Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 4th July 2022

Spring Lambs
The largest entry of spring lambs of the season saw 973 forward selling to a much improved trade on the previous week, with an impressive overall market average of 323p/kg or £135.83 a head. Heavy weight Texels from RT Owen, Widnes led the way twice selling to £165 this was followed by heavy weight Texels from J&R Waller, Killington selling their run of lambs to £161, £160, £156, £154 and £153. 50kg Texels from B&J Preston, Caton sold to £159 followed by 48kg Texels to £156 form W&D Bradley, Goosnargh. 46kg Texels twice sold to £150 from Pilling Hall Farm, Pilling with other 46kg Texels to £150 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Suffolks at 46kg sold to £150 from J&R Waller, Killington with others Suffolk lambs to £150 and £149 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Plenty of pens regularly sold in the £140’s. Mules lambs are now starting to come forward which saw 51kg lambs sell to £140 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Plenty of pens of tidy bred Beltex and Texel lambs sold in the region of 350p/kg, peaking at 375p/kg from M Coxhead, Littlehool, followed by 365p/kg from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham.
Next weeks sale will include a lamb kindly donated by Kevin Purtill with proceeds going to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.

Prime Hoggs
A small offering of hoggs forward today which peaked at £98 from T&E Burrow, Slyne.

Cast Sheep
Lancaster boasted another good entry of 371 cast sheep forward today with trade sharper than anticipated. Cast tups lead the way selling to £250 for a Texel from J Burr, Quernmore. Leicester tups peaked at £194 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Texels ewes sold to £200 from B&J Preston, Caton. Texel x ewes sold to £168 from JR Gorst, Dolphinholme, £162 from J Gardner, Bay Horse and £158 from R&B Parker, Killington with plenty more selling over the £150 mark. Mule ewes sold to £144 from J Burr, Qurnmore with plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes selling in the one thirties. Leicester ewes sold to £142 from AC&K Pye, Abbeystead. Horned sheep peaked at £126 from MS Cleator, Isle of Man with Dalesbred ewes to £120 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East. Swaledale ewes sold to £113 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasedale.

Top Prices

Lambs -

Texel: £165 (2) Sandy Lane Farm, £161, £160 Hallbeck, £159 Ellers Farm, £156 Hallbeck. Suffolk: £150 Hallbeck, £150, £149 Oak Avenue, £144 Pilling Hall Farm, £139 Blackleach House Farm, £132.50 New Elmridge Farm. Beltex: £146 Hill View Farm. Charollais: £141 Little Fell. Mule: £141.50 Cocker House Farm, £140 Holme House Farm, £130 Cocker House Farm, £120, £110 Holme House Farm. Dorset: £140, £137, £121 Corney Hill Farm. Continental: £135 Little Fell Farm, £132 Dunkenshaw Farm, £120 (2), £110 Lodge Cottage.

Hoggs -

Texel: £98 Throstle Grove Farm. Cheviot: £96 Lee End Farm. Mule: £88 Little Fell.

Ewes -

Texel: £200 Ellers Farm, £168 Dolphinhouse House, £162 Haversham House Farm, £158 High Hallbeck, £150 Whittingham Lane, £150 Ingleborough Park. Continental: £154 Blackleach House Farm, £142 Annasghyl, £129 Greenwoods, £126 Haversham House Farm, £126 Gliontramman Beg, £124 Annasghyl. Beltex: £150, £116 Moss House Farm. Mule: £144 Little Fell, £138 Pilling Hall Farm, £135 Bailey Hey Farm, £130 North Farm, £129 Little Fell, £128 Throstle Grove Farm. Leicester: £142, £128 Dunkenshaw Farm. Suffolk: £140, £138 Cocker House Farm, £134, £130 (2), £128 Gliontramman Beg. Cheviot: £138 Annasghly, £120 Cragg End, £108 Deep Clough Farm. Horned: £126 Gliontramman Beg. Charollais: £124 Little Fell. Dalesbred: £120 Allcocks Farm. Swaledale: £113 Holme House Farm.

Tups -

Texel: £250 Little Fell. Leicester: £194 Holme House Farm.

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