Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancasters Weekly sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 28th February 2022

Prime Hoggs
The weekly sale of prime hoggs enjoyed a sharper trade, with an overall market average of 255p/kg. In specification handy weighted Continental hoggs averaged just over the 270p/kg mark. Heavy weighted hoggs this week saw a noticeably sharper trade selling to a top of £140 and £139 for Texels at 52 and 49kg from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine. This was closely followed by heavy weight Texels to £139 from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth with others from this home to £138 and the consignment averaging £134.72. Heavy weight Charollais peaked at £138 from AT Alcock, Inskip. Texel hoggs sold to £137 from Andrew Butler, Hambleton. The trade for Beltex hoggs topped at £134 twice from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore or 300p/kg. The Suffolk trade sold to £129.50 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine.
Upland hoggs saw Mules sell to £117 from J Burr, Quernmore with other Mules to £115 from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale. Mashams peaked at £111.50 for 44kg from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Horned hoggs peaked at £117 for Swaledales from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Lightweights continue to be a strong trade, especially for Continentals.

Cast Sheep
A blistering cast ewe trade saw the sharpest seen so far this year, as everything forward averaged just shy of the £100 mark, to include many runs of hill bred sheep. The consignment from J&MM Cliffe, Forton led the way selling Texel x ewes to £163 and Texel tups to £152, Mule ewes from the same home peaked at £146. Texel x ewes from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston sold to £146 with Texel x ewes from J&R Waller, Killington achieving the same price. All Texel ewes forward averaged £128.77. The consignment of Texel and Suffolk x ewes from G&H Sanderson & Family sold to £139, £138, £132 twice and £129. Leicester ewes peaked at £136 from M&L Preece, Kirby Lonsdale whom sold pens of Mule ewes to £128. Hill ewes saw pens of Cheviots sell to £106 from P&M Asbury, Abbeystead. Swaledale ewes sold to £83 and £82 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:
Texel: £140, £139 Cardwell Farms, £139, £138 (2) Blackleach House Farm, £137 Park Barn Farm. Charollais: £138 Carr House Farm, £125 Cardwell Farms, £119 High Hallbeck, £119 Carr House Farm. Beltex: £134 (2) Castle Mill Farm, £132 Park Farm Barn, £130 Castle Mill Farm. Suffolk: £129.50 Cardwell Farms, £123.50 Carr House Farms, £123.50, £116 Castle Mill Farm, £111 Cobble Hey Farm, £106.50 Thornbush Farm. Continental: £118 Deep Clough, £118 Carr House Farms, £113 Lower Langthwaite Farm, £108 Deep Clough, £104 (2) Lower Langthwaite. Mule: £117 Little Fell Farm, £115 Thornbush Farm, £111 Castle Mill Farm, £110 Yates Farm, £110 Deep Clough, £108 Cobble Hey Farm. Swaledale: £117 Marshaw Farm, £94 Appletree Farm, £90 Marshaw Farm, £87 (2) Appletree Farm, £83 Thornbush Farm. Dorset: £116 High Hall Beck. Masham: £111.50, £109.50 Cobble Hey Farm. Cheviot: £110 Marshaw Farm, £99, £94 Ingrave Farm, £93, £88, £84 Dove Cote Farm. Horned: £107 Ingrave Farm, £104 Deep Clough.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £163 Bowlands Gardens, £146 Ingrave Farm, £146 High Hallbeck, £139, £138 Blackleach House Farm, £136 Bowlands Gardens. Mule: £146 Bowlands Gardens, £128 High House Farm, £121 Ingrave Farm, £102 Dove Cote Farm, £92 High House Farm, £80 Longstripes Farm. Leicester: £136 High House Farm. Suffolk: £132 Blackleach House Farm. Masham: £114 Cobble Hey Farm, £73 Longstripes Farm. Cheviot: £106, £84 Gilberton Farm. Continental: £96 Blackleach House Farm, £94 Longstripes Farm, £90 Middle Lee Farm. Swaledale: £83, £82 Marshaw Farm, £72 Deep Clough.

Cast Tups:
Texel: £152 Bowlands Gardens. Suffolk: £88 Longstripes Farm. Leicester: £86 Longstripes Farm.

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