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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 27th May 2024.

SPRING LAMBS

A bigger show of 204 spring lambs were forward, with the best bred lambs continuing to sell to a fast trade, however more commercial type lambs sold to a little less than in previous weeks. Texels sold to £200 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with other well bred lambs to £198 for Texels from JE Harrison, Winmarleigh. Pens of heavy Suffolks sold to £196 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. An overall averaged of 401p/kg was achieved.

PRIME HOGGS

214 hoggs were forward, as seen nationally selling to a lesser trade. Texels sold to £190 from T Taylor, Woodplumpton who sold other pens to £182. A ring full of Texels sold to £181 from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £172 from AJ Cardwell, Pilling with pens of Gritstones selling to £142 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine and Mules to £140 from KA Purtill, Wigan.

CAST SHEEP

Just over 100 ewes were forward, selling to another strong trade with all forward averaging £127. The sale topped at £194 for Texelw cross ewes from JA Lambert, Out Rawcliffe with Suffolks to £172 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Cheviots sold to £166 from J&SJ Risebrough, Silverdale. Mules sold to £160 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, with 45 Mules forward selling to an overage £131 a head. A run of Dalesbreds from S&J France, Over Wyresdale saw their best sell to £122.
More ewes are needed on a weekly basis here at Lancaster.

BREEDING SHEEP

A busy ring side of buyers ensured all ewes and lambs sold to a strong trade. Dorset ewes with young Texel twin lambs sold to £250 from S Hadwin, Millom. Aged Cheviot ewes with Texel twin lambs sold to £225 and £222 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Texel: £200 Bensons Farm, £198 Smithy Lane Farm, £196 Cocker House Farm, £194 Bensons Farm, £192 Cocker House Farm, £192 Potters Hill Farm. Mule: £194 Cocker House Farm. Hampshire: £190, £177, £174 Potters Hill Farm. Suffolk: £189 Cocker House Farm, £177, £175 Knowsley Farm, £171 Oak Aveune. Charolais: £181 Bensons Farm. Beltex: £176 Oak Aveune. Dorset: £168 The Steading. Continental: £155 Burrow Heights Farm.

PRIME HOGGS:

Continental: £190, £182, £176, £160 Midge Hall Farm, £97 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £181 Blackleach House Farm, £175 Rose Haven, £174 Blackleach House Farm, £172 Estuary View Farm, £171, £170 Blackleach House Farm. Cheviot: £172 Rose Haven, £171, £170 Inverbervie, £161, £159 Rose Haven, £150 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £149 Rose Haven, £148 Inverbervie, £120 Maddison Aveune. Dorset: £145 The Steading. Gritstone: £142, £125 Inverbervie. Mule: £140 Oak Aveune, £127 Park Farm Barn. Dutch Spotted: £124 Oak Aveune. Herdwick: £116, £108 Smithy Lane Farm. Swaledale: £106, £99 Marshaw Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £194 Jacksons Farm, £170 Oak Aveune, £160 Midge Hall Farm, £152, £150 Old Glasson Farm, £148 Old Waterslack Farm. Suffolk: £172, £170 Oak Aveune. Cheviot: £166, £132 Old Waterslack Farm, £84 Wellington Crag Farm. Mule: £160 Bensons Farm, £158, £152 Little Fell, £146 Bensons Farm, £145 Little Fell, £144 Kays Farm. Dorset: £142 The Steading. Charolais: £122 Moss Gate Farm. Dalesbred: £122, £106 Kays Farm. Continental: £114 School Villas. Masham: £112 Old Glasson Farm.

EWE & LAMB:

Dorset: £250 The Steading. Cheviot: £225, £222 Cragg Farm. Continental: £118 The Steading.

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