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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep

SPRING LAMBS

Lancaster auction had a large entry of 951 spring lambs forward, selling to a reduced trade as seen Nationwide but still eagerly bid for by Lancaster’s active ring of buyers. Lancasters overall market average today was 258p/kg. The consignment from J S Horner, Ingleton led the way selling Texels to £152 or 310p/kg, best confirmation butcher type lambs still regularly sold around and in excess of the 300p/kg mark. Other noted prices today saw Texels to £139 from J S Horner, with Charollais to £136 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth and heavy weight Texels to £133 from PD Anderton, Scorton. Still plenty of lambs today easily selling in excess of the £120 mark.
Light weight lambs still eagerly bid for with 32kg Texels selling to £88 from A V Bailey, Cheshire. The lambs trade still remains very buoyant for the time of year, with all lambs forward today still averaging well in excess of the £100 mark. It was noticed today that as more numbers come on the market Nationwide buyers are being more selective and not as keen of leaner lambs.

PRIME HOGGS

A handful of prime hoggs forward today saw the consignment of pure Texel tup hoggs from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sell to £178, £170 and £155 twice.

CAST SHEEP

Cast sheep trade today slightly easier with buyers cautious of over fat ewes. Leading the way today was a consignment of pure-bred Texel ewes selling to £153 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping, other Texel ewes sold to £138 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. Charollais x ewes sold to £122 from Ripley St Thomas School, £120 from PD Anderton, Scorton and £119 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Suffolk x ewes sold to £118 from J A Lambert, Out Rawcliffe and £116 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. Plenty of continental Suffolk x sheep easily selling in excess of the £110 mark. Mule ewes saw Rough Fell Mules sell to £96 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham with Mule ewes to £92 from Wannop Farms, Heaton-With-Oxcliffe. Plenty of strong Mule ewes easily selling in excess of the £90 mark. Horned ewes sold to £94 for Lonks from S Bosworth, Burnley with Swaledale ewes topping at £79 from JR & J Gorst, Quernmore and Dalesbred to £77 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS

Texel - £152, £139 Ingleborough Park Drive, £133 Wyre Farm, £129 Greenbank Farm, £128 Burrow Heights Farm, £124 Blackwood End. Cheviot - £136 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental - £125 Wyre Farm, £124 Ellers Farm, £110 Oak Avenue, £107 Little Fell Farm, £105.50 Ripley St Thomas, £104 Burrow Heights Farm. Beltex - £120 Ingleborough Park Drive. Suffolk - £119 Cocker House Farm, £115.50 Stubbins Farm, Hallbeck, £114 Ackenthwaite Farm, Smithy Lane Farm, £109 Cocker House Farm. Dorset - £111, £110 Braddup House Farm. Charollais - £108, £107 Jacksons Farm, £105 Stubbins Farm, £93 Holme Farm House.

PRIME HOGGS

Texel - £178, £170, £155 Brown Brook. Mule - £90 Wyre Farm. Continental - £60 Berry Barn.

CAST EWES

Texel - £153 Brown Brook, £138 Cocker House Farm, £130 Brown Brook, £116 Cockhall Farm, £114 Walmsley Fold Farm, Cockhall Farm. Charollais - £122 Ripley St Thomas, £120 Wyre Farm, £119 High House Farm, £62 Wyre Farm. Beltex - £118 Jacksons Farm, £94, £70 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Suffolk - £118 Jacksons Farm, £116 Cocker House Farm, £104 Jacksons Farm, £101 Oak Avenue. Continental - £106 Brown Brook, £98 Annasghyll, £80 Berry Barn, £80, £66 Annasghyll, £64 Bensons Farm. Lleyn - £100 Little Fell Farm. Rough Fell - £96 Cockhall Farm. Dorset - £92, £90 Braddup House Farm. Mule - £92 Heaton Hall Farm, £90 Maddison Avenue, £89 High House Farm, £88 North Farm, Bensons Farm, £86 Ellers Farm. Swaledale - £78 Appletree Farm, £74 Brown Brook, £53 Appletree Farm, £40 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Dalesbred - £77 Brown Brook.

CAST TUPS

Charollais - £104 Holme Farm House. Suffolk - £44 Old Glasson Farm.

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