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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 15th January 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

510 prime hoggs were put before Lancasters active ring side of eight buyers. An overall average of 270p/kg was achieved, which many more could have been sold to the vendors advantage. The sale peaked at £145 for Beltex hoggs from I Richardson, Catforth with Texels selling to £140 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Many pens of heavy continental hoggs were regularly £130 to £140. 42kg to 45kg export type hoggs looked the sharpest trade, with these regularly selling at 280p/kg to 290p/kg. The best being 43kg Texels selling to £132 from AG Butler, Hambleton. A ring full of Texel Mules at 43kg sold to £128 from S Ayrton, Thurnham. Best bred and butcher type hoggs saw the best achieve 320p/kg from I Richardson, Catforth for Beltexs, with Texels selling to 315p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Hill bred hoggs saw Mules sell to £124 from JW Cornall & son, Bleasdale with RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead not far behind at £122. Cheviots soldto £117 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale.

CAST SHEEP

The ewe trade saw all goods a sharper trade on the week, pure bred Texels sold to £178 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Strong first cross Texel ewes from S Ayrton, Thurnham sold to £133. A big show of Mule ewes saw the best pens sell to £112 from T&E Garth, Bleasdale with other pens to £110 from I Richardson, Catforth. The strongest pens of Mules were £95 to £105. Hill ewes saw a top of £100 for Cheviots from S Ayrton, Thurnham, with medium type Swaledales seeing a pen of twelve sell to £50 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Beltex: £145 West View Farm, £133, £132 Park Farm Barn, £129 Oak Aveune, £128 Park Farm Barn, £127 Hutton Roof Hall. Texel: £140 North Farm, £139 Cottam Farm, £139, £138 Meadow Croft, £136 Hutton Roof Hall, £136 Quarry House. Continental: £137 North Farm, £124 Meadow Croft, £118 (x2) Broseley Hall Farm, £115 Overhouses, £114 Broseley Hall Farm. Dutch Spotted: £134, £126, £124 West View Farm. Blue Texel: £132 West View Farm. Suffolk: £130 Meadow Croft, £123 Oak Aveune. Cheviot: £129 Hutton Roof Hall, £117 Cragg Farm. Mule: £124 Higher Fair Snape, £122 Ouzelthorn Farm, £119 High Fair Snape, £111 Throstle Croft, £104 High House Farm, £99.50 Yates Farm. Ryeland: £112 West View Farm. Dorset: £107.50, £100 Corney Hill Farm. Masham: £88 Kays Farm. Dalesbred: £93 Kays Farm.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £178 North Farm, £133, £121, £115 Meadow Croft, £80 (x2) Haversham House Farm. Suffolk: £116 Haversham House Farm. Mule: £112 Bailey Hey Farm, £110 West View Farm, £107 Bailey Hey Farm, £104 North Farm, £95 Cottam Farm, £95 North Farm. Cheviot: £100 Meadow Croft. Leicester: £70 Overhouses.

CAST RAM:

Dorset: £106 Corney Hill Farm. Texel: £100 Ouzelthorn Farm, £92 Bailey Hey Farm.

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