Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock 19th February 2018

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller entry of Prime Hoggs in the market today, selling to a sharper trade than last week, finishing with an overall market average of 211p/kg. Hoggs weighing 39kg-50kg averaged 219p/kg.

Best Hoggs sold to a top of 250p/kg for Texels from AG Butler of Hambleton, closely followed by Texels at 247p/kg from A Birchall of Dolphinholme. Plenty of pens of Texel Hoggs sold either side of 230p/kg mark.

Topping the market today at £114 was 51kg Texel Hoggs from RS & IM Kellet of Cockerham. Benson Farms sold 45kg Texels to £110 with their whole consignment averaging well over the £100 mark. Numerous pens of Prime Hoggs sold in excess of £100.

Mule Hoggs sold to a top of £98 from RH & C Ayrton of Abbeystead. There was a larger quantity of Horned Hoggs on the market today with Swaledales selling to £96 from KM & KJ Curwen of Abbeystead and Lonks selling to £94.50 from Cardwell Farms of Stalmine.

Cast Sheep

A few more Cast Sheep on the market today, were met with plenty of trade selling to a top of £105 for Texel Ewes from JW & SE Drinkwater of Quernmore. Bluefaced Leicester Ewes from the same home sold to £87. Plenty of Texel Ewes sold in the eighties.

Mule Ewes sold to a top of £76 from M & L Preece of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Prime Cattle

An Aberdeen Angus Prime Bull from P & A Bell of Pilling sold to 184.5p/kg or £939.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £114 Mill House Farm, £110 Westfield Farm, £109 Throstle Grove Farm, £106 Corless Mill. CHAROLLAIS: £109 Sowerby Lodge, £100 Mill House Farm, £99.50 Park Farm, £97 Goose Green, £95 Corney Hill Farm. SUFFOLK: £109 Sowerby Lodge, £98 Westfield Farm, £83 Stanley Farm. MULE: £98 Ouzelthorn Farm, £92 Park Farm, £87 Stanley Farm, £78 Moss House Farm, £73 High House Farm. SWALEDALE: £96 Marshaw Farm, £84.50 Sykes Farm, £80.50 Marshaw Farm, £77.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £68.50 Marshaw Farm. HORNED: £94.50, £88 Inverbervie, £72 Summerlands. DORSETS: £84 Corney Hill Farm. BELTEX: £79 11 Oak Avenue.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £105 Conder Mill, £87 Mill House Farm, £85 Burrow Heights Farm, £75 11 Oak Avenue, £69 Burrow Heights Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £87 Conder Mill, £60 School House Lane. MULE: £76, £56 High House Farm, £32 Burrow Heights Farm. SWALEDALE: £44 Ouzelthorn Farm. SUFFOLK: £37 Burrow Heights Farm.

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