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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sheep with Lambs at Foot & Prime Sheep - Monday 15th March 2021

Monday 15th March 2021

LANCASTER PRIME HOGGS TOP AT £170

Breeding Sheep

Lancaster’s sale of Sheep with Lambs at foot enjoyed another strong trade. Taking the top honours this week was the consignment from Dave and Karen Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe selling Continental ewes with Twins to £255. Aged Mule ewes with Texel twins from the same home selling to £240 and £230. Aged Suffolk ewes with Texel twins sold to £230 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale.

Prime Hoggs

Despite many auction centres recording their trade as being slightly less, Lancaster boasted an impressive market average of 290p/kg with a SQQ of 293p/kg, with handy weights averaging just shy of £3 a kilogram. Taking top spot this week was a cracking consignment of Beltex hoggs from Graham and Andrea Jackson, Little Eccleston which sold to £170, £168, £160 twice, £159, £155 and £150 twice. Taking the top spot this week for pence per kilogram is JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore who offered another stylish run of hoggs selling to 375p/kg and achieving £154 and £150 twice. Andrew Butler’s weekly consignment peaked at £151, with numerous pens from this home in the one forties. A run of shapely continental hoggs from T Taylor, Woodplumpton twice sold to £147. The run of Beltex and Texel hoggs from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham twice sold to £142 or 355p/kg. All Beltex hoggs forward in Lancaster averaged 149.56. Texel hoggs 38kg upwards averaged £131.57. Heavy weight Suffolk hoggs sold to £147 from George Riley, Bolton Le Sands with others to £141 from Andrew Butler. Mule hoggs sold to £134 with all Mule hoggs forward averaging £120.56. Horned hoggs sold to a top of £110.50 for 41kg Swaledales from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Light weight hoggs in big demand with well fleshed light weights often selling in the region of 300p/kg and beyond for better types.

Cast Sheep

Lancaster once again enjoyed a sharp trade for all specifications of cast sheep as national numbers tighten and buyers purchase for the upcoming festival. Texel ewes sold to a top of £129 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham followed by others to £122 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Plenty of other continental ewes selling £110 plus. Mule ewes sold to a top of £114 from James Burr, Quernmore with plenty more selling around the £110 mark. Masham ewes sold to £107 from PG Thornton, Scorton. Horned sheep to £98 for Dalesbred ewes from DM Eames, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS

Beltex - £170, £168, £160, £159, £155 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £147 Midge Hall Farm. Texel – £151, £144, £142 Park Farm Barn, £142 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, The Dingle, £139 Park Farm Barn, £70 Annasghyl. Suffolk - £147 Maddison Avenue, £141 Park Farm Barn, £139 Dove Cote Farm, £120 Hillam House Farm. Continental - £147 Midge Hall Farm, £133 Lingrow, £123 Oak Avenue, £122 Hillam House Farm, £121 Oak Avenue. Mule - £134 Dove Cote Farm, £126 Castle Mill Farm, £125 Dove Cote Farm, £119 Hillam House Farm, £110 Ouzelthorn Farm, £99 Ashford Close. Charollais - £131 Broseley Hall Farm, £129 Park Farm Barn, £121.50 Ashford Close, £117 Oak Avenue, £113 Broseley Hall Farm, £108 Ashford Close. Cheviot - £124, £121.50 Hoskingshire Farm, £118 Oak Avenue, Marshaw Farm, £117 Hillam House Farm, £105.50 Dove Cote Farm. Swaledale - £110.50, £106.50, £96 Marshaw Farm, £89 Ouzelthorn Farm, Millstones, £84 Ouzelthorn Farm.

CAST EWES

Texel - £129 The Dingle, £122 Lentworth Farm, £118 Longstripes Farm, Ashford Close, £114 The Dingle, £111 Annasghyl. Continental - £115 Cliftons Farm, £111 Annasghyl, £110, £98 Midge Hall Farm, £89 Cliftons Farm. Mule - £114 Little Fell, £109 Gibsons Farm, £108 Little Fell, Bensons Farm, £107 Cliftons Farm, £65 Longstripes Farm. Masham - £107, £101 Cliftons Farm, £96 Longstripes Farm. Dalesbred - £98 Middle Lee Farm. Hampshire - £97 Annasghyl. Swaledale - £68 Marshaw Farm, Middle Lee Farm. Cheviot - £60 Marshaw Farm.

CAST TUPS

Continental - £116, £80 Broseley Hall Farm. Swaledale - £92 Millstones. Texel – £82 Longstripes Farm, £72 Old Woodhouse, £50 Dove Cote Farm. Beltex - £80, £73, £37 Old Woodhouse.

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Continental - £255 Bensons Farm. Mule - £240, £230, £225 Bensons Farm, £120, £100 Annasghyl. Suffolk - £230 Knowsley Farm. Hampshire - £160, £138 Annasghyl. Cheviot - £142, £135 Annasghyl.

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