 20 Continental ewes with Texel and Beltex lambs at foot.

Spring Lambs

Lancaster had an improved entry of 69 spring lambs forward selling to an overall market average of 346p/kg or £142.67 per head. There were more quality spring lambs on offer this week matched by more demand from our buyers.

Spring lambs sold to 405p/kg for a 38kg Texel lamb that grossed at £154 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. This was closely followed by Beltex lambs selling to 400p/kg with the top price of the day of £164 from M Coxhead, Littlepool. Texel lambs sold to £160 from WN & D Smith and Sons, Cockerham with other Texels from the same home achieving £148. Texels sold to £150 or 385p/kg from BR & S Carter, Pilling. Other noted prices from the consignment from S Wilson and Son, Scotforth sold to £147, £143.50, £143 and £142. A consignment of Texel lambs from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold to £146, £142 and £140.

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster had an increased entry of 441 Prime hoggs. They continue to be in strong demand and trade remained firm. Well finished Continental hoggs easily selling beyond the 300p/kg mark, with best pens of horned hoggs also selling in excess of 300 p/kg.

The trade this week peaked at £162 for 52kg Texel hoggs from L A Bradshaw, Stalmine with others from the same home achieving £153. Another great consignment from J E Parkinson & Son, Quernmore topped at £153 with this consignment topping the p/kg this week, achieving 359 pk/g for a pen of four 39kg Beltex hoggs. Andrew Butler’s consignment topped at £150 with 50kg Texel hoggs, also achieving the £150 mark was C A Fletcher, Goosnargh. This was closely followed by the consignment from Johnny Miller, Ellel selling Texel hoggs to £149 and £148. Other Beltex hoggs to £148 from Ian Richardson, Catforth with a run of Texel hoggs from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham selling to £148, £147 and £146.

Suffolk hoggs peaked at £146 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. Upland hoggs sold to a top of £140 weighing 45kg from PJ & P Mason, Out Rawcliffe with others from the same home selling to £137.50. Masham hoggs sold to £134 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. The Horned hogg trade topped at £128 from CA Fletcher, Goosnargh who sold other pens to £126 and £125.50. Swaledale hoggs peaked at £121 from DC Miller, Claughton-on-brock.

Cast Sheep

Lancaster continues to have a buoyant trade for all specifications of cast sheep with well over 100 forward today. Pure Texel cast sheep led the way selling to £164 from GR & RA Surtees, Stodday. With other Texel ewes to £158 from M Coxhead, Littlepool. Beltex ewes peaked at £146 from Ian Richardson, Catforth. Plenty more Continental ewes selling in excess of the £120 mark. Continental cast tups sold to a top of £163 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton with Teeswater tups from the same home selling to £139. Pens of Mule ewes sold to £110 four times, firstly from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, then S Wilson and Son, Scotforth, followed by two pens from CM & CA Jackson, Caton also achieving £110. Horned ewes sold to a top of £98 for Swaledales from TA & RM Dawson, Quernmore.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs
Hampshire - £137 Moss House Farm, £105 Lakeside View. Suffolk – £146 Fell End Farm, £130 Dockensall Farm, £120 West View Farm, £110 Birch House Cottage. Continental - £150 Lakeside View, £140 Lakeside View, £137 Park Farm Barn, £135 Hillam House Farm, £133 Carr House. Masham - £134 Fell End Farm, £116 Cobble Hey Farm, £111 Cobble Hey Farm. Mule – £120 Chapelside Drive, £120 Fell End Farm, £110 Hillam House Farm, £109 Moss House Farm, £105 Birch House Cottage. Swaledale - £121 Cobble Hey Farm, £116 Cobble Hey Farm, £114 Lower Brown Top, £108 Cobble Hey Farm, £100 Yates Farm. Rough Fell - £113 Lakeside View Horned - £128 Lakeside View, £126 Lakeside View, £125.50 Lakeside View, £122 Lakeside View, £118.50 Lakeside View. Charollais - £140 Castle Barn, £136 Castle Barn, £131 Castle Barn, £130 Castle Barn, £127 Carr House Farm. Cheviot - £140 Hoskingshire Farm, £137.50 Hoskingshire Farm, £135 Hillam House Farm, £133.50 Hoskingshire Farm. Texel - £162 Moss House Farm, £153 Castel Mill Farm, £153 Moss House Farm, £150 Park Farm Barn, £149 Castle Barn. Jacob - £99 Lakeside View, £98 Oak Avenue. Gritstone - £88 Oak Avenue. Herdwick – £ 112.50 Chapleside. Beltex - £148 West View Farm, £148 Castle Barn, £140 West View Farm, £139 Castle Mill Farm, £139 Castle Mill Farm.


Spring Lambs
Suffolk - £142 Cocker House Farm, £142 Burrow Heights Farm, £140 Old Glasson Farm, £138 Cocker House Farm, £134 Cocker House Farm. Continental - £147 Burrow Heights Farm, £143.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £141 Burrow Heights Farm. Texel - £160 Cocker House Farm, £154 Burrow Heights Farm, £150 Scronkey Farm, £148 Cocker House Farm, £146 D&K Swarbrick. Beltex - £164 Hill View Farm.


Cast Sheep
Suffolk - £118 Burrow Height Farm, £112 Scronkey Farm. Continental - £119 Old Glasson Farm, £117 Burrow Heights Farm, £116 Carr House Farm, £116 Carr House Farm, £115 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule - £110 Forgelands, £110 Bensons Farm, £110 Forgelands, £110 Burrow Heights Farm, £107 Old Glasson Farm. Swaledale - £98 Lower Brow Top, £68 Yates Farm. Horned - £90 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Charollais - £122 The Dingle. Texel - £164 The Barn, £158 Hill View Farm, £131 Walmsley Fold, £124 High Hallbeck, £119 Walmsley Fold. Beltex - £146 West View Farm.


Cast Ram
Continental - £163 Fell End Farm, £138 Carr House Farm, £120 Carr House Farm. Texel - £137 The Barn. Dalesbread - £85 Fell End Farm. Teeswater - £139 Fell End Farm


Sheep with lambs at foot
Shearlings with lambs at foot – Continental - £250 Birch House Cottage, £240 Birch House Cottage, £165 Birch House Cottage.
Ewes with lambs at foot – Continental - £225 Birch House Cottage, £225 Birch House Cottage, £190 Radcliffe View, £180 Radcliffe View, £160 Birch House Farm. Mule - £212 Yew Tree Cottage, £210 Yew Tree Cottage, £175 Yew Tree Cottage, £164 Yew Tree Cottage, £165 West View Farm. Texel - £265 Yew Tree Cottage, £240 Conder Mill, £230 Conder Mill, £195 Conder Mill, £155 Conder Mill.

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