Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Sheep with Lambs

Spring Lambs

A larger entry of Spring Lambs forward today saw plenty of interest from a busy ringside of buyers. The trade topped today at £149 or 373p/kg for Texel Lambs from WA & LA Jenkinson, Stalmine. This was closely followed by Texel Lambs from the same good home selling to £139 or 348p/kg.

Dorset Lambs sold to a top of £125 from S Blades, Arkholme with Suffolks selling to the same price from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. There was an overall market average of 287p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

As seen at the end of the previous week, the edge was slightly off the Prime Hogg trade but Lancaster still had a strong average, finishing at 242p/kg.

Topping the trade today at £137 was Charollais Hoggs from RS & IM Kellet, Cockerham who also sold Charollais Hoggs to 291p/kg. Suffolk Hoggs sold to £134 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Plenty of pens of well-finished Suffolk and Continental Hoggs were still achieving over the £120 mark.

Hill Bred Hoggs saw Cheviot Hoggs sell to £117 or 260p/kg from AG Butler with Mule Hoggs selling to £116 from H Birkett & Son, Overton.

Horned Hoggs sold to a top of £101 or 246p/kg for Scotch Blackfaces from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday.

Cast Sheep

A few less Cast Ewes on offer this morning but they still saw plenty of trade.

The trade topped today at £147 for Texel Ewes from JK & BE Townley, Brookhouse. Texel Ewes sold to £125 from RS & IM Kellet, Cockerham.

Mule Ewes sold to £118 from PW & DW Roskell, Pilling with others to £111 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Plenty of Mule Ewes still sold around the £100 mark. Horned Sheep saw Swaledales sell to £69 from JA Simpson, Barnacre.

More Cast Ewes required to meet strong demand from buyers.

Breeding Sheep

The Annual Show of Shearlings & Ewes with Lambs at Foot was kindly sponsored by Farmgate Vets of Lancaster and judged by Alasdair Prickett.

First Prize in the Shearling Class was awarded to a pen of Texels with Twin Lambs at Foot selling to £200 from Myerscough College, Bilsborrow. First Prize Pen of Ewes was awarded to ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth selling to £185.

Topping the trade today saw Suffolk Ewes with strong Twin Lambs at Foot selling to £210 from ST Birkett, Carnforth, Texel Shearlings with Twin Lambs also sold to £210 and £205 from Messrs Young, Grange Over Sands.

Broken Mouthed Masham Ewes with Twins sold to £165 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Shearlings with Single Lambs saw Texels sell to £138 from JW & SE Drinkwater, Quernmore closely followed by £135 from AG & GM Rawlinson, Killington.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £149, £139, £136 Woodlands Farm. DORSET: £125 Hill Top, £120, £104 Corney Hill Farm. SUFFOLK: £125, £120 Howriggs, £115 Hill Top, £100, £98 Howriggs. ZWARTBLE: £110 Ivy House. CHAROLLAIS: £108, £98 Springfield Farm.

Prime Hoggs

CHAROLLAIS: £137 Mill House Farm, £123 Throstle Grove, £114 Park Farm Barn. SUFFOLK: £134, £123, £121 Park Farm Barn, £118 Ivy House, Park Farm Barn. TEXEL: £127, £123 Park Farm Barn, £121 Throstle Grove, £118 Park Farm Barn, £116 Throstle Grove. CHEVIOT: £117 Park Farm Barn, £78 Moss Side Farm. MULE: £116 North Farm, £109.50 Moss Side farm, £101 Park Farm Barn, £98 Moss Side Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £101, £100, £96 Tarnwater Farm. DORSET: £93 Corney Hill Farm. HORNED: £91 Moss Side Farm. SWALEDALE: £71 Moss House Farm. JACOB: £49 Cross Farm.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £147 Mearsbeck Farm, £125, £117 Mill House Farm, £99 Grange Rise. MULE: £118 Springfield Farm, £111 North Farm, £103, £100 Springfield Farm, £100 Yeat House. SUFFOLK: £117 Ivy House, £89 North Farm, £80 Ellers Farm. BELTEX: £107 Millstones, £76 Farleton House. CHAROLLAIS: £85 Ivy House. CHEVIOT: £74 Goose Green. SWALEDALE: £69 Millstones, £58 Highfield Farm. JACOB: £63 Cross Farm.

More Info

Show Results

Five Texel Shearlings with Twin Lambs at Foot
1st Myerscough College, Myerscough Hall, £200

Five Ewes with Twin Lambs at Foot
1st ST Birkett & Son, Hall Croft Barn, Mule, £185
2nd WW Hunter & Sons, Braides Farm, Texel, £160
3rd WW Hunter & Sons, Braides Farm, Texel, £152

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