Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot. 2nd May 2022

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of spring lambs at Lancaster on Bank Holiday Monday saw a few more forward with a lot more required and expected at next weeks sale as more companies are now expressing interest in spring lambs. The consignment from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham lead the way today selling to £155 and £150 with Texel lambs. Other Texels sold to £147 from GA & A Atkinson, Cantsfield followed by £142 from G & D Ball & Son, Great Eccleston. There was an overall market average of 310p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

The number of prime hoggs continue to come forward with an entry of just shy of 600 forward still in plenty of demand. The consignment from Joshua France, Pilling leads the way selling to a peak of £155, £153 and £148 three times all with Texel and Charolais cross hoggs. The consignment from DA Wilcock, North Ashton sold to a top of £148 with Texel hoggs. Other leading prices saw Barker Farms, Cockerham sell to £146 followed by other Texel hoggs to 3146 from JW & SE Drinkwater, Quernmore. Many more pens of well finished hogg sold around the £140 mark. More hill bred hoggs in the market today saw Gritstones sell to £135 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine and Cheviots from J & H Davis to £133.

Cast Sheep

The trade not just as dear as previous weeks but still very strong with the bank holiday and the end of Ramadan taking an effect this morning. It was continental cross rams that lead the way selling to £168 from C Ellison, Pilling. The ewe trade sold to a top of £162 from Bargh Contractors, Heaton for a Texel. Plenty of strong continental ewes still selling in excess of the one-hundred-and-forty-pound mark. Big mule ewes peaked at £133 from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston. Horned ewes saw lonks peak at £116 from A Brown, Littledale with Swaledale sheep selling to £100 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead.

Breeding Sheep

It was great to have a larger entry of sheep with lambs at foot forward with something to suit all buyers requirements and budgets. It was sheep with good quality single lambs that lit the ring up today. Beltex ewes with single beltex lambs from Darren Atkinson in Quernmore sold to £220 with other outfits and singles lambs to £205 from D & J Hay, Cockerham and C Barker, Lancaster. Continental ewes with good texel twin lambs sold to £250 from C Barker, Lancaster.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs: Texel: £155, £150 Cock Hall Farm, £147 Abbotson Farm, £142 Woodstock, £140 Cock Hall Farm, £134 Abbotson Farm. Suffolk: £135, £134 Abbotson Farm, £123 Woodstock. Dorset: £137 Abbotson Farm, £80 Field House. Hampshire: £129.50 Abbotson Farm. Continental: £126.50 Little Fell Farm. Charollais: £126 Little Fell Farm, £125, £118.50 Woodstock.

Prime Hoggs: Texel: £155, £153 Merryfield, £148 Gladden Hey Farm, £146 Hillam House Farm, £146 Conder Mill, £145, £141 Merryfield, £141 Park Farm Barn, £140 Gladden Hey Farm, £140 Park Farm Barn. Charollais: £148, £137, £132 Merryfield, £126.50 Gladden Hey Farm, £115 Winmara. Continental: £148 Merryfield, £141.50 Sellerley Fields, £141 Merryfield, £137.50 Gladden Hey Farm, £128.50 Hilam House Farm, £122 Sellerley Fields, £118.50 Oak Avenue, £118 Merryfield, £116 Moss House Farm, £116 Medlar House Farm. Suffolk: £148 Merryfield, £141, £140 Inverbervie, £135 Merryfield, £124 Inverbervie, £122 Gladden Hey Farm. Gritstone: £135, £126 Inverbervie. Cheviot: £133 Weavers Farm, £132.50 Hillam House Farm, £132.50 Gladden Hey Farm, £129.50 Hillam House Farm, £126 Inverbervie, £122.50, £121 Hillam House Farm, £121 Inverbervie, £107 Medlar Hall Farm, £105.50 Medlar Hall Farm. Mule: £127.50 Park Farm Barn, £103 Medlar Hall Farm. Beltex: £119 Oak Avenue. Horned: £118 Medlar Hall Farm, £114 Crombleholme, £113 Deep Clough. Rough Fell: £116, £115 Moss House Farm. Swaledale: £108.50 North Farm, £105 Cobble Hey Farm. Dorset: £107 Winmara. Dalesbred: £105 Cobble Hey Farm. Herdwick: £105 Medlar Hall Farm.

Cast Sheep: Texel: £162 Old Woodhouse, £146 Ingrave Farm, £139 West View, £136 Cock Hall Farm, £118 Hatlex Lane, £108 Sellerley Fields. Mule: £133 Ingrave Farm, £114 Gibsons Farm, £114 Hatlex Lane, £104 Old Woodhouse, £100 Gibsons Farm, £99 Low Moor Head Farm, £90 Birch House Cottage. Suffolk: £128 Cock Hall Farm. Continental: £122 Cock Hall Farm, £115 Deep Clough. Leicester: £112 Dunkenshaw Farm. Masham: £109 Gibsons Farm. Swaledale: £100 Dunkenshaw Farm, £94 Appletree Farm. Gritstone: £80 Inverbervie. Herdwick: £78 Deep Clough. Jacob: £70, £52 Gibsons Farm.

Cast Rams: Texel: £168 Lingrow, £132 Hatlex Lane, £130 Merryfield, £110 Hatlex Lane. Leicester: £120 Dunkenshaw Farm

Sheep with Lambs at Foot:

Shearling with Lambs:
Mule with Twins: £180 Hatlex Lane.
Mule with Singles: £155 Hatlex Lane.
Texel with Twins: £230, £200 Birch House Cottage, £165 West View Farm.
Texel with Singles: £205 Hatlex Lane, £205 Birch House Farm.

Ewe with Lambs:
Continental with Twins: £235, £160 The Bungalow.
Continental with Singles: £220, £195, £160, £100 The Bungalow.
Mule with Twins: £200, £192 Hatlex Lane, £175, £170 The Bungalow, £170 West View Farm, £165 The Bungalow, £155, £140 Yates Farm.
Mule with Singles: £170 Hatlex Lane, £142 Yates Farm.
Texel with Twins: £250 Hatlex Lane, £175 West View Farm.
Texel with Singles: £185 West View Farm, £182, £178, £170 Birch House Cottage, £170, £138 West View Farm.

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