Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, 24th January 2022


The weekly sale of prime hoggs at Lancaster had a similar entry of just over 500 forward, with more numbers needed each week to satisfy our buyers requirements. The overall market average was 262p/kg, with handy weights averaging 268p/kg. Heavy weight hoggs led the way, with Texels to £158 from H Birkett & Son, Overton followed by £153 from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe and £150 from AG Butler, Hamilton. Heavy weight Suffolks peaked at £145 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands. Handy weighted hoggs today were definitely a sharper trade with Beltex hoggs to 310p/kg or £139 from W&J Parkinson, Garstang with other pens from the same home selling to 300p/kg. Plenty pens of better shaped handy weighted hoggs sold into the one hundred and thirties. Upland lambs saw cheviots sell to £124 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with Mules peaking at £120 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth and £119 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Plenty pens of Mules sold in the one hundreds and teens. Light weight hoggs that were well finished continued to be in strong demand with Continentals regularly 270p/kg plus.


The cast sheep trade remains very buoyant with vendors urged to sell while the going is good. Texel ewes led the way selling to £149 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Texel x ewes to £145 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley followed by £130 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Plenty more Continental ewes sold in the one twenties. Masham ewes sold to £124 and £118 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with plenty more Mule ewes selling in the region of £110. Hill bred ewes saw Cheviots to £94 from Trevor Foster, Tarlton. Swaledales and Dalesbred ewes sold to £90 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Cast tups today peaked at £146 for Texels from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe. With other Texel tups to £132 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasedale. Upland tups saw Herdwicks sold to £78 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg:
Texel - £158 North Farm, £153 Old Woodhouse, £150 Park Farm Barn, £139 Cross House Farm, £138 Hutton Roof Hall, £135 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk - £145 Maddison Farm, £121 Maddison Farm, £117 Cabble Hey Farm, £114.5 Cobble Hey Farm, £114.5 Burrow Heights, £112 Knowsley Farm. Beltex - £139 Cross House Farm, £135 Park Farm Barn, £134 Cross House Farm, £132 Cross House Farm, £130 Park Farm Barn, £127 Cross House Farm. Cheviot - £124 North Farm, £114.50 North Farm. Hampshire – £122 Salisbury Farm, £114 Sailsbury Farm. Mule - £120 Burrow Heights Farm, £119 Holme House Farm, £114 Holme House Farm, £114 High House Farm, £114 Knowsley Farm, £112 Burrow Heights. Masham – £114 Holme House Farm, £109.50 Cobble Hey Farm. Continental - £113.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £110 Meolsgate, £107 Long Lane Banks, £100 Long Lane Banks. Horned - £95 High House Farm. Dalesbred - £94.50 Fell End Farm. Ryeland - £77 Meolsgate. Swaledale - £74 Marshaw Farm.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £149 Bensons Farm, £145, £132 Walmsley Fold, £130 Burrow Heights, £127 North Farm, £126 Walmsley Fold. Masham: £124, £118, £109, £103 Cobble Hey Farm. Suffolk: £122 Fell End Farm, £120 Old Glasson Farm, £87 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £121 Bensons Farm, £100 Burrow Heights Farm, £94 Bensons Farm, £92 Fell End Farm. Dorset: £120 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £109 Bensons Farm, £103 North Farm, £97 Bensons Farm, £81 Old Glasson Farm. Cheviot: £94, £86, £68 Meolsgate Ave, £67 Bensons Farm. Swaledale: £90 Cobble Hey Farm, £76 Holme House Farm. Dalesbred: £90, £80, £72 Cobble Hey Farm. Horned: £84, £77, £66 Fell End Farm.

Cast Rams:

Texel: £146 Bargh Contractors, £132 Holme House Farm, £126 Lakeside View, £90 Bargh Contractors, £90 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £96 Burrow Heights Farm. Herdwick: £78 Bensons Farm.

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