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Lancaster Monday 31/10/11

Posted Monday, 31 October 2011, 10.41am

17 Primestock Purchasers Present with all classes of stock topping over £2/kg

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart are pleased to report over 1300 sheep forward this week selling to the strongest trade seen for a few weeks.  Standard weight lambs this week averaged 182p/kg selling to a top of 201p/kg for Texel lambs from TA & RM Dawson, Lower Brow Top and their pen of ten 37 kilo lambs were purchased by Musa Food UK for £74.50 per head.  Lambs also topped at £88 for Texels from Mrs E Hartley, Hazel Brae purchased by Lancaster Meats.  There was a noticeable rise in price for all stock with horned/hill bred lambs seeing the largest rise topping at 189p/kg!

Cast sheep continue to sell to a competitive trade with many more needed to meet demand.  £120 was the days top price for Texel ewes from Mrs E Hartley, Hazel Brae with all sheep averaging £68 including a large proportion of hill ewes.

Prime cattle were once again in short supply with the £2/kg barrier broken several times.  Heifers peaked at 205.5p/kg for a Limousin x from DW & NM Alderson, High Green and this heifer was purchased by Riley Bros for the top price per head of £1074.77.  Stephen Garnett sold five heifers this week to 201.5p/kg averaging 193p/kg, well done Stephen.  Bullocks sold to 201.5p/kg (£1074) for a smart Blonde x from regular vendor HW Fortune, Pyethornes. Bulls continue to sell well with best sorts regularly 185p/kg+ topping this week at 197.5p/kg (£1155.38) for a Limousin x from J & ME Bateman, Lowgill Farm.

Monday 5th December – Lancaster Primestock Show & Sale

Top Prices
PRIME LAMBS
– Texel: £88 Hazel Brae; £85 Springs farm; £83.50 North Farm; £81 The Dell, Lower Brow Top.  Suffolk: £85 North Farm; £77.50 Fell End Farm; £76.50 Hawes Farm; £76 Brown Edge.  Dorset: £74 Beckside Barn.  Masham: £69 Yarlsber, Holme House. Mule: £74.50 North Farm; £74 Orchard House; £73.50 Brown Edge; £73 Lower Brow Top.  Horned: £75 Yarlsber; £70 Holme House; £67.50 Lower Brow Top; £66 Marshaw Farm.  Char: £78 Brown Brook; £76.50 Gaskell House; £70 Orchard House; £69 Borrans Farm, Hazelslack Tower.  Chev: £74 Croft Foot; £72 Underley Estate, Orchard House; £70 Green Lane End, Brown Brook. Lleyn: £75.50 Low Foulshaw Farm.
CAST SHEEP – Texel: £120 Hazel Brae; £112 Springfield Farm; £108 (ram) Brown Brook; £91 (ram) Forgelands; £84 Lane House; £82 Sellerley Fields.  Char: £110 Brown Brook.  Suffolk: £101 Springfield Farm; £71 Forgelands. Chev: £96 Green Lane End.  Mule: £86 Springfield Farm; £82 Brown Brook; £79 Lower Highfield; £72 Ellers Farm; £67 Low Woodedge Farm.  Horned: £50 Foreglands; £49 Isle of Skye Farm; £45 Holme House.  Herdwick: £58 Lee End Farm.
PRIME CATTLE – Lim Hfrs: 205.5p/kg, 197.5p/kg High Green; 203.5p/kg Old Croft; 201.5p/kg New Close.  Char Hfrs: 193.5p/kg New Close.  Brit Blue Hfrs: 171.5p/kg Wild Boar Farm. Blonde Strs: 201.5p/kg Pyethornes Farm.
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 197.5p/kg, 195.5p/kg Lowgill Farm; 182.5p/kg Lane House.  Mont: 182.5p/kg Lane House.  Fr: 146.5p/kg Boldens Farm.

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