Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 8 April 2024.


Small show of Spring Lambs forward today, peaking at £193 and 480p/kg from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with other at £192, £185 and £180 from the same home. More spring lambs needed at Lancaster on a Monday to satisfy our ringside of buyers.


A nice show of 350 hoggs saw heavy and well meated hoggs meeting plenty of demand and selling to an SQQ averaged of 388p/kg. The sale topped at £208 four time for pens of Texels from F&SG Sanderson & Son, Woodplumpton and M&YS Barker, Halton. Pens of Suffolks sold to £206 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with an additional twenty pens over £200. Beltex cross hoggs sold to 450p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton with the best regularly 430p/kg to 445p/kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £187 from Kelsall & Wood, Scotforth with others pens to £184 from J&H Davis, Garstang. Pens of Mules sold to £180 from M&YS Barker, Halton who sold other pens to £176. Horned hoggs saw Dalebreds to £160 from T&D Wright, Wray with Swaledale to £120 for 37Kg hoggs from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.
More hoggs could have easily been sold to the vendors advantage, withs an active ring side of eight buyers.


All ewes forward averaged £118, with Texel ewes to £182 from JC Richardson, Slyne with Suffolks to £175 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. First cross Texels sold to £174 from TR Gorst, Bay Horse. Pens of Mules saw the best sell to £138 from T&EA Garth, Bleasdale who sold others to £136. Horned ewes saw Dalebreds sell to £114 twice from S&J France, Over Wyresdale.


120 lives forward in the ewe and lamb section, with the busiest ring side of buyers seen for some time. Aged Texel ewes with Beltex twin lambs sold to £315 on three occasions from TR Gorst, Bay Horse. A run of aged Mule ewes with Texel twins from Myerscough College sold to £252. Single outfits were once again keenly bid for with Blue Texel ewes with Badger Face lambs selling to £225 twice from JR Gorst, Dolphinholme, with Texels with Beltex lambs to the same price from TR Gorst, Bay Horse.
Please note it is our annual show and sale of ewe and shearlings with lambs at foot next week. Please advise the office with catalogue entries by Wednesday 10th April.

Top Prices


Continental: £193, £192, £170, £165, £146 Burrow Heights Farm. Texel: £185, £180 Burrow Heights Farm.


Texel: £208 (x2) Cross House Farm, £208 Halton Park Farm, £208 Cross House Farm, £206, £204 Cross House Farm. Suffolk: £206 Cocker House Farm, £172 Little Crimbles. Beltex: £194, £184 Newhouse Farm, £182 Park Farm Barn, £178 Oak Aveune, £175 Newhouse Farm, £174 Oak Aveune. Continental: £190.50 Weavers Farm, £177, £165, £162, £158, £133 Little Crimbles. Cheviot: £187 Lower Langthwaite, £184 Weavers Farm, £162 Little Crimbles, £154 Lower Langthwaite Farm, £152, £150 Hillam House Farm. Mule: £180, £176 (x2) Halton Park Farm, £162 Thornton Barn Farm, £140 Little Crimbles. Masham: £176 Allcocks Farm. Dalesbred: £160 Allcocks Farm. Dutch Spotted: £160 Oak Aveune. Swaledale: £120, £96 Marshaw Farm. Herdwick: £119 Little Crimbles.


Texel: £182 Brookside, £174 Hole of Ellel, £155 Corney Hill Farm, £124 Newhouse Farm, £122, £92 Longstripes Farm. Suffolk: £175 Cocker House Farm. Zwartble: £170 Corney Hill Farm. Mule: £138, £136 Bailey Hey Farm, £116 Ellers Farm, £112 Bailey Hey Farm, £110 Cocker House Farm. Dorset: £137, £128, £110 Corney Hill Farm. Dalesbred: £114 (x2), £90 Kays Farm. Masham: £104 Longstripes Farm.


Suffolk: £150 Cocker House Farm. Texel: £150 Cock Hall Farm. Beltex: £105 Cock Hall Farm.


Blue Texel: £272, £225 (x2), £218 Dolphinholme House.


Texel: £315, £300, £275 Hole of Ellel, £275, £272, £265 Savick Brook Farm. Mule: £315 (x2) Hole of Ellel, £252, £250 Myerscough Hall, £225 (x2) Hole of Ellel. Continental: £252 Savick Brook Farm, £175 The Bungalow. Blue Texel: £225 Dolphinholme House. Continental: £192 The Bungalow. Cheviot: £188 Hole of Ellel.


Suffolk: £90 The Bungalow.

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