Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 7th February 2022

Prime Hoggs
The weekly sale of prime hoggs at Lancaster Auction Market had an entry of 500 forward, selling to an overall market average of 262p/kg with an SQQ of 265p/kg which included large entries of upland bred and heavy weight hoggs. Handy weighted hoggs continued to be in the strongest demand with well shaped Continentals regularly selling in the region of 300p/kg. Beltexs peaked at 361p/kg from RM Gornall, Forton. 52kg Beltex hoggs sold to £150 from AG Butler, Hambleton with Texels to £147 from AT Alcock, Inskip, £142.50 from J&MM Cliffe, Forton and £140 twice from W&J Livesey, Inskip, with the consignment from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe peaking at £140. Plenty more pens of hoggs easily sold in the one thirties. Upland hoggs saw Mules sell to £128.50 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with other Mules to £121 for 48kg from A Brown, Littledale with Mashams peaking at £120.50 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Horned hoggs peaked at £114 for 41kg Lonks from S Bosworth, Burnley, with 44kg Horned hoggs to £110 from A Chard, Roeburndale. Well finished lightweight hoggs continued to be in big demand.

Cast Sheep
The cast sheep ring peaked at £168 for Texel rams from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe, the consignment from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston saw Texel ewes to £146 and Suffolks to £138. Other leading prices saw Texel cross ewes to £140 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others to £130 from S Bosworth, Burnley. Plenty more sold in the one twenties, although buyers were cautious of over fat ewes. Masham ewes sold to £120 from G&D Ball & Son, with Mules to £114 from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston. Horned ewes peaked at £112 for Lonks from S Bosworth, Burnley with other pens of Lonks regularly selling around the £90 mark. Swaledale and Dalesbred ewes sold to £76 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with others to £76 from T Longton & Son, Quernmore and JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:
Beltex: £150, £140 Park Farm Barn, £140 Walker House Farm, £138 Park Farm Barn, £137 (2) West View. Texel: £147 Carr House Farm, £142.50 Bowlands Gardens, £140 Old Woodhouse, £140 Walker House Farm, £138 Salisbury Farm, £135 Castle Mill Farm. Suffolk: £137 Woodstock, £128 Walker House Farm, £120.50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £120, £118 Cobble Hey Farm, £118 Carr House Farm. Charollais: £130, £127 Carr House Farm. Mule: £128.50 Holme House Farm, £121 Deep Clough, £117 Knowsley Farm, £116 Cobble Hey Farm, £112 Kays Farm, £112 Holme House Farm. Continental: £122 Carr House Farm, £122, £121 Castle Mill Farm, £120 Cobble Hey Farm, £118.50 Carr House Farm, £115.50 Bibbys Farm. Masham: £120.50 Cobble Hey Farm, £119 Holme House Farm. Dutch Spotted: £120 Conway Close. Cheviot: £118 Hutton Roof Hall, £115 Bibbys Farm. Hampshire: £117, £115 Salisbury Farm. Horned: £114 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £110, £100.50, £98, £96 Haylot Farm. Swaledale: £108, £97 Appletree Farm. Dalesbred: £100 Kays Farm. Herdwick: £100 Haylot Farm.

Cast Sheep Top Prices:
Texel: £146 Woodstock, £140 Bensons Farm, £130 Lower Oakeneavens Farm, £128 Deep Clough, £127 Walker House Farm, £122 Woodstock. Suffolk: £138 Woodstock. Masham: £120 Woodstock. Mule: £114 Ingrave Farm, £112 Knowsley Farm, £100 Bowlands Gardens, £84 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £80 Rooten Brook. Cheviot: £88 Hutton Roof Farm. Dalesbred: £78 Holme House Farm. Swaledale: £76 Rotten Brook, £76 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £66 Holme House Farm. Teeswater: £59 Cobble Hey Farm. Herdwick: £48 Deep Clough.

Cast Ram Top Price
Texel: £168 Old Woodhouse, £118 Old Woodhouse, £112 x2 Old Woodhouse.

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