Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 25th February

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster Auction Mart held their weekly sale of Prime Hoggs which had an entry of 192 forward for the sale. Leading the way today was heavy weight hoggs from G & D Ball & Son, Great Eccleston selling heavy weight Texels to £95. Other Texels sold to £88 and £87 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Leading the way with Charollais at £87 was BD Wood, Out Rawclife, with plenty of heavy weight hoggs selling in the eighties. Mules sold to a top of £78 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine, with others to £77.50 from D & D Huddleston, Wray. Horned hoggs sold to a top of £76 for Scottish Blackfaces from WM Pye, Lancaster. There was an overall market average of 180p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of 30 ewes in the market this week, which saw Texel ewes top at £83 from G & D Ball & Son, Great Eccleston with Suffolk tups twice selling to £80 from WN & D Smith & Son, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Texel £95 Post Office Farm, £88, £87, £86.50, £84 Park Farm Barn. Charollais £87, £85 Middle Ridge Farm, £80 Mill House Farm. Suffolk £85 Cocker House Farm, Park Farm Barn, £80 Middle Ridge Farm, Post Office Farm, Mill House Farm. Mule £78 Inverbervie, £77.50 Botton Hall, £75.50 Inverbervie, £75 Middle Ridge Farm, Overhoues. Scotch Blackface £76, £74, £73 Tarnwater Farm. Continental £75 Cocker House Farm, £72 Grange Rise. Swaledale £69 Millstones, £66 Botton Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £83 Post Office Farm, £71 Mill House Farm. Suffolk £80 Cocker House Farm. Mule £59 Cocker House Farm.

Cast Rams

Suffolk £80 Cocker House Farm.

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