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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Monday 24th June 2024.

PRIME LAMBS

Well meated / fed lambs attracted plenty of interest from buyers, with under finished leaner lambs harder to place. The best of the lambs were well bid for from start to finish, topping at 422p/kg for a pen of Texels from C Ellison, Pilling. Beltexs sold to 418p/kg from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Other best lambs were regularly 400p/kg plus. Heavy Texel lambs sold to £185 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Beltexs sold to £184 and £182 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Pens of first cross Texels sold to £180 from P Metcalfe, Denny Deck. Heavy continental bred lambs were 165p/kg to 170p/kg. Export bred lambs were a little harder to place today, with these regularly selling at 348p/kg to 355p/kg.

CAST SHEEP

Less ewes were forward as suspected, with a sharper trade seen for all goods and an overall average of £130 per head. A pair of Texels sold to £182 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Suffolk to £173 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands. Mule ewes sold to £152 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with other pens to £146 from E Lund & Sons, Ingleton. Horned ewes sold to £132 for a Swiss Valais from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Dalesbred to £102 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Texel: £185 North Farm, £180 Old Parkside Farm, £172 Lingrow, £169 Oak Aveune, £165 Lingrow, £163.50 North Farm. Beltex: £184, £182, £180 Bensons Farm, £168 Cock Hall Farm, £163 Bensons Farm. Cheviot: £168 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £164, £156, £153 New Parkside Farm, £150 Maddison Aveune, £135.50 Kays Farm, £132.50 Old Parkside Farm. Continental: £163 Jacksons Farm, £160 Head Farm, £156 Jacksons Farm, £153, £145.50 Head Farm, £145 Jacksons Farm. Dutch Spotted: £160 Cross House Farm.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £182 Oak Aveune, £160 Jacksons Farm, £156, £144 Burrow Heights Farm, £140 Lundholme Farm, £140 Oak Avenue. Suffolk: £173 Maddison Aveune, £120, £112 Bensons Farm. Mule: £152 Burrow Heights Farm, £146 Lundholme Farm, £140 Cock Hall Farm, £136 Oak Aveune, £134 Burrow Heights Farm, £126 Lundholme Farm. Zwartble: £132, £130 Oak Aveune. Swiss Valais Blacknose: £132 Bensons Farm. Continental: £114 Oak Aveune. Dalesbred: £102 Kays Farm.

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