Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 28th January

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs saw a slightly larger entry forward this week with a larger proportion of hill bred and heavy weight hoggs forward leading to a lesser average of 182p/kg. Topping the trade today at £98 was Texel hoggs from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth with others from the same home selling to £96. Heavy weight Continental Hoggs topped at £90 from WTC Farms, Preston. There was plenty of pens of hoggs selling in the mid to late eighties. Hill hoggs sold to a top of £83 for Cheviots from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead with Mules achieving £80 from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Plenty of pens of Mules sold in the late seventies. Swaledales sold to a top of £76 from KM & KJ Curwen.

Cast Sheep

A larger entry of ewes this week were met with a sharper trade. Vendors are advised that buyers 7re very cautious of over fat ewes. Topping the trade today at £77 were Suffolk ewes from AG Butler, Hambleton who sold Continental ewes to £70. Mule ewes sold to a top of £55 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Hill ewes saw Cheviots sell to a top of £56 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead with Swaledale ewes from the same home selling to £46.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £98, £96, £90 Blackleach House Farm, £89 Bensons Farm, Blackleach House Farm. CONTINENTAL: £90 Old Grange Farm, £86 Conder Mill, Old Grange Farm. SUFFOLK: £85 Low Kit Brow, Blackleach House, £79 Low Kit Brow. CHEVIOT: £83, £80 Marshaw Farm. MULE: £80 Old Woodhouse, £79.50 Yates Farm, £77 Low Kit Brow. SWALEDALE: £76, £72 Marshaw Farm. RYELAND: £72 Millstones. ZWARTABLE: £70 Millstones.

Cast Ewes

SUFFOLK: £77 Park Farm Barn. CONTINENTAL: £70, £62 Park Farm Barn, £56 Marshaw Farm. TEXEL: £60 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £55 Bensons Farm, £50 Burrow Heights Farm, £45 Park Farm Barn, Bensons Farm. SWALEDALE: £46 Marshaw Farm, £42 Conder Mill.

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