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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 5th February

Prime Hoggs

There was a larger entry just short of 500 Prime Hoggs forward today selling to a sharper trade than the previous week. The overall market average was 194p/kg, two pence up on last week. 39kg to 45kg Hoggs sold to an average of 196p/kg.

Beltex Hoggs from KA Purtill of Wigan sold to 214p/kg with numerous pens of Continental and Suffolk Hoggs selling in excess of the 200p/kg.

Heavy weight Suffolk Hoggs sold to £107 from David & Karen Swarbrick of Out Rawcliffe which was closely followed by RW & FJ Rhodes of Quernmore with Texel Hoggs selling to £105, Mules from the same good home sold to a top of £97. Plenty of pens of Texel Hoggs sold over the £100 mark. Suffolks sold to a top of £95 weighing 48kg from J Bargh & Son of Heaton with Oxcliffe. Standard weight Mule Hoggs sold to a top of £90 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons of Chipping.

A larger number of horned Hoggs on the market today saw Lonks weighing 42kg selling to £83 from Cardwell Farms of Stalmine, 44kg Swaledale Hoggs sold to £80 from JS & S Atkinson of Scorton. Scotch Blackface Hoggs from WM Pye of Ashton with Stodday selling to £79 or 203p/kg.

Cast Sheep

A small entry of Cast Sheep forward in the market today saw Texel Cast Ewes sell to £80 from MJ & K Ayrton of Thurnham.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £107 Bensons Farm; £105 Low Moor Head Farm; £101 Old Woodhouse; £100 Park Farm Barn. MULE: £97 Low Moor Head Farm; £90 Brown Brook; £88 Park Farm Barn. Charolais: £96 £90 Mill House Farm; £86 Tarnwater Farm; £85 North Farm. Suffolk: £95 North Farm; £95 Blackleach House Farm; £95 North Farm. Beltex: £88 Brown Brook; £79.5 11 Oak Avenue. Horned: £83 Inverbervie. Swale: £80 Sykes Farm; £72 Marshaw Farm; £71 Brown Brook. Scottish: £79 Tarnwater Farm.

Cast Ewe

Texel: £80 Bambers Farm.

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