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


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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