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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Easter Spring Lamb Show and Sale, Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 3rd April 2023.

Spring Lambs

The Easter show and sale of spring lambs attracted an entry of 46 forward. Todays judge was David Breaks and the show was kindly sponsored by WCF Fuels.The overall championship rosette was awarded to the first prize Continental x lamb from WA &LM Jenkinson, Stalmine, this lamb went on to top todays sale at £175. Other Texel lambs sold to £161 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth who also sold heavy Dorset lambs to £146. Best bred lambs sold either side of £4 a kilo, topping at 427p/kg from WA&LM Jenkinson, Stalmine. Spring lambs were regularly selling at 335-345p/kg with native breds selling at the 315-320p/kg mark.

Prime Hoggs

Another pleasing entry of 965 hoggs, sold to an average of 269p/kg with hoggs weighting from 28kg to 68kg. The sale peaked at £158 for Texels from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet who sold others to £155. A wonderful run of well meated hoggs from AG Butler, Hambleton peaked at £153 for Beltexs. Heavy Continental bred hoggs were regularly selling at £135-£140. Twenty lots of hoggs today sold at 300p/kg plus, topping at 334p/kg from AG Butler with other Beltexs selling to 333p/kg from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Continental bred export hoggs were frequently selling at the 290-295p/kg mark. 44kg Cheviot hoggs from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston sold to £144 or 327p/kg. Heavy Mule hoggs sold to a top of £135 from F&SG Sanderson, Woodplumpton. Other Mules sold to £133 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Horned hoggs sold Dalebred to £120 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with Swaledales selling to £119 from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton. M&YS Barker, Halton sold Scottish Black Face hoggs to a top of £115.

Cast Sheep

All cull ewes sold to a straight trade today at Lancaster with Charolais selling to £122 from IE Gleave, Redrock. Texels sold to £120 from MR Gorst, Dolphinholme. Swaledales sold to a top of £71 from S Park, with Dalesbred selling to £70 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock.

Sheep with Lambs

Sheep with lambs sold to a mixed trade with buyers showing caution toward younger lambs and ewes not carrying as much flesh. Cheviot shearling with twin Texel lambs from WG Farms, Cockerham sold to £248, with four crop Mule ewes with Texel twins from the same home selling to £240. Mule ewes with single Texel lambs sold to £158. Please advise the office with entries, so that buyers can be informed of numbers coming forward.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Texel: £175 Woodlands Farm, £161 Burrow Heights Farm, £160, £154, £150, £146 Woodlands Farm. Dorset: £146 Burrow Heights Farm, £125 Lower House Farm, £120, £110, £108 Boundary Farm, £107 Lower House Farm. Beltex: £144, £138, £127, £118, £111 Firtree Cottage. Suffolk: £140 Burrow Heights Farm, £115 Lower House Farm. Charollais: £130 Woodstock. Cheviot: £129 Boundary Farm, £122, £111 Lower House Farm, £104 Woodstock. Hampshire: £121 Woodstock.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £158, £155 Stubb Hall Farm, £151, £149, £148.50 Park Farm Barn, £148 Rooten Brook. Beltex: £153 Park Farm Barn, £140 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £140 Halton Park Farm, £139 Cross House Farm, £137 Park Farm Barn. Zwartble: £149 Inverbervie. Cheviot: £144 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £139 Boundary Farm, £137, £132, £130 Weavers Farm. Charollais: £143, £128 Inverbervie. Mule: £135 Cross House Farm, £133 Ouzelthorn Farm, £132 Halton Park Farm, £130 Cross House Farm, £126.50 Lower Langthwaite Farm, £125 North Farm. Suffolk: £134 Halton Park Farm, £131 Oak Aveune, £131, £130.50 Little Crimbles, £126 Halton Park Farm, £125.50 North Farm. Continental: £130 Lower Lingart Farm, £130 Meadow Croft, £129 Inverbervie, £121 Lower Lingart Farm, £119 Rooten Brook, £118 Mearsbeck Farm. Gritstone: £125 Inverbervie. Dalesbred: £120, £108 Holme House Farm. Swaledale: £119 Sykes Farm, £116, £115 Rooten Brook, £115 Holme House Farm, £106 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Masham: £116.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £110.50 Medlar Hall Farm. Scotch Blackface: £115, £110.50 Halton Park Farm. Horned: £92 Brown Brook.

CAST SHEEP:

Charollais: £122, £105 Firetree Cottage. Texel: £120 Dolpinholme House, £115 Inverbervie, £110 Burrow Heights Farm, £110 Newhouse Farm, £107 West View. Suffolk: £114 Dolpinholme House, £105 Burrow Heights Farm. Zwartble: £107 Dolpinholme House. Leicester: £106 Highfield Farm. Mule: £90 Kays Farm.

CAST RAM:

Zwartble: £100 Dolpinholme House.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT:

Shearling with Lambs:
Cheviot: £248 Lathwaite Farm. Texel: £235, £230 Lathwaite Farm.

Ewe with Lambs:
Mule: £240, £228 Lathwaite Farm, £185 Higher Barker Farm, £184 Myerscough Hall, £182 Higher Barker Farm, £180 Myerscough Hall.

More Info

SPRING LAMB SHOW, MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2023
JUDGE- DAVID BREAKS
SPONSOR- WCF FUELS

CLASS 1- BEST CONTINENTAL LAMB

1st WA&LM Jenkinson with a Texel weighing 41kg selling to £175
2nd S Wilson & Son with a Texel weighing 47kg selling to £161
3rd IE Gleave with a Charollais weighing 42kg selling to £144

CLASS 2- BEST NATIVE LAMB

1st S Wilson & Son with a Suffolk weighing 50kg selling to £140
2nd S Wilson & Son with a Dorset weighing 48kg selling to £146
3rd G&D Ball & Son with Suffolk weighing 42kg selling to £121

CHAMPION- WA&LM Jenkinson with a Texel weighing 41kg selling to £175

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