Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 6th January

Prime Lambs

354 Prime Hoggs overall average levelled at 201.48p/kg

A drastically reduced entry of hoggs on offer today which met a flying demand to level at 201.48p/kg, with today’s entry wqas made up of 38% Mule and Swaledale hoggs. Leading the way was Andrew Butler, who sold Texels to 230p/kg, weighing 43kgs (£99) and 229p/kg at 42kgs (£96)

Messrs JM Sanderson, Halton sold light weight Texels to 220p/kg at 37kgs (£81.50.

Strong well-fed sheep were very thin on the ground today and sold extremely well with 47kg Texels from Messrs T & E Burrow, Slyne selling to 226p/kg (£106) and 49kg hoggs from MJ & LC Lund selling to 222p/kg (£109). PD Anderton, Scorton sold 47kg Suffolks to £103. T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sold Mule weighing 48kg to £101, twice. 50kg Dorsets from MJ & LC Lund sold to £104 and Scottish Blackface hoggs from William Pye made £84 at 40kgs.

Texels (142) sold to 230p/kg av. 217.17p/kg
Mules (110) sold to 210p/kg av. 195p/kg
Suffolks (25) sold to 219p/kg av. 204p/kg
Poll Dorsets (16) sold to 208p/kg av. 204p/kg
Swaledales (17) sold to 185p/kg av. 172p/kg
Scottish Blackface (19) sold to 210p/kg av. 207p/kg

Cast Sheep

A very light entry of cull ewes and rams were met by a magnificent trade.

Cull ewes from MRS Property (Lancashire) Ltd sold Texels to £137. Texel cross Mules from MB Flatman & Son sold to £106. Beltexs from PJ Onions sold to £109. Mules from PD Anderton sold to £108 and £98 with MRS Property (Lancashire) Ltd selling Mules to £97.

Cast tups were a flying trade with DM Eames, Abbeystead selling Texels to £154 and Suffolks to £127 and a Teeswater to £127.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Charollais £109 Corney Hill Farm, £94.50 Carr House Farm, £92 Higher Fairsnape, £84.50 Carr House Farm. Suffolk £107 Maddison Avenue, £103 Wyre Farm, £102 Maddison Avenue, £91 Park Farm Barn, £85.50 Lower Highfield. Texel £106 Throstle Grove, £104 Park Farm Barn, £100 Throstle Grove Farm, £99, £96 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot £105 Carr House Farm. Dorset £104, £96, £86.50, £78 Corney Hill Farm. Mule £101, £100, £93 Brown Brook, £90 High House Farm. Swaledale £85 Marshaw Farm, £72 Yates Farm, £67 Appletree Farm, Quarry House Farm. Scottish Blackface £84 Tarnwater Farm. Horned £74 Scotchergill. Herdwick £67 Higher Fairsnape.

Cast Ewe

Texel £137 New Bungalow, £106 Swainshead Hall Farm, £94 Springfield, £92, £79 Keer Falls. Beltex £109 Keer Falls. Mule £108, £98 Wyre Farm, £97 New Bungalow, £90 Springfield Farm, £70 Greenwoods. Suffolk £100 Keer Falls. Continental £79 Keer Falls. Swaledale £48 Scotchergill.

Cast Ram

Texel £154 Middle Lee Farm. Teeswater £127 Middle Lee Farm. Suffolk £127 Middle Lee Farm.

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