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Lancaster Monday 17/01/11

Posted Monday, 17 January 2011, 3.23pm


Prime hoggs showed a significant improvement in price on Monday morning. This was fully expected with a rising market through the previous week and a lack of numbers in all markets. Extra buyers were in the ring and the entry of 443 hoggs could have been sold 3 times over with ease. Standard weight hoggs upto 40kgs averaged and impressive 189.5p/kg selling to 205p/kg for Charollais x hoggs from T & E Burrow, Throstle Grove and these were purchased by Roy Schofield for MJ Birtwistle Butchers. The sale for all weights and grades averaged 185p/kg and the top price of £83.50 went to TE Kidd, Booth Hall whose Suffolk x lambs were purchased by Fairfield Meat Co. Ltd.

A slightly increased number of cast ewes were significantly dearer on the week to average £66 per head topping at £90 for Suffolk ewes from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn. More ewes are required each week to satisfy competitive orders.

An improved entry of prime cattle perhaps lacked the overall quality of the previous week but were a very decent trade throughout. A top price of 185.5p/kg was twice achieved. Firstly by Messrs TH & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green and also by Messrs TH Garnett & Son, New Close. Both top price Limousin heifers were purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth Ltd butchers of Diggle. Prime Steers topped at 174.5p/kg for a Limousin from Messrs EI Wilson & Son, Sand Gate Farm and again this was purchased by Samuel Howarth Ltd. Top price per head of the day was £1138.34 for a Limousin steer also offered by Messrs Wilson, Sand Gate and this was purchased by Frank Towers of Wray.

In the bull sections bulls topped at 164.5p/kg for a Limousin presented by Messrs ER & JM Ireton, Holmes Head Farm and this was purchased by Bowland Foods. Top price per head in this section of £1055.24 went to J & D Barton & Son, Calcads Farm for a Belgian Blue again purchased by Bowland Foods Ltd. More bulls were required on the day.


PRIME HOGGS - Suffolk: £83.50, £79.50 Booth Hall; £82.50 Walnut Tree; £82 Hall Croft Barn; £81 Fell End Farm; £79 Blackleach House Farm; £79 North Farm. Texel: £83 Fell End Farm, Brown Brook; £83, £82.50 Broseley Hall Farm. Char: £80, £79 Throstle Grove Farm; £79, £74 Tarnwater Farm. Masham: £74 Allcocks Farm, Fell End Farm. Mule: £72.50 Brown Brook; £72 North Farm. Horned: £78 Fell End Farm; £66 Brown Brook; £64.50 Marshaw Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £90 Hall Croft Barn. Texel: £86 Broseley Hall Farm; £80 Moorville; £76 Hall Croft Barn, Hutton Roof Hall. Lleyn: £82 Corney Hall Farm. Mule: £74, £67 Booth Hall; £68 Old Glasson Farm; £67 Hall Croft Barn; £50 Moss House Farm. Masham: £67 Old Glasson Farm. Horned: £52 Gilberton Farm; £49 Hutton Roof Hall.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 185.5p/kg, 183.5p/kg, 182.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 185.5p/kg, 171.5p/kg, 169.5p/kg, 162.5p/kg New Close; 182.5p/kg Thornbush. BB: 181.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 168.5p/kg, 149.5p/kg New Close; 165.5p/kg Moss House Farm; 158.5p/kg Abrahams Farm; 149.5p/kg Pyethornes Farm. Gelbvieh: 149.5p/kg New Close.

PRIME STEERS – Lim: 174.5p/kg, 164.5p/kg, 163.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm; 160.5p/kg Moss House Farm; 144.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm. Char: 159.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm. BB: 153.5p/kg Abrahams Farm. Sim: 153.5p/kg Moss House Farm.

PRIME BULLS - Lim: 164.5p/kg Holmes Head Farm; 155.5p/kg Lane House. Sim: 157.5p/kg, 143.5p/kg Bensons Farm. BB: 154.5p/kg, 146.5p/kg Calcads Farm; 144.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Mont: 149.5p/kg Lane House. Hfd: 143.5p/kg, 139.5p/kg, 136.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm. AA: 136.5p/kg Yeat House. MRI: 135.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm.

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