There was a larger entry of in the region of 400 prime hoggs at Lancaster today, selling to another strong trade. There was a more mixed entry with 39-45kg hoggs averaging 182p/kg.
Topping the trade was Texels from JW & SE Drinkwater of Conder Mill selling to 205p/kg, with plenty of tight skinned Texel hoggs selling in the region of 200p/kg. The was a large proportion of heavy weight hoggs in the market selling mid to late eighties topping at £90 for Texels from Bargh Contractors of Old Woodhouse. Mules sold to a top of £79 from K & DE Woodhouse of Kitchen Ground.
More could have been sold to the advantage of vendors, if you require any more information or guidance with drawing prime hoggs please do not hesitate to contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472 or Andrew Butler 07966 556592
There was a smaller entry of cast ewes today selling to a trade which is in line with other auction centres. Texel ewes sold to £82 from WM Pye of Tarn Water, with Zwartble tups selling to £80 from Janet Simpson of Millstones.