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Lancaster Monday 07/11/11

Posted Monday, 07 November 2011, 10.34am

North West Auctions Lancaster had forward a reduced entry of 860 prime sheep with vendors preferring to be prudent with numbers this week following the end of the recent religious festival.  Fears of a falling trade proved to be unfounded with all buyers in attendance on the day and many desperate to get sheep back to kill on Monday morning.  As a result lambs averaged an excellent 176.5p/kg with lambs over 40kgs averaging 177p/kg throughout the sale.  A top price of 202p/kg (£83) went to P Lawrenson, Walmsley Fold for a lovely pen of Texel x lambs.  These were purchased by Dunbia Preston Ltd.  Other leading prices were a strong pen of Suffolks from Jim Stackhouse, Wardfield and a pen of Texel x lambs from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof Hall both pens of lambs making £80 per head.   A small entry of cast sheep were a very straight trade on the day with once again buyers needing ewes to kill. 

A plain entry of sheep topped at £79 for Mules from H Birkett & Son, North Farm.  

Clean Cattle on Monday were once again in much demand with bullocks and heifers averaging 188p/kg for all breeds and including dairy bred cattle.  Leading the way was a quality British Blue steer from JA & J Harper, Capplethwaite Hall which went on to sell for 218.5p/kg to Geoff Riley butcher of Dunnockshaw.  Prime heifers topped at 215.5p/kg for a Limousin from TH Garnett & Son, New Close and this was again purchased by Geoff Riley.   In the bull ring, heavy bulls were in great demand topping at 192.5p/kg for a British Blue from M Dewhurst, Shepherds Hill Farm which was purchased by Bowland Foods of Preston.  Close behind at 191.5p/kg was a Simmental x bull from TD & A Gardner, Larbreck Hill again purchased by Bowland Foods.    

Top Prices  
– Texel: £83 Walmsley Fold; £80.50 Hutton Roof Hall; £79 Far Orrest; £78 Gaskell House, North Farm.  Suffolk: £80 Wardfield Farm; £79 New Close; £78 Hawes Farm; £77 Hillcrest; £76 North Farm; £74 Bull Bank.  Mule: £73.50 Isle of Skye Farm; £73 Burnt House, Sykes Farm; £71.50 Brown Edge; £70 North Farm.  Char: £80 Hillcrest; £74.50 Burnt House; £73.50 Gaskell House.  Chev: £73.50 Orchard House; £70.50 Underley Estate.   Horned: £71 Bull Bank; £60 Yarlsber; £57 Marshaw Farm.  
CAST SHEEP – Mule: £79 North Farm; £74 Bay View; £72 Maddison Avenue; £65 Low Moor Head.  Horned: £65 Hutton Roof Hall.  Texel: £71 Hutton Roof Hall; £65 Ashton Barn.  
PRIME CATTLE – Brit Blue Strs: 218.5p/kg Capplethwaite Hall; 173.5p/kg Wild Boar Farm.  Lim Hfrs: 215.5p/kg, 199.5p/kg, 198.5p/kg, 181.5p/kg New Close; 175.5p/kg Wild Boar Farm.  Char Str: 191.5p/kg Capplethwaite Hall.  Blonde Hfrs: 182.5p/kg, 163.5p/kg The Dell. Stabiliser Strs: 181.5p/kg, 173.5p/kg Kit Cragg.  
PRIME BULLS – Brit Blue: 192.5p/kg Shepherds Hill.  Sim: 191.5p/kg, 175.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm.  Lim: 175.5p/kg Shepherds Hill. Stabiliser: 175.5p/kg, 172.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm.  Mont: 177.5p/kg, 165.5p/kg Lane House.  Shorthorn: 163.5p/kg Hall More.  AA: 176.5p/kg Shepherds Hill.  Fr: 147.5p/kg, 146.5p/kg Yeat House.      

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