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Lancaster Monday 11/04/11

Posted Monday, 11 April 2011, 5.07pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart are pleased to report an increased entry of 640 prime hoggs and cast sheep this week which all sold to an outstanding trade with all hoggs overall averaging 233p/kg! The day’s top price per head of £124 was achieved by AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn for a smart pen of Texel x hoggs selling to Lancaster Meat Company. Hoggs sold to the dearest trade this season with 50 lots selling to over £100 including Mules to £110, Cheviot to £108, Charollais to £120 & Gritstone to £101. The top price of 279p/kg was achieved for Texel x hoggs consigned by J Bargh & Son, North Farm and these were purchased at £117 per head by B Riley & Sons, Dunnockshaw. Medium hoggs were keenly competed for by a ringside full of buyers averaging an impressive 240.3p/kg.
Next week Monday 18th April - Show & Sale of Prime Spring Lambs (classes for individual lambs).

A larger entry of cast sheep were also sold to a very strong trade averaging £89.08 including plain hill ewes and goats. The top price in this section was £154 per head for a pen of Texel x ewes from R Hunter, Littledale with most sheep easily selling at £80 plus.

After last weeks show & sale fewer prime cattle were forward today with buyers unable to fill their orders. Bulls sold to 186.5p/kg for a Limousin x from Mrs JA Airey, Old Croft. Heifers to 174.5/kg from AJ Pratt, Buck Bank and Bullocks sold to 183.5p/kg from TH & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green.

Leading Prices

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £124 Parks Farm Barn; £121 Mearsbeck Farm; £117 North Farm; £114 Sellerley Fields. Char: £120 Parks Farm Barn; £110 North Farm. Chev: £108 North Farm; £105.50 Inverbervie; £105 Underley Estate; £100 Medlar Hall Farm. Suffolk: £112 North Farm; £109 Weavers Farm; £108 Parks Farm Barn; £105 Sowerby Lodge. Mule: £110 Weavers Farm; £109 Hillam House Farm; £108 Cuerdale Hall Farm; £105 Low Moor Head Farm. Gritstone: £101 Sowerby Lodge. Herdwick: £62 Middle Ridge; £54 Lee End Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £93 Maddison Avenue. Mule: £94 Maddison Avenue; £93 Kitchen Ground Farm, Low Kit Brow; £90 Gaskell House. Texel: £154 Littledale; £128 (ram) Kitchen Ground Farm; £128 (ram) Ellers Farm; £112 Redbank Farm. Chev: £100 Underley Estate. Horned: £88 Elm Bank Farm; £65 Yates Farm; £59 Middle Ridge. Teeswater: £70 (ram) Gilberton.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 174.5p/kg Buck Bank; 158.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm. Char: 156.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm.

PRIME BULLOCKS – Lim: 183.5p/kg Low Tarn Green; 162.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm.

PRIME BULLS – Lim: 186.5p/kg Old Croft; 178.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm; 176.5p/kg Calcads Farm. Hfd: 149.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. AA: 142.5p/kg Cautley Farm. Fr: 119.5p/kg Yeat House.

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