Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 13th March 2023.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs saw an entry of 630 forward, with a much improved average of 242p/kg. Hoggs weighing between 40kg and 45kg averaged an impressive 252p/kg. The sale saw Beltex lambs sell to a top of £137 from AG Butler, Hambleton with Charollais also achieving the same price from V&EJ Chadwick & Sons, Sowerby. Many of the heavy Continental bred hoggs were regularly selling into the £130 mark. Butcher lambs were keenly bid for with new buyers round the ring looking for these types, topping at 350p/kg from AG Butler who sold others to 335p/kg. A run of Beltex hoggs from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore sold to 300p/kg. Buyers were showed more interest in up land bred hoggs with Cheviots selling to £120 from Calderside Farms. Mule hoggs sold to £118 at 49kg from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with others to £117 from V&EJ Chadwick & Sons. Mule hoggs frequently sold around the 235p/kg mark. A lovely run of fed hoggs from G&MA Jackson, Little Eccleston saw the best pens of 46kg Swaledale hoggs sell to £112, with this home selling a full pen of 44kg Cheviots to £111. More hoggs are required on a weekly basis with ten active buyers all keen to purchase out of Lancaster market.

Cast Sheep

An increased entry of 170 ewes were forward, averaging £100 per head. The sale topped at £168 for Texel rams from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham who sold other Texel rams at £152. Texel ewes saw a top of £140 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with other Texels selling to £138 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Leicester ewes sold to a top of £130 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Mule ewes would be the sharpest trade of the day, topping at £133 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with the best Mule ewes regularly selling in the £120’s. Hill ewes topped twice at £112 for Cheviots from DR Preston, Caton and D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

A smaller show of sheep and lambs were forward with trade remaining as strong as last week and all forward averaging £80 a life. The sale topped at £250 per unit for aged Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe who sold other outfits to £240. Buyers are showing a keen interest for all types of sheep with lambs at Lancaster Auction on a Monday morning. Please contact Bradley Thompson or Andrew Butler with your entries for next week’s sale.

Top Prices


Beltex: £137, £136 Park Farm Barn, £134 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £130 Castle Mill Farm, £129 Park Farm Barn, £129 Castle Mill Farm. Charollais: £137 Sowerby Lodge, £117 Park Farm Barn. Texel: £136 Sowerby Lodge, £135, £130 Walmsley Fold, £130 Cheetham House Farm, £130 Walmsley Fold, £129 Weavers Farm. Suffolk: £122, £118 Higher Fair Snape Farm, £118 Sowerby Lodge, £115 Little Crimbles, £114 Calderside Farm, £111 Higher Fair Snape Farm. Cheviot: £120 Oakenclough, £119, £115 Park Farm Barn, £111 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £110 Weavers Farm, £100 Ellers Farm. Continental: £118 Park Farm Barn, £115 Sowerby Lodge, £114 (2) Westfield Farm, £110.50 Park Farm Barn, £109 Oak Avenue. Mule: £118 Holme House Farm, £117 Sowerby Lodge, £116 Sykes Farm, £114.50 Calderside Farm, £112 High House Farm, £109 Catshaw Hall Farm. Masham: £114 Holme House Farm, £113 Little Crimbles. Swaledale: £112 Little Eccleston Hall, £108.50 Sykes Farm.


Texel: £168, £152 Cocker House Farm, £150 Old Woodhouse, £140 North Farm, £140 Cocker House Farm, £138 Cock Hall Farm. Mule: £133 Cocker House Farm, £124 Yarlsber, £120 Cock Hall Farm, £120 Burrow Heights Farm, £116 Cock Hall Farm, £115 North Farm. Leicester: £130 Holme House Farm. Suffolk: £122 North Farm. Beltex: £118 Cottam Farm. Continental: £118, £108 Bensons Farm, £90 North Farm. Cheviot: £112 Ellers Farm, £112 Bensons Farm, £108 Carr House Farm, £97 Ellers Farm. Swaledale: £102, £80 Oakenclough. Masham: £94 Bensons Farm.


Ewe with Lambs: Mule: £250, £240 Bensons Farm.

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