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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 12th February

Prime Hoggs

A similar number of prime hoggs forward this week with there being a jump in trade this week with a market average of 208p/kg with 39-45kg hoggs averaging 213p/kg.

The trade topped twice at £114 firstly for 55kg Suffolks from George Riley of Bolton-le-Sands and then 51kg Texels from R & B Parker of Killington. Texels topped at 239p/kg for 46kg from MJ & K Ayrton of Thurnham selling to £110. Beltex hoggs topped at 237p/kg for a pen of five from KA Purtill of Wigan.

Mules sold to a top of £93 from AG Butler of Hambleton. Swaeldales selling to a top of £90 from M & L Preece of Kirkby Lonsdale or to 206p/kg from JS & S Atkinson of Scorton.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of cast sheep in the market today which was met by plenty of trade with all keenly sought after. The trade topped at £95 for Suffolk tups from DC Miller of Claughton on Brock. Texel ewes sold to PW & DW Roskell of Pilling. Plenty more ewes could have easily been sold to the advantage of vendors.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

SUFFOLK: £114, £111 5 Maddison Avenue, £93 Cobble Hey Farm, £89 5 Maddison Avenue. TEXEL: £114 High Hallbeck, £113 Low Moor Head Farm, £110 Bambers Farm, £106 Post Office Farm. DORSET: £105 High Hall Beck. CHAROLLAIS: £97, £88 Mill House Farm. MULES: £93 Park Farm, £91 Low Moor Head Farm, £90 Sykes Farm, £87 Fell End Farm. HAMPSHIRE: £91 Upper Greenbank. SWALEDALE: £90 High House, £86.50 Sykes Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £87 Overhouses. BELTEX: £87 11 Oak Avenue. HORNED: £80 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ewes

SUFFOLK: £95 Cobble Hey Farm, £40 Post Office Farm. TEXEL: £82 Cobble Hey Farm, £71 Springfield Farm, £70 Low Moor Head Farm, £41 Bambers Farm. ZWARTBLES: £70 Cobble Hey Farm. CHEVIOT: £70 Cobble Hey Farm, £63 Bambers Farm. MULE: £63 Bambers Farm, £54 Post Office Farm, Low Moor Head Farm, £45 Low Moor Head Farm, £44 Springfield Farm. CONTINETAL: £55 Low Moor Head Farm.

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