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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Sheep with Lambs Monday 14th May

Spring Lambs

A larger entry of spring lambs forward this morning saw 200 forward selling to an overall market average of 287p/kg with many pens selling easily in excess of 300p/kg. A busy ring of buyers this week where more lambs could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor. Topping this week’s trade was a heavy weight Suffolk lamb from TA Blair of Blackpool selling to £144. Numerous pens of lambs sold over the £130 mark. Topping the pence per kilogram trade was James Burr of Quernmore selling Charollais lambs to 338p/kg.

Winner of this week’s £5 for the highest priced pen of 4 or less spring lambs went to TA Blair of Blackpool selling Suffolks to £144. The winner of the £10 for the highest priced pen of 5 or more went to A & E Clarkson of Thurnham selling a pen of seven 40kg Texel lambs to £131. Don’t forget this competition is running throughout of the month of May.

Prime Hoggs

There was over 300 hoggs forward, once again, with a mixed quality forward. Well-fleshed hoggs were in strong demand and eagerly bid for. The sale topped at £153 for heavy-weight Texel hoggs from James Burr of Quernmore or 255p/kg. There was plenty of good meated hoggs selling over 235p/kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £108 from J & H Davis of Cabus with Scottish Blackface hoggs selling to 244p/kg.

Hoggs required each week with a busy ring of active buyers looking for all specifications.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of ewes forward this morning selling to plenty of trade with five active ewe buyer’s ringside looking to purchase. Topping the trade at £120 were Suffolk ewes from G Riley of Bolton-le-Sands with Continental ewes selling to £113 from CM & CA Jackson of Caton. Mule ewes from the same home topped at £101 closely followed by £97 from J & A Sheerin of Quernmore. Horned ewes sold to a top of £76 from G Blackledge of Chorley.

Prime Cattle

There was one prime animal forward selling to 197.5p/kg for a Hereford from P & A Bell of Pilling.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

SUFFOLK: £144 167 Fleetwood Road South, £134 5 Maddison Avenue, £130 Cocker House Farm, £129 Howriggs. CHAROLLAIS: £135 Burrow Heights Farm, Little Fell Farm, £107 Jacksons Farm, £106 Little Fell Farm. TEXEL: £135 Tarnwater Farm, Cock Hall Farm, £134 Tarnwater Farm, £131 Moss House Farm, Cock Hall Farm.

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £153 Little Fell Farm, £127 Dove Coat Farm, £120 Throstle Grove Farm, £116 2 Church Farm Cottages, £115 Low Kit Brow. CHAROLLAIS: £124 Throstle Grove, £94 2 Church Farm Cottages. ZWARTBLES: £119 2 Church Farm Cottages. SUFFOLK: £112, £106 Pilling Hall, £105, £96 Park Farm, £89.50 Low Moorhead. CHEVIOT: £108, £101, £97 Weavers Farm, £95 Park Farm, £92 Weavers Farm. CONTINENTAL: £103 Park Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £97, £95 Tarnwater Farm, £95, £90, £86.50 Dove Coat Farm. MULE: £96 Park Farm, £95 Low Kit Brow, £90 Low Moor Head Farm, £85 Medlar Hall Farm, £81 Low Kit Brow. DORSET: £87 Low Kit Brow. HERDWICK: £75 Lee End Farm. ROUGH FELL: £73.50 Medlar Hall Farm. SWALEDALE: £70.50, £66 Medlar Hall Farm. TEESWATER: £58 Medlar Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes

SUFFOLK: £120, £100, £99 5 Maddison Avenue. CONTINENTAL: £113 Forgelands Estate. CHAROLLAIS: £103, £93 Waller Clough Farm, £73 28 Northgate. MULE: £101 Forgelands Estate, £97 Knotts Farm, £96 Waller Clough Farm, £92 Pilling Hall, £88 5 Maddison Avenue. TEXEL: £101 Forgelands Estate, £99 Cock Hall Farm, £97 28 Northgate, £96 Cock Hall Farm, £92 Bensons Farm. MASHAM: £92 Bensons Farm. JACOB: £76 Dove Coat Farm.

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