Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 1st February 2021

Sheep with Lambs at Foot sell to £300

Breeding Sheep

Spring is certainly in the air today with the sun beaming down and sheep with lambs at foot booming as the sheep industry is full of confidence. The opening sale of the season saw a busy ring of buyers looking to invest. It was the consignment from J & A Heap & Son, Barnacre that took top spot selling aged Continental ewes with smart Texel twins lambs to £300 with Continental ewes and singles from the same home selling to £230. The consignment of aged Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs sold to £265 three times with others to £260 and £255 from David and Karen Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. More are needed again for next week’s sale.

Prime Hoggs

Lancaster had a larger entry of 576 hoggs forward this week selling to an impressive market average of 270p/kg with handy weighted hoggs averaging 282p/kg. This week’s offering of hoggs had more Continentals forward. The best type of hoggs easily sold beyond the 300p/kg mark selling to a top of 351p/kg for a pair of 37kg Beltex hoggs from Andrew Butler, Hambleton that grossed at £130 with others from this consignment selling to 339p/kg, 337p/kg and 333p/kg. Taking top spot this week at £151 was shapely Texel hoggs from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore weighing 44kg and making 343p/kg with others from this home selling to £144. The consignment of Dutch Texel’s from GR & A Foy, Conder Green sold to 333p/kg or a top of £130. More butcher quality hoggs are required at Lancaster with nine active buyers present this week.

Texel hoggs from JA Lambert, Out Rawcliffe sold to £140 weighing 45kg. The consignment of heavy Texel hoggs from George Sanderson and Family, Catforth sold to £139.50 and £139. The consignment from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston sold to £136, £135 and £133. Suffolk’s topped at £132 from George Sanderson and Family, Catforth with Cardwell Farms also achieving the same.

Hill hoggs sold to £127 from A & L Huddleston, Wray with others to £125 from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Cheviot hoggs sold to £123.50 weighing 45kg from Cardwell Farms with Mules peaking at £123 from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Horned hoggs peaked at £104 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

Cast Sheep

Lancaster has enjoyed a good cast sheep trade averaging just shy of the £100 mark. Texel ewes sold to a top of £140 from RA Holmes, Inskip with others to £128 from S Bosworth, Burnley, with plenty of Continental ewes selling in excess of £115. Suffolk cross ewes sold to £112 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Mule ewes sold to a top of £107, £106 and £105 from James Burr, Quernmore with plenty of strong Mule ewes selling at one hundred pound plus and averaged £96.52. Horned sheep sold to a top of £77 from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Texel cast tups sold to £127 and £116 from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston.

Top Prices

Ewe & Lambs at Foot
Texel: £300, £230 Burns Farm. Mule: £265, £260, £255 Bensons Farm, £150 Field House. Continental: £190 Field House.

Prime Hoggs
Texel: £151 Castle Mill Farm, £143 Park Farm Barn, £140 Jacksons Farm, £139.50, £139 Blackleach House Farm, £138 Park Farm Barn. Beltex: £144 Castle Mill Farm, £139 Park Farm Barn, £133 Castle Mill Farm, £133, £130 Park Farm Barn, £122,£90 Oak Avenue. Suffolk: £132 Blackleach House Farm, Moss Side Farm, £130 Park Farm Barn, £129 Moss Side Farm, Parkside Farm, £123 Moss Side Farm. Continental: £132 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £114.50 Oak Avenue, £110 Hutton Roof Hall, £108.50 Oak Avenue, £108 Muffys Plats Farm. Charollais: £130 Jacksons Farm, £129 Walmsley Fold, £124 Park Farm Barn, £118.50 Jacksons Farm, £115 Shaw Green, £104 Lower Langthwaite Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £127 Overhouses, £125 Yates Farm. Cheviot: £123.50 Moss Side Farm, £122.50, £120, £118 Hoskingshire Farm, £110.50 Oak Avenue, £110 Marshaw Farm. Mule: £123 Yates Farm, £117.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £116 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £114.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £114 Muffys Plats Farm, £101 Botton Hall Farm. Swaledale: £104 Ouzelthorn Farm, £97 Marshaw Farm, £90 Ouzelthorn Farm, £88.50 Marshaw Farm, Ouzelthorn Farm, £87 Marshaw Farm. Jacob: £98, £94, £92, £87 Gibsons Farm, £86 Oak Avenue, £80 Gibsons Farm. Horned: £87 Haylot Farm. Herdwick: £84 Haylot Farm.

Cast Ewes
Texel: £140 Keepers Cottage, £128 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £123 Ivy Bank Farm, £113 Little Fell, £111 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Beltex: £118 Parkside Farm, Daisy Bank. Continental: £116 Burrow Heights Farm, £100 Parkside Farm, £99 Burrow Heights Farm, £94 Ivy Bank Farm, £78 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk: £112 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £107, £106, £105 Little Fell, £103 Parkside Farm, £101 Burrow Heights Farm, Blackwood End. Scottish Blackface: £77 Yates Farm. Herdwick: £65 Deep Clough. Swaledale: £46 Deep Clough.

Cast Tups
Texel: £127, £116 Ingrave Farm.

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