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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Monday 29th January 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

A larger show with 700 prime hoggs were forward, which saw a strong demand for all types and a pleasing average of 281p/kg achieved. Texels sold to a top of £163 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby with Beltexs selling to £154 from AG Butler, Hambleton. Heavy Continental bred hoggs were regularly selling at £145 to £150. A nice show of better bred hoggs were forward, with the best seeing Texels to 330p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan with Dutch Spotted selling to 325p/kg from I Richardson, Catford with numerous pens at 310p/kg plus.
Medium weighted lambs sold to a flying trade with 44kg Texels to £140 from KA Purtill, Wigan with P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley achieving the same price. Over half todays sale would be upland bred hoggs which saw Cheviots to £149 from P Prickett, Hutton Roof with others to £141 from A&J Smith, Ingleton. Mule saw a top of £134 from AG Butler, Hambleton with other pens of Mules to £121 for 45kg hoggs from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Dalesbred sold to £110 for 39kg hoggs from S&J France, Over Wyresdale.

CAST SHEEP

Cheviot cull rams sold to £182 from S&J France, Over Wyresdale. Ewes saw Texels sell to a top of £154 from R&DL Cornthwaite, Nateby with first cross Texel ewes to £122 from CD&HL Mason, Caton. Mule ewes saw a top of £118 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley with the strongest Mules regularly £100 plus. Cheviot sold to £118 from A&J Smith, Ingleton with Swaledale ewes to £78 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £163 Humblescough Farm, £154 Park Farm Barn, £152 Carr House Farm, £152, £147 Humblescough Farm, £147 Walmsley Fold. Beltex: £154 Brown Brook, £144 Knowlsey Farm, £143 Humblescough Farm, £140, £139, £136 Oak Aveune. Suffolk: £150 Knowsley Farm, £96 Meadow Croft. Continental: £150 Humblescough Farm, £142 Oak Aveune, £131 Broseley Hall Farm, £126 Lower Lingart Farm, £126, £122.50 Meadow Croft. Cheviot: £149 Hutton Roof Hall, £141, £140 Cross Farm, £113 High Tenement Farm, £112, £100 Cross Farm. Dutch Spotted: £138, £134, £125, £116 West View Farm. Mule: £134 Park Farm Barn, £121, £118 Ouzelthorn Farm, £116 High House Farm, £113 Yates Farm, £106 Marshaw Farm. Dorset: £112 Brosley Hall Farm. Dalesbred: £110 Kays Farm, £106.50 Brown Brook, £89, £78 Kays Farm. Rough Fell: £100, £99 Moss House Farm. Swaledale: £96 Marshaw Farm, £93.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £75 Yates Farm. Horned: £82 Quarry House, £73 High Tenement Farm. Herdwick: £68 Quarry House.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £154 Humblescough Farm, £120 Hutton Roof Hall, £110, £90 Walmsley Fold, £76 Low Moor Head, £70 Walmsely Fold. Cheviot: £118 Cross Farm. Mule: £118 Walmsley Fold, £100 Hutton Roof Hall, £99 (x2) Low Moor Head Farm, £90 Humblescough Farm, £90 Throstle Grove Farm. Charolais: £110 Hutton Roof Hall. Beltex: £94 Humblescough Farm. Swaledale: £78 Yates Farm.

CAST RAM:

Cheviot: £182 Kays Farm. Texel: £128 Humblescough Farm, £122 Mearsbeck Farm, £78 Lee End Farm. Beltex: £95 Humblescough Farm. Leicester: £78 Yates Farm.

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