Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 13th June 2022

Spring Lambs:

Lancaster’s weekly sale of spring lambs had the largest entry of the season forward of 840 selling to an overall market average of 310p/kg. Lancaster once again boosted a busy ring of buyers keen to purchase all specifications of lambs. The consignment of Beltex and Texel lambs from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet lead the way selling to £156, £155 twice and £150 twice. This was matched by the consignment from DA Wilcock, Wigan selling Texel’s to £156 and Suffolk’s to £155. Heavy weight Texel’s from S & J France, Over Wyresdale sold to £151. Beltex lambs from D Cockett, Ingelton sold to £150. The top pence per kilo of the day were Beltex lambs selling to 380p/kg and 375p/kg from JS Horner, Ingelton. Plenty of pens of good confirmation lambs selling either side of the 350p/kg mark. More lambs can easily be handled each week in Lancaster and for more information or advice on marketing your lambs please do not hesitate to contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472 or Andrew Butler 07966556592.

Prime Hoggs:

Numbers of prime hoggs begin to tighten with well fleshed hoggs in big demand and eagerly bid for. The consignment from JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore sold Charolais’s to £150 and Texel’s to £140. A consignment of horned hoggs from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock sold Swaledales to £117 and £115 with Dalesbreds selling to £115. The demand for well fleshed hoggs remains strong.

Cast Sheep:

There was a bumper entry of cast sheep forward today with over 225 forward meeting strong demand from Lancaster’s busy ring of buyers. Taking top spot at £200 was a continental tup from S & J France, Over Wyresdale. Texel cross ewes sold to £188 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale whom sold other to £162 and £160. Texel Ewes from B&M Salter, Chipping sold to £168 with others selling to £156 from the same home. Plenty of continental ewes sold in the one forties and one fifties. Suffolk cross ewes sold to £164 from P Stringfellow, Chorley. Leicester ewes sold to £138 from AC&K Pye, Abbeystead. Mule ewes peaked at £137 from AG Butler, Hambelton with others to £136 from H Birkett & Son Overton, £135 from T & EA Garth, Bleasdale and £134 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. There were plenty of pens of strong mule ewes selling in the region of one hundred and thirty. Pens of cheviot mule ewes twice sold to £136 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. A few more horned sheep now starting to come forward saw a pen of Swaledale ewes sell to £99 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Top Prices, Monday 13th June 2022.

Spring Lambs: Texel: £156 Intack Farm, £156 Gladden Hey Farm, £155 Intack Farm, £151.50 Kays Farm, £150 Intack Farm. Suffolk: £155, £146 Gladden Hey Farm, £145 Lower Highfield, £144 Oak Avenue, £144 Maddison Avenue, £140 Oak Avenue. Beltex: £150 Wilson Wood, £144 Ingleborough Park Drive, £143, £140 Scronkey Farm, £137 Wilson Wood. Charolais: £148 Little Fell, £131, £125, £123, £120 Jacksons Farm. Continental: £136 Bowers Farm, £133 Burrow Heights Farm, £130 Bensons Farm, £129 Bowers Farm, £128.50 Cocker House Farm, £127 Little Fell. Mule: £132 North Farm. Cheviot: £128 Moss Gate Farm.

Prime Hoggs: Charolais: £150 Low Pleasant. Texel: £140 Low Pleasant, £123, £118.50 Throstle Grove Farm, £107 Maddison Avenue. Swaledale: £117, £115, £109, £100 Cobble Hey. Horned: £115 Cobble Hey, £114, £100 Halton Park Farm. Mule: £110 Cobbley Hey. Masham: £107 Cobble Hey.

Cast Sheep: Texel: £188 Stonehead, £168 Daub Hall Farm, £162, £160 Stonehead, £156 Daub Hall Farm, £149 Ingleborough Park. Suffolk: £164 Salisbury Road, £142 Oak Avenue, £126 Salisbury Road, £119 Whittingham Lane. Continental: £148, £120 Burrow Heights Farm, £116 Low Pleasant, £110 Park Farm Barn. Leicester: £138 Dunkenshaw Farm. Mule: £137 Park Farm Barn, £136 North Farm, £135 Bailey Hey Farm, £134 Ouzelthorn Farm, £132 Oak Avenue, £131 Oak Tree Farm. Cheviot: £136 Bowers Farm, £121 Bowers Farm, £116 Burrow Heights Farm. Swaledale: £99 Ouzelthorn Farm.

Cast Ram: Continental: £200 Kays Farm.

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