Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, 3rd January 2022

The new years bank holiday Monday at Lancaster had an entry of 693 forward selling to an overall market averaged of 260p/kg. A variety and types of hoggs forward saw best confirmation and inside fed selling to a premium. 52kg Texel hoggs sold to a top of £149 from A&E Howson, Thornley. This was followed by the consignment from Andrew Butler, Hambleton selling Texel hoggs to £148, £146.50, £145, £144, £142 and Suffolks to £140. Selling to £145.50 was Texel hoggs from J&MM Cliffe, Forton whom sold others to £138. Beltex hoggs peaked at £145 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore with others from the same home selling to £140. Texel hoggs from Harry Carter, Ellel peaked at £142 followed by others to £140 from CA Fletcher, Goosnargh. Plenty more pens of hoggs selling into the £130’s. Best confirmation hoggs continue to sell around the 300p/kg mark, peaking at 330p/kg and 320p/kg from Andrew Butler.
Upland hoggs saw Mashams peak at £117 at 43kg from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Mules peaked at £113 at 45kg from B&SE Carter, Ellel. Horned lambs sold to £106 weighing 43kg from S&J France.
The trade today saw fed and inside lambs selling to a premium, with buyers showing caution of grassy leaner type lambs.

There was a good buzz round the cast sheep ring today as the trade peaked at £171 for a Texel ewe from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. This was followed by Charollais sheep to £135 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale, with Suffolk ewes peaking at £132 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale. Beltex ewes sold to £130 from J&J Smith, Brookhouse. Mule ewes peaked at £112 from A&E Howson, Thornley. Upland sheep saw Cheviots sell to £102 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Horned sheep sold to £81 for Swaledales from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs
Texel: £149 Elliotts House Farm, £148, £146.50 Park Farm Barn, £145.50 Bowlands Gardens, £145, £144 Park Farm Barn. Beltex: £145 Castle Mill Farm, £124 Knowsley Farm, £108, £100 Moorcock Hall Farm. Suffolk: £140 Park Farm Barn, £116.50 Stonehead, £114.50 New Elmridge Farm, £114 Thornbush, £112.50, £105 Merryfield. Charollais: £124.50 Broseley Hall Farm, £122.50 Park Farm Barn, £120 Merryfield, £115 Stonehead, £97 Broseley Hall Farm, £85 Wyre Farm. Continental: £122 Old Grange Farm, £119 Mill House Farm, £115 Hutton Roof Hall, £112 Oak Avenue, £111 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm. Masham: £117 Kays Farm. Cheviot: £115 North Farm, £111, £105 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £105 Hutton Roof Hall, £97 Oak Avenue, £80 Marshaw Farm. Mule: £113 Cragg End, £111 Castle Mill Farm, £110 Kays Farm, North Farm, £105 Thornbush Farm, £104 Cragg End. Dalesbred: £106 Kays Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £105 Cragg End. Kerryhill: £105 Hutton Roof Hall. Swaledale: £100, £88 Marshaw Farm, £86 Rooten Brook, £78 Moorcock Hall Farm, £70 Yates Farm. Dorset: £98 Corney Hill Farm. Herdwick: £88 Moss House Farm. Hampshire: £70, £40 Broseley Hall Farm.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £171 Cock Hall Farm, £124 Hutton Roof Hall, £120 Stonehead. Charollais: £135, £100 Stonehead. Suffolk: £132, £118 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Beltex: £130, £110 Moorcock Hall Farm. Continental: £116 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £112 Cock Hall Farm, £112 Elliotts House Farm, £80 Newhouse Farm. Mule: £112 Elliotts House Farm, £96 Moorcock Hall Farm, £84 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £70 (2) Middle Lee Farm. Cheviot: £102 Hutton Roof Hall, £86 Marshaw Farm. Swaledale: £81 Higher Fair Snape Farm.

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