Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Store Hoggs, Monday 2nd January 2023.

Prime Hoggs

The opening sale of the year for prime hoggs at Lancaster had an entry of 640 forward selling to an overall market average of 240p/kg with all eleven active buyers present. Quality butchers lambs were required with best types selling in excess of 300p/kg with the consignment of Dutch Texels from GR&A Foy, Conder Green leading the way, twice peaking at £136 with others to £130, peaking at 310p/kg and 302p/kg. This was followed by the consignment from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale selling Beltex lambs to £135 or 308p/kg. The consignment from AG Butler, Hambleton sold Texel and Beltex hoggs to £135 and £132. Heavy weight hoggs peaked at £136 from W Gardner, Brookhouse with other heavy weights to £130 from D Black, Kendal. Plenty more pens sold in the one hundred and twenties. Upland lambs saw 49kg Mashams to £118.50 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East with 51kg Mules peaking at £115 from T&H Drinkall, Oakenclough. Horned lambs saw Dalesbreds to £106.50 at 48kg from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with 46kg Dalebreds to £103 from T&D Wright.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade was buoyant with a strong number of 156 forward, peaking at £162 for Texel x ewes from GR&A Foy, Conder Green followed by £146 from G Hargreaves, Scotforth. The consignment from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold Texel x ewes to £140 and £122 with Cheviot x ewes from the same home to £116 and £109. Mule ewes twice peaked at £117 from Benson Farms, Claughton on Brock and H Birkett & Son, Overton with strong Mule and Masham ewes regularly in excess of the one hundred pound mark. Horned ewes peaked at £87 from D&K Swarbrick with plenty of pens of strong horned ewes in the seventies.

Store Hoggs

A handful of store hoggs were forward peaking at £78.50 for Texels from PD Anderton, Scorton.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs-

Texel: £136 Quarry House, £135 Park Farm Barn, £130 Cumbrae, £128 Brown Brook, £127 Ingleborough Park, £126 Park Farm Barn. Beltex: £136 (2) Parkside Farm, £135 Knowsley Farm, £132 Park Farm Barn, £130 Parkside Farm, £126 Knowsley Farm. Continental: £128 Parkside Farm, £108 Poppyfield, £108, £94 Cumbrae. Charollais: £120 Poppyfield. Masham: £118.50 Allcocks Farm, £111, £105.50 Stauvins Farm. Suffolk: £116, £113 Meadow Croft, £112 Park Farm Barn. Mule: £115 Calderside Farm, £112.50, £109 Cuerdale, £108 Sykes Farm, £108 Hillside, £105.50 Ouzelthorn Farm. Teeswater: £115 Allcocks Farm. Dalesbred: £106.50 Brown Brook, £103 Allcocks Farm. Cheviot: £101 Hutton Roof Hall. Swaledale: £90 Greenways Farm, £83 Yates Farm, £78 Ouzelthorn Farm. Rough Fell: £75 Quarry House.

Cast Ewes-

Texel: £162 Parkside Farm, £146 Ivy Bank Farm, £140 Bensons Farm, £122 Ivy Bank Farm, £120 Old Woodhouse, £108 Brown Brook. Continental: £122, £118, £94, £87 Bensons Farm. Mule: £117 Westfield Farm, £117 North Farm, £89, £78 Bensons Farm, £77 Ingrave Farm. Cheviot: £116, £109, £93 Bensons Farm. Masham: £106 (2) Bensons Farm, £97 Cobble Hey Farm. Dalesbred: £87 Bensons Farm, £75 Fell End Farm. Horned: £76 Bensons Farm, £73 Deep Clough.

Cast Rams-

Beltex: £106, £91 Ivy Bank Farm. Texel: £92 Ingrave Farm.

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