Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 6th July

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of spring lambs at Lancaster had an increased entry of 876 forward selling an overall market average of 221p/kg. It was the consignment of lambs from Wannop Farms, Heaton with Oxcliffe that lead the way today, topping the market with 49kg Beltex lambs at £130. This was closely followed by 43kg Beltex lambs selling to £124.50 or a top pence kilogram of 290p/kg, from the same home. Other pens from the Wannop Family sold to £123.

Texel lambs sold to a top of £115 from CD & HL Mason, Caton Green with Texel lambs from Wannop Farms achieving the same price. Closely following this was Texel lambs from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof to £114 and JS Horner, Clapham selling to £111 and £109. Many more pens of better conformation and heavy weight Texel lambs sold between £100 and £110. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £108 from AG Butler, Hambleton closely followed by £100 from SL Cowgill, Mewith with other Suffolk lambs to £99 from M & P Gardner, Nateby. Mule lambs this week peaked at £84 for 40kg lambs from S Park, Aughton.

Prime Hoggs

There was a few more prime hoggs in the market today as demand for hoggs grows with the upcoming festival at the end of July. Hoggs topped at £85 from J France, Pilling with all hoggs forward averaging in the early eighties.

Cast Sheep

There was a much-increased entry of 251 cast sheep today in Lancaster. Leading the way were Texel ewes from MP Berry, Stalmine selling to £125 and £121. Plenty of Continental ewes selling in excess of the hundred-pound mark. Cheviot ewes sold to a top of £81 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Mule ewes sold to a top of £79 from J & H Huddleston, Brookhouse with plenty of pens of Mule ewes in the mid to late seventies.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

BELTEX: £130, £124.50, £123 Heaton Hall Farm. TEXEL: £115 Heaton Hall Farm, Mearsbeck Farm, £114 Hutton Roof Hall, £111.50 Heaton Hall Farm, £111 Ingleborough Park Drive, £109.50 Lundholme Farm. SUFFOLK: £108 Park Farm Barn, £100 Oakhead Farm, £99 Nateby Hall Farm, £96 Beaumont Gate, £92 Burrow Heights Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £94 Bradlow Farm, £92.50 Heaton Hall Farm, £88 Yarlsber, £87 Ripley St Thomas. CONTINENTAL: £88.50 Old Glasson Farm, £88 Tarnwater Farm, Bensons Farm, £86.50 Tarnwater Farm, £83.50, £82.50 Pedder Grove. HAMPSHIRE: £86 Lower Highfield. MULE: £84 Highfield Farm, £77 Botton Hall, £75.50, £75 Dunkenshaw Farm, £69 Cragg End.

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £85, £80, £79 Merryfield. MULE: £80 Merryfield.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £125, £121 Highgate Farm, £106 Annasghyl, £103 Lower Highfield, Ingleborough Park Drive, £101 Annasghyl. SUFFOLK: £92 Park Farm Barn, £85, £70 Heversham House Farm, £48 Oak Ave. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £90, £75 Overhouses. CHEVIOT: £81 Hutton Roof Hall, £80 Heaton Hall Farm, £70 Marl House. MULE: £79 Annasghyl, £77 Lower Highfield, £76, £75 Old Glasson Farm, £74 Park Farm Barn, Old Glasson Farm. CONTINENTAL: £73 Annasghyl, £70, £42 Greenwoods. GRITSTONE: £48 Bensons Farm. SWALEDALE: £40 Marl House, Highfield Farm, £38 Oakhead Farm, £36 Ouzelthorn Farm, £35 Dunkenshaw Farm, £33 Ouzelthorn Farm. ROUGH FELL: £40 Birch House Cottage.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £95 Oakhead Farm. SUFFOLK: £79, £74 Oak Ave.

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