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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Store Hoggs, Monday 5th February 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

The prime hogg trade goes up another level with smaller numbers seen nationally, an SQQ market average of 295p/kg was achieved. Texel hoggs sold to £161 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Beltexs sold to £160 from KA Purtill, Wigan with pens of Texels from the same good home selling to £158. Heavy bred Continental hoggs were regularly selling at £145 to £155. Best bred lambs met an improved demand at Lancaster Mart, with the best selling to 383p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Other pens sold to 370p/kg for Beltexs from KA Purtill, Wigan. Export type lambs were regularly 310p/kg plus, with lights 280p/kg to 290p/kg and the heavies around the 280p/kg mark.
Hill bred hoggs saw heavy Mashams sell to £148 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale with other pens of Masham to £141 from T&D Wight, Roeburndale. Cheviots sold to £140 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Mules sold to £129 for 45kg hoggs from W&C Gorst & Sons, Bay Horse. Herdwicks sold to £119 for a pen of 43kg hoggs from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine with Rough Fells from the same home to £110. Swaledales topped at £112.50 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.
More hoggs are required on a weekly basis for our active ring side of nine buyers.

CAST SHEEP

Ewes sold to a sharp trade with first cross Texel ewes to £144 from CM&CA Jackson, Caton with other pens to £138 from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth. Mule ewes saw heavies sell to £118 from D&K Swarbirck, Out Rawcliffe who sold others to £116 and Mashams to £114. Medium fit mule ewes were regularly £88 to £95. Cheviot sold to £81 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Swaledales to £70 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

STORE HOGGS

A small show of store hoggs saw all sell to their full value. Texel sold to £101 SE Whewell, Scorton with a ring full of Mule from the same home achieving £96.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £161 Hutton Roof Hall, £160, £158, £157 (x2), £155 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £150 Hutton Roof Hall, £144 North Farm, £133 Beaumont Gate. Continental: £149, £147 Park Farm Barn, £138.50 Oak Aveune, £131.50 Bensons Farm, £122, £119 Hole of Ellel. Beltex: £149 Park Farm Barn. Masham: £148 Kays Farm, £141 Allcocks Farm, £139.50 Kays Farm, £127 Smithy Lane Farm, £91 Gibsons Farm. Cheviot: £140 (x2) North Farm, £135 Hutton Roof Hall, £125 School Lane. Mule: £130 Smithy Lane Farm, £129 Hole of Ellel, £123 Bensons Farm, £117 Quarry House, £109 High House Farm, £106 Yates Farm. Herdwick: £119 Moss House Farm. Swaledale: £112.50 Yates Farm, £99 Marshaw Farm, £88 Yates Farm. Rough Fell: £110 Moss House Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £144 Forgelands Estate, £130 Bensons Farm, £120 North Farm, £120 Bensons Farm, £116 Oak Aveune, £114 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £118, £116 Bensons Farm, £101, £100 Low Pleasant, £99 Beaumont Gate, £96 Bensons Farm, £96 Beaumont Gate. Masham: £114 Bensons Farm. Beltex: £102 Bensons Farm. Charolais: £102 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £84 Oak Aveune. Cheviot: £81 Oak Aveune, £78 Burrow Heights Farm.

CAST RAM:

Texel: £116 Askew Hill, £100 Forgelands Estate. Teeswater: £100 Gibsons Farm. Swaledale: £70 Marshaw Farm.

STORE HOGG:

Texel: £101 Wyresdale Estate, £95 Marl House. Mule: £96 Wyresdale Estate. Cheviot: £74 Marl House.

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