A typical January entry of store hoggs had 1162 sold to an overall market average of £61.85 with a
mixed entry of short term and long term hoggs forward with buyers forward for all types. Short keep
continental hoggs lead the way topping the market at £96 for Beltexs from BJ Bowness, Kendal and
Texels to the same price from HM & J Clark, Millom. Other leading prices for Texel hoggs were
£94.50, £92 & £90 from Holgate Caravans, £93, £90 & £89 from B & D Willison & Son, Levens with
others to £91 twice from JJ & MA Park & Son, Heslington and D Wightman & A Mason, Burton with
plenty of others selling in the mod to late eighties with medium keeps in the region of the seventy
pound mark with others depending on size and quality. Upland hoggs peaked at £81 for Mules from
Coward Brothers, Kirkby in Furness with other pens to £78 from B & D Willison & Son, Levens with
pens of strongish mules in the early seventies.
The next sale of Store Hoggs on Thursday 9th February will include the February sale of in lamb
breeding sheep. This sale will include a consignment of 60 Mule Gimmer Hoggs run dry from EI, EA &
TW Wilson, Guides Farm.
Claiming date – Sale of 120 In lamb Mule Gimmer Hoggs due 27th April to Texel & Beltex from EI, EA
& TW Wilson, Guides Farm.