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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 12th March

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Store Hoggs saw a reduced entry forward. Well-finished Hoggs were in strong demand and were eagerly bid for. Hoggs weighing between 39-45kg averaged 214p/kg, with 45-52kg Hoggs averaging 218p/kg. Overall the sale averaged 207p/kg.

Topping the day’s trade was a Suffolk Hogg from Benson Farms of Garstang selling to £123, who also sold a Texel to £117. Texel Hoggs weighing 45kg from AG Butler of Hambleton sold to a top of 238p/kg. There were plenty of pens of Continental Hoggs selling over the £100 mark.

Hill bred Hoggs saw a pair of Cheviots sell to £101 from Cardwell Farms of Poulton-le-Fylde, who also sold a pen of Mules to £97 and Horned Hoggs to £85.

Cast Sheep

A small entry of Cast Sheep forward this week saw all pens eagerly bid for. Texels sold to a top of £105 from S Wilson & Son of Scotforth which was closely followed by £100 from J & H Huddleston of Brookhouse. Mule Ewes sold to a top of £81 from PW & DW Roskell of Preston.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS

SUFFOLK: £123; £110 Westfield Farm. TEXEL: £117 Westfield Farm; £107 Parkk Farm Barn; £104 Merryfield. CONTINENTAL: £115; £101 Bambers Farm; £88 Merryfield. CHEVIOT: £101 Inverbervie. CHAROLAIS: £98 Park Farm Barn. MULE: £97 Inverbervie; £96 Park Farm Barn; £89 Moss House Farm. MASHAM: £92 Inverbervie. HORNED: £85 Inverbervie; £77 Brown Brook; £72 Moss House Farm.

CAST EWE

TEXEL: £105 Burrow Heights Farm; £100 Annasghyl. SUFFOLK: £86 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £81 Springfield Farm.

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