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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. Opening Weekly Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 6th March 2023.

Prime Hoggs

A mixed show of 620 hoggs were forward at Lancaster with a third of the sale being hill bred types, which just crept the average back a little bit on the week. There was a large entry of heavy hoggs forward, which at the moment are meeting a little bit of resistance. Handy weighted and well meated hoggs were good to sell and more are needed on a weekly basis to satisfy our ringside of buyers. An overall market average of 222p/kg was achieved. The run of well finished hoggs from AG Butler, Hamilton saw Beltexs sell to £134 or 300p/kg with Suffolk hoggs from the same home selling to £132. A run of heavy hoggs from KA Purtill, Wigan saw the best sell to £130 for Charolais. Continental meated hoggs between 40kg and 45kg were frequently selling at 245-250p/kg. Mule hoggs topped at £106 on three separate occasions from J Bargh & Son, Heaton, S Ayrton, Thurnham and JS&S Atkinson, Scorton. Meated Mules were regularly selling around 210p/kg. Horned hoggs saw Dalesbreds sell to £100 from T&D Wright, Wray with a full pen of 42kg sell to £95 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Swaledales topped at £91 or 212p/kg from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton.

Cast Sheep

The cast sheep trade went up another level at Lancaster market, with a pen of eight Texel ewes selling to £151 from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth. Suffolks sold to a top of £148 from EW&A Bradshaw, Stalmine. Mule ewes sold to £130 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with others to £128 from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton. Dalesbred ewes sold to a top of £100 from T&D Wright, Roeburndale. All ewes forward averaged an impressing £109.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The opening sale of sheep with lambs at foot saw the annual consignment from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe attract plenty of interest, selling aged Mule ewes with Texel twins to a top of £258 with others from the same home selling to £242. No real show stoppers in the Continental sheep section, with Texels from J&A Heap & Sons, Barnacre selling to £242 for aged ewes with young twin lambs. WG Farms, Cockerham sold Cheviot shearlings with twins to £220 and singles from the same home to £175.
Please inform the office of entries for next Mondays sale on 01524 63308 by Wednesday 8th March.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Beltex: £134 Park Farm Barn, £126 Cross House Farm, £122 Meadow Croft, £120 Carr House Farm, £118 North Farm. Suffolk: £132 Park Farm Barn, £125 The Old Stable, £115, £114 North Farm, £112.50, £108 Maddison Avenue. Charollais: £130 Oak Aveune, £105 Cardwell Farm. Texel: £128, £127, £125 Walker House Farm, £121 Meadow Croft, £120 Walker House Farm, £119 Cross House Farm. Dutch Spotted: £125 Walker House Farm, £110 Oak Aveune. Leicester: £125 Deep Clough, £106.50 Ouzelthorn Farm. Continental: £115, £107 Meadow Croft, £102 Stauvins Farm, £101, £94 Cardwell Farm. Mule: £106 Meadow Croft, £106 Sykes Farm, £106 North Farm, £105 Ashford Close, £100.50 Ouzelthorn Farm. Masham: £104, £103 Stauvins Farm. Dalesbred: £100 Allcocks Farm, £95 Fell End Farm. Horned: £100 Walker House Farm. Swaledale: £91 Sykes Farm.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £151, £148 Blackleach House Farm, £148 Burrow Heights Farm, £148 Low Bendrigg Farm, £126 North Farm, £120 Carr House Farm. Suffolk: £148 The Old Stable, £100 Oak Aveune. Mule: £130 Burrow Heights Farm, £128 Low Bendrigg Farm, £124 North Farm, £120 Low Bendrigg Farm, £120 North Farm. Continental: £120 Oak Aveune. Leicester: £120 Yates Farm. Horned: £100 Allcocks Farm.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT:

Shearlings with Lambs: Cheviot: £220 Lathwaite Farm. Texel: £175 Lathwaite Farm.
Ewe with Lambs: Mule: £258, £242, £225 Bensons Farm, £215, £210 Burns Farm, £205, £200, £192 Wyre Farm. Continental: £242, £210 Burns Farm.

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