Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock & Sheep with Lambs Monday 30th April

Spring Lambs topped at £154, Prime Hoggs £164 and cast sheep £147

Spring Lambs

There was a smaller entry of spring lambs forward this week due to the weather not helping numbers come forward. There were ten active buyers ringside, ensuring a strong trade was enjoyed with more required to meet this strong demand. There was an overall market average of 316p/kg. Topping the trade today at 376p/kg or £154 was a pair of 41kg Suffolks from WN & D Smith of Cockerham purchased by Gregory Williams Butchers of Lancaster. This was closely followed by 46kg Suffolk lambs from the same home selling to £153.

Prime Hoggs

A larger entry of hoggs forward in the market met the strongest trade seen for a few weeks. There was a strong demand for heavy weight hoggs with all eagerly bid for. Topping the sale was MJ & K Ayrton of Thurnham with 66kg Texels selling to £164, closely followed by 65kg hoggs selling to £161 from T Nelson and Sons of Cockerham, who also sold 59kg hoggs to £159. More heavy weight hoggs are needed each week to meet demand from buyers. Cheviot hoggs sold to 281p/kg or £118 from J & H Davis of Cabus. Mules sold to a top of £116 from A & J Rhodes of Ellel closely followed by £115.50 from DC Miller of Claughton on Brock. Horned hoggs topped at £105 for 42kg Scotch Blackface hoggs from WM Pye of Stodday with Ashton.

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

Cast Sheep

A larger entry of over 100 cast sheep forward again this week. There was a sharper trade today with five buyers all keen to purchase ewes. Suffolk tups topped at £147 from T Nelson and Partners of Cockerham. The ewe trade saw Beltex ewes sell to £143 from J Smith of Daisy Bank with Texel ewes selling to £132 from CD & HL Mason of Caton. Plenty of heavy weight Continental ewes sold over £120. Mule ewes topped at £101 from T Nelson and Partners of Cockerham. Horned ewes sold to a top of £87 from DC Miller of Claughton on Brock.

Breeding Sheep

There were less ewes and lambs on offer today selling to a continued strong trade. The trade topped at £150 for broken mouthed continental ewes with Suffolk lambs three times from AG and GM Rowlinson of Killington.

Next sale of Sheep with lambs at foot at Lancaster to include Hogg with lambs at foot show and sale Monday 30th April at 11am. Entries are welcome now for advertising.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

SUFFOLK: £154, £153 Cocker House Farm, £148 167 Fleetwood Road South, £146 Post Office Farm, £135 Cocker House Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £127 Springfield Farm.

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £164 Bambers Farm, £161, £159, £154 Cockerham Hall, £128 Park Farm Barn, £126 Lee End Farm. SUFFOLK: £142 Cockerham Hall, £140 The Old Stable, £117 Bambers Farm, £115 Park Farm Barn, £109, £107.50 Cobble Hey Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £139, £133 Throstle Grove Farm, £68 Springfield Farm. CHEVIOT: £123 Weavers Farm, £120 Moss Side Farm, £118, £114 Weavers Farm, £109 Heald Farm. MASSHAM: £118 Cobble Hey Farm. MULE: £116 Low Kit Brow, £115.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £101.50 Park Farm Barn, £92.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £88.50 Moss Side Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £102, £99 Tarnwater Farm. RYELAND: £96 Cobble Hey Farm. ZWARTBLES: £95 Park Farm Barn. HERDWICK: £85 Lee End Farm. GRITSTONES: £82, £67 Moss Side Farm.

Cast Ewes

SUFFOLK: £147 Cockerham Hall, £84 Burrow Heights Farm. BELTEX: £143, £101, £89 Stanley Farm. TEXEL: £132 Mearsbeck Farm, £125 Moss Side Farm, £109 Bambers Farm, £99 Burrow Heights Farm, £92 106 Newlands Road. CONTINENTAL: £128 Cockerham Hall, £115 Fell End Farm. MULE: £101 Cockerham Hall, £96 Bambers Farm, £90 Broseley Hall Farm, £89 Springfield Farm, Broseley Hall Farm. CHEVIOT: £95, £85 Moss Side Farm, £70 Burrow Heights Farm. MASHAM: £94, £79 Fell End Farm, £55 Cobble Hey Farm. DALESBRED: £87 Cobble Hey Farm, £61 Fell End Farm, £51 Cobble Hey Farm. ZWARTBLES: £72, £56 Cobble Hey Farm, £55 Fell End Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £69 Springfield Farm. JACOB: £67 Cobble Hey Farm. HERDWICK: £64, £59 Lee End Farm. SWALEDALE: £61, £51 Cobble Hey Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £48 Tarnwater Farm.

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