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Lancaster Monday 21/02/11

Posted Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 4.18pm

LANCASTER HOGGS AVERAGE IN THE 190’s AGAIN

Yet again North West Auctions Lancaster Mart enjoyed a premium hogg trade early on Monday morning. The overall sale average was 191p/kg. Medium weight lambs above 40kgs were in great demand to average 195p/kg throughout. Top price per kilo this week went to R & DM Cardwell, Moss Side Farm for 38kg Texel x hoggs at 218p/kg, these were purchased by Riley Bros., butchers of Rawtenstall for £83 per head. Top price per head of £90.50 was achieved by P Lawrenson, Walmsley Fold again for Texels which were purchased by Whittakers Butchers of Blackburn & Lancaster Meat Company. Several butchers orders were active on the day and many lots of quality hoggs were well in excess of £2 per kilo.

A small entry of cast sheep could have been sold ten times over being in huge demand on the day. Top price in this section was £100 for a Texel ewes from JE & J Pye, Gibsons Farm.

In the prime cattle ring there were also plenty of good butchers orders which were yet again short of numbers. Heifers sold to 187.5p/kg for a Limousin presented by TH & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green sold to Roy Schofield on behalf of Samuel Howarth Ltd butchers of Diggle. Close behind at 184.5p/kg was a Limousin heifer from DW & NM Alderson, High Green again purchased by Samuel Howarth Ltd. Top per head was £1046.87 for a Limousin steer from EI Wilson & Son, Sand Gate Farm and this was purchased by Frank Towers of Wray. A small entry of prime bulls were all of commercial type. Top price per head and per kilo went to J & D Barton & Son, Calcads Farm for a Belgian Blue x bull at 154.5p/kg (£1022.79) bought by Bowland Foods of Preston.

Prices

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £90.50 Walmsley Fold; £90, £89, £86.50 Cuerdale Hall; £89, £87, £86.50 North Farm; £86.50 The Dell. Suffolk: £89, £88.50, £86, £85, £82 North Farm; £81 Thornbush. Cont: £85 Moss End Farm. Char: £86 North Farm; £85 Ghyll Beck Farm. Mule: £82.50 Cuerdale Hall; £82 North Farm; £80.50 Low Moor Head; £78 Summerer Farm; £77 Gibsons Farm; £76 High House Farm. Horned: £52.50 Thornbush Farm.

LIGHTWEIGHT HOGGS - Texel: £67, £64 Ghyll Beck Farm. Chev: £63 Ashton Barn. Mule: £60 High House Farm. Horned: £59 Fell End Farm. Suff: £56.50 Lee End Farm. Herdwick: £48 Lee End Farm.
CAST SHEEP – Texel: £100 Gibsons Farm; £93 Ashton Barn. Suffolk: £80 Burrow Heights Farm. Char: £82 Nisson Huts. Mule: £70 Nisson Huts. Chev: £66 Burrow Heights Farm.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 187.5p/kg, 184.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 184.5p/kg, 173.5p/kg High Green. BB: 178.5p/kg High Green. Hfd: 138.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm.

PRIME STEERS – Lim: 183.5p/kg High Green; 171.5p/kg, 162.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 154.5p/kg, 153.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm. BB: 151.5p/kg, 149.5p/kg Sand Gate Farm; 144.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm.

PRIME BULLS – BB: 154.5p/kg, 151.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Sim: 139.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Fr: 129.5p/kg Parkside Farm. AA: 134.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm.

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