Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 30th January 2023.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs today in Lancaster has an entry of 629 forward selling to an overall market average of 220p/kg, in keeping with other auction centres. Leading the way was 62kg hoggs from AT Alcock, Inskip selling Texels to £133 and Suffolks to £132 followed by other heavy weights to £132 for Suffolks from Sam Ayrton, Thurnham and Texels to £128 from the same home. Other heavy weight Texels sold to £126 from T&CM Kellsall & Sons, Chipping with plenty more in the region of £120. Nicely bred Continental hoggs saw a run of Texels from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham sell to 265p/kg, 262p/kg, 258p/kg and 250p/kg twice. Others from Andrew Butler twice sold to 255p/kg with plenty better bred hoggs in the region of 240p/kg.
Upland hoggs saw heavy weight Mules to £128 from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton with heavy weight Cheviots to £125 from P Prickett, Hutton Roof. Other heavy weights saw Leicesters peaking at £119 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Horned hoggs peaked at £98.50 for Swaledales from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton.

Cast Sheep

An entry of 135 cast sheep forward today in Lancaster saw the trade remains very similar with Texel x ewes peaking at £138 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston. This was followed by other Texel x ewes to £126, £124 and £120 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. Suffolk ewes peaked at £120 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Cheviot Mules sold to £109 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston with Mules peaking at £104 from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, plenty of other pens of strong Mules sold in the late nineties. Horned sheep peaked at £63 for Swaledales from D&K Swarbirck, Out Rawcliffe with other Swaledale ewes to £59 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.

Store Hoggs

A handful of store hoggs were forward today which saw the trade peak at £84 for Texels from B&SE Carter, Ellel.

Top Prices

Prime Hoggs:

Texel: £133 Carr House Farm, £128 Meadow Croft, £126 Brown Brook, £123 Ashton Road, £123 Meadow Croft, £121 Cheetham House Farm. Suffolk: £132 Carr House Farm, £132, £122.50 Meadow Croft, £117 Cheetham House Farm, £114 North Farm. Mule: £128, £112 Sykes Farm, £112 Pilling Hall Farm, £110 Overhouses, £104 North Farm, £103 Sykes Farm. Cheviot: £125 Hutton Roof Hall, £105 Park Farm Barn, £103.50 North Farm, £101.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £94 North Farm. Leicester: £119 Ouzelthorn Farm, £96 Yates Farm. Continental: £115.50 Cheetham House Farm, £110 Dockinsall Farm, £93.50 Woodstock. Charolais: £107, £105 Carr House Farm, £102 Woodstock. Swaledale: £98.50 Sykes Farm, £80 Yates Farm. Beltex: £95 North Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £138 Woodstock, £126, £124, £120 The Dingle, £118 Bensons Farm, £114 Woodstock. Suffolk: £120 Cobble Hey Farm, £106 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £102 Burns Farm. Continental: £110 Bensons Farm, £104 Meadow Croft, £104 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £102 Meadow Croft, £91 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Cheviot: £109 Woodstock. Mule: £104 Bensons Farm, £99 High House Farm, £99 Ashton Road, £96 Meadow Croft, £96 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Masham: £80 Cobble Hey Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £100 Quarry House. Leicester: £85 Quarry House Farm.

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