Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 20th February 2023.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of 600 hoggs saw an overall market average of 226p/kg with a third of the entry being Mules and upland bred hoggs. Best bred Texel and Beltex hoggs were regularly selling at 280p/kg-290p/kg, topping at 298p/kg for Texels from AG Butler, Hambleton. Top price per head this morning also came from the same good home of £140. Suffolk hoggs sold to £134 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale with Beltex hoggs selling to £133 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. Heavy hoggs would be a bid or two less this morning, which has been seen nationally but still regularly sold at the £125-£130 mark. Masham hoggs led the upland section today, selling to £119.50 from T&D Wright, Wray with other pens of Masham’s selling to £118 from A&MA Wright, Roeburndale. Mule hoggs sold to a top of £114 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale with heavy Mule hoggs regularly selling at the £105-£110 mark. Swaledale hoggs topped at £91.50 from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton. More hoggs are required to fulfil buyers requirements at the first sale of the week.

Cast Sheep

150 cast ewes and rams were forward with all selling to a sharp trade. Cheviot ewes sold to a top of £139 from S Rossall, Scorton with Texels selling to £134 from TR Gorst, Bay Horse. A run of milk sheep from WG Farms, Cockerham sold to £124 with the same home selling Mules to £117. Cast rams peaked with a Texels selling to £122 from CM&CA Jackson, Caton.

Top Prices


Texel: £140, £134 Park Farm Barn, £133 The Dingle, £129 Meadow Croft, £128 Stonehead. Suffolk: £134 Stonehead, £119, £116 Longfield Manor, £115 Meadow Croft, £108.50 Higher Snape Farm, £101 Cobble Hey Farm. Continental: £125 Carr House Farm, £112 Oak Avenue, £104, £100 Cottage Farm. Beltex: £122, £110 The Dingle, £95, £93, £80 Old Woodhouse. Masham: £119.50 Allcocks Farm, £118 Stauvins Farm, £115 Holme House Farm, £115 Stauvins Farm, £97 Cobble Hey Farm. Mule: £114 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £109 Sykes Farm, £106 Holme House Farm, £105.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £104 Holme House Farm, £102.50 Sykes Farm. Teeswater: £114 Allcocks Farm. Leicester: £100 Ouzelthorn Farm, £98.50 Dunkenshaw Farm. Charolais: £96 Broseley Hall Farm, £95.50 Woodstock. Swaledale: £91.50, £86 Sykes Farm, £81 Ouzelthorn Farm. Cheviot: £88 Quarry House, £88, £84.50 Cross Farm.


Cheviot: £139 Salisbury Farm, £92, £72 Lathwaite Farm. Mule: £134 Hole of Ellel, £117 Lathwaite Farm, £116 Knowsley Farm, £109, £106, £104 Salisbury Farm. Texel: £122 Forgelands Farm, £120 Salisbury Farm, £117, £116 Knowsley Farm, £110 Quarry House, £104 Knowsley Farm. Continental: £120 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Leicester: £120 Ouzelthorn Farm, £116 Yates Farm, £112 Ouzelthorn Farm. Suffolk: £98 Low Croft. Swaledale: £76 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £75 Rooten Brook.


Texel: £112 Meadow Croft.

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