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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 25th January 2021

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs at Lancaster had a reduced entry forward this week with a larger proportion of upland bred hoggs and heavy hoggs. The overall market average was 237p/kg with a SQQ average of 242p/kg. The consignment of heavy weight hoggs from Joshua France, Pilling led the way selling Texels to £126 and £121 with Charollais to £124. Texels weighing 47kg from MP Berry, Stalmine sold to £124. The consignment of Texel and Charolais hoggs from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle sold to £120, £117.50 and £116.50 twice followed by AT Alcock, Inskip selling Texel hoggs to £115 and £114.50.
Upland hoggs saw Mashams sell to £111 weighing 44kg from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with 43kg Mules from the same home selling to £105. Horned hoggs peaked at £91.50 from A Chard, Roeburndale.

Top pence a kilogram this week was Beltex hoggs from Jonny and Josie Smith, Brookhouse selling to 308p/kg and 297p/kg twice.

Cast Sheep

The weekly sale of cast sheep saw trade slightly easier than previous week. Cast rams topped the market selling to £120 for Charollais tups from JET Hull, Winmarleigh. The ewe trade peaked at £116 for Leicesters from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Texel x Mule ewes sold to £110 from JM Sanderson, Halton. Mule ewes peaked at £99 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with plenty of pens of Mule ewes selling around the ninety pound mark. Horned ewes peaked at £75 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe followed by Swaledale ewes selling to £70 from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs
Texel - £126 Merryfield, £124 Highgate Farm, £121 Merryfield, £120, £117.50, £116.50 Walmsley Fold. Charollais - £124 Merryfield, £96 Mill House Farm. Suffolk - £115 Merryfield, £109 Moorcock Hall Farm, £90 Mill House Farm. Beltex - £114, £104, £101, £100, £90 Moorcock Hall Farm. Masham - £111 Bensons Farm. Cheviot - £106 Hutton Roof Hall, £105 Oak Avenue, £90 Hutton Roof Hall. Mule - £105 Bensons Farm, £102 Ouzelthorn Farm, £91 Castle O Trim, £89 Yates Farm, £86 Botton Hall Farm. Continental - £103.50 Oak Avenue, £91 Moss House Farm, £84 Mill House Farm, £75.50 Moorcock Hall Farm. Horned - £91.50, £90 Haylot Farm. Swaledale - £90, £80 Ouzelthorn Farm, £78 Moorcock Hall Farm, £72 Overhouses, £70 Botton Hall Farm, £66 Moorcock Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes
Bluefaced Leicester - £116 Ouzelthorn Farm. Texel - £110 Lower Highfield. Mule - £99 Hutton Roof Hall, £90 Ouzelthorn Farm, £86 Lower Highfield, £83, £81 Bensons Farm, £76 Low Moor Head Farm. Continental - £76 Bensons Farm. Masham - £76 Bensons Farm. Swaledale - £75 Bensons Farm, £70 Yates Farm, £68, £65 Low Moor Head Farm, £40 Moorcock Hall Farm. Gritstone - £70 Bensons Farm. Cheviot - £53 Hutton Roof Hall.

Cast Tups
Continental - £120 Gibstick Hall Farm. Bluefaced Leicester - £86 Overhouses.

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