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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 17th January 2022

Prime Hoggs
A much better entry of just shy of six hundred prime hoggs forward today at Lancaster, which were was met by as usual a busy ring of buyers. The trade today in keeping with many other markets saw handy weighted hoggs in most demand with buyers shy on the heavy weighted hoggs. Quality butcher hoggs remain in strong demand peaking at £140 or 300p/kg for Beltex’s from JE Parkinson and Son,
Quernmore with others from the same home selling to £138. Beltex hoggs from Andrew Butler sold to £140 with Texel from the same home selling to £131 and £130 twice. Texel hoggs weighing fifty
kilograms sold to £138 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale with other noted prices being £133 from AT Alcock, Inskip followed by Texel’s twice to £130 from J & R Waller, Killington and P Kaye,
Chorley. Mule hoggs sold to £120 from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough followed by £119.50 from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale whom sold Mashams to £118.50. Cheviot hoggs sold to £115 from P
Prickett, Hutton Roof. Horned hoggs sold to £103 at 42kg for Dalesbeds from S & J France, Over Wyresdale.


Cast Sheep
The cast sheep trade remains as strong as ever with a much increased entry of over 100 forward selling to a strong market average of £104.19. Pure Texel ewes lead the way selling to £166 from CD
& HL Mason, Caton with others from the same home selling to £144 with plenty of Texel cross ewes selling in the one hundred and thirties. Beltex ewes sold to £140 from Ian Richardson, Catforth.
Zwartble cross ewes sold to £122 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. Heavy Mule ewes were a strong trade peaking at £119 from J Burr, Quernmore with others to £117 from R & DL Cornthwaite, Nateby and
£116 from S Wilson and Son, Scotforth with plenty selling in excess of £110. Cheviot ewes sold to £98 from SE & J Gorst, Littledale with horned ewes topping at £93 from JW Cornall & Son, Bleasdale.
Continental cast tups sold to £138, £136 and £130 from S Wilson and Son, Scotforth with Dalesbred tups selling to £115 from S & J France, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:
Beltex: £140 Park Farm Barn, £140 Castle Mill Farm, £133 Carr House Farm, £130 Park Farm Barn, £118 Angerton Hall Farm. Texel: £138 Newhouse Farm, £138 Castle Mill Farm, £131, £130 Park Farm Barn, £130 Hallbeck, £129 Lane House. Charollais: £126.50 Park Farm Barn, £124, £118.50 (2) Carr House Farm, £115 Herdmans House, £109.50 North Farm. Suffolk: £122.50 Breworth Fold Farm, £121.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £114 Castle Mill Farm, £112 Angerton Farm, £111.50 Ellers Farm, £110 Calderside Farm. Continental: £120 Hutton Roof Hall, £116 Angerton Hall Farm, £114.50 Castle Mill Farm, £110.50 Carr House Farm, £110.50 Thornbush Farm, £108 Castle Mill Farm. Mule: £120 Calderside Farm, £119.50 Holme House Farm, £114 (2) Angerton Hall Farm, £112.50 Hudsbrook Farm, £110.50 Angerton Hall Farm. Masham: £118.50 Holme House Farm, £114 Angerton Hall Farm, £109.50 Kays Farm. Cheviot: £115 Hutton Roof Hall, £110, £105 Herdmans House, £100.50 Hutton Roof Hall. Dalesbred: £103 Kays Farm. Horned: £100 Breworth Fold Farm. Swaledale: £96.50 Appletree Farm, £95 Holme House Farm.

Cast Sheep:
Texel: £166, £144 Mearsbeck Farm, £136 Old Glasson Farm, £132 Burrow Heights Farm, £130 Hallbeck, £130 Mearsbeck. Beltex: £140 West View Farm. Continental: £126 Burrow Heights Farm, £117 Old Glasson Farm. Zwartble: £122 Humblescough Farm. Mule: £119 Little Fell, £117 Humblescough Farm, £116 Burrow Heights Farm, £115 Old Glasson Farm, £115 Mearsbeck Farm, £114 Ellers Farm. Dorset: £114 Burrow Heights Farm. Cheviot: £98, £71 Cragg Farm. Swaledale: £93 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £81 Appletree Farm, £76 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £75 Holme House Farm. Ryland: £80 West View Farm. Dalesbred: £68 Salisbury Farm.

Cast Tups:
Texel: £138 Burrow Heights Farm, £114 West View Farm, £100 Burrow Heights Farm. Charollais: £136, £130 Burrow Heights Farm. Dalesbred: £115 Kays Farm. Swaledale: £102 Holme House Farm.

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