Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot. 21st March 2022

Prime Hoggs
The weekly sale of prime hoggs at Lancaster saw a reduced number forward, followings last weeks bumper entry. A mixed show on offer with some vendors coming to an end of their hoggs, an overall averaged of 247p/kg and SQQ of 253p/kg. Topping the trade this week was a super Beltex hogg at 46kg achieving 359p/kg or £165 from AG Butler, Hambleton, with others from the same home to £150 or 313p/kg also for Beltexs, proving that butcher quality hoggs are in demand at Lancaster. Heavy weight Texels sold to £138 from JS Horner, Ingleton. Quality hoggs from JE Parkinson, Quernmore saw Texels to £130 for a trio, with others at £130 from JW Cornall, Bleasdale. A consignment of well fed hoggs from R Collinge, Newton saw Beltex hoggs to £129 or 280p/kg. Handy weighted hoggs were in demand selling to £107 or 274p/kg for 39kg Continental bred hoggs. Suffolk hoggs today topped at £128 from J France, Garstang with others at £127.50 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Mule hoggs saw heavy weights to £115 from AG Butler, Hambleton with others at £109 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale.
More hoggs could have easily been sold to our regular ring full if buyers to fulfil their orders books.

Cast Sheep
The cast sheep trade shows no signs of steading up with an overall average of £122. Ewes topped at £160 for Texels from GR&A Foy, Conder Green with others from the same home to £148. Mule ewes from S Wilson, Scotforth sold to £130 and £122, who also had Cheviots to £100. Swaledale ewes were in demand to £105 from JA Simpson, Calder Vale.
A large entry of cast tups saw Texels to £176 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore with others to £152 from the same home. Cheviot tups saw a pen of five to £145 from P&M Ashbury, Abbeystead while Leicesters sold to £142 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
The weekly sale of ewes with lambs saw a quieter entry than seen in recent weeks which saw a show of mainly older Mule ewes with lambs. Regular Lancaster supporters David and Karen Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold Mules with twins Texel lambs to £210 and £208, with Continental with twins to £200 from the same home.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:
Beltex: £165, £150 Park Farm Barn, £129, £122 The Dingle. Texel: £138 Ingleborough Park, £135 Park Farm Barn, £134 Parkside Farm, £132, £130 Castle Mill Farm, £130 Park Farm Barn. Charolais: £132.50, £127 Higher Fair Snape, £121 Merryfield, £119.50 Higher Fair Snape, £117 Merryfield. Suffolk: £128 Merryfield, £127.50 Knowsley Farm, £126.50, £125 Higher Fair Snape, £124, £121 Merryfield. Zwartble: £125 Millstones. Continental: £119.50 Merryfield, £112 Salisbury Road, £109 Little Fell, £106.50 Ashton Road. Cheviot: £115 Weavers Farm, £111, £108, £107.50 Little Fell, £107.50 Weavers Farm. Mule: £115 Park Farm Barn, £109 High House Farm, £103 Ouzelthorn Farm, £100 Burrow Heights Farm, £100 Little Fell. Swaledale: £113, £107, £89 Millstones Farm, £84 Ouzelthorn Farm. Leicester: £100 Ouzelthorn Farm, £97 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewes:
Texel: £160, £148 (2) Parkside Farm, £138, £136 Burrow Heights Farm, £129 Wyre Farm. Mule: £130, £122 Burrow Heights Farm, £119 Wyre Farm, £118 Parkside Farm, £118, £110 Higher Fair Snape. Suffolk: £130 Higher Fair Snape. Beltex: £110, £100 Parkside Farm. Swaledale: £105 Millstones. Cheviot: £100 Burrow Heights Farm.

Cast Ram:
Texel: £176, £152, £138 Castle Mill Farm. Cheviot: £145 Gilberton Farm. Leicester: £142 Yates Farm. Beltex: £114 Ingleborough Park.

Sheep & Lambs at Foot:

Mule: £210, £208 Bensons Farm, £160 Myerscough Hall.

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