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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot. Monday 15th May 2023

SPRING LAMBS

More lambs forward today, with a full ring side of buyers once again at Lancaster’s Monday morning sale. A trio of Texel lambs from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham sold to a top price of £180 with other full pens of Texel lambs from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley sold to £162. Heavy Suffolk x lambs from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham sold to £185. Best quality lambs were regularly selling at 350p/kg plus, topping at 370p/kg form D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

PRIME HOGGS

Meated hoggs once again met strong demand with Beltexs selling to £193 from T Taylor, Woodplumpton with this good home selling other pens to £187. Texels topped at £173 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Heavy Mules would be the strongest trade seen for some time with 56kg Mule hoggs from S Ayrton, Thurnham selling to £165 and other heavy Mules selling to £160 from GS Lander, Warrington. An overall averaged of 289p/kg was achieved.

CAST SHEEP

100 cast ewes were forward with meat and strength once again selling to high demand. Cast rams topped the sale today at £172 for Texels from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Texel ewes sold to £164 from J Sanderson, Halton with many Continental heavy ewes selling at the £140-£150 mark. A pen of five Mule ewes from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton sold to £138 with the best Mules regularly selling at £130 plus. Strong hill ewes were regularly selling at £100-£110, with Cheviots selling to £114.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Texel: £180 Cock Hall Farm, £162 Walmsey Fold, £160 Walmsley Fold, £159 Bensons Farm, £157 Bensons Farm, £156 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £159 Cocker House Farm, £156 Cocker House Farm, £151 Cocker House Farm, £144 Abbotson Farm, £141 Knowsley Farm, £141 Knowsley Farm. Charollais: £153 Bensons Farm, £138 Bensons Farm, £137 Redbank Farm, £130 Redbank Farm, £120 Redbank Farm, £110 Redbank Farm. Mule: £150 Cocker Hall Farm. Continental: £145 Little Fell, £145 Little Fell, £145 Little Fell, £140 Little Fell, £137 Little Fell, £126 Old Glasson Farm. Dutch Spotted: £140 Fern Bank Farm, £102 Fern Bank Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Continental: £193 Midge Hall Farm, £187 Midge Hall Farm, £180 Midge Hall Farm, £132 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £179 Walker House Farm, £173 Park Farm Barn, £173 Stubbins House Farm, £173 Walker House Farm, £170 Low Highfield, £169 Moorville. Mule: £172 Walker House Farm, £165 Meadow Croft, £160 Broseley Hall Farm, £154 Stubbins House Farm, £153 Stubbins House Farm, £151 Meadow Croft. Beltex: £170 Walker House Farm, £156 Norcross, £156 Park Farm Barn, £154 Walker House Farm, £150 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot: £143.50 Walker House Farm, £136 Hillam House Farm, £130 Hillam House Farm, £128.50 Hillam House Farm, £127 Hillam House Farm, £120 Cross House Farm. Suffolk: £139 Meadow Croft, £135 Stubbins House Farm, £119 Lady Hall Farm, £115 Meadow Croft. Swaledale: £100 Appletree Farm, £95 Middle Lee Farm. Dutch Spotted: £95 Low Highfield. Herdwick: £75 Lee End Farm, £70 Salisbury Farm, £60 Salisbury Farm.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £164 Lower Highfield, £142 Thornton Barn Farm, £142 Old Glasson Farm, £138 Salisbury Farm, £136 Thornton Barn Farm, £132 Lower Swainhead Farm. Beltex: £147 Lower Highfield, £120 Midge Hall Farm. Continental: £140 Midge Hall Farm, £138 Middle Lee Farm. Mule: £138 Thornton Barn Farm, £126 North Farm, £120 Thornton Barn Farm, £118 Salisbury Farm, £115 Broseley Hall Farm. Dalesbred: £84 Middle Lee Farm. Scottish Blackface: £79 Middle Lee Farm. Swaledale: £78 Middle Lee Farm. Cheviot: £72 Marl House.

CAST RAMS:

Texel: £172, £164 North Farm, £90 Lower Highfield. Charollais: £148 Broseley Hall Farm.

EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT:

Texel: £270 Ivy Bank Farm

SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT:

Texel: £210 Ivy Bank Farm.

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