Lancaster Livestock Auction: Primestock - Monday 10th February

Prime Hoggs

There a flying trade at Lancaster with an increased entry of 609 hoggs forward selling to an overall market average of 243p/kg or £108.71 per head. Topping the market was 58kg Beltex hoggs from AG Butler, Hambleton selling to £ 138. The consignment of Texel hoggs from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe saw 59kg hoggs sell to £137, 52kg hoggs to £134, 52kg hoggs to £132 and 46kg hoggs to £129. The consignment of Texel hoggs from L & A Duckett, Higher Bartle, saw 55kg hoggs to £133, 47kg to £133, 46kg hoggs to £131 and 46kg hoggs to £128. Janet Simpson, Barnacre sold 53kg to £130 with Zwartbles from the same home selling to £127. AT Alcock, Inskip sold Texel hoggs to £128.50 three times and £128. This was closely followed by Texel hoggs from PJ & SM Woodhouse, Forton selling to £127. Suffolk hoggs peaked at £128.50 for 54kg hoggs from G Riley, Bolton le Sands. Charollais hoggs twice sold to £122 weighing 48kg from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley. This was closely followed by Cheviots selling to £120 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe weighing 48kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Mules top at £118 from JA Simpson with Mashams achieving the same price from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Other Mules sold to £115 and £113 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton. Swalesdales sold to a top of £97 or 243p/kg from JA Simpson.

Top pence per kilo was 295p/kg for Beltex hoggs from Bargh Contractors, weighing 39kg grossing £115. This was followed by Texels to 291p/kg or £128 from DM Cardwell, Stalmine. Ian Richardson, Catforth sold 40kg Beltex hoggs to 285p/kg or £114. Other Betlex hoggs weighing 42kg sold to 281p/kg or £118. The consignment from L & A Duckett, sold to 285p/kg, 283p/kg and 278p/kg with the run of hoggs from AT Alcock peaking at 284p/kg. There was numerous more pens of good conformation hoggs selling between 260p/kg and 280p/kg.

Suffolks sold to £128.50 av. £114.02 or 242p/kg
Mules sold to £118 av. £100.99 or 228p/kg
Swaledales to £97 av. £92.17 or 234p/kg
Charollais to £122 av. £120.14 or 253p/kg
Cheivots to £120 av. £109.55 or 249p/kg
Texels to £137 av. £111.88 or 247p/kg
Beltex to £138 av. £112.83 or 264p/kg

Cast Sheep

Not only were prime hoggs a strong trade but cast ewes continue to be in demand. Market topper today was a Beltex ewe selling to £135 from Ian Richardson, Catforth. This was closely followed by Charollais tups from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley selling to £134. The consignment of Texel cast ewes from J France, Pilling sold to £129 and £119, this was closely followed by £118 from P Lawrenson & Son also for Texels. Suffolk ewes peaked at £116 from J Lamb, Old Glasson with Continental ewes topping at £113 from DM Cardwell, Stalmine. Plenty more Continental ewes sold around the £110 mark. Big Mule ewes sold to a top of £107 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Plenty of pens of Mule ewes regularly sold in the nineties. Cheviot ewes sold to £99 from R Doran, Winmarleigh with Gritstones to £89 from Cardwell Farms. Swaledale cast tups sold to £85 from AC & K Pye, Abbeystead with Dalesbred ewes to £85 from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton.

All cast ewes forward averaged £92.70.

Suffolk to £116 av. £116
Continentals to £113 av. £96
Mules to £107 av. £89.41
Swaledales to £70 av. £50.50
Texels to £129 av. £101.92
Dalesbred to £85 av. £85
Gritstones to £89 av. £86.50

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

Beltex £138 Park Farm Barn, £126 Stanley Farm, £120 Park Farm Barn, £118 Oak Avenue, £115 Old Woodhouse. Texel £137, £134 Old Woodhouse, £133 Tabley House Farm, £132 Old Woodhouse. Suffolk £128.50 Maddison Avenue, £119 Park Farm Barn, Mill House Farm, £117 Maddison Avenue, Mill House Farm. Zwawrtble £126 Millstones. Continental £123 North Farm, £108, £107 Oak Avenue, £102.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £102 Burrow Heights Farm. Charollais £122 Walmsley Fold, £118, £110 North Farm. Cheviot £120, £107 North Farm, £105 Weavers Farm, £95 Bibbys Farm. Masham £118 Bensons Farm. Mule £118 Millstones, £115, £113 Fell End Farm, £110.50 Sowerby Lodge, £109.50 North Farm. Swaledale £97 Millstones, £95.50, £92 Appletree Farm, £90 Yates Farm, £85.50 High House Farm. Horned £94.50 Fell End Farm, £87 Oak Avenue.

Cast Ewe

Beltex £135, £99 West View Farm. Texel £129, £119 Merryfield, £118 Walmsley Fold, £112 Merryfield, £100 West View Farm. Suffolk £116 Old Glasson Farm. Continental £113 Moss Side Farm, £110 Bensons Farm, £108 Moss Side Farm, £97 Bensons Farm. Mule £107 Yeat House, £99 Old Glasson Farm, £98 Burrow Heights Farm, £93 Old Glasson Farm, £80 Burrow Heights Farm. Teeswater £102 Merryfield. Cheviot £99 School Lane. Gritstone £89 Inverberbie, £84 Bensons Farm. Dalesbred £85 Fell End Farm. Swaledale £70 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ram

Charollais £134 Walmsley Fold. Texel £100 Walmsley Fold. Swaledale £85 Dunkenshaw Farm.

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