Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 15th February 2021

Lancaster Prime Hoggs Average £116 a head.

Prime Hoggs

The Prime Hogg trade has improved once again, with Lancaster enjoying a strong trade with an SQQ average of 274p/kg. Handy weighted hoggs continue to be in strongest demand with best types racing beyond the £3 a kilogram mark today. A lack of catering outlets seeing heavy hoggs often selling to limited demand but still achieving a good trade between £120 and £130.

The consignment from Andrew Butler took top spot selling to £157 with 51kg Texel hoggs. Other noted prices from this consignment sold to £145 and £140 and selling to 330p/kg, 308p/kg and 307p/kg. The consignment of Beltex hoggs from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore always create plenty of interest amongst our butcher buyers, in which more of these best types of hoggs are desperately needed. This consignment sold to £153 and £144 or 351p/kg, 340p/kg and 320p/kg. Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe sold to 324p/kg or £136, TR Prickett, Hutton Roof to 313p/kg or £141 and L & A Duckett, Higher Bartle selling to 309p/kg or £139 twice. Other Texel hoggs sold to £135 from GR Newsham, Galgate. Suffolk hoggs peaked at £130 from WJ & EA Woodhouse, Nateby. 43% of the pens of hoggs forward today sold in excess of the £120 mark. All prime hoggs forward averaged £116.13.

Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £122.50 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine with other Cheviots selling to £121.50 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Mules sold to £119.50 weighing 45kg from RI & O Wilson, Scotforth. Gritstone hoggs weighing 43kg sold to £111 from Andrew Butler. Horned hoggs saw 41kg Swaledales sell to £100.50 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade remains very good. Suffolk ewes sold to £112 from TB Carter, Preesall followed by Texel tups selling to £110 from S Bosworth, Burnley. Texel cross ewes sold to £105 from S Wilson and Son, Scotforth. The strongest Mule ewes sold in excess of the £90 mark selling to £97 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale with others to £95 from TB Carter, Preesall. Hill ewes sold to £92 from SE & J Gorst, Littledale for Cheviots with Swaledale ewes selling to £68 from T Ayrton and Son, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Texel - £157 Park Farm Barn, £141 Hutton Roof Hall, £140 Park Farm Barn, £139 Tabley House Farm, £135 Sellerley Fields. Beltex - £153 Castle Mill Farm, £145 Park Farm Barn, £144 Castle Mill Farm, £136 Old Woodhouse, £131 Castle Mill Farm, £126 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk - £130 Gibsons Farm, £129 Park Farm Barn, £126.50 Moss Side Farm, £125 Park Farm Barn, £119 Old Woodhouse, £117 Moss Side Farm. Charollais - £124 Park Farm Barn, £114 Ash Dene, £110 Old Woodhouse. Cheviot - £122.50 Moss Side Farm, £121.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £120.50, £120, £118.50, £110 Moss Side Farm. Mule - £119.50 Ashford Close, £101 Moss House Farm, £100 Castle Mill Farm, £97 High House Farm, £90 Oak Avenue. Gritstone - £111 Park Farm Barn. Dorset - £110 Sellerley Fields. Jacob - £109.50, £104.50 Gibsons Farm. Continental - £109.50, £103.50 Moss House Farm. Swaledale - £100.50 High House Farm. Horned - £90, £75, £60 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

Suffolk - £112 Lyndale Farm. Texel - £105 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule - £97 High House Farm, £95 Lyndale Farm. Cheviot – £92, £85, £67 Cragg Farm. Continental: £88, £64 Burrow Heights Farm, £60 Swinside Farm. Swaledale - £68 Yates Farm, £48 Appletree Farm.

Texel - £110 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

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