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Lancaster Monday 27th February 2017

Posted Monday, 27 February 2017, 3.27pm

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale at Lancaster saw a few more hoggs forward in the market today, selling to a stronger trade with a SQQ average of 169p/kg achieved. Continental bred hoggs, weighing between 39kg and 44kg, were in the strongest demand and certainly easiest to sell. Heavy weight hoggs were slightly cheaper due to the fact a large numbers of heavy weight hoggs now available on the market.

The trade topped at £84 for Texel Hoggs from H Chapman & Son of Millbeck and it was nice to have a number of pens selling either side of the eighty pound mark. Horned hoggs, twice, sold to £70.50 from GR Bargh & Co and from E & N Wright with 40kg horned hoggs from H Chapman & Son selling to £68.

Cast Sheep

The strong trade for ewes continued at Lancaster with a very mixed entry of ewes in the market. The trade topped at £87 for Dutch Texel ewes from GR & A Foy of Parkside with Texel ewes selling to £77 from JM & MH France of Newhouse Farm.

Smaller Mule ewes forward today sold to £60 from G Riley with Horned ewes topping at £46 from T Longton.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs: TEX: £84 Millbeck; £79 Walmsley Fold; £79 Bambers Farm; £78.50 Park Farm Barn. CH: £82 Walmsley Fold; £82 Park Farm Barn; £78 Inverbervie; £75 Corney Hill Farm. SUFF: £80 Maddison Avenue; £78 Parkside Farm; £75 Bambers Farm. HAMP: £73 Rye Close. MULE: £72 Thornbush Farm; £68 Low Moor Head Farm. HRN: £70.50 Rye Close; £70.50 Allcocks Farm. MASH: £70 Allcocks Farm; £67 Rye Close. RGH: £68 Millbeck.

Cast Ewes: BELTEX: £87 Parkside Farm. TEX: £77 Newhouse Farm; £73 Springfield Farm; £68 Burrow Heights Farm. SUFF: £76 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £60 Maddison Avenue; £58 Burrow Heights Farm. SWALE: £46 Rooten Brook. HERD: £41 Rooten Brook. DALES: £38 Allcocks Farm.

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