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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Easter Spring Lamb Show and Sale, Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 25th March 2024.

SPRING LAMBS

The Easter show and sale of spring lambs at Lancaster saw a fantastic entry put before our judge Mr Bill Livesey, after time and deliberation he awarded the first prize and champion rosette to a Charollais cross Beltex from RJ&J Towers, Ingleton with this selling to £215 or 500p/kg. Topping the spring lamb sale was a Charollais cross also from RJ&J Towers, Ingleton selling to £220. Suffolks sold to £170 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with Dorsets from the same home to £166.
Spring lambs are now required on a weekly basis at Lancaster.

PRIME HOGGS

All hoggs sold to a slightly sharper trade on the week, with an overall average of 370p/kg achieved. Heavy Texel cross hoggs sold to £240 from W&A Cornall, Barnacre with numerous pens over the £200 barrier. Beltexs sold to £210 from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale. Best bred hoggs were keenly sort after with two lots selling to 430p/kg, firstly for Beltexs from KA Purtill, Wigan and then from JM&MH France, Littledale. A large proportion of the sale was made up of hill bred hoggs, with Cheviots to £166 from Barker Farms, Cockerham. A ring full of Mules sold to £164 from F&SG Sanderson & Son, Woodplumpton with other to £160 from W&A Cornall, Bleasdale. 39kg Herdwicks sold to £136 from A&AM Wright, Roeburndale who sold light weight Dalesbred to £128.

CAST SHEEP

A smaller show of ewes forward with all selling to full value. Frist cross Texels sold to £166 from DJ&MC Platts, Caton who sold Suffolks to £140. Mules sold to a top of £118 from W&A Cornall, Barnacre with the best regularly £110 plus. Swaledales sold to £94 from S Park, Halton with other Swaledale to £90 from W&A Cornall, Bleasdale.
SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
A flying trade was seen for all ewes with lambs at foot. Aged Texel ewes with Beltex cross twin lambs from TR Gorst, Bay House sold to £310, with other twins from the same home to £295. An outstanding Texel ewe with a single Beltex lamb from the same good home sold to £290, or £145 per life. Other singles from the same home sold to £270 twice. H Swales, St Michaels saw his best aged Texel ewes with singles sell to £260. A run of broken mouthed Mule ewes with young Texel twins from Myerscough College sold to a top of £235.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Charolais: £220, £215 Greenlands Farm. Suffolk: £176 Woodstock, £170, £162 Blea Tarn, £142, £138, £130 Woodstock. Texel: £166, £155 Blea Tarn.

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £240 Bank Farm, £210 Newhouse Farm, £210 Bank Farm, £204 (x2), £200 Newhouse Farm. Beltex: £184, £172, £164 Deep Clough. Cheviot: £166, £150 Hillam House Farm. Mule: £164 Cross House Farm, £159.50 Bank Farm, £159, £156, £155.50 Cross House Farm, £106 Highfield Farm. Dutch Spotted: £158 Oak Aveune, £150 Conway Close. Suffolk: £156, £153 Maddison Aveune, £139 Greennbank Farm, £107 Highfield Farm. Herdwick: £136 Stauvins Farm, £125 Herdmans House. Continental: £130 Throstle Grove Farm, Dalesbred: £128, £119, £113 Stauvins Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £166 Greenbank Farm, £152, £130 Newhouse Farm. Suffolk: £140 Greenbank Farm, £88 Throstle Grove Farm. Mule: £118 Bank Farm, £106, £96 Woodstock. Swaledale: £94 Highfield Farm.

CAST RAM:

Swaledale: £90 Bank Farm. Leicester: £74 Bank Farm.

EWE & LAMB:

Texel: £310, £295, £290, £270 (x2) Hole of Ellel, £260 Stocken Bridge Farm. Mule: £235, £230 Myerscough Hall, £175, £168, £165 (x2) Stocken Bridge Farm.

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EASTER SPRING LAMB SHOW

Judge- Bill Livesey

Sponsors- MB Nutrition & Carrs Billington

Class 1 – Best Continental Lamb
1st R & J Towers, Charolais
2nd R & J Towers, Charolais
3rd S Wilson & Son, Suffolk

Class 2 – Best Native Breed
1st S Wilson & Son, Suffolk
2nd G & D Ball, Suffolk
3rd S Wilson & Son, Texel

CHAMPION
R & J Towers, Charolais

RESERVE CHAMPION
R & J Towers, Charolais

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