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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 29th April 2024.

PRIME LAMBS

More spring lambs were forward today selling to a similar trade on the week, Texel lambs sold to £192 from P Metcalfe, Quernmore with Suffolks from the same home to £178. First cross Suffolks sold to £171 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston.
More spring lambs are needed on a weekly basis to fulfil buyers requirements.

PRIME HOGGS

Less hoggs were forward but a super trade was seen for all types, with an averaged of 376p/kg achieved. Heavy well bred hoggs were in strong demand with Beltex cross hoggs to £242 from T Taylor, Woodplumpton with others from the same home to £233 and £230. A pen of super heavy hoggs from T&D Wright, Roeburndale sold to £225 for Mashams. Pens of Cheviots sold to £223 from J&H Davis, Cabus. Best bred hoggs saw a sharp trade, with the best to 455p/kg for Beltex cross from AG Butler, Hambleton with others to 450p/kg from T Taylor, Woodplumpton. The best bred hoggs were regularly 420p/kg plus and over thirty pens sold over £200.

CAST SHEEP

The ewe trade went up a gear, with an overall average of £138 per head. Charolais cross ewes topped at £262 from GS Lander, Cheshire who sold others to £252. Texels sold to £250 from R Doran, Preston and Beltex cross to £232 from I Richardson, Catforth. Mule ewes would be the dearest for some time, with the best at £193 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead and other pens to £175 from GS Lander, Cheshire. Hill ewes saw Cheviots to £170 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead, with the best of the Swaledales to £138 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead.
More ewes could have easily been sold to the vendor’s advantage.
BREEDING SHEEP
A nice run of aged Texel ewes with Beltex cross lambs from TR Gorst, Bay Horse saw pens with twins to £290 twice and pens of single to £210. Broken mouthed Mule ewes with young Texel cross lambs sold to £242. Please note the annual show and sale of hoggs with lambs will be held next Monday.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Suffolk: £192, £178 Old Parkside Farm, £171 Woodstock, £168 Old Parkside Farm, £168 Woodstock, £160 Old Parkside Farm. Texel: £170 Woodstock. Charolais: £152 Woodstock.

PRIME HOGGS:

Continenal: £242, £232, £230, £210, £204 Midge Hall Farm, £184 Cross House Farm. Masham: £225 Allcocks Farm, £157 Stauvins Farm. Cheviot: £223, £202 Weavers Farm, £120 Marshaw Farm. Texel: £221 Cross House Farm, £220, £218 West View Farm, £208, £193, £190 Cross House Farm. Charolais: £210, £204 Broseley Hall Farm, £190, £172 Throstle Grove Farm. Beltex: £200 Park Farm Barn, £190, £180, £152 West View Farm. Mule: £178 Oak Aveune, £160 Cragg End, £140 Cross House Farm. Suffolk: £169 Oak Aveune. Dalesbred: £156, £143 Stauvins Farm. Dutch Spotted: £154 West View Farm. Herdwick: £153 Oak Aveune, £151, £150 Moss House Farm, £132 Lee End Farm. Swaledale: £104 Marshaw Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Charolais: £262, £252 Broseley Hall Farm. Beltex: £232, £150 West View Farm. Texel: £212 West View Farm, £170 Cragg End. Mule: £193 Ouzelthorn Farm, £175 Broseley Hall Farm, £170 Yates Farm, £152 Broseley Hall Farm, £152 Lee End Farm, £130 Broseley Hall Farm. Cheviot: £170, £142 Marshaw Farm. Ryeland: £162 Old Parkside Farm. Leicester: £158 Ouzelthorn Farm. Swaledale: £138 Ouzelthorn Farm, £118 Marshaw Farm, £112, £108 Cragg End, £100, £98 Ouzelthorn Farm. Dutch Spotted: £130, £110 West View Farm. Dalesbred: £124 Allcocks Farm, £122 Stauvins Farm.

EWE & LAMB:

Texel: £290, £220, £210 Hole of Ellel. Mule: £290 Hole of Ellel, £242, £238 Yates Farm, £186 Hole of Ellel, £184 The Bungalow, £140 Yates Farm. Cheviot: £220 The Bungalow. Suffolk: £145 The Bungalow.

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