Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep - Monday 4th January 2021

Monday 4th January 2021

Prime Hoggs

The opening sale of the 2021 season for prime hoggs set off on fire with an overall market average of 231p/kg and an SQQ of 234p/kg. Best quality butchers lambs were in big demand and wanted, peaking at 308p/kg or grossing at £117 for Dutch Texel lambs from GR & A Foy and Son, Conder Green. This consignment peaked at £118, £117, £116 and £110. Close behind this at 280p/kg was Texel lambs from Andrew Butler, Hambleton whose consignment sold to £117 and £113 averaging £108.50. Plenty of pens of well finished, good confirmation, handy weighted lambs often sold between 250p/kg and 270p/kg.
The market was topped today by Percy Rossal, Over Wyresdale selling Charolais lambs to £119 with others from the same home selling to £115. The consignment from AT Alcock, Inskip twice sold to £110 and £108.50 with the consignment from Bargh Contactors, Heaton with Oxcliffe selling to £108 twice. All Continental lambs forward averaged £102.43.

Upland lambs were eagerly bid for also with the consignment from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead leading the way with 45kg Mules selling to £104 and 43kg mules to £103.50. Mules from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton sold to £98 twice. All Mule lambs averaged £95.08. Horned lambs sold to a top of £89.50 for 43kg Dalesbreds from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade remains firm with the consignment from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham selling to £118 for Charolais and £108 for Texels. Mule ewes peaked at £94 from S Bosworth, Burnley with horned ewes from the same home selling to £73. Cast tups peaked at £100 for Blue Texels from MB Flatman, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices


Charollais: £119, £115 Stonehead. Texel: £118 Parkside Farm, £117 Park Farm Barn, Parkside Farm, £116 Parkside Farm, £110(2) Carr House Farm, £109.50 Park Farm Barn, £108 Old Woodhouse, Cock Hall Farm. Beltex: £113 Park Farm Barn, £110 Parkside Farm, £104 Old Woodhouse. Continental: £108 Park Farm Barn, £107 Carr House Farm, £103, £96 Oak Avenue, £94 Botton Hall Farm, £92.50 Fell End Farm. Suffolk: £108 Park Farm Barn, £91 Mill House Farm, Cobble Hey Farm. Mule: £104, £103.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £98(2) Fell End Farm, £91.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £91.50 Overhouses, £90.50 High House Farm. BFL: £93 Botton Hall Farm. Masham: £90.50 Cobble Hey Farm. Horned: £89.50 Brown Brook, £87 Fell End Farm, £84, £74 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Swaledale: £88, £81 Mearshaw Farm, £80.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £80 Whittingham Lane. Gritstone: £85 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Cheviot: £69 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

Cast Ewes

Charollais: £118 Cock Hall Farm, £96 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Texel: £108 Cock Hall Farm, £100, £96 Swainshead Hall Farm. Continental: £95 Ouzelthorn, £80 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Mule: £94, £89 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £82 Cock Hall Farm, £78 Bensons Farm. Horned: £73, £61 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Cheviot: £72 Cock Hall Farm. Herdwick: £57 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

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