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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 22nd March 2021

Lancaster Prime Hoggs top at £170

Breeding Sheep

Lancaster sheep with lambs at foot enjoyed another strong trade. Taking top this week was the consignment from Dave and Karen Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, peaking at £220 with aged Mule ewes and Texel twin lambs with three further pens from the same home selling to £218.
There are some exciting consignments entered at Lancaster for Monday 29th March including some pure Texel ewes and lambs - keep your eyes peeled for the catalogue.

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster had a slightly easier trade in keeping with other early markets on the day and the trade at the weekend. A larger proportion of hill hoggs were in the market leading to an overall market average of 272p/kg for 563 forward.

Another great consignment from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston led the way with their Beltex hoggs selling to £158, £156, £150 and £148,. This consignment also topped the market at 352p/kg. GR & A Foy, Conder Green sold a pen of shapely Dutch Texel hoggs to £156. The consignment of Texel hoggs from W & J Livesey, Inskip sold to £146 and £140.

Hill hoggs topped at £127 for Mules from S Bosworth, Burnley, followed by Cheviots to £126.50 from J & H Davis, Cabus. Masham hoggs twice sold to £125 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock and from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. Horned hoggs sold to £123.50 from M & YS Barker, Halton with Dalesbreds to £121 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton.

The Easter Spring Lamb show at Lancaster is Monday 29th March. The show is at 10am and the sale at 11am. Show classes are for best individual Continental and Native sired lambs. For more information contact Ian Atkinson on 07766521472.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade remains very buoyant at Lancaster. Leading the way was a consignment of Dutch Texel ewes from GR & Foy, Conder Green selling to £155, £137 and £130. Mule ewes sold to £114 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham with Mashams topping at £114 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Hill bred ewes sold to a top of £80 for Herdwicks from S Bosworth, Burnley, followed by Cheviots to £78 from J & H Davis, Cabus and £76 for Dalesbreds from DC Miller.

Top Prices

EWES & LAMBS AT FOOT
Mule - £220, £218 Bensons Farm.

PRIME HOGGS
Beltex - £158 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £156 Parkside Farm, £156, £150, £148, £144 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Texel - £146, £140, £133 Walker House Farm, £130.50 Halton Park Farm, £130 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Charollais - £137 Walker House Farm. Continental - £133.50 Walker House Farm, £120, £117, £116, £109 Oak Avenue. Mule - £127, £121.50, £120 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £116.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £113.50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £112 Fell End Farm. Cheviot - £126.50 Weavers Farm, £124 Hoskingshire Farm, £121 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £120.50 Halton Park Farm, £117.50 Hoskingshire Farm, £115 Weavers Farm. Suffolk - £126, £124.50 Halton Park Farm, £123.50 Walker House Farm, £123, £113 Cobble Hey Farm, £102 Birch House Cottage. Masham - £125 Fell End Farm, Cobble Hey Farm, £107 Fell End Farm. Scottish Blackface - £123.50, £120 Halton Park Farm. Horned - £121 Fell End Farm, £115 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £106 Cobble Hey Farm, Fell End Farm, £105 Crombleholme. Swaledale - £114, £108 Cobble Hey Farm, £100 Appletree Farm, £91 Marshaw Farm, £85 Appletree Farm. Gritstone - £106, £80 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Jacob - £102 Oak Avenue. Herdwick - £92.50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

CAST EWES
Beltex - £155, £137, £130 Parkside Farm. Mule - £114 Cocker House Farm, £102 Cobble Hey Farm, £80 Bensons Farm, £67 Cobble Hey Farm, Lyndale Farm. Masham - £110, £100 Cobble Hey Farm. Hampshire - £94, £90 Redfields. Texel - £85 Redfields. Herdwick - £80, £42 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Cheviot - £78 Weavers Farm. Dalesbred - £76 Cobble Hey Farm. Continental - £70 Langthwaite Filter House, £68 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £62 Lee End Farm, Lower Oakeneaves. Suffolk - £60 Low Moorhead. Swaledale - £51 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

CAST TUPS
Dalesbred - £74 Haylot Farm.

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