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Lancaster Monday 06/12/10 Christmas Primestock Sale

Posted Tuesday, 07 December 2010, 2.09pm

Best Show of Christmas Primestock for Several Years at Lancaster

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart enjoyed a highly successful special Christmas Show & Sale of Primestock last Monday. An excellent entry of 50 prime cattle and bulls included a tremendous show of prize cattle which were presented to the show judge Mr Steven Seddon of Blackburn. Championship honours were award to Alan Riley, West Lodge whose son Rex Riley proudly showed the home bred Champion Belgian Blue heifer. Reserve Champion honours went to Graeme Jackson, Hill Top Farm with a top quality Belgian Blue bullock. The champion animal went on to make £3.10 per kilo (£1612) and was bought by CJ Bowker butcher of Carnforth. The reserve animal was purchased for £2 per kilo (£1230) by the judge Mr Steve Seddon.

Cattle Prize Show Results

Championship (1st Prize Home bred) – AG Riley, West Lodge
(pictured above Show Champion from left: Mr Alan Riley (vendor), Master Rex Riley, Steve Seddon (judge) & Ruth Hatton (Wynnstay Group representing sponsors Elanco & Dectomax)

Reserve (1st Prize Bullock) – GE Jackson, Hill Top

Heifers
1st B Rayton, Winston 270p/kg to Samuel Howarth Ltd, Diggle
2nd B Rayton, Winston 235p/kg to PA Fairclough, Egerton
3rd HW Fortune, Pyethornes 190p/kg to Samuel Howarth Ltd, Diggle

Bullocks
1st GE Jackson, Hill Top 200p/kg to John Seddon & Co., Blackburn
2nd HW Fortune, Pyethornes 190p/kg to Samuel Howarth Ltd, Diggle
3rd GE Jackson, Hill Top 190p/kg to F Towers, Wray

Home Bred (heifer or bullock)
1st AG Riley, West Lodge 310p/kg to CJ Bowker, Carnforth
2nd M & L Preece, High House 185p/kg to Bowland Pork, Beef & Lamb, Tatham
3rd AG Riley, West Lodge 185p/kg to MJ Birtwistle & Co., Worsley

Earlier in the day prime lambs were judged by Mr Chris Staines of Vion who had a difficult task in what was felt to be the best quality show of prime lambs at Lancaster for several years. His worthy Championship pen was a pen of Texel lambs from ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall. These went on to make £98 per head and were purchased by Mr Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth Ltd butcher of Diggle. Trade overall could not match last weeks sensational level. Lambs this week averaged 162p/kg for all weights and grades.

Prime Lambs - Prize Show Results
Championship (1st Prize Texel x or Beltex x) – ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall £98 per head.
(Pictured above: Champion Pen of Prime Lambs with vendors Joe & James Wannop)

Texel x / Beltex x Lambs
1st ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall £98 to Roy Schofield, Todmorden
2nd AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn £81 to Whittakers Butchers, Walney Island
3rd JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck £74 to Michael Lomax, Bolton

Suffolk / Other Continental Lambs
1st Exors of SP Pease, Underley Estate £74 to Michael Lomax, Bolton
2nd ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall £70 to Michael Lomax, Bolton
3rd EJ Ward & Sons, Intack Farm £68 to Vion, Gaerwen

Mule / Masham Lambs
1st RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn £74 to Michael Lomax, Bolton
2nd FK & FM Woodhouse, Fell End £75 to Michael Lomax, Bolton
3rd E N Wright & Sons, Allcocks Farm £69 to Michael Lomax, Bolton

Hill Lambs
1st Exors of SP Pease, Underley Estate £73 to Michael Lomax, Bolton
2nd Fishwick Farms, Bank House Farm £70 to Vion, Gaerwen
3rd BD Gill, Yarlsber £63 to Michael Lomax, Bolton

Thank you to the sponsors of our Christmas Sales
Barclays Corporate, NatWest, Elanco & Dectomax.

Please take a look at the gallery for more photos from today's sale.

A small entry of cast ewes topped at £84 from Messrs WW & D Boow, Corney Hall.

Prices
PRIME LAMBS - Texel: £98 Heaton Hall; £86, £83 Newhouse Farm; £84 Hutton Roof Hall; £83, £82 Intack Farm; £81 Parks Farm Barn. Suff: £74, £70.50 North Farm; £73, £70.50, £70 Heaton Hall; £73 Old Grange Farm; £70 Mearsbeck. Mule: £72, £70.50 Fell End Farm; £71, £69.50, £66.50 North Farm; £68 Ouzelthorn Farm; £66.50 Brown Edge; £66 Low Moor Head Farm. Char: £77 Hazelslack Tower Farm; £74, £70 Underley Estate; £72.50 Intack Farm; £70 Tarnwater Farm. Scotch Blackface: £70 Bank House Farm. Masham: £75, £72 Fell End Farm; £72 Allcocks Farm. Cont: £69.50, £64 Old Grange Farm; £67.50 Brown Edge; £55 Bull Copy Farm Swale/Rough Fell: £65.50, £63, £56 Yarlsber; £56.50 Yates Farm. Chev: £69, £66.50 Underley Estate; £66 Heaton Hall.
CAST SHEEP – Texel: £84 Corney Hall Farm; £82, £74 Old Grange Farm; £77 Carr House. Suff: £72 Tarnwater Farm, Old Grange Farm. Mule: £70 Lower Highfield; £65 Burrow Heights Farm. Cont: £76 Old Grange Farm.
PRIME CATTLE - BB: 310p/kg West Lodge; 270p/kg, 235p/kg, 190p/kg Winston; 200p/kg, 180p/kg Hill Top Farm; 200p/kg Moss House Farm; 177.5p/kg Low Tarn Green. Par: 205.5p/kg High Platt Farm. Lim: 199.5p/kg, 195.5p/kg, 182.5p/kg, 176.5p/kg High Platt Farm; 185.5p/kg, 183.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 185.5p/kg West Lodge, High House Farm; 171.5p/kg Thornbush Farm; 169.5p/kg New Close. Char: 190p/kg Pyethornes Farm. AA: 158.5p/kg Holme Farm.
PRIME BULLS - BB: 162.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Lim: 159.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Sim: 151.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Fr: 134.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm.

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