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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 3rd June 2024.

Numbers increased in the spring lamb section, trade holding it’s own with an average of 401p/kg achieved. Sale top at £195 for Texel from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, with other pens selling to £192 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. With plenty of pens regularly £185-£190. Lighter lambs with plenty of meat sold to plenty of demand, with a ring full of 41kg Texel x lambs selling to £178 from KA Purtill, Wigan.

150 hoggs forward with trade being slightly up on the week. Once again well meated and fed hoggs easy to cash in. Texels sold to £169 from E&R Cranshaw, Brindle who sold Suffolks to £157 with Cheviot to £153 from A Thornton, Woodplumpton. With large pens of grass-fed Cheviots at 37kg selling to £120 from Barker Farms, Cockerham.

More ewes forward selling to a sharper trade, with an overall average of £149 per head. Texels sold to £202 from KA Purtill, Wigan who sold first cross Texel to £192. Mules sold to £190 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby with other pens selling £182 from J Burr, Quernmore. All mules forward averaging £144. Cheviot ewes selling to £172 from A Thornton, Woodplumpton. All types of ewes needed next week.

Sheep with lambs at selling to a flying trade, with a run of broken mouth Cheviot ewes with Texel lambs selling twice to £255, with other pens to £252 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Texel: £195 Bensons Farm, £192 Cock Hall Farm, £190, £187 Arna Wood Farm, £185 Potters Hill Farm, £184 Cock Hall Farm. Dorset: £169, £168 Conrery Hill Farm. Suffolk: £166 Potters Hill Farm, £163, £156 Hudsbrook Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £169, £147 Marsh Lane Farm, £139 Throstle Grove Farm, £132 The Dingle, £129 Rooten Brook, £129 Adamsons Farm. Suffolk: £157 (x2) Marsh Lane Farm. Cheviot: £153, £139 Adamsons Farm, £120 Hillam House Farm, £117 Lower Lingart Farm, £106 Hillam House Farm, £104 Adamsons Farm. Continental: £128.50, £120 Throstle Grove Farm, £115 Hillam House Farm. Swaledale: £115, £110 Rooten Brook. Herdwick: £111 School Lane.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £202, £192, £180 Oak Aveune, £174 Lundholme Farm, £174 Oak Aveune, £172 Humblescough Farm. Mule: £190 Humblescough Farm, £182, £170 Little Fell, £166 Marsh Lane Farm, £160 Adamsons Farm, £158 Little Fell. Suffolk: £178 Adamsons Farm, £120 Haversham House Farm. Cheviot: £172 Adamsons Farm. Masham: £148 Lundholme Farm. Teeswater: £145 Middle Lee Farm.Dutch Spotted: £106 Shorefields.

CAST RAM:

Texel: £170 Little Fell. Teeswater: £138 Middle Lee Farm.

EWE & LAMB:

Cheviot: £255 (x2), £252, £248, £235 Cragg Farm.

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