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Lancaster Monday 10/01/11

Posted Monday, 10 January 2011, 3.20pm

A FLYING PRIME CATTLE TRADE AT LANCASTER

Once again North West Auctions Lancaster Mart enjoyed a bumper prime cattle trade at their Monday fat stock sale. An excellent entry of quality cattle impressed the ring full of butcher and wholesalers ensuring a very pleasing trade on the day. Heifers averaged almost 170p/kg topping at 196.5p/kg for a Belgian Blue heifer from TH & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green this was purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butchers of Diggle. Messrs Cornthwaite also sold a Limousin heifer at 194.5p/kg to MJ Birtwistle & Co., butchers of Worsley. The top price per head went to a home bred Belgian Blue heifer from R Capstick & Son, Fell End and this made £1144 purchased by George Blacklidge of Chorley.

A reduced entry of prime bulls topped at £892 (152.5p/kg) for a Charolais from K Whitaker & Son, Stirzakers Farm and this was purchased by Bowland Foods Ltd of Preston.

In the sheep ring hoggs improved considerably on the week to average 171p/kg. A top price of 190p/kg was given to AP Smith, Tenters Farm by Roy Schofield for MJ Birtwistle & Co., butchers. A top price per head of £76.50 was achieved by the Exors of SP Pease for Texel hoggs purchased by Lancaster Meats. Then at £75.50 Messrs J Bargh & Son, North Farm sold a pen of Chevoit hoggs to Goeff Riley butcher of Rottenstall and a pen of Texel hoggs at the same price to Whittakers Butchers of Blackburn. Many more hoggs were needed to satisfy wholesale and butchers order around the ring that morning.

Prices

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £76.50, £74.50 Underley Estate; £75.50, £74, £73.50 North Farm; £73.50, £73 Weavers Farm. Suff: £74 Downlands Farm; £72.50, £65.50 Hawes Farm; £68 Tenters Farm, Appletree Farm: £65 High House. Char: £72.50, £71 North Farm; £72, £70.50 Tarnwater Farm. Chev: £75.50 North Farm; £69 Underley Estate. Mule: £70.50 Holme House; £70, £62.50 Appletree Farm; £65.50, £61 Ouzelthorn Farm; £62.50 High House Masham: £70 Holme House. Gritstone: £61 Fell End Farm. Horned: £53.50 Appletree Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £83 Langdale.

PRIME HEIFERS – BB: 196.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 189.5p/kg, 177.5p/kg Fell End Farm; 166.5p/kg Capplethwaite Hall. Lim: 194.5p/kg, 189.5p/kg, 181.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 191.5p/kg, 173.5p/kg New Close; 180.5p/k, 177.5p/kg Thornbush Farm. Char: 155.5p/kg Pyethornes Farm. AA: 152.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm. Hfd: 148.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm.

PRIME STEERS – Lim: 171.5p/kg Woodside Farm; 167.5p/kg, 166.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm.

PRIME BULLS - Lim: 154.5p/kg Lane House. Char: 152.5p/kg, 142.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Sim: 147.5p/kg, 144.5pkg Larbreck Hill Farm. BB: 145.5p/kg, 144.5p/kg Calcads Farm; 144.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Mont: 148.5p/kg Lane House.

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