Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Monday 13th February 2023

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale at Lancaster boasted an entry of 500 hoggs forward selling to a market average of 232p/kg, over 10p/kg up on the week. Heavy weight hoggs were keenly bid for selling to a top of £156 for Texels from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby with other Texels selling to £150 from RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock and £148 from B&J Preston, Caton. Best quality lambs once again sold over the 300p/kg mark at Lancaster, topping at 311p/kg for 44kg Texels (£137pph) from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Beltex hoggs saw a top of 295p/kg (£127pph) from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby. A wonderful run of Dutch Texels from GR&A Foy, Conder Green sold to a top of 295p/kg (£129pph). Hill bred hoggs saw 54kg Mules from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sell to £121 with this home also selling other full pens of Mules to £118. Mule hoggs were regularly away at 220-225p/kg. Cheviots sold to a top of £100 from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine. Dalesbred hoggs topped at £95 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton with other Dalesbreds selling to £93 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Cast Sheep

All cull sheep sold to a faster trade on the week with Texels selling to a top of £132 from T&EA Garth, Bleasedale and Leicester ewes selling to £128 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. The best Continental bred ewes were regularly selling at £115-£125 mark. Mule ewes saw the biggest lift in trade of the week, topping twice at £122 from PG Thornton, Scorton and T&EA Garth, Bleasdale. Hill ewes saw a top of £80 for Cheviots from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead with Swaledales topping at £62 from W Pinder, Clitheroe.
Cast rams topped twice for Dutch Texels at £114 from GR&A Foy, Conder Green.

Store Hoggs

There was a small entry of store hoggs forward which saw Suffolks selling to a top price of £71.50 from PG Thornton, Scorton who sold Texels at £70. The closing sale of store hoggs at Lancaster is on Monday 27th February 2023.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

Please note we are now taking entries for the opening sale of sheep with lambs at foot, which will take place on Monday 6th March. Please contact Bradley Thompson on 07867 000244 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592.

Top Prices

Prime Hogg Top Prices

Texel: £156 Humblescough Farm, £150 Stubbins Farm, £148 Ellers Farm, £144 Humblescough Farm, £143 Brown Brook, £141 Cliftons Farm. Beltex: £129 Parkside Farm, £129 Parkside Farm, £127 Humblescough Farm, £127 Park Farm Barn, £118 Humblescough Farm, £116 Parkside Farm. Suffolk: £128 Cliftons Farm, £115 Park Farm Barn, £107.50 Cliftons Farm, £104.50 Moorcock Hall Farm, £104 Park Farm Barn, £104 North Farm. Mule: £121 Brown Brook, £118 Brown Brook, £110.50 Holme House Farm, £109 Fell End Farm, £106 Holme House Farm, £106 High House Farm. Charollais: £111 Jacksons Farm, £104 Jackson Farm, £91 Jacksons Farm. Cheviot: £100 Moss House Farm, £94 Moss House Farm. Dorset: £100 High Hall Beck. Masham: £108 Holme House Farm. Continental: £104.50 Moorcock Hall Farm, £104 North Farm, £99.50 Yates Farm, £98 West Hall. Dalesbred: £95 Fell End Farm, £93 Holme House Farm. Swaledale: £87 Holme House Farm, £80 High House Farm, £75 Marshaw Farm, £69 Moorcock Hall Farm.

Cast Sheep Top Prices

Cast Ewe Top Prices

Texel: £132 Bailey Hey Farm, £126 Humblescough Farm, £90 Wyre Farm. Leicester: £128 High House Farm. Zwartbles: £124 Cliftons Farm. Mule: £122 Bailey Hey Farm, £122 Cliftons Farm, £112 Cliftons Farm, £98 Wyre Farm, £94 Bailey Hey Farm, £92 Mearsbeck Farm. Suffolk: £98 Cliftons Farm. Masham: £94 Bailey Hey Farm. Cheviot: £80 Marshaw Farm. Swaledale: £62 Longstripes Farm, £50 Moorcock Hall Farm, £50 Moorcock Hall Farm. Kerry Hill: £57 Hutton Roof Hall. Continental: £49 Longstripes Farm.

Cast Ram Top Prices

Texel: £114 Parkside Farm, £114 Parkside Farm, £104 Parkside Farm, £98 Parkside Farm.

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