Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. 18th April 2022.

Spring Lambs
The spring lamb trade today was very similar to in previous weeks selling to an overall market average of 305p/kg. GA&A Atkinson, Cantsfield led the way selling Texels to £140 and Suffolks to £134 twice. Suffolk lambs from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth sold to £138 with other Texels to £130 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston.

Prime Hoggs
No bank holiday blues at Lancaster today with well meated handy weighted hoggs a sharper trade and heavy weights selling to a similar trade to the previous week. Handy weighted hoggs averaged 265p/kg with nicer bred ones 300p/kg and more. Andrew Butler led the way today selling a pair of Beltex hoggs to £150 or 375p/kg. This was followed by a run of hoggs from RJ Byron, Woodplumpton selling to £148 and £146 twice with others from the same home to £138. The consignment from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale sold to £138.50. Plenty of hoggs sold in excess of the £130 mark. Upland hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £128 from J&H Davis, Cabus with others to £124. Horned hoggs peaked at £119.50 for Dalesbreds from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with Swaledales from the same home twice selling to £113.

Cast Sheep
The trade for cast sheep continues to be as strong with cast tups leading the way today at Lancaster. Topping the market at £230 was a Texel tup from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. This was followed by Suffolk tups to £212 from J&L Howard, Cockerham and £190. Other Texel tups sold to £176 from PG Thornton, Scorton. Pure Texel ewes sold to £202 from A&E Howson, Thornley with Leicester ewes peaking at £158 from AC&K Pye, Abbeystead. Charollais x ewes sold to £154 from JA Lambert, Out Rawcliffe with Suffolk x Mules to £150 from A&E Howson. Mule ewes peaked at £138 from Pilling Hall, Pilling with others to £137 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Plenty of Mule ewes sold in excess of the £130 mark. Cheviot ewes sold to £138 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. Horned ewes saw Swaledales peak at £89 from T Ayrton & Son, Abbeystead.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
A handful of sheep with lambs were forward today which saw Continental x sheep with young lambs sell to £170 from R Parkes, Cockerham with hoggs with single lambs from the same home to £155. Vendors are requested to enter sheep so that buyers can be informed of numbers coming forward.

Top Prices

Spring Lamb Top Prices:
Texel: £140 Abbotson Farm, £130 Woodstock, £128, £126, £125 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £138 Burrow Heights Farm, £134, £128 Abbotson Farm. Continental: £127 Burrow Heights Farm. Charollais: £120 Woodstock.

Prime Hoggs Top Prices:
Beltex: £150 Park Farm Barn, £148, £146 Moorville, £146 Moorville, £125 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £138.50 Stonehead, £138 Park Farm Barn, £138 Moorville, £136 Lower Oakeneaves, £135 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot: £128 Weavers Farm, £125 Bowers Farm, £124 Weavers Farm, £117.50 Bowers Farm, £117 Hilliam House Farm. Charollais: £126.50 Jacksons Farm, £124 Carr House Farm, £120 Jacksons Farm, £119.50, £113.50 Brabiner House Farm. Continental: £123 Moss Gate Farm, £122 Brabiner House Farm, £115 Carr House Farm, £115 Hilliam House Farm, £114.50 Beaumont Gate. Suffolk: £122.50 Maddison Avenue, £119 Hillam House Farm, £116, £115 Lyndale Farm, £112 Harestone House. Horned: £119.50, £113.50 Cobble Hey, £108 Deep Clough, £100 Lower Oakeneaves. Mule: £117 Cobble Hey, £112 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £105 Sandy Lane Farm. Swaledale: £113 Cobble Hey. Scotch Blackface: £97 Sandy Lane Farm, £94 Lakeside View.

Cast Sheep Top Prices:
Texel: £202 Elliotts House Farm, £140 Parkside Farm, £138 Lakeside View, £136 Pilling Hall Farm, £132 Burrow Heights Farm. Leicester: £158 Dunkenshaw Farm. Charollais: £154, £128 Jacksons Farm. Suffolk: £150, £136 Elliotts House Farm. Continental: £140 Lakeside View, £108 Woodstock, £104 Bowers Farm. Cheviot: £138 Bowers Farm, £118 Hardhead Farm, £114 Cliftons Farm. Mule: £138 Pilling Hall Farm, £137 Burrow Heights Farm, £132 Cliftons Farm, £132 Jacksons Farm, £130 Maddison Avenue. Swaledale: £89 Yates Farm.

Cast Ram Top Prices:
Suffolk: £212 Harestones House. Continental: £190 Harestones House. Texel: £230 Kays Farm, £176 Cliftons Farm.

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