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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 24th May 2021

SPRING LAMBS

Lancaster had an increased entry of 543 spring lambs forward selling to an overall market average of 323p/kg which were met with plenty of demand to include another new buyer ring side. There was a premium paid today for well finished, heavy weight lambs with 45-51kg lambs averaging an impressive 166.59p.

The consignment from Wannop Farms led the way selling 53kg Texel lambs to £180, this was followed by the consignment from JS Horner, Ingleton selling 51kg Suffolks to £176, 47kg Suffolks to £175 and 45kg Texels to £168. 49kg Texels sold to £173 from P&V Bennett, Aldcliffe. £170 was achieved twice, firstly for 48kg Texel lambs from RA Holmes, Inskip and then for 47kg Texel lambs from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley who sold further pens to £162. Other noted prices for Texel lambs were £167 from Yasmin Lewtas-Wood and £164 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Suffolk lambs peaked at £161 weighing 50kg from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston. Plenty of pens of well finished lambs were selling between £140-£160. This week’s top p/kg was 379p for Texel lambs that grossed at £144 from RC Billington & Son, Claughton-on-Brock. More spring lambs are required each week to fulfil the requirements of our busy ring of buyers.

PRIME HOGGS

There was more demand this week for prime hoggs, as a few companies do still require them. The consignment from T & E Burrow, Slyne led the way selling 51kg Texel hoggs to £149 and 47kg hoggs to £137. Hoggs from Andrew Butler twice sold to £140 with his consignment topping at 326p/kg for 43kg Texels. Horned hoggs peaked at £114 from L Jenkinson, Poulton-le-Fylde. Today prime hoggs averaged 257p/kg.

CAST SHEEP

A larger entry in the region of 100 cast sheep were forward today which met more demand ring side and a sharper trade. Continental cast tups sold to a top of £146 from JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore. Texel cross ewes sold to £130 and £120 from Wannop Farms, with other Texel ewes twice achieving £120 from P Lawenson & Son, Chorley. Suffolk cross ewes sold to a top of £120 from B & J Preston, Caton with others achieving £116 from KA Purtill, Wigan. There were plenty of Continental ewes selling around the £110 mark.

Cheviot ewes sold to £106 from R Doran with others to £104 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Mule ewes topped at £100 numerous times, firstly from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth then C & B Lowther, Over Wyresdale and Wannop Farms, Heaton-With-Oxcliffe. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes sold in the late £90s. All cast ewes continue to be required.

Top Prices

CAST EWES
Texel - £130 Heaton Hall Farm, £120, £102 Walmsley Fold, £78 Old woodhouse. Suffolk - £120 Ellers Farm, £116 Oak Avenue, £111, £100 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental - £120 Heaton Hall Farm, £108 Oak Avenue, £105 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £104 Burrow Heights Farm, £101 Cuerdale Hall Farm, Burrow Heights Farm. Lleyn - £110 Newhouse Farm. Cheviot - £106 School Lane, £104, £97 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule - £100 Heaton Hall Farm, Lower Castle O Trim, Burrow Heights Farm, £99 Appletree Farm, £97 Wyre Farm, £95 Woodstock. Bluefaced Leicester - £64 Brown Edge. Swaledale - £37, £32 Marl House.

CAST TUP
Continental - £146 Low Pleasant

PRIME HOGGS
Texel - £149 Throstle Grove Farm, £140 Park Farm Barn, £137 Throstle Grove Farm, £132, £128 Hatlex Lane, £124 Low Pleasant, £115 Park Farm Barn, £103, £100 Carr House Farm, £92 Hatlex Lane. Cheviot - £140 Park Farm Barn. Horned - £114, £50 Crombleholme. Continental - £107, £96 Carr House Farm. Mule - £82 Low Moor Head Farm.

SPRING LAMBS
Texel - £180 Heaton Hall Farm, £173 Arna Wood Farm, £170 Walmsley Fold, Keepers Cottage, £168 Ingleborough Park Drive, £167 Pilling Lane. Suffolk - £176, £175 Ingleborough Park Drive, £161 Woodstock, £131 New Elmridge Farm, £130 Cockerhouse Farm, £127 Stubbins Farm. Beltex - £140 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental - £138 Cockerhouse Farm, £135.50 Brown Edge, £134 Cockerhouse Farm, £133 Little Fell Farm, £130 Oak Avenue, £129 New Elmridge Farm. Charollais - £127 Burrow Heights Farm, £127, £125 Stubbins Farm, £122, £120, £118 Little Fell Farm. Horned - £116, £107 Ouzelthorn Farm.

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