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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 29th March 2021

Champion Spring Lamb sells to £225 at Lancaster

Spring Lambs

A fantastic start to the spring lamb season at Lancaster with an impressive market average of 389p/kg. It was our Champion that took top spot selling to £225 or 592p/kg from W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine with a 38kg shapely Beltex lamb purchased by the judge Michael Lomax on behalf of Nigel Wilkinson Butchers of Blackpool. Reserve Champion from the same home was a 40kg Texel selling to £195 or 488p/kg purchased by a great supporter of Lancaster Mondays, Gregory Williams Butchers of Lancaster.

The first placed native sired lamb came from M J & L C Lund, Quernmore selling a 44kg Dorset lamb to £170. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £182 from TA Blair, Poulton Le Fylde. Charolais lambs at 45kg from AV Bailey, Cheshire sold to £181 and £180. All spring lambs forward today averaged at £159.81.

A special mention goes to our sponsors today Dugdale Nutrition Clitheroe whom we thank for their support.

Show Results

Judge – Michael Lomax

Sponsor – Dugdale Nutrition Clitheroe

Class 1 – Continental Sired Lamb
1st – W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine Beltex 38kg £225
2nd – W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine Texel 40kg £195
3rd – A V Bailey, Cheshire Charolais 45kg £181

Class 2 – Native Sired Lamb
1st – M J & L C Lund, Quernmore Dorset 44kg £170
2nd – F E & C M Robinson, Crooklands Dorset 41kg £169
3rd – T A Blair, Poulton Le Fylde Suffolk 54kg £182

Champion - W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine - Beltex 38kg £225
Reserve Champion - W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine - Texel 40kg £195

Breeding Sheep

A larger entry of sheep with lambs at foot forward today with outfits to suit all buyers requirements. The consignment from Joshua France, Pilling took the top spot selling to £252 with Suffolk cross ewes suckling Suffolk twin lambs. From the same home saw young Texel ewes with shapely single Texel lambs selling to £210. Once again from Joshua, Texel sheep with young twin lambs sold to £220. Aged Mule ewes with twin Texel lambs from David and Karen Swarbrick sold to £225 and £218.

It is business as normal on Easter Monday at Lancaster with entries invited for advertising.

Prime Hoggs

Variety was certainly the word today with a broad spectrum in quality of the hoggs on offer. Well fleshed handy weighted hoggs were most in demand and easiest to sell. A pen of 11 heavy weight Texel hoggs from George Sanderson and Family, Catforth led the way selling to £146. This was followed by the consignment from Andrew Butler selling Beltex and Texel hoggs to £145, £143, £138 and £137. A smart pair of Beltex hoggs from S Bosworth, Burnley sold to £144 with others from the same home selling to 358p/kg. Cheviot hoggs sold to £121.50 and £119.50 from PJ & P Mason, Out Rawcliffe weighing 41kg and 40kg. Mule hoggs peaked at £118 from J Fryars, Kirkham. Horned hoggs sold to £104 for Swaledales from RG & H Preece, Roeburndale West with plenty more selling £100 plus. The market averaged 270p/kg.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade remains very buoyant at Lancaster and more are required. Cast tups led the way with a Texel to £138 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Suffolk tups achieving the same from S Moore, Pilling. Continental ewes were eagerly bid for selling to £128 for Charolais from J France, Pilling with Blue Texels selling to the same price from KA Purtill, Bolton. Plenty of Continentals sold to £110 and beyond. There was not the same strength in the Mule sheep as last week, which saw them top of £98 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Swaledale ewes sold to £97 from T Ayrton and Son, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

HOGG WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
Texel - £125 Hardhead Farm Cottage.

EWE WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
Suffolk - £252 Merryfield. Mule - £225, £220, £218, £202 Bensons Farm, £192 Blackwood End, £185 Hardhead Farm Cottage. Texel - £220, £215, £210 Merryfield, £138 Hardhead Farm Cottage. Continental - £125 Hardhead Farm Cottage.

SPRING LAMBS
Beltex - £225, £168 Woodlands Farm, £166 Burrow Heights Farm. Texel - £195 Woodlands Farm, £165, £163 Burrow Heights Farm, £162 Little Fell, £156 Warth Sutton Farm, £153 Woodstock, Little Fell, £148 Burrow Heights Farm, £147 Bensons Farm, £140 Woodstock. Suffolk - £182 Fleetwood Road South, £167 Burrow Heights Farm, £148, £140 Woodstock. Charollais - £181, £180, £172, £166 Holme Farm House. Dorset - £180 Corney Hill Farm, £171 Burrow Heights Farm, £170 Corney Hill Farm, £169 Warth Sutton Farm, £168 Burrow Heights Farm, £157 Corney Hill Farm, £154, £150, £145, £142 Warth Sutton Farm.

PRIME HOGGS
Texel - £146 Blackleach House Farm, £145, £143 Park Farm Barn, £141 Moss Side Farm, £138 Blackleach House Farm, Park Farm Barn. Beltex - £144, £136 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £122 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk - £130.50 Moss Side Farm, £130 Longwood House, £126 Croft House, £119 Ivy Farm, £115 Longwood House. Continental - £126 Carr House Farm, £121.50 Oak Avenue, £119, £118 Carr House Farm, £116 Medlar Hall Farm, £115 Hardhead Farm Cottage. Cheviot – Mule - £122 Moss Side Farm. Cheviot - £121.50, £119.50 Hoskingshire Farm, £119 Park Farm Barn, £118 Oak Avenue, £117 Moss Side Farm, £110 Oak Avenue. Mule - £118, £110 Medlar Hall Farm, £110 Thornbush Farm, £107, £101, £96.50 Medlar Hall Farm. Dorset - £113 Medlar Hall Farm. Charollais - £106 Oak Avenue. Swaledale - £104 Thornbush Farm, £103 Rooten Brook, £101.50, £91 Medlar Hall Farm. Horned - £100 Medlar Hall Farm, £92, £89 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £80 Overhouses, £73 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £69 Monkley Ghyll. Bluefaced Leicester - £90 Overhouses. Jacob - £84 Overhouses.

CAST EWES
Charollais - £128 Merryfield, £97 Carr House Farm. Texel - £128 Oak Avenue, £123 Merryfield, £96 Ivy Farm, £69 Low Oakeneaves Farm. Suffolk - £110 St Johns Avenue, £106 Burrow Heights Farm, £99 Merryfield. Mule - £98 Newhouse Farm, £91 Maddison Avenue, £90, £84 Dove Cote Farm, £79 Woodstock, £50 Blackwood End. Swaledale - £97 Yates Farm, £65 Overhouses, £53 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £52 Overhouses, £50 Yates Farm. Continental - £95 Monkley Ghyll, £63 St Johns Avenue, £51, £43 Monkley Ghyll. Herdwick - £69 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

CAST TUPS
Texel - £138 Bensons Farm, £128 Merryfield, £110, £82 Hardhead Farm Cottage. Suffolk - £138 Longwood House. Scottish Blackface - £86 Rooten Brook. Swaledale - £72 Rooten Brook, £52 Overhouses.

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Show Results
Judge – Michael Lomax

Class 1 – Continental Sired Lamb
1st – W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine Beltex 38kg £225
2nd – W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine Texel 40kg £195
3rd – A V Bailey, Cheshire Charolais 45kg £181

Class 2 – Native Sired Lamb
1st – M C & L C Lund, Quernmore Dorset 44kg £170
2nd – F E & C M Robinson, Crooklands Dorset 41kg £169
3rd – T A Blair, Poulton Le Fylde Suffolk 54kg £182

Champion - W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine Beltex 38kg £225
Reserve Champion - W A & L M Jenkinson, Stalmine Texel 40kg £195

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