Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Marts Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Sheep with Lambs at Foot. 14th March 2022

Prime Hoggs
More hoggs forward on the market today, saw an entry of 832 forward sell to an overall market average of 240p/kg, with handy weights averaging 250p/kg. A large number of out of specification hoggs in the market today, especially heavy weight hoggs which have seen a reduction in trade nationally with big numbers forward everywhere. Andrew Butler led the way today selling Texel hoggs to £138 and Beltex hoggs to £132. The consignment from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sold to £136 and £131. A run of heavy weight hoggs from W&J Livesey, Inskip sold to £133, £130.50 and £130. Upland hoggs saw Dalesbred bred peak at £128 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Mule hoggs peaked at £119 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Plenty of pens of Mules sold between £110-£114.

Cast Sheep
A few less cast sheep were forward today, with the trade remaining buoyant. Texel ewes sold to £172 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth who sold Dorsets to £146, Cheviot Mules to £136 and Mules to £135. Masham ewes peaked at £140 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Mules ewes peaking at the same price from Jason Moss, Carnforth. Plenty of Mule ewes regularly sold in the one twenties with bigger ewes into the one thirties. Horned sheep saw Swaledales sell to £87 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale, plenty of average condition Swaledale ewes sold around the seventy-pound mark.
Cast tups remain a strong trade with Zwartbles selling to £154 from Wannop Farms, Morecambe. Swaledales to £136 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead and Leicesters to the same price from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
The weekly sale of sheep with lambs at foot at Lancaster saw the trade remain buoyant for the families forward, as buyers continue to look for good quality outfits with strong growing lambs. All forward today averaged £82.71. The consignment from J&R Waller, Killington led the way selling to £280 for aged Continental ewes with Suffolk twin lambs at foot, Continental ewes with single lambs at foot from the same home sold to £215 and £208, with the compete consignment averaging £93.92 a life. Aged Mule ewes with twin Texel lambs at foot sold to £230 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with aged Mule ewes with single lambs to £155 from M&JM Redmayne, Balderstone.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:
Texel: £138 Park Farm Barn, £136 Brown Brook, £133 Walker House Farm, £131 Brown Book, £130.50, £130 Walker House Farm. Beltex: £132 Park Farm Barn. Dalesbred: £128 Holme House Farm, £104 Fell End Farm. Charollais: £124, £122.50 Park Farm Barn, £120 Carr House Farm, £120 Cross House Farm, £119.50 Walmsley Fold, £106 Carr House Farm. Continental: £121 Walker House Farm, £103.50 Medlar Hall Farm, £102 Oak Avenue, £102 Gibsons Farm, £100 Oak Avenue, £99 Walmsley Fold. Mule: £119 Brown Brook, £114 Holme House Farm, £113.50 Medlar Hall Farm, £113 Knowsley Farm, £113 (2) Heaton Hall Farm. Leicester: £115 Ouzelthorn Farm. Cheviot: £115 Oak Avenue, £106 (2), £103, £101 Hoskingshire Farm, £101 Medlar Hall Farm. Masham: £113 Medlar Hall Farm, £111, £110 Holme House Farm. Teeswater: £112 Gibsons Farm. Jacob: £95 Gibsons Farm. Swaledale: £90.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £88 Holme House Farm, £86 Marshaw farm, £80 Dunkenshaw Farm.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £172 Burrow Heights Farm, £138 Fern Bank Farm, £128 Dove Cote Farm, £120 Bensons Farm, £120 Burrow Heights Farm, £110 Hill View Farm. Dorset: £146 Burrow Heights Farm. Masham: £140 Brown Brook. Mule: £140 Farleton Close, £135 Burrow Heights Farm, £128 Dove Cote Farm, £126 Bensons Farm, £120 (2) Brown Brook. Cheviot: £136, £128, £124 Burrow Heights Farm, £82 Oak Avenue, £78 Burrow Heights Farm. Continental: £134, £111 Burrow Heights Farm, £96 Caw House Farm, £90 Old Grange Farm. Leicester: £130 Brown Brook. Charollais: £112 Bensons Farm. Suffolk: £96 Dove Cote Farm. Swaledale: £87, £71 Holme House Farm, £70 Yates Farm, £70 Brown Brook, £69 Caw House Farm.

Cast Tups:
Zwartbles: £154 Heaton Hall Farm. Swaledale: £136 Marshaw Farm. Leicester: £136 Holme House Farm, £130 Yates Farm. Texel: £120 Hill View Farm.

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