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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock Monday 19th March

Prime Hoggs

The Prime Hogg trade improved as the week went on last week, with the market average today being 224p/kg. Hoggs weighing between 39 and 45kg averaged 228p/kg.

Top price today saw Texel Hoggs sell to £120 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe closely followed by £119 from O Butler, Kirkham. Suffolks twice sold to £117 firstly from J Bargh & Son and AG Butler, Hambleton. Plenty of pens of Hoggs sold over the £110 mark. Top price per kilo was 256p/kg for 45kg Texel’ from AG Butler, this was followed by 249p/kg for 43kg Texel’ from RW & FJ Rhodes, Quernmore.

Mule Hoggs sold to a top of £108 from J Bargh & Son with 44kg Mules selling to £102 from AG Butler.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of Cast Sheep forward today selling to a buoyant trade, where more could have easily been sold.

A consignment from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth saw Suffolk Ewes sell to £133 and Texel’ sell to £121. This was closely followed by Texel’ selling to £111 from JA & V Lamb, Conder Green.

Best Mule Ewes regularly in the nineties selling to a top of £103 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth.

Horned Ewes sold to a top of £74 for Dalesbred Ewes from DM Eames, Abbeystead.

Prime Beef

There was a Prime Bull forward this morning from P & A Bell, Pilling selling to 195p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus.

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

The sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot of the season at Lancaster saw a blistering trade throughout in which more could have easily been sold.

Continental Ewes with single lambs sold to £160 or £80p/life. Continental Ewes with Twins sold to a top of £205. All sheep forward sold to a market average of £70.80p/life. Entries to date for next week include 10 Mule Ewes with Texel Lambs & 10 Continental Ewes with Continental Lambs.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS 

TEXEL: £120 North Farm; £119 Elm Bank Farm; £115 Park Farm Barn; £114 Low Moor Head Farm. SUFFOLK: £117 Park Farm Barn; £117 North Farm; £110 Inverbervie. MULE: £108 North Farm; £102 Park Farm Barn; £98 West Lynn. CHAROLAIS: £106 Park Farm Barn. GRITSTONE: £101 Inverbervie. LONK: £94 Inverbervie. SWALEDALE: £84 Sowerby Lodge; £77.50 Ouzelthorn Farm; £70 Overhouses. MASHAM: £80 Inverbervie. CHEVIOT: £79 Inverbervie.

CAST SHEEP 

SUFFOLK: £133 Blackleach House Farm. TEXEL: £121 Blackleach House Farm; £111 Conder Green Farm. MULE: £103 Burrow Heights Farm; £98 Mearsbeck Farm; £90 Blackleach House Farm. DORSET: £90 Corney Hill Farm; £50 Burrow Heights Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £91 Ouzelthorn Farm. MASHAM: £76 Middle Lea Farm. DALESBRED: £74 Middle Lea Farm.

CAST RAM 

TEXEL: £81 Mearsbeck Farm.

EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT 

TEXEL: £205; £180; £160 Rivers Hill Farm. SUFFOLK: £150 Rivers Hill Farm.

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