Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 31st January 2022

Prime Hoggs
Prime hoggs in Lancaster saw to a much-improved trade of 270p/kg, which included 40% of the entry forward being Mule and Horned hoggs. Andrew Butler took top spot this week selling 52kg Beltexs to £158 with Texel hoggs from the same home to £142, £141 and Charollais to £139. Heavy weight Texels from GR&RA Surtees, Stodday sold to £156. The consignment of Beltex and Texel hoggs from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby sold to £147, £146, £143 and £140 twice. JS Horner, Ingleton had a consignment of Beltex and Texel hoggs sold to £141 and £140. This was closely followed by the run of hoggs from W&J Parkinson, Garstang selling to £138. Other noted prices saw Texels to £138 and £137 from GF&EE Holt, Chipping. This was followed by £137 from JA Lambert, Out Rawcliffe and TR Prickett, Hutton, with many more pens selling in the early one thirties. Continental hoggs sold to 343p/kg from JS Horner, Ingleton with others to 323p/kg for Beltexs from W&J Parkinson, Garstang, with many pens of handy weighted Continental hoggs easily selling in excess of the 300p/kg mark. Hill hoggs peaked at £127 for 49kg Mules from AG Butler, Hambleton with Cheviots to £120 at 44kg from P Prickett, Hutton Roof and others to £119 at 40kg from the same home. Dalesbreds peaked at £115 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping.

Cast Sheep
A fresh buyer on the market today ensured a that the cast sheep trade continues to go from strength to strength. Leading the way today was the consignment of pure Texel ewes from GR&RA Surtees, Stodday selling to £188, £176 and £160 with Texel cast rams from the same home to £140. Charollais tups peaked at £172 from R Doran, Winmarleigh. Plenty more Continental ewes sold into the one thirties. Leicester ewes sold to a top of £134 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Mule ewes sold to £118 from GF&EE Holt, Chipping, with others to £113 from M&J Ronson, Pilling. Plenty more pens of Mules sold in excess of the £100 mark. Horned tups sold to £122 from A Chard, Roeburndale.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs
Beltex: £158 Park Farm Barn, £146 Humblescough Farm, £140 Ingleborough Park, £138 Cross House Farm, £135, £133 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £156 The Barn, £147, £143 Humblescough Farm, £142, £141 Park Farm Barn, £141 Ingleborough Park. Suffolk: £136 New Elmridge Farm. Charollais: £139 Park Farm Barn, £137 Jacksons Farm, £136 Park Farm Barn, £124, £123, £120 Jacksons Farm. Mule: £127 Park Farm Barn, £115 Angerton Hall Farm, £114 Sykes Farm, £111.50 High House Farm, £111 Ouzelthorn Farm, £109 Sykes Farm. Continental: £123 Ingleborough Park, £110 Brown Brook, £105 Birch House Cottage, £100 Wyresdale Park. Cheviot: £120, £119 Hutton Roof Hall, £113 Herdmans House. Dalesbred: £115, £107 Brown Brook. Dorset: £114 Bibbys Farm. Masham: £112 Angerton Hall Farm. Horned: £108.50, £99 Haylot Farm. Swaledale: £100 Appletree Farm, £97 (2) , £95 Ouzelthorn Farm, £95 Appletree Farm.

Cast Ewes
Texel - £188 The Barn, £176 The Barn, £160 The Barn, £138 Arna Wood Farm, £134 Birch House Cottage, £132 Low Pleasant. Leicester - £134 Ouzelthorn Farm, £112 Ouzselthorn. Mule - £118 New Elmridge Farm, £113 Head Farm, £106 Low Moor Head, £106 Ouzelthorn Farm, £102 Hallbeck, £102 Low Moor Head Farm. Continental - £111 Low Pleasant. Swaledale - £77 Marl House, £75 Low Moor Head Farm, £68 Low Moor Head Farm, £62 Low Moor Head Farm

Cast Rams
Charollais - £172 School Lane. Texel - £140 The Barn. Suffok - £130 Hallbeck. Dalesbred - £122 Haylot Farm, £70 Haylot Farm. Horned - £96 Haylot Farm. Cheviot - £90 School Lane. Swaledale - £82 Ouzelthorn Farm.

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