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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 12th February 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

The trade for prime hoggs at Lancaster goes up two gears, with all forward averaging 321p/kg. The sale topped of £168 twice for pens of Texels from J France, Pilling with Dutch Spotted to £167 from KP Dagger, Garstang. Beltexs saw the best sell to £162 from KA Purtill, Wigan. The best pence per kilo being 380p/kg for Beltexs from T&E Burrow, Slyne with Texels to 370p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton. Pens of smart well bred hoggs were regularly 340p/kg to 360p/kg, with export types 330p/kg to 340p/kg. Heavy Mashams saw a top of £158 from T&D Wright, Wray with a ring full of Mules to £148 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Mules were regularly 290p/kg to 300p/kg. Cheviot hoggs sold to £141 or 322p/kg from P Prickett, Hutton Roof. Light weight hoggs were in keen demand with these full of meat regularly 320p/kg to 335p/kg. A pen of 38kg Dutch Spotted hoggs from KP Dagger sold to £131. Horned hoggs saw 36kg Rough Fells sell to £108 from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine who sold Herdwicks at 37kg to the same price.

CAST SHEEP

All ewes continue to sell to a fast trade with Texel Mules to £138 from J Lamb, Glasson. Suffolks tups sold to £136 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Mule ewes saw a top of £112 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale with Mashams to £110 from J Lamb, Glasson. Hill ewes saw Dalesbred to £76 from T&D Wright, Wray and medium Swaledales to £67 from M&L Preece.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £168 (x2), £165 Merryfield, £161, £160 Hutton Roof Hall, £160 Burrow Heights Farm. Dutch Spotted: £167 Conway Close, £155 West View Farm, £144, £142 (x2), £131 Conway Close. Beltex: £162 Oak Aveune, £153, £134 Throstle Grove Farm, £119 Burrow Heights Farm. Masham: £158, £146 Allcocks Farm, £144 Kays Farm. Mule: £149 Kays Farm, £139, £131.50 Longstripes Farm, £104 High House Farm. Cheviot: £141, £133 Hutton Roof Hall. Rough Fell: £108 Moss House Farm. Herdwick: £108 Moss House Farm, £100 Longstripes Farm. Continental: £108 West View Farm. Swaledale: £99.50 High House Farm.

CAST EWE:

Texel: £138, £130 Old Glasson Farm, £108 Bensons Farm, £90 Old Glasson Farm, £84 Throstle Grove Farm. Mule: £112 High House Farm, £96 Bensons Farm, £96 Burrow Heights Farm, £90 Stonehead. Masham: £110 Old Glasson Farm. Dalesbred: £76 Allcocks Farm. Swaledale: £57, £55 High House Farm.

CAST RAM:

Suffolk: £136 Pilling Hall Farm. Beltex: £90 Old Glasson Farm.

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