Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 11th February

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs saw a smaller entry forward but selling to a competitive trade, in which more are required and needed to fulfil the demands of our buyers. The market topped at £90, twice for Suffolks from T & E Burrow, Slyne and for Texels from David Dickinson, Thurnham with plenty of pens of hoggs selling in the mid to late eighties. Top pence per kilo 212p/kg from T & E Burrow, with plenty of good conformation hoggs selling in the 190p/kg mark. Mule hoggs sold to a top of £77 from M & L Preece, Carnforth.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade has improved which was seen today. Texel tups sold to a top of £89 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale with Continental ewes selling to £65 from S Wilson & Son, Scotrforth.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

SUFFOLK: £90 Throstle Grove, £86 5 Maddison Avenue, £85 Park Farm Barn, £84 5 Maddison Avenue, £82 Throstle Grove. TEXEL: £90, £88 2 School Villas, £87 Throstle Grove, £85, £83 Park Farm Barn, £80 Low Kit Brow, £79 High House Farm. MULE: £77 High House Farm, £76 Low Kit Brow.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £65 Burrow Heights Farm, £64 Ivy Bank Farm. MULE: £55 Burrow Heights Farm.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £89, £33 High House Farm.

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