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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Store Hoggs, Monday 19th February 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

An increased entry of hoggs forward, which saw all types sell to a sharper trade on the week. Heavy hoggs saw Texels sell to £161 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet who sold other pens to £159 and £158. Charollais sold to £157 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine. Heavy Continental hoggs were regularly £150 plus. Beltex hoggs sold to £157 from KA Purtill, Wigan who sold others to £154. Best pens sold to 365p/kg from AG Butler, Hambleton who sold other pens to 360p/kg. The best bred hogg were regularly 340p/kg to 360p/kg. A ring full of Mashams sold to £148.50 from T&D Wright, Wray with Cheviots to £147 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. A pen of 40kg Mules from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth sold to £127.50 or 319p/kg.
Light weight hoggs were in keen demand with these regularly selling at 310p/kg to 330p/kg. A pen of 39kg Texels from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale sold to £126.

CAST SHEEP

More ewes forward today, with all selling to a fast trade on the week. Texels sold to £182 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine who sold other pens to £180. First cross Texel ewes sold to £170 from CD&HL Mason, Caton. Gritstone sold to £130 from Cardwell Farms, Stalmine with Mules to £128 from S Rossall, Over Wyredale. The best Mules were generally £110 to £115. A ring full of Cheviots sold to £101 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale with medium weight Swaledale ewes selling to £55 from D Gardner, Lancaster.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £161, £159, £158, £157 Stubb Hall Farm, £151 Ellers Farm, £151 Burrow Heights Farm. Beltex: £157, £154 (x2), £150 (x2) Oak Aveune, £149 Oak Aveune. Charollais: £157, £156, £145, £130, £126 Inverbervie. Masham: £148.50 Allcocks Farm. Cheviot: £147 Stubb Hall Farm, £138 Little Crimbles, £114 Burrow Heights Farm, £107 Wellington Crag Farm. Continental: £147 Inverbervie, £141, £133, £127 Little Crimbles, £114 Quarry House, £105.50 Moss House Farm. Suffolk: £140 Little Crimbles. Dutch Spotted: £137 Burrow Heights Farm. Swaledale: £106 Marshaw Farm. Herdwick: £101 Moss House Farm. Rough Fell: £95 Moss House Farm. Horned: £95 Quarry House.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £182, £180, £170 Inverbervie, £170 Mearsbeck Farm, £135 Inverbervie, £124 Old Glasson Farm. Gritstone: £130, £94, £68 Inverbervie. Leicester: £128 Stonehead, £70 Stonehead. Cheviot: £101 Cragg Farm, £90 Wellington Crag Farm, £86, £84, £69 Cragg Farm, £62 Marshaw Farm. Mule: £98 Mearsbeck Farm, £86 Rooten Brook, £82 Stonehead, £70 Rooten Brook, £60 Old Glasson Farm. Swaledale: £55 Quarry House, £50 Rooten Brook.

CAST RAM:

Cheviot: £86 Cragg Farm.

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