Lancaster Livestock Auction: Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot

Opening Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot at Lancaster top at £122.50 a Life

Prime Hoggs
There was a larger entry of 694 Prime hoggs forward, selling to a very similar market average of 225p/kg with 45-50kg hoggs averaging 230p/kg. There was a varied entry forward of hoggs in terms of quality in the market today, but leading the way, pence per kilo were Beltex hoggs from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston selling to 296p/kg or £133 with others from the same home to 282p/kg or £127. This was followed by 275p/kg or £110 from RH & C Ayrton, Over Wyresdale with KA Purtill of Wigan’s consignment selling to 274p/kg. The trade topped at £135 and £129 for heavy weight Continental hoggs from P Rossall, Claughton on Brock. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to a top of £130 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands with plenty more heavy weight hoggs selling in the one twenties. Hill bred hoggs saw 49kg Cheviots sell to £118 from J Bargh and Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with 47kg Cheviots to £111 from T Smith, Pilling. 49kg Mules topped at £113 from PD Anderton, Scorton with Mules weighing 48kg to £110 from J Bargh and Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe, plenty more pens of Mules were selling over £100. Lonk hoggs sold to a top of £96 with the consignment of Scottish Blackface hoggs from WM Pye, Stodday selling to £95 and £94.

Cast Sheep
There were slightly less cast sheep on offer today selling to a similar trade. Charollais ewes topped the market selling to a top of £144 and £135 from PD Anderton, Scorton. Texel ewes sold to a top of £119 from J & H Huddleston, Brookhouse with Beltex ewes to £111 from KA Purtill of Wigan. Plenty of Continental ewes sold over £100 and Mule ewes peaked at £102 from T & ME Longton and Son, Quernmore.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
There was a flying trade for the opening sale of sheep with lambs at foot. The overall market average was £82.83 a life.
A busy ringside of buyers witnessed this great trade in which many more outfits are required to fulfil buyers needs. The consignment from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe saw aged Continental ewes with twin lambs at foot sell to £265, £260 and £250. Continental ewes with strong single lambs sold to £245 or £122.50 a life. The aged Mule ewes with twin Texel’s on from the same home twice sold to £222, with Mule ewes and single lambs to £165. The consignment from Mysercough College, Bilsborrow saw Suffolk ewes with young Continental twin lambs selling to £240 and £225 and Suffolk ewes and Continental singles twice selling to £220.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs

CONTINENTAL: £135 Lapwing Close, £123 Carr House Farm, £109 Stanley Farm, £108 Barnacre Close, £104 Oak Avenue. BELTEX: £133, £127 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £118 Oak Avenue, £110 Ouzelthorn Farm, £108 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. SUFFOLK: £130 Maddison Avenue, £124 Wyre Farm, £122 Carr House Farm, £114 Stanley Farm, £113 Park Farm Barn. TEXEL: £129 Lapwing Close, £120 Oak Avenue, £119 Park Farm Barn, £118 North Farm, Carr House Farm. CHEVIOT: £118 North Farm, £111 Herdsman House, £107 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £106, £93.50 Ashford Close. GRITSTONE: £117 Annasghyl. MULE: £113 Wyre Farm, £110 North Farm, £105 Ouzelthorn Farm, Herdsman House, £103 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £110 High House Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £104 Ashford Close, £99 Oak Avenue. HORNED: £96 Deep Clough, £90 Crombleholme, £82 High House Farm, £80.50 Rooten Brook, £78 Crombleholme. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £95, £94 Tarnwater Farm, £78 Dove Cote Farm. SWALEDALE: £89 Ouzelthorn Farm, £87, £85 Rooten Brook, £82, £75 Ouzelthorn Farm. DORSET: £85, £80 Corney Hill Farm.

Cast Ewes
CHAROLLAIS: £144, £135 Wyre Farm, £104 Corney Hill Farm. TEXEL: £119 Annasghyl, £98 Tarnwater Farm, £75 Moss Side Farm, £41 Barnacre Close. BELTEX: £111 Oak Avenue. MULE: £102 Lee End Farm, £99 Lapwing Close, £93 Springfield Farm, £82 Lee End Farm, £80 Springfield Farm. CONTINENTAL: £80 Annasghyl, £59 Botton Hall, £56 Annasghyl, £52 Lee End Farm. HERDWICK: £47 Annasghyl.

Cast Tups
CHAROLLAIS: £100 Corney Hill Farm, Botton Hall.

SUFFOLK: £220 Myerscough Hall

CONTINENTAL: £265, £250, £245 Bensons Farm. TEXEL: £260 Bensons Farm. SUFFOLK: £240, £225, £220 Myerscough Hall. MULE: £222, £165 Bensons Farm, Myerscough Hall.

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