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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 10th June 2024.

SPRING LAMBS

Spring lambs seeing a little resistance in trade on the week, with may outlets concentrating on ewes and hoggs, for the upcoming festival. 412 lambs sold to a top of £190 for a super Beltex cross lamb from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Suffolks sold to £186 from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock. Texels sold twice to £182 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe and KA Purtill, Wigan. Best bred lambs sold to 435p/kg from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, with others to 428p/kg for Texels from KA Purtill, Wigan. The best bred lambs were regularly 400p/kg to 410p/kg, with first cross Mule types, full of meat regularly selling 375p/kg to 385p/kg.

PRIME HOGGS

150 hoggs were forward, with once again well meated and fed hoggs meeting eager bidding, with leaner types to realisation. Texels sold to £172 from AG Butler, Hambleton and Beltexs sold to £160 from T&E Burrow, Slyne. Horned hoggs sold to £148 from S Bosworth, Burnley with Mules to £133 from A&L Huddleston, Wray and Swaledales to £130 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

CAST SHEEP

170 ewes were forward selling to an overall averaged of £149.15. Texels sold to £200 from DR&BE Rolfe, Scorton and a pen of Beltex to £195 from M Coxhead, Little Hool. A pen of first cross Texel ewes sold to £190 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Mules sold to £182 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. 73 Mule ewes were forward averaging £151. Horned ewes sold to £141 for Lonks from S Bosworth, Burnley with Cheviots to £138 from KA Purtill, Wigan and Dalesbreds £122 from WI&A Atkinson, Bleasdale.

BREEDING SHEEP

The closing sale of ewes and lambs attracted a busy ringside of buyers, ensuring all types sold to a flying trade. Aged Cheviot ewes with Texel twin lambs from SE&J Gorst, Littledale sold to £268, with other pens to £262.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Beltex: £190 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £186 Stubbins Farm, £171 Cocker House Farm, £165.50 Kays Farm, £154 Stubbins Farm, £150 Bailey Hey Farm, £149 Kays Farm. Texel: £182 Bensons Farm, £182 Oak Aveune, £177 Bensons Farm, £171 Little Fell, £170 Stubbins Farm, £168 Cock Hall Farm. Continental: £181, £175, £169, £167 Cocker House Farm, £165 North Farm, £162.50 Cocker House Farm. Dutch Spotted: £166, £132 Fern Bank Farm. Ryeland: £162 North Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £172 Park Farm Barn, £160 Throstle Grove Farm, £150 Merryfield, £150, £148 Throstle Grove Farm, £146 Merryfield. Continental: £152 Burrow Heights Farm, £150, £100 Park Farm Barn. Beltex: £146 Merryfield. Horned: £140 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Dutch Spotted: £140 Park Farm Barn, £134, £103 (x2) Overhouses. Mule: £133, £126 Overhouses, £122 Quarry House, £110 Moss Gate Farm, £110 Overhouses. Suffolk: £132 Merryfield, £130 Park Farm Barn, £128 Merryfield. Swaledale: £130, £128, £116 (x3), £112.50 Marshaw Farm. Herdwick: £126, £114, £90 Park Farm Barn. Cheviot: £120 Marshaw Farm. Dalesbred: £90 Stauvins Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £200 Potters Hill Farm, £195 Hill View Farm, £194, £190 Oak Aveune, £190 Cock Hall Farm, £190 Oak Aveune. Mule: £182 North Farm, £168 Cock Hall Farm, £166 Little Fell, £164 Oak Aveune, £164 Kays Farm, £164 Deep Clough. Suffolk: £162 Ingrave Farm, £142 Oak Aveune, £136 Swainhead Hall Farm. Beltex: £160 Whittingham Lane. Masham: £142 Kays Farm. Horned: £141 Deep Clough, £139, £134, £131, £120 Low Oakenaves Farm. Cheviot: £136 Oak Aveune. Dalesbred: £122 Holme House Farm. Swaledale: £96 Thornbush Farm.

CAST RAM:

Texel: £177 Cock Hall Farm. Charolais: £126 Low Croft.

EWE & LAMB:

Cheviot: £268, £262 Cragg Farm.

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