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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep & Store Hoggs, Monday 22nd January 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

A slightly reduced entry of prime hoggs, as seen nationally, with an ever-increasing demand from all buyers. Trade peaked at £180 or 355p/kg for Beltexs from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. An abundance of well bred of hoggs were frequently 310p/kg to 340p/kg. Heavy weight Texels sold to £155 from PD Anderton, Scorton with Suffolks selling to £150 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. A ring full of Texel cross Mules sold to £148 from M&YS Barker, Halton. Hoggs weighing between 42kg and 45kg were in tremendous demand, with the best seeing 44kg Texels sell to £142 from Michael Barker, Halton and 42kg Beltexs to £139 from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale. Over half of todays sale was hill bred hoggs which saw Masham selling to £140 from WI&A Atkinson, Bleasdale, this good home also sold a ring full of Mules at £130.50 and another pen of Mashams to £130. Cheviots sold to £125 from P Prickett, Carnforth with a pen of 39kg Dalesbreds selling to £109 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Many more hoggs could have easily been sold to the vendors advantage.

CAST SHEEP

The ewe trade stepped up a gear, selling to £154 for first cross heavy Texels from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe who sold other pens to £148. Dorsets sold to a top of £134 from S Wilson & Son, Scotford. The Mule trade was the fastest seen for some time, with the best selling to £122 from WB Kellet, Pilling with other pens to £110 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Cheviot Mules sold to £116 form J&SJ Riseborough, Silverdale. Hill ewes saw Lonks sell to £110 from W&D Bradley, Preston with Cheviot to £109 from P Prickett, Carnforth and Swaledales to £70 from WI&A Atkinson, Bleasdale.

STORE HOGGS

The store hogg trade was booming at Lancaster, with an overall averaged £93 achieved. Top price was a pen of Cheviot gimmers from SE&J Gorst selling to £109.50 with other pens from the same home to £106.50. Longer keep first cross Texel hoggs sold to £84 form J&SJ Riseborough, Silverdale.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Beltex: £180 Hutton Roof Hall, £150 Lingrow, £148 Hutton Roof Hall, £139 Stonehead, £138, £134 Hole of Ellel. Texel: £155 Wyre Farm, £155 Hutton Roof Hall, £148, £142 Halton Park Farm, £140 Cross House Farm, £140 Wyre Farm. Suffolk: £150, £127.50 Pilling Hall Farm, £117 Meadow Croft. Masham: £140, £130 Holme House Farm. Continental: £132, £129 Low Croft, £129, £128, £127, £125 Broseley Hall Farm. Mule: £130.50, £129 Holme House Farm, £128.50 Halton Park Farm, £118 Hole of Ellel, £108 Thornbush Farm, £98 Bensons Farm. Cheviot: £125 Hutton Roof Hall, £90 Thornbush Farm. Zwartble: £125, £124, £116, £110 The Bungalow. Dalesbred: £109 Kays Farm. Swaledale: £73 Thornbush Farm, £69 Quarry House. Rough Fell: £72 Quarry House. Horned: £91 Quarry House.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £154, £148 Bensons Farm, £142 Hutton Roof Hall, £140, £130 Bensons Farm, £126 Hutton Roof Hall. Dorset: £134 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £122 Low Croft, £110 Pilling Hall Farm, £96 Bensons Farm, £92 Low Croft, £85 Yew Tree Cottage, £70 Burrow Heights Farm. Cheviot: £116 Old Waterslack Farm, £109 Hutton Roof Hall, £80 Old Waterslack Farm. Continental: £110 Whittingham Lane.

STORE HOGGS:

Cheviot: £109.50, £106.50, £94 Cragg Farm. Continental: £84, £80 Old Waterslack Farm.

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