Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock 18.06.18

Spring Lambs

There was a similar number of 600 prime lambs forward this week. The trade was slightly easier as to be expected with end of the Ramadan last week. The trade topped at £118 for heavy weight Texel lambs from RH & C Ayrton of Abbeystead. The trade saw good conformation lambs sell in excess of 250p/kg topping at 278p/kg or £114 for Beltex lambs from JA & VM Lamb of Conder Green. Texel lambs sold to £114 or 271p/kg from JA Simpson of Barnacre. Suffolks sold to a top of £108 from J & R Waller of Killington.

Prime Hoggs

There was a much smaller entry of hoggs forward this week with it coming to the end of the season for Hoggs. Topping the trade was Texel hoggs from J France of Pilling selling to £91.

Cast Sheep

A much smaller entry of cast sheep forward today selling to equally good trade, with all buyers keen to purchase. Texel ewes sold to £118 from JA Simpson of Barnacre with Suffolk ewes selling to £103 from S Park of Aughton. Mule ewes sold to £81 from H Birkett and Son of Overton.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £118 Ouzelthorn Farm, £114 Millstones, £113 Blackleach House Farm, Arna Wood Farm, Millstones. BELTEX: £114 Conder Green Farm, £101 High House Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £110 Springfield Farm, £105, £96, £92 Burrow Heights Farm, £87.50 Jacksons Farm. SUFFOLK: £108 Hallbeck, £103 Fell End Farm, Blackleach House Farm, £102 Highfield Farm, £101 Wyre Farm. CONTINENTAL: £106 Cocker House Farm.

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £91, £83.50, £81 Merry Field. SUFFOLK: £80 Merry Field.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £118 Millstones, £101 Burrow Heights Farm, £96 Highfield Farm, £90, £82 Bailey Hey Farm. SUFFOLK: £103 Highfield Farm, £81 Jacksons Farm. MULE: £81 North Farm, £76 Tarnwater Farm, £74 North Farm, £73 Lee End Farm, £72 Bailey Hey Farm. SWALEDALE: £65 Millstones.

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