Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 6th February 2023.

Prime Hoggs

There was an entry of 580 prime hoggs forward at Lancaster, selling to an overall market average of 219p/kg. Heavy weight hoggs continue to add up best, peaking at £142 from Sam Ayrton, Thurnham for Texels who sold other Texel to £129 twice and also topped the Suffolk section at £121.50. Heavy weight Texels from AG Butler, Hambleton peaked at £140, who also sold other heavy weight Texels to £123 and £120. Heavy weight Texels from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton sold to £133. 48kg Texels sold to £125 from JS Horner, Ingleton who sold another pen of 45kg Texels to £120. Plenty more pens sold in the mid to late teens.
Continental lambs peaked at 282p/kg for 43kg hoggs from AG Butler, Hambleton grossing at £121. Plenty more pens sold around the 250p/kg mark.
Once again, a good showing of upland hoggs in Lancaster today with heavy weight Mashams peaking at £120 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East followed by other pens to £117 from A&MA Wright, Roeburndale East. Heavy weight Mules twice peaked at £119 from T&H Drinkall, Oakenclough with other pens of Mules to £103 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale and £112.50 from JW Cornall & Sons, Bleasdale. Horned hoggs saw Swaledales sell to £95.50 at 43kg from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Cast Sheep

An entry just shy of 100 cast sheep were forward today which sold to a very similar trade to the previous weeks as the numbers of ewes nationwide remain firm. A pure Texel ewe from Niyah Johnston, Bay Horse sold to the top price of the day of £154. This was followed by the consignment from W&A Cornall, Barnacre selling Texel x ewes to £142 and Leicesters to £130 with plenty more Continental ewes selling between £100 and £120 pounds. Texel tups sold to a top of £120 from D&J Hay, Cockerham. Cheviot Mule ewes peaked at £92 from T&L Kirkham, Eccleston with Mule ewes selling to the same price from Sam Ayrton followed by other Mule ewes to £90 from T&L Kirkham. Swaledale ewes peaked at £50 from W&A Cornall.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Texel: £142 Meadow Croft, £140 Park Farm Barn, £133 Low Bendrigg Farm, £129 Meadow Croft, £125 Ingleborough Park Drive. Suffolk: £121.50 Meadow Croft, £116, £115 Morrock Hall Farm, £110, £109 North Farm, £98 Cobble Hey Farm. Beltex: £121 Park Farm Barn. Masham: £120 Allcocks Farm, £117 Stauvins Farm, £110 Allcocks Farm, £109 Holme House Farm, £105.50 Stauvins Farm, £102 Allcocks Farm. Mule: £119 Calderside Farm, £113 Holme House Farm, £112.50 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £108 Overhouses, £108 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Dorset: £113, £102, £85, £75 Corney Hill Farm. Continental: £104 Meadow Croft, £92 Quarry House Farm. Cheviot: £99 Moorcock Hall Farm, £96 School Lane. Swaledale: £90.50 Holme House Farm, £87 Sykes Farm, £80 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel: £154 Haversham House Farm, £142 Bank Farm, £113, £110 Lower Swainhead Farm, £106 Ingrave Farm, £97 Allcocks Farm. Continental: £118 Meadow Croft, £103 Walker House Farm, £100 Meadow Croft, £100 Haversham House Farm, £100 School Lane. Leicester: £130, £80 Bank Farm. Cheviot: £92, £83 Ingrave Farm. Mule: £92 Meadow Croft, £90 Ingrave Farm, £83, £80 Meadow Croft. Suffolk: £91 Lower Swainhead Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £120 Birch House Cottage.

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