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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot. Monday 8th May 2022

SPRING LAMBS

100 spring lambs were forward with an overall market averaged of 322p/kg, the best-bred lambs were regularly selling at 335p/kg plus. Topping at £3.66 per kilo from T Foster, Preston. A run of Suffolk x Mules from WM&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham topped at £158, with other full pens from the same home topping at £156.50. Dorsets sold to £155 from D Cockett, Ingleton.

PRIME HOGGS

731 hoggs were forward which sold to a market averaged of 297p/kg. Texel hoggs sold to £182 from F&SG Sanderson & Son, Woodplumpton with other Texels to £181 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Heavy Continental bred hoggs were regularly selling at £165 to £175. Cheviot Hoggs sold to a top of £158 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine with full pens of Mule hoggs from F&SG Sanderson & Son, Woodplumpton selling to £152. Scotch Black Face hoggs sold to £141 from Cardwell Farms. A run of Scotch Black Face hoggs from Williamson Brothers, Ulverston saw a full pen of 39kg hoggs sell to £129. Once again Lancaster has a full ringside of buyers to catering for all goods.

CAST SHEEP

The cast sheep trade goes up another level, with an impressive overall average of £127. Texel ewes sold to £190 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Mule ewes sold to £142 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Cast tups sold to £174 from GR&RA Surtees, Stodday.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

The Annual Show and Sale of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot was kindly sponsored by WCF Fuels and judged by Mr Alasdair Prickett, who we thank for his time and expertise. He awarded the championship rosette to the first prize Mule hoggs with Texel lambs from JR Gorst, Dolphinholme which went on to sell for £200. The hogg sale topped on two occasions at £210, firstly for Texel hoggs with Texel lambs from PM&MA Ward & Sons, Arkholme and then for Mule hoggs with Texel lambs from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe selling to the same price.
A run of aged Mule ewes from PM&AM Ward & Sons sold to a flying trade, topping at £260 for twins with other pens selling to £252.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Suffolk: £158 Cocker House Farm, £156.50 Cocker House Farm, £154 Cocker House Farm, £152 Cocker House Farm, £149 Old Glasson, £142 Woodstock. Dorset: £155 Wilson Wood, £151 Wilson Wood, £128 Burrow Heights, £121 Wilson Wood, £118 Waller Clough Farm. Texel: £152 Old Glasson Farm, £152 Meolsgate, £149 Old Glasson Farm, £146 Meolsgate, £145 Old Glasson Farm, £144 Old Glasson Farm. Charollais: £150 Meolgate, £140 Oak Avenue. Continental: £132 Burrow Heights Farm, £128 Abbotson Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £182 Cross House Farm, £181 Park Farm Barn, £173 Walker House Farm, £172 Glaslyn, £172 Brabiner House Farm, £172 Walker House Farm. Beltex: £170 Park Farm Barn, £168 Park Farm Barn, £163 Park Farm Barn, £162 Park Farm Barn, £162 Renard Livery Stables, £154 Park Farm Barn. Dutch Spotted: £170 Walker House Farm. Charollais: £168 Brabiner House Farm, £140 Brabiner House Farm, £139 Inverbervie, £139 Inverbervie, £125 Inverbervie, £124 Old Woodhouse. Suffolk: £159 Stubbins Farm, £142 Little Crimbles, £140 Maddison Ave, £136 Harden Farm, £136 Little Crimbles, £120 Maddison Ave. Cheviot: £158 Inverbervie, £156 Inverbervie, £140 Inverbervie, £138 Inverbervie, £137 Inverbervie, £131 Inverbervie. Continental: £154 Park Farm Barn, £149 Glaslyn, £142 Glaslyn, £135 Carr House Farm, £132 Carr House Farm, £132 Carr House Farm. Mule: £152 Cross House Farm, £148 Cross House Farm, £142 Cross House Farm, £142 Walker House, £138.50 Hareden Farm, £138 Park Farm Barn. Masham: £146 Walkler House, £127 Walker House. Zwartble: £146 Greenhills Farm, £130 Greenhills Farm. Scottish Black Face: £141 Inverbervie, £129 Greenhills Farm, £128 Greenhills Farm, £126 Greenhills Farm, £125 Greenhills Farm, £124 Greenhills Farm. Leicester: £140 Hareden Farm. Swaledale: £128 Lower Brow Top, £125 Harden Farm, £144 Harden Farm, £100 Appletree Farm, £80 Ouzelthorn Farm. Herdwick: £110 Little Crimbles, £109 Little Crimbles, £103 Lee End Farm, £85 Glaslyn.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £190 Burrow Heights Farm, £174 Wyre Farm, £174 The Barn, £170 Bensons Farm, £164 Carr House Farm, £160 Hutton Roof hall, £156 The Barn, £150 Old Woodhouse .Mule: £142 Pilling Hall Farm, £140 Bensons Farm, £137 Wyre Farm, £136 Cliftons Farm. Charollais: £138 Melosgate Avenue, £124 Oak Avenue. Cheviot: £130 Bensons Farm. Scottish Black Face: £98 Melosgate Avenue. Continental: £96 Carr House Farm. Suffolk: £74 Bradlow Farm.

CAST TUP:

Texel: £152 Old Woodhouse. Suffolk: £112

BREEDING SHEEP:

HOGG WITH LAMBS:

Mule: £210 Cottam Farm, £200 £195 £190 Dolphinholme House, £170 Docker Farm.Texel: £200 Market Street, £195 Docker Farm.

SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS:

Continental: £252 Docker Farm. Texel: £200 Docker Fam

EWES WITH LAMBS:

Mule: £260 Docker Farm.

More Info

NWA Lancaster Annual Show of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot
Monday 8th May 2023

Kindly Sponsored by WCF Fuels

Class 1 – 5 Mule Hoggs with lambs at foot

1. JR Gorst, Dolphinholme House – £200
2. JR Gorst, Dolphinholme House – £195
3. J Bargh, Cottan Farm – £210

Class 2 – 5 Continental Hoggs with lambs at foot

1. PM & AM Ward, Docker Farm – £195

Champion – JR Gorst, Dolphinholme House - £200
Reserve Champion – PM & AM Ward, Docker Farm - £195

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