Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot. Monday 9th May 2022

Spring Lambs
The weekly sale of spring lambs saw a overall market average of 303p/kg for the 169 lambs forward which mainly consisted of first cross lambs topped the sale today saw RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock sell Texel to £150 with others from the same good home at £141 and £140. Top price per kilo goes to regular Lancaster supporter S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with lambs at 350p/kg. David and Karen Swarbrick’s consignment out of Texels topped at £142 with others at £137.

Prime Hoggs
Another good entry of 600 hoggs saw the best bred and good meated hoggs similar on the week, with plainer sorts at realisation. T Taylor, Woodplumpton sold quality Texel hoggs at £153 with W&J Livesey, Inskip not far behind at £149. Dalesbred sold to £117 from FK&F Woodhouse, Scorton who also had Mules at £128. A good run of well fleshed Swaledales from DC&E Miller, Claughton on Brock achieved at top of £107. Cheviot hoggs saw SH&LE Birkett sold heavy weights to £135 and £132.50 for a pen of 18.

Cast Sheep
Cast ewes and tups the week saw a few more on the market with prices a shade easier following the festival last week. A top price today saw Texel ewes to £144 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore with other Texels at £140 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth who also had Mules at £142 and £136. Swaledale ewes from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale achieved £93, Dalesbreds sold to £92 from FK&F Woodhouse, Scorton. Just a handful of cast tups on the market which saw Suffolks to £120 from Pilling Hall, Pilling and Cheviots to £108 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale. All cast sheep today averaged £109.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
The annual show and sale of hoggs with lambs saw a smaller number than recent years. Our thanks goes to our judge John Hill for his time and expertise. Getting the champion rosette today was DJ Clarke Farming, Barnacre for his pen of Mule hoggs with Texel lambs which went on to sell for £220 per family. DJ Clarke Farming was also awarded the second and third prize rosette. The Continental first place rosette was awarded to PM&AM Ward & Son, Arkholme which went on to sell for £180. All hoggs with lambs averaged £198 per family.
Older ewes with lambs from S Ashcroft, Chorley sold Mule ewes with twin Texel lambs to £180 with others from C Barker, Hest Bank achieving £175 and ewes with single lambs to £155 from the same home.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs:

Texel: £150 Stubbins Farm, £144 Burrow Heights Farm, £142 Bensons Farm, £141, £140 Stubbins Farm, £137 Bensons Farm. Beltex: £140 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £140 Pilling Hall Farm, £133, £130 Cocker House Farm, £129 Cock Hall Farm, £128, £123 Burrow Heights Farm. Dorset: £137, £135 Wilson Wood, £132 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £130 (3) Cocker House Farm, £130, £125, £120, £116 Burrow Heights Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Texel - £153 Midge Hall Farm, £149 Walker House Farm, £147 Walker House Farm, £144 Walker House Farm, £143 Walker House Farm. Suffolk - £143 Park Farm Barn, £116 The Bungalow, £114 Cobble Hey, £110 Cobble Hey, £104 Castle Mill Farm. Cheviot - £135 Stubb Hall Farm, £132 Stubb Hall Farm, £129 Stubb Hall Farm, £118 Hilliam House Farm, £117 Little Fell, £115 Hillam House Farm. Continental - £137 Stubb Hall Farm, £135 Stubb Hall Farm, £129 Little Fell, £114 Lower Lingart Farm, £100 Salisbury Road. Mule - £128 Fell End Farm, £125 Fell End Farm, £114 Cobble Hey, £111 Cobble Hey, £105 Fell End Farm. Dalesbred - £117 Fell End Farm. Masham - £111 Cobble Hey, £107 Cobble Hey, £106 Cobble Hey. Swaledale - £107 Cobble Hey, £107 Cobble Hey, £107 Cobble Hey, £107 Cobble Hey. Beltex - £106 Oak Avenue, £100 Hilliam House Farm. Horned - £100 Hillam House Farm. Rough Fell - £91 Moss House Farm. Herdwick - £90 Cottage Farm, £74 Moss House Farm.

Cast Sheep
Texel - £144 Castle Mill Farm, £140 Burrow Heights Farm, £140 Mearbeck Farm, £140 Mearbeck Farm, £140 Cock Hall Farm. Mule - £142 Burrow Heights Farm, £136 Burrow Heights Farm, £128 Cock Hall Farm, £114 Burrow Heights Farm, £108 Lentworth Farm, £104 Cock Hall Farm. Suffolk - £140 Burrow Heights Farm, £140 Pilling Hall Farm. Dorset - £128 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental - £106 Midge Hall Farm, £70 Burrow Heights Farm. Swaledale - £93 High House Farm, £76 Lundholme Farm. Dalesbred - £92 Fell End Farm. Zwartble - £88 The Bungalow. Cheviot - £56 Cragg Farm.

Cast Rams
Goat - £50 The Bungalow.

Hoggs with single lambs:

Mules: £220 (2) Kellbrick Farm. Texel: £180, £170 Docker Farm.

Shearlings with single lamb:

Mules: £148 The Bungalow.

Ewes with twin Lambs:

Mule: £180 The Bungalow, £175, £170 Hatlex Lane.

Ewes with single lambs:

Texel: £155 Hatlex Lane.

More Info

Annual Show of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Pen of Five Mule Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st DJ Clarke Farming 

2nd DJ Clarke Farming 

3rd DJ Clarke Farming

Pen of Five Continental Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st PM&AM Ward & Sons

Champion DJ Clarke Farming 

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