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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Monday 11th March 2024.

PRIME HOGGS

More hoggs were forward, with new buyers around the ring ensuring a sharp trade. Texel hoggs topped at £210 from J France, Pilling with Beltexs to £208 from the same home and other pens to £206. Heavy Texel hoggs sold to £204 from GH Sanderson, Preston with many pens of heavy bred continental hoggs selling at £190 to £195. The best bred hoggs were keenly sort after, with Beltexs to 422p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan and Texels to 420p/kg from the same home. Numerous pens were 400p/kg plus. A large offering of hill bred hoggs were forward, with Mules to £175 from DR Preston, Caton and a ring full of Mashams to £175 from T&D Wright, Wray. Pens of Cheviots sold to £171 from KA Purtill, Wigan with Lonks to £164 from S Bosworth, Burnley and Dalebreds to £158 A&MA Wright, Wray. A pen of 34kg well finished Dalesbred hoggs sold to £1230 or 362p/kg. A pen of 29kg Herdwicks sold to £97 from W Gardner, Brookhouse.

CAST SHEEP

All ewes forward averaged £125, with the best seeing first cross Texels to £178 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale and other pens of Texel ewes selling to £174 from GH Sanderson, Preston. Suffolks sold to £160 from E Lund & Son, Carnforth. The strongest Mules sold to £140 from J France, Pilling with other pens to £128 from J Burr, Over Wyresdale. Lonks sold to £126 from S Bosworth, Burnley who sold other pens to £112.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

A real buzz was seen around the ewe and lamb ring and many more could have been easily sold to the vendors advantage. Aged Texel ewes with Beltex twin lambs from TR Gorst, Ellel who sold to £315 with other outfits with twins selling to £295. An aged Beltex cross ewe with a single Beltex lamb sold to £245 a unit or £122 a life. Other singles from the same home sold to £240 on three separate occasions. The run of aged Mule ewes with Texel twins from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe saw their best sell to £255, with others to £250.
Vendors are urged to enter sheep with lambs at foot with confidence at Lancaster.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS:

Texel: £210, £206 Merryfield, £204 Blackleach House Farm, £194 Merryfield, £192 Blackleach House Farm, £187 Park Farm Barn. Beltex: £208, £198, £196 Merryfield, £185, £180 Park Farm Barn, £179 The Hawthornes. Continental: £182 Pilling Hall Farm, £171 Little Crimbles, £170 Blackleach House Farm, £168, £166 Little Crimbles, £144 Little Fell. Mule: £175 Ellers Farm, £150, £148 Quarry House, £134, £118 High House Farm. Masham: £175 Allcocks Farm. Horned: £164 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £150 Little Crimbles, £140 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £91 Quarry House. Dalesbred: £158, £123 Stauvins Farm. Suffolk: £158 (x2) Little Crimbles, £108 Quarry House. Dorset: £141, £128 Corney Hill Farm. Cheviot: £140 School Lane. Dutch Spotted: £116 Burrow Heights Farm. Herdwick: £97 Quarry House. Swaledale: £92 High House Farm, £91 Quarry House.

CAST SHEEP:

Texel: £178 Knowsley Farm, £174 (x2), £172 (x2) Blackleach House Farm, £170 Little Fell. Suffolk: £160 Lundholme Farm, £150 (x2) Knowsley Farm. Mule: £140 Merryfield, £128 Little Fell, £124, £110 Bensons Farm, £110 Old Parkside Farm, £109 Merryfield. Charolais: £130 Merryfield. Horned: £126, £112 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £110 Brown Brook. Ryeland: £80 Old Parkside Farm. Masham: £80 Lundholme Farm.

CAST RAM:

Suffolk: £120 Knowsley Farm.

EWE & LAMB:

Texel: £315, £295, £280, £245, £240 (x2) Hole of Ellel. Mule: £255, £250, £235 Bensons Farm.

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