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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 17th February

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster weekly sale of Prime Hoggs had an increased entry of 706 forward. The market average was slightly less this week with 231p/kg achieved with a larger proportion of hill bred hoggs forward this week and not as many good quality hoggs on offer. It was the consignment of Texels from T & CM Kelsall, Chipping that led the way this week selling heavyweights to £143 and £137.50. The consignment of heavyweight Texels from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth sold to £138, £135.50, £135, £131 and £129. Other notable Texel prices selling to £135, £129 from JW & SE Drinkwater, Quernmore, £132 from AT Alcock, Inskip and £129 and £128 from A Butler, Hambleton. Continental hoggs sold to £132 from D Gardner, Brookhouse with Suffolks selling to £131 from AG Butler, Hambleton and £130 from T Smith, Pilling. Too many more pens of Texel and Suffolk hoggs sold in the £120s to mention. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £120 from AT Alcock with Mules selling to £114 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton and others to £112 from W & A Cornall, Barnacre. There was plenty more pens of mid 40kg+ Mules selling between £100 and £110. Beltex hoggs sold to top of 293p/kg or £120 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston purchase by Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster.

Texels sold to 290p/kg or £124.50 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley with others Texels twice selling to 288p/kg or £121 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe and GH Sanderson & Family. This was closely followed by 287p/kg or £132 from AT Alcock. Plenty more pens of good conformation hoggs selling between 260-280p/kg.

Horned hoggs topped at £92 weighing 42kg for Lonks from AG Butler, Hambleton with Swaledales selling to £90 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston and £89 for Scottish Blackfaces from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday.

Suffolks to £131 av. £101.80 or 218p/kg
Mules to £114 av. £99.83 or 221p/kg
Charollais to £119 av. £117.66 or 259p/kg
Cheviots to £120 av. £102.44 or 231p/kg
Texels to £143 av. £109.85 or 240p/kg
Beltex to £120 av. £120 or 293p/kg
Horned to £92 av. £86.52 or 214p/kg

Cast Sheep

There was a similar number of Cast Sheep forward this week, once again, meeting plenty of demand. It was Texel cast rams that topped the market today from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham with Texel ewes from the same home selling to £119. Leicester ewes peaked at £117 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale with the consignment from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday selling Suffolks to £114 and Continentals to £109. Plenty of Continental and Suffolk ewes sold in the early one hundreds. Mule ewes sold to a peak of £103 from T Ayrton & Sons, with plenty of pens of Mule ewes selling in the nineties.

Horned sheep saw Lonks sell to £103 from S Bosworth, Burnley with Swaledale ewes to £76 from W & A Cornall, Barnacre with Cheviot ewes to £84 from RM & PM Simpson, Troutbeck.

Upland tups saw Swaledales sell to £80 from T Ayrton & Sons and Herdwicks to £75 from RM & PM Simpson.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Texel £143 Brown Brook, £138 Blackleach House Farm, £137.50 Brown Brook, £135.50, £135 Blackleach House Farm. Continental £132 Quarry House Farm, £115, £111, £110, £102 Carr House Farm. Suffolk £131 Park Farm Barn, £130 Herdsmans House, £118 Carr House Farm, £115, £113 Maddison Avenue. Beltex £120 Little Eccleston Hall. Cheviot £120 Carr House Farm, £119, £115.50 Walmsley Fold, £105 Stockdale Farms. Mule £114 Fell End Farm, £112 Bank Farm, £110 Overhouses, £107 Quarry House Farm. Leicester £112 Bank Farm, £90 Conder Mill. Horned £92 Park Farm Barn, £86 Fell End Farm. Swaledale £90 Little Eccleston Hall, £84 Bank Farm. Masham £90 Fell End Farm. Scottish Blackface £89, £88, £87.50 Tarnwater Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £119 Cock Hall Farm, £100 Burrow Heights Farm, £94 Tarnwater Farm, £88 Burrow Heights Farm, Cock Hall Farm. Leicester £117 Yates Farm, £90 Bank Farm. Suffolk £114 Tarnwater Farm, £80 Woodstock, £67 Carr House Farm. Continental £109 Tarnwater Farm, £103 Old Glasson Farm. Mule £103 Yates Farm, £94 Tarnwater Farm, £91 Stanley Farm, £88 Burrow Heights Farm, £72 Stanley Farm. Horned £103 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Cheviot £84 Poole Bank Farm, £76 Stock A Bank, £66 Oak Avenue, Stock a Bank. Swaledale £76 Bank Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel £120 Cock Hall Farm, £97, £92 Old Glasson Farm. Suffolk £101 Old Glasson Farm, £70 Poole Bank Farm. Swaledale £80 Yates Farm. Herdwick £75 Poole Bank Farm.

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