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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 18th January 2021

Prime Hoggs

The trade remains firm with an overall market average of 249p/kg at Lancaster with an SQQ average of 251p/kg. A similar number forward, as last week, was met by the usual demand from the busy ring of buyers at Lancaster. The consignment from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston led the way selling to a top of £130 for a 45kg Texel hogg. This was followed by Andrew Butler’s consignment of Texel and Beltex lambs selling to £127 twice, £124, £123.50 twice and £123 twice. Beltex hoggs from R & DL Cornthwaite sold to £126 and £120 followed by Texel hoggs from Jonny and Louise Bradshaw, Cockerham selling to £119. All texel hoggs forward averaged £111.41. Nearly 40% of the pens of hoggs forward today sold in excess of £110. Top pence per kilogram this week was 310p and 300p for Beltex hoggs from Andrew Butler with plenty more pens selling towards the 300p/kg mark. All Beltex hoggs forward averaged £119.33.

Upland hoggs peaked at £117 for Cheviots from P Prickett, Hutton Roof. Cheviot Mules peaked at £111 from Jonathan and Josie Smith, Brookhouse. Mules peaked at £110 twice from KM & KM Baxter, Pilling and JE Parkinson and Son, Quernmore followed by £109.50 from J & J Smith with all Mules forward averaging well over the one hundred pound mark. Horned hoggs peaked at £97 for Swaledales from Janet Simpson, Barnacre.

All hoggs forward this week averaged £105.86.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade continues to be strong and more are required week on week in Lancaster. Taking top spot this week was the consignment from C & H Mason, Caton Green selling Texel Mules to £120, Suffolk’s to £113 and Mules to £109. Teeswater ewes sold to £109 and Mashams to £108 from DM Eames, Abbeystead. Plenty of strong Mules sold in excess of the one hundred pound mark. Although buyers are still cautious of over fat ewes.

Cheviot ewes sold to a top of £100 and £99 from George Blacklidge, Chorley with horned sheep topping at £77 and £74 for Swaledales from J Smith, Brookhouse. Strong horned ewes were often achieving seventy pounds and more.

Cast tups peaked at £100 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead with a Texel, who also sold Swaledales to £73.

Top Prices

Leading prices per head for hoggs:

Texel: £130 Ingrave Farm, £124, £123.50, £123 Park Farm Barn, £119 Park Farm Barn, Wrampool Farm, £117 Ingrave Farm. Beltex: £127 Park Barn Farm, £126 Humblescough Farm, £123 Park Farm Barn, £120 Humblescough Farm, £116 Ingrave Farm. Suffolk: £123.50 Park Farm Barn, £115 Millstones, £114 Birch House Cottage, £111 Knowsley Farm, £109 Fell End Farm, £108.50 Birch House Cottage. Cheviot: £117 Hutton Roof Hall, £111 Moorcock Hall Farm, Carr House farm, £109.50 Cross Farm, £109 Moorcock Hall Farm. Charollais: £114 Lapwing Close. Mule: £110 Castle Mill Farm, Bibbys Farm, £109.50 Moorcock Hall Farm, £108 Fell End Farm, £106.50 High House Farm, Carr House Farm, £104 Moorcock Hall Farm, £100 Overhouses. Continental: £110 Carr House Farm, £104 Low Kit Brow, £102.50 Cross Farm, £94 Low Kit Brow, £87 Blades Street. Swaledales: £102 Marshaw Farm, £97 Millstones, £89 Millstones, Overhouses, £85 High House Farm, £81 Overhouses. Zwartble: £102 Millstones. Gritstone: £98.50 Bibbys Farm. Horned: £94 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ewes
Texel: £120 Mearsbeck Farm, £101 Burrow Heights Farm, £93 Wrampool Farm. Suffolk: £113 Mearsbeck Farm, £98 Moorcock Hall Farm. £109 Mearsbeck Farm, £104 Beaumont Gate, £97 Middle Lee Farm, £95 Dove Cote Farm, £90 Mearsbeck Farm. Teeswater: £108 Middle Lee Farm. Mashem: £107 Middle Lee Farm. Cheviot: £100, £99 Dove Cote Farm, £98 Wrampool Farm, £84 Dove Cote Farm, £82 Marshaw Farm. Cheviot/Mule: £95 Burrow Heights Farm. BFL: £89 Dunkenshaw Farm. Swaledale: £77, £68, £63 Moorcock Hall Farm, £58 Dunkenshaw Farm. Horned: £74 Moorcock Hall Farm.

Cast Rams
Texel: £100 Dunkenshaw Farm, £80 Lee End Farm. Swaledale: £73 Dunkenshaw Farm.

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