Monday mornings at Lancaster now has auctioneer Bradley Thompson captaining the ship, with a pleasing show of 635 hoggs were put before eight active buyers, all keen to fulfil their Monday morning orders. Light weight and export hoggs were good to sell and keenly sort after, with heavy hoggs being a bid or two sharper on the week. A respectable overall market average of 233p/kg was achieved for a very mixed show of hoggs with once again a third of the sale being upland bred.
The sale topped at £155 for heavy Texels from J France, Pilling with other heavy Texel hoggs selling to £151 from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth. Beltex hoggs sold to £140 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Numerous pens of Beltex hoggs sold over 300p/kg, topping at 305p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan. The keenest interest was shown in lightweight meated hoggs with 38kg Texel hoggs from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside selling to £115. Light weight hoggs were regularly selling at 245p/kg-260p/kg depending on quality. Upland lambs sold to a top of £130 for Masham hoggs from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. 50kg Mules sold to £116 from W&A Cornall, Barnacre with the same home selling Swaledale hoggs to £100.
Hoggs are required each week at Lancaster, if you have any questions please contact Bradley Thompson 07867000244 or Andrew Butler 07966556592.
The closing sale of the season for store hoggs at Lancaster saw Texels sell to £83 from PG Thornton, Scorton with Suffolks selling to £81 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. A pleasing overall average of £74 was achieved.
The cast sheep trade goes up another level at Lancaster, with pure bred Texels selling to £170 from MP&P Berry, Stalmine. Texel x ewes sold to £131 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton. Strong Masham ewes sold to £126 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Mules topping at £125 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Hill sheep topped at £124 for a Cheviot from P Prickett, Hutton Roof. Dalesbred sold to £101 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with a full pen of Swaledales selling to £100 from W&A Cornall, Barnacre.
Next week sees the opening sale of sheep with lambs at foot, which will take place at approximately 12 noon following cast sheep. Please advise the office of entries.