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Lancaster Monday 21/03/11

Posted Monday, 21 March 2011, 4.42pm

All classes of sheep were keenly competed for at this popular Monday morning sale at Lancaster Auction with all hoggs averaging 207.15p/kg overall and cast sheep a staggering average of £92.16! Medium hoggs (39kg) made up the bulk of the sale selling to a top of 241p/kg (£94) for Texel x hoggs from J Bargh & Son, North Farm and these were purchased by MJ Birtwistle & Co. Ltd of Worsley. The day’s top price per head of £114 was for heavy Texel x hoggs consigned by regular vendor AG Butller, Parks Farm Barn and purchased by Michael Lomax of Bolton.

Cast ewe numbers were once again on the rise with buyers all keen to fill orders. The top price of £134 per head went to AG Butler for Texel x ewes. No less than 10 pens of sheep this week sold for £100+. More sheep are needed each week to meet the strong demand.

A reduced entry of prime cattle this week was met by another very competitive trade with an overall average of 160p/kg reflecting the strong demand at Lancaster. Clean cattle sold to 187.5p/kg for a BRBx heifer from HW Fortune, Pyethornes Farm selling to MJ Birtwistle & Co. Ltd. Top price per head of £859.60 was paid for a Char x heifer from K Whitaker & Son, Stirzakers Farm and this was purchased by Frank Towers, Wray. Young bulls were good to sell with a top price in this section of £1070.90 being paid by Bowland Foods for a Char x bull from Mr W Robinson, Shepherds Farm. Top price per kilo of 168.5p/kg was achieved for a Char x bull again from Mr Robinson.
Monday 4th April – Easter Prize Show & Sale of Prime Butchers Cattle

LEADING Prices

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £114 Parks Farm Barn; £108 Blackleach House Farm; £101 Higher Moorhead; £98 North Farm. Char: £98 North Farm; £90 Stirzakers Farm; £72 Hawes Farm. Suffolk: £97 Parks Farm Barn; £95 Mowbray, Elm Bank Farm; £90 North Farm; £85 Hawes Farm. Chev: £94 Inverbervie, North Farm; £83 Lower House Farm. Horned: £93 North Farm; £85 Wardfield Farm; £51 High House Farm. Mule: £92 North Farm; £89 Gibsons Farm; £85 Elm Bank Farm; £80.50 High House Farm; £75 Lower House Farm. Masham: £70 Gilberton Farm. Herdwick: £56 Lee End Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £134 Parks Farm Barn; £122 Mearsbeck Farm; £113 Stirzakers Farm; £96 Higher Moorhead. Suffolk: £108 Cocker House Farm; £106 Mearsbeck Farm. Cont: £94 Higher Moorhead. Chev: £100 Burrow Heights Farm. Mule: £99 Gibsons Farm; £98 Burrow Heights Farm, Cocker House Farm; £96 Low Kit Brow; £93 Elm Bank Farm. Char: £76 Glenway. Horned: £90 Elm Bank Farm; £81 Gilberton Farm; £72 Deepclough.

PRIME CATTLE – BB: 187.5p/kg Pyethornes Farm. Char: 153.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm.

PRIME BULLS – Char: 168.5p/kg Shepherds Farm; 149.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Lim: 163.5p/kg Northwoods Farm. BB: 165.5p/kg Bensons Farm; 162.5p/kg Northwoods Farm.

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