Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 8th March 2021

Lancaster Prime Hoggs top at £170

Breeding Sheep

The trade was strong this week for sheep with lambs at foot with a younger offering of lambs. J & A Heaps & Son, Barnacre took top spot once again selling aged Continental ewes with Texel twins to £260 and £258. Continental ewes with single Texel lambs sold to £200 from the same home. The consignment from Edward and Robert Slater, Barnacre sold Continental ewes with twins to £255 and £252. Aged Mule ewes with twins sold to £250 twice from David and Karen Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Prime Hoggs

This trade continues to go from strength to strength with an impressive overall market average of 293p/kg with an SQQ average of 297p/kg. Hoggs weighing 39kg - 45kg averaged a whopping 305p/kg. Lancaster hoggs averaged £117.93 with a third of the hoggs forward lightweights.
Top price this week was £170 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore with Beltex hoggs weighing 52kg. Beltex hoggs from the same home sold to £162 weighing 44kg, with others to £156, £153 and £152. The consignment averaged £154.60 including a pen of Mules with pens of Beltex hoggs from this home selling to 368p/kg, 364p/kg & 363p/kg.

Andrew Butler took the honours of top pence per kilogram this week selling to 377p/kg and 372p/kg with 43kg Beltex hoggs grossing at £162 and £160. Kevin Purtill, Wigan sold to 350p/kg twice with his consignment peaking at £140. Cardwell Farms sold Texel hoggs to £146 and £141. The consignment from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth saw heavy weight Texels sell to £144 and £141. Barker Farms, Cockerham sold Texels to £139.
Mule hoggs sold to a top of £136 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore. Cheviots peaked at £133 from Kevin Purtill and Barker Farms, Cockerham followed by £132 from J & H Davis, Cabus.

Cast Sheep

The trade remains very buoyant for all specifications of cast sheep with them eagerly bid for. Texel ewes from CD & HL Mason, Caton took top spot selling to £135, followed by £130 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel and £125 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Mule ewes peaked at £120 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Horned ewes sold to £108 for Lonks from S Bosworth, Burnley with others selling to £106 from A Brown, Littledale. Trade will remain strong over upcoming weeks with vendors strongly advised to take advantage of the trade and cash in any passengers.

Top Prices

Texel - £110 Hardhead Farm Cottage.

Texel - £258 Burns Farm, £252, £250 Slack Farm, £240 Burns Head, £200 Hardhead Farm Cottage, Burns Head, £180, £135 Hardhead Farm Cottage. Continental - £260 Burns Farm, £255, £220 Slack Farm, £130, £120, £80 Hardhead Farm Cottage. Mule - £250 Bensons Farm, £230 Slack Farm, £140 Bensons Farm. Gritstone - £150 Bensons Farm.

Beltex - £170, £162 Castle Mill Farm, £160 Park Farm Barn, £156, £153, £152 Castle Mill Farm. Texel - £162, £150 Park Farm Barn, £146 Moss Side Farm, £144, £141 Blackleach House Farm, £140 Oak Avenue. Continental - £141 Moss Side Farm, £140 Park Farm Barn, £135 Hillam House Farm, £133 Park Farm Barn, Castle Mill Farm. Mule - £136 Castle Mill Farm, £129 Hillam House Farm, £114 Oak Avenue. Cheviot - £133 Hillam House Farm, Oak Avenue, £132, £130 Weavers Farm, £127 Hoskingshire Farm. Gritstone - £128 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk - £124 Chapelside Drive, £96, £95, £94 Mill House Farm. Teeswater - £118 Middle Lee Farm. Swaledale - £97.50 High House Farm, £84 Middle Lee Farm. Charollais - £96, £95.50, £95, £89 Dove Cote Farm.

Texel - £135 Mearsbeck Farm, £130 Yeat House, £128 Burrow Heights Farm, £76 Oak Avenue, £50 Bensons Farm. Mule - £120 Yeat House, £96 Bensons Farm, £92 Deep Clough, £85 Yeat House, £83 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental - £108 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £106, £98 Deep Clough, £88, £80, £72 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Suffolk - £100 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Gritstone - £74 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Dalesbred - £50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Cheviot - £40 Burrow Heights Farm. Swaledale - £34 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

Continental - £77 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

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