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Lancaster Monday 20/12/10

Posted Monday, 20 December 2010, 2.05pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart had forward a better entry of primestock than expected bearing in mind the continued cold snap. An improved entry of almost 1000 prime lambs set off at a steady rate but improved throughout the sale to average an excellent 173p per kilo. Top price of 200p/kg was given to TR Prickett, Hutton Roof Hall for top quality Texel lambs which were purchased at £74 by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butchers of Diggle. A top price of £87.50 per head was achieved by J Bargh & Son, North Farm whose Texel Lambs went to Lancaster Meats. Close behind at £87 were Texel lambs from AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn which were purchased by Samuel Howarth butcher of Diggle.

Also included in the sale was the Young Farmers Show of Prime Lambs kindly judged by Michael Lomax. The Championship was taken by Charles Butler of Hambleton (pictured above) with a pair of Texel bred lambs. These went on to sell for £87 per head and were purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butcher of Diggle.

Young Farmers Show Results
Lowland Breed Lambs
1st CJ Butler, Hambleton £87 to Roy Schofield
2nd A Bateman, Lowgill £76 to Michael Lomax
3rd A Prickett, Farleton £74 to Roy Schofield

Hill Breed Lambs
1st A Bateman, Lowgill £72 to Vion

In the prime ewe section a slightly increased entry were good to sell topping at £86 for Texel ewes from K Whitaker & Son, Stirzakers Farm.

In the prime cattle ring a smaller entry than was hoped for were a steady trade on the day. Messrs EI Wilson & Son, Sand Gate Farm topped the trade at 155.5p/kg for a Belgian Blue which was purchased by Frank Towers of Wray. Mr Towers also purchased the top price per head which was a Limousin bullock also from Messrs Wilson and this made £1059.15. Close behind at 154.5p/kg was a Belgian Blue heifer from TH Garnett & Son, New Close which was purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butcher of Diggle. A small entry of prime bulls sold to 163.5p/kg (£1010.24) for a Blonde bull from J & D Barton & Son, Calcads Farm and was purchased by Bowland Foods Ltd, Preston.

Prices

PRIME LAMBS - Texel: £87.50, £85 North Farm; £87 Parks Farm Barn; £86 Underley Estate; £85, £84, £83 Fell End Farm. Suffolk: £86, £82 £80 North Farm; £83, £82.50, £81.50 Fell End Farm; £80 Old Woodhouse. Cont: £74 Catshaw Hall Farm. Masham: £72 Ivy House. Mule: £76 Fell End Farm; £72 Nether House Farm, Parks Farm Barn; £70 Highfield Farm, Ouzelthorn Farm. Swale: £56 Catshaw Hall Farm. Horned: £78 Fell End Farm; £64 Brown Brook Farm, £61 Appletree Farm. Char: £76.50 Kirkett Nook; £71 Highfield Farm. Chev: £77 North Farm; £75 Underley Estate, North Farm. Leicester: £80 Brown Brook, Brown Edge. Jacob: £68 Fell End Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £86 Stirzakers Farm; £70 Ivy House; £67 Ashton Barn. Mule: £69 Ivy House; £68 Ewan Mill; £67 Fell End Farm. Horned: £64, £59 Fell End. Masham: £63 Fell End. Jacob: £50 Fell End. PRIME CATTLE – Lim: 154.5p/kg, 153.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm; 141.5p/kg New Close. BB: 155.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm, 154.5p/kg New Close.

PRIME BULLS - Blo: 163.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Lim: 149.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Fr: 139.5p/kg Allcocks Farm. Mont: 133.5p/kg Lane House.

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