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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 21st February 2022

Prime Hoggs
Lancaster had just shy of 600 prime hoggs on the market, selling to an overall market averaged of 241p/kg, with stand weights averaging 247p/kg. Standard weight hoggs were in most demand today with heavy weights and other out of specification hoggs seeing slightly less trade but inline with recent weeks.
A consignment of well finished inside hoggs from AG Butler, Hambleton led the way peaking at £141 or 320p/kg, with others from the same home to £140, £134 twice and £131. Texel hoggs from A Birchall, Dolphinholme sold to £136 and £128. Suffolk hoggs from JW Cornall & Son, Bleasedale peaked at £129. The Mule hogg trade peaked at £115 twice from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite. 34.6% of the hoggs forward to day were Horned, on which the majority were light weights, peaked at £104 for Dalesbreds from T&CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping. 38kg Lonk x hoggs sold to £92.50 from A Chard, Roeburndale.

Cast Sheep
The trade remands very buoyant for all specification of cast sheep at Lancaster, Texel rams led the way selling to £146 from GF&EE Holt, Chipping. Texel ewes from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham sold to £145 and £142, this was followed by others to £139 from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale. Suffolk ewes peaked at £136 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasedale. Plenty of Suffolk and Texel x ewes selling easily in the £120’s. Leicester ewes peaked at £120 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale. Mule ewes topping at £113 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasedale, with others to £109 from T Ayrton & Sons, with strong Mule ewes regularly selling in excess to the £100 mark. Horned ewes saw Swaledales peak at £106 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with Dalebreds to £90 from FK&F Woodhouse, Scorton.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:
Beltex: £141, £134, £131 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £140 Park Farm Barn, £136 Corless Mill, £134 Park Farm Barn, £128 Coreless Mill, £126 New Elmridge Farm, £124 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Suffolk: £129 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £115 Park Farm Barn, £110 Oak Avenue. Continental: £124 (2), £114 Park Farm Barn, £109 Angerton Hall Farm, £107 Oak Avenue, £101.50 North Farm. Dutch Spotted: £115 Overhouses. Mule: £115 (2) Lodge Cottage, £112 Fell End Farm, £106 Yates Farm, £105 Lodge Cottage, £105 Overhouses. Leicester: £112 Yates Farm. Cheviot: £110.50, £110 Hutton Roof Hall, £106 Dunkenshaw Farm, £97 Slack Farm, £97 North Farm. Charolais: £110 Carr House Farm. Dalesbred: £104, £90.50 Brown Brook, £88.50 Haylot Farm, £85 Brown Brook. Herdwick: £92.50 Haylot Farm. Horned: £92, £91, £86, £83.50 Haylot Farm. Swaledale: £90 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £90, £88 (2) Ouzelthorn Farm, £79.50 Dunkenshaw Farm, £78 Overhouses.

Cast Sheep:
Texel: £145, £142 Cock Hall Farm, £139 Marl House, £131, £128 Angerton Hall Farm, £128 Marl House. Suffolk: £136, £122 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £115 Angerton Hall Farm. Leicester: £120 Yates Farm. Mule: £113 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £109 Yates Farm, £108 Cock Hall Farm, £102 Low Croft, £85 Moorbottom Farm. Continental: £110 Cock Hall Farm, £106 Spa House, £89 Moorbottom Farm. Swaledale: £106, £79 North Farm, £79 Overhouses, £72 Marl House, £71 Dunkenshaw, £69 Spa House. Cheviot: £101 Cock Hall Farm, £74 Marl House. Horned: £90, £74 Fell End Farm. Jacob: £70 (2) Spa House.

Cast Tups:
Texel: £146 New Elmridge.

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