Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 9th January 2023.

Prime Hoggs
An entry in excess of 700 prime hoggs were forward at Lancaster was met with minimal demand from buyers with an overall market average of 223p/kg. Heavy weighted hoggs continue to lead the way with the consignment of Texels from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby selling to £139, £138, £132, £129.50 and £128. Other heavy weight Texel hoggs to £129 from KA Purtill, Wigan and £124 on a number of occasions from E Hartley, Hornby, JE Parkinson & son, Quernmore, Sam Ayrton, Thurnham and Bargh Contractors, Heaton, plenty more sold in the £120 region. Upland heavy weight lambs saw Mashams sell to £130.50 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale East who had other pens to £122. Other heavy weight Mashams sold to £119 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Heavy weight Mules peaked at £118 from JW Cornall & Son, Bleasdale.
Quality butcher Beltex bred lambs sold to a top of 300p/kg or £123 from WJ&R Parkinson, Garstang who had other pens to £120 and £119. Blue Texels sold to 275p/kg from F&SG Sanderson & Son, Woodplumpton.

Cast Sheep
An entry of 68 cast sheep were forward today selling to a very similar trade with Texel cross ewes selling to £130 from CA Fletcher, Whitechaple. Teeswater ewes sold to £120 from DM Eames, Abbeystead with Mule ewes peaking at £118 from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton. Pens of big fat Mule ewes were regularly around the £110 mark. Hill sheep saw Swaledale tups to £85 from DM Eames, Abbeystead with Cheviot ewes to £76 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Texel: £139, £138, £132, £129.50 Humblescough Farm, £129 Oak Avenue, £128 Humblescough Farm. Masham: £130.50, £122 Allcocks Farm, £119 Holme House Farm, £108 Allcocks Farm, £108 Holme House Farm, £100 Stauvis Farm. Beltex: £123, £120, £119, £115.50 Cross House Farm, £115 Park Farm Barn, £115 Humblescough Farm. Charollais: £119.50 Scale House Farm. Blue Texel: £118 Cross House Farm. Mule: £118 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £109.50 Holme House Farm, £108.50, £108 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £107 High Tenement Farm, £105 Cross House Farm. Suffolk: £116 Oak Aveune, £110 Park Farm Barn, £110 Knowsley Farm. Continental: £114, £111 Meadow Croft, £106 Ashton Road, £100 Scale House Farm. Cheviot: £110, £100 Scale House Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Continental: £130, £114, £104 Lakeside View. Teeswater: £120 Middle Lee Farm. Mule: £118 Thornton Barn Farm, £110, £107 Westfield Farm, £105 Ellers Farm. Texel: £118, £116, £114 Hutton Roof Hall, £114, £108 Annasghyl, £106 Westfield Farm. Masham: £109 Meadow Croft.

Cast Ram:

Teeswater: £112 Middle Lee Farm. Swaledale: £85 Middle Lee Farm.

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