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Lancaster Monday 07/03/11

Posted Monday, 07 March 2011, 4.28pm

LANCASTER SHEEP SALE AVERAGE BREAKS THE £2 BARRIER

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart had forward a similar entry of prime stock on Monday. The prime hogg trade was simply outstanding averaging 202p/kg across the board with medium weight lambs above 40kgs averaging over 205p/kg. A competitive ring of buyers were going at it hammer and tongs and the hoggs could have been sold three times over. A top price of 228p/kg went to JM & MH France, New House Farm with 41kg Texel Lambs selling to the top price per head of £93.50 purchased by Vion Foods, Anglesey. Lambs also sold to £92.50 for 43kg Texel Lambs from Andrew Butler, Parks Farm Barn and these were purchased by MJ Birtwistle & Co Ltd butchers of Worsley. A small entry of lightweight lambs were in much demand selling to a top of 193p/kg (£54) for pure Herdwick hoggs from T & ME Longton & Son, Lee End Farm.

Cast ewes sold very well to average £64.96 topping at £120 for Continental ewes from C & N Shearing, Deepclough. Cast rams topped at £105 for a Texel from TM Townley, Knowsley Farm.

In the prime beef ring a commercial entry of cattle were a decent trade throughout with many butchers orders remained unfilled. A top price of 179.5p/kg went to J Collinson & Sons, Gift Hall for a Limousin heifer which was purchased by Roy Schofield for MJ Birtwistle & Co. Ltd, Worsley. Messrs TH Garnett & Son, New Close were close behind at 172.5p/kg again for a Limousin heifer which was purchased by Frank Clarkson for CJ Bowker butchers of Bolton-le-Sands. Another decent entry of prime bulls sold well on the day topping at 175.5p/kg twice for Limousin bulls from T Potter & Son, Graining Field purchased by Bowland Foods with one of these bulls achieving the top price per head of £1106. British breed bulls were a shade dearer topping at 144.5p/kg for an Angus bred bull from J & ME Bateman, Lowgill Farm and this was purchased by Bowland Pork, Beef & Lamb, Tatham.

Prices

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £93.50, £90 Newhouse Farm; £92.50, £91 Parks Farm Barn; £91, £90 Cuerdale Hall; £90 Sowerby Lodge; £89 North Farm. Chev: £93, £89.50, £88 Inverbervie; £83.50 Sowerby Lodge. Suffolk: £89, £88 Sowerby Lodge; £89 Hall Croft Barn; £89, £86 North Farm; £86 Parks Farm Barn; £83.50 Hawes Farm. Char: £88 Hawes Farm; £86 North Farm; £80 Sowerby Lodge; £77 Butterfly Hall. Lleyn: £86, £80 Low Foulshaw Farm. Mule: £87.50 Low Moor Head Farm; £82, £79 North Farm; £79.50 Butterfly Hall. Horned: £63, £59 Ouzelthorn Farm; £60.50 Thornbush Farm. Herdwick: £54 Lee End Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £120 Deepclough; £105 Knowsley Farm; £97 Greenwoods; £94 Newhouse Farm. Suffolk: £93 Hall Croft Barn; £90, £77 Beaumont Gate. Lleyn: £96, £94 Low Foulshaw Farm. Gritstone: £92 Deepclough. Mule: £86 Butterfly Hall; £85 The Bungalow; £84, £82, £80 Beaumont Gate; £79 Greenwoods. Horned: £70 Deepclough; £64 Hall Croft Barn.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 179.5p/kg Gift Hall; 172.5p/kg, 165.5p/kg New Close; 154.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm. Blonde: 176.5p/kg Capplethwaite. BB: 170.5p/kg New Close; 141.5p/kg Barnfield Farm. Hfd: 144.5p/kg, 143.5p/kg Fiddlers Farm. Saler: 169.5p/kg New Close.

PRIME BULLS – Lim: 175.5p/kg; 172.5p/kg; 169.5p/kg Graining Field. BB: 144.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Sim: 156.5p/kg Village Farm; 146.5p/kg Calcads Farm. AA: 144.5p/kg Lowgill Farm. Baz: 148.5p/kg Calcads Farm.

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