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Lancaster Monday 03/01/11

Posted Tuesday, 04 January 2011, 2.10pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart began the New Year on Bank Holiday Monday. The prime cattle trade continued in the same vain as much of last year with an excellent trade for best butchers cattle with numerous orders for quality bullocks and heifers around the ring. JA Gardner, Moss House Farm twice went over the £2 per kilo mark with a Belgian Blue heifer at 203.5p/kg and a Limousin heifer at 202.5p/kg both these were purchased by Roy Schofield with the top price Belgian Blue going to Sam Howarth butcher of Diggle and the Limousin to MJ Birtwistle butcher of Worsley. TH Garnett & Son, New Close also sold a Simmental heifer at 191.5p/kg this was purchased by Frank Clarkson for CJ Bowker butcher of Bolton-le-Sands. Prime cattle sold to £1132 per head for a Limousin bullock from TH & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green and this was purchased by John Seddon & Co. Messrs Wilson of Sandgate Farm sold another excellent run of prime bullocks several making well over £1000 and to a top of £1088. A small entry of prime bulls topped at 163.5p/kg for a British Blue from P & A Bell, Village Farm and this was purchased by Roy Schofield for MJ Birtwistle butchers.

A small entry of prime hoggs were a steady trade with medium weight hoggs over 40kgs being the best to sell averaging 163.2p/kg. A top price of 189p/kg went to T R Prickett, Hutton Roof Hall for hoggs purchased by Roy Schofield for Sam Howarth butchers. Top price of £82 per head went to JM Sedgwick, Ashbank for Texel Hoggs purchased by Michael Lomax of Bolton.

Cast ewes topped at £90 per head for Texels from Andrew Butler, Parks Farm Barn.


PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £82 Ashbank; £76, £72.50 Hutton Roof Hall; £76 North Farm; £73, £72.50 Springs Farm; £73 Overdale. Suff: £77, £76, £75, £74, £72.50, £72 North Farm; £72 Old Grange Farm. Cont: £70 Cinder Barrow. Masham: £74, £70 Fell End Farm; £73 Allcocks Farm; £72 Ashbank. Mule: £67 Allcocks Farm; £65 Brown Edge; £64.50 Thornbush Farm; £64 Yates Farm; £63 Fell End Farm, Highfield Farm. Char: £71, £68 Old Grange Farm; £69 Oak Head. Horned: £66 Hutton Roof Hall; £64 Fell End Farm; £60 Millbeck; £57 Thornbush Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £90, £80, £83 £74 Parks Farm Barn; £86, £80 Lots House Farm; £76, £71 Holme Field. Char: £73 Oak Head Farm. Suff: £80 Maddison Avenue. Mule: £77 Catshaw Hall; £70 Cinder Barrow. Lleyn: £68 Springs Farm.

PRIME CATTLE – Lim: 202.5p/kg Moss House Farm; 184.5p/kg, 182.5p/kg, 175.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 169.5p/kg, 143.5p/kg New Close; 168.5p/kg, 159.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm; 167.5p/kg Capernwray Hall. BB: 203.5p/kg Moss House Farm; 182.5p/kg Low Tarn Green. Char: 163.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm. Sim: 191.5p/kg New Close. Blonde: 168.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm. Devon: 156.5p/kg New Close.

PRIME BULLS - BB: 163.5p/kg Village Farm. Sim: 158.5p/kg, 155.5p/kg Village Farm. Fr: 114.5p/kg Whinney Carr Farm.

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