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Lancaster Monday 07/02/11

Posted Monday, 07 February 2011, 4.04pm

North West Auctions Lancaster held their weekly sale of primestock on Monday. A larger entry of prime hoggs was gratefully received by all buyers with trade only a penny or so less than the previous week’s fantastic sale. Medium weight hoggs above 40kgs were in most demand to average 179.08p/kg.

A top price of 213p/kg went to P Cummings of Holme Field whose 38kg Texel hoggs made £81 and were purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butcher of Diggle. Prime hoggs also sold to £87 per head to RM Mason & Son, Heaves Farm and these Charollais hoggs were purchased by Lancaster Meat Company. A small entry of lightweight hoggs again rose in value selling to a top of £67 (197p/kg) for 34kg Texel from RW & FJ Rhodes, Low Moor Head. These were purchased by MJ Birtwistle butchers.

A small entry of cast ewes sold well once again to a top price of £92 for Texel ewes from D & DW Prickett, Farleton House.

In the prime cattle ring an excellent entry of good butchers cattle were a very tidy trade with an overall heifer average of 174.5p/kg. A top price of 193.5p/kg went to DW & NM Alderson, High Green whose Limousin heifer was purchased by MJ Birtwistle & Co., butchers of Worsley. Messrs Alderson also had the top price per head heifer at £1069 for a British Blue purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butcher of Diggle. The top price prime beast of the day was £1149 to TH & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green for a Limousin steer purchased by Frank Towers of Wray. A small entry of prime bulls could have been sold twice over. A top price of 164.5p/kg went to J & D Barton & Son, Calcads Farm whose Limousin Bull was purchased by Bowland Foods of Preston.

Prices


PRIME HOGGS - Char: £87, £82 Heaves Farm; £80 Throstle Grove Farm. Suff: £84, £80.50 Park Farm Barn; £84, £83, £79 North Farm; £78 Tarnwater Farm, Helm Croft. Texel: £84.50, £80 Hutton Roof Hall; £83, £82, £81.50 North Farm; £82, £80 Tarnwater Farm; £81 Holme Field. Chev: £82.50, £79 North Farm; £81 Hutton Roof Hall; £79 Inverbervie. Masham: £72 Fell End Farm. Mule: £74 Helm Croft, Bank Farm; £72.50 North Farm; £69 Summerer Farm. Horned: £69, £60 Fell End Farm, £69 Hutton Roof Hall; £68, £67 Bank Farm; £64.50 Marshaw Farm. Leicester: £77 North Farm. Jacob: £60.50 Fell End Farm.

LIGHTWEIGHT HOGGS – Texel: £67 Low Moor Head; £60 Lathwaite Farm. Horned: £60 Fell End Farm. Masham: £56 Gilberton Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £92 Farleton House; £85 (ram) Friars Moss. Leicester: £83 Bank Farm. Mule: £74 Tarnwater Farm; £73 Friars Moss; £68 Heaves Farm. Horned: £53 Low Moor Head Farm, £53 Gilberton Farm; £49 Rooten Brook; £45 Ouzelthorn Farm.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 193.5p/kg, 189.5p/kg High Green; 186.5p/kg, 183.5p/kg, 167.5p/kg New Close; 184.5p/kg 175.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 169.5p/kg, 159.5p/kg Pyethorns Farm; 162.5p/kg Thornbush Farm. BB: 192.5p/kg, 181.5p/kg High Green; 157.5p/kg New Close.

PRIME STEERS – BB: 176.5p/kg Low Tarn Green. Lim: 172.5p/kg, 164.5p/kg, 160.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm; 167.5p/kg Low Tarn Green.

PRIME BULLS – Lim: 164.5p/kg Calcads Farm. BB: 159.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm; 154.5p/kg Wyre Farm; 151.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Sim: 154.5p/kg, 152.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm; 153.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Mont: 155.5p/kg Lane House Farm. Blonde: 154.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Bazadaise: 154.5p/kg Bensons Farm.

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