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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 13th May 2024.

SPRING LAMBS

More spring lambs were forward, meeting a sharp trade with an overall averaged of 438p/kg achieved. Suffolk lambs sold to £207 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham who sold other pens to £206. Smart bred Texel lambs sold to £196 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham or 490p/kg. Other smart bred lambs were regularly selling at 475p/kg to 480p/kg.
More spring lambs are required on a weekly basis, with new outlets keen to purchase.

PRIME HOGGS

Hoggs saw well meated and fed hoggs in keen demand, with an overall market average of 367p/kg achieved for all sold. Leaner type hoggs met less demand. Texel hoggs sold twice to £206 from AG Butler, Hambleton with Beltexs from the same good home to £204. Heavy Suffolk hoggs sold to £201 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with heavy hogg regularly £190 to £200. A large show of hill bred hoggs saw Mule to £172 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Cheviots to £170 from Barker Farms, Cockerham and a ring full of 43kg Cheviot to £166 from the same home. Pens of Herdwicks sold to £161 from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine with Rough Fells to £155 from the same home.

CAST SHEEP

Less ewes were forward today with the trade being a little less than recent highs, but still adding up nicely with an overall market average of £114 achieved. Texels sold to £186 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham with Charolais’s to £175 from MJ&JC Lund, Quernmore. Cheviots sold to £168 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham with Mules to £138 from the same home. Heavy Mules were regularly £120 to £135. Swaledales sold to £112 from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Suffolk: £207, £206, £203 Cocker House Farm, £191, £174, £136 Woodstock. Texel: £196, £192, £191, £190 (x2) Cock Hall Farm, £189 Little Fell. Charolais: £192, £190, £180, £179, £174 Redbank Farm. Continental: £191 Cocker House Farm, £189 Woodstock. Beltex: £151, £142 Woodstock.

PRIME HOGGS:

Charolais: £206 Park Farm Barn, £175 Oak Aveune. Texel: £206, £204, £192, £191, £190 Park Farm Barn, £186 Moorville. Suffolk: £201 North Farm, £179 Stubbins House Farm, £161 North Farm, £154, £148, £110 Little Crimbles. Beltex: £198, £185, £172, £171, £170 Moorville, £146 Oak Aveune. Continental: £190 Corney Hill Farm, £180, £169, £157 Oak Aveune, £119 Little Crimbles. Mule: £172 Oak Aveune, £150 North Farm, £149 Oak Aveune. Cheviot: £170, £166, £164, £159 (x2) Hillam House Farm, £143 Cragg Farm. Herdwick: £161 Moss House Farm, £133 Lee End Farm, £120, £117 Moss House Farm. Rough Fell: £155 Moss House Farm. Dorset: £151, £102 Corney Hill Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £186 Mill House, £175 Corney Hill Farm, £136, £82 Low Pleasant. Charolais: £170 Corney Farm. Dorset: £160, £108 Corney Hill Farm. Cheviot: £146, £126, £86 Marshaw Farm. Mule: £138 (x2), £128 Mill House Farm, £102 Low Pleasant, £98 Mill House Farm, £98 Knotts Farm. Swaledale: £112 Yates Farm, £94 Marshaw Farm.

CAST RAM:

Cheviot: £168 Mill House Farm.

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