Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Hoggs and Cast Sheep. Monday 6th June 2022

Spring Lambs
The largest entry of spring lambs this season with 705 forward which was met with the strongest trade so far selling to an impressive market average of 337p/kg or £141.96 a head. JS Horner, Ingleton stole the headlines today selling 51kg Texel lambs to £183 with other Texel lambs from the same home to £170 and £164 with Suffolks from this home selling to £165. This consignment averaged £169.80. 49kg Texels from TJ&P Burrow, Milnthorpe sold to £171. Beltexs peaked at £170 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale whoms consignment averaged £155. Heavy weight lambs from J Singleton, Great Eccleston sold Suffolks to £167 and Texels to £166, with this consignment averaging £155.50. Texels from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth sold to £166, followed by other Texels to £163 from JT&B Fox, Quernmore, £162 from RA Holmes, Inskip, £160 and £159 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham with J&H Huddleston, Brookhouse selling Texels to £160. Many more pens of lambs regularly sold around the £150 mark. S Wilson & Son, Scotforth saw Texel lambs to 395p/kg or £166 purchased by M Lomax on behalf of Woods Farm Shop, Preston. Another fresh face ring side today at Lancaster meant their was 9 active buyers in attendance all eager to purchase, with more lambs required next week.

Prime Hoggs
There was an entry of just over 100 prime hoggs forward today that saw well fleshed hogg selling to a shaper trade with handy weighted hoggs averaging 261p/kg. Teeswaters topped the market selling to £144 from T&D Wight, Roeburndale East. Texels sold to £141 from T&E Burrow, Slyne with other Texels to £139 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Handy weighted Continental hoggs sold to 315p/kg at 41kg grossing £129 from T&E Burrow.

Cast Sheep
Once again Lancaster enjoyed a buoyant trade for all speciation’s of cast sheep. S Rossall, Over Wyresdale led the way selling a pen of Texels to £204 with others from the same home to £200. Texel x ewes from T&S Blades, Arkholme sold to £202 with plenty of Continentals selling between £150 and £170. Mule ewes peaked at £158 from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale, plenty of pens of fit Mule ewes sold between £135-£145. Leicester ewes sold to £150 from S Rossall. Zwartble ewes sold to £144 from J&L Bradshaw, Pilling. Horned sheep saw Dalebreds sell to £110 from T&D Wight, Roeburndale East.
Cast rams continue to be a strong trade with Suffolks selling to £196 and £172 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Texel peaked at £196 from P Stringfellow, Chorley.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Texel - £183 Ingleborough Park, £171 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £170 Inglebrough Park, £166 Stonelands, £166 Burrow Heights Farm, £164 Inglebrough Park. Beltex - £170 Stonehead, £130 Burrow Heights. Suffolk - £167 Stonelands, £165 Ingleborough Park, £152 Hazeslack Tower Farm, £150 Beaumont Gate, £146 Slack Farm, £146 Slack Farm. Continental - £151 Slack Farm, £149 Little Fell, £148 Stonehead, £145.50 Little Fell, £140.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £140 Slack Farm. Charollais - £148 Little Fell, £147 Burrow Heights, £141 Little Fell, £137 Little Fell. Ryeland - £130 Old Parkside Farm. Dorset - £131 Fern Bank Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Teeswater - £144 Allcocks Farm. Texel - £141 Thostle Grove Farm, £139 Park Farm Barn, £135 Throstle Grove Farm, £133 Winmara, £132 Moss House Farm, £129 Throstle Grove Farm. Cheviot - £125 Moss Gate Farm, £94 Hillam House Farm. Continental - £125 Oak Avenue, £112 Moss Gate Farm, £94 Hilliam House Farm. Mule - £120 Throstle Grove Farm. Masham - £114 Allcocks Farm. Scottish black Face - £102 Moss Gate Farm. Rough Fell - £81 Moss House Farm, £74 Moss House Farm. Dalesbred - £70 Allcocks Farm. Herdwick - £65 Moss House Lane.

Cast Ewes Top Prices:

Texel: £204 Stonehead, £202 Hill Top Farm, £200, £170 Stonehead, £168 Ingleborough Park, £160 Dockensall Farm. Mule: £158 Lower Castle O Trim, £146 Burrow Heights Farm, £140, £139 (2) Hill Top Farm, £139 School Lane. Continental: £154 Stonehead, £140 Burrow Heights Farm, £84 Fern Bank Farm. Leicester: £150 Stonehead. Zwartble: £144 Wrampool Farm, £134 Burrow Heights Farm. Dorset: £140 Hill Top Farm. Cheviot: £120 Hill Top Farm, £120 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £120 Dockensall Farm. Dalesbred: £110 Allcocks Farm.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk: £196, £172 Pilling Hall Farm. Texel: £196 Salisbury Road, £146 Throstle Grove Farm.

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