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Lancaster Monday 25/04/11

Posted Monday, 25 April 2011, 5.16pm

North West Auctions conducted business as usual on this Bank Holiday and vendors were rewarded with a brisk trade for all types of stock. Prime hoggs were dearer than the previous week with all types averaging 229p/kg. Medium hoggs were in great demand averaging 238p/kg topping at 260p/kg for Texel x from AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn and these were purchased by B Riley & Sons, Dunnockshaw. Top price per head of £122 was paid by Lancaster Meat Company for a pen of heavy Texels from S & JE Cornthwaite, Lane House.

With rising Spring lamb numbers buyers are keen to fill orders with all lambs easily sold to an average of 275p/kg. Top price of £128 (337p/kg) was paid for a 38kg Texel x lamb from AG Butler and this was purchased by Frank Towers, Wray.

Cast ewes were an excellent trade with buyers keen to purchase and fill orders. Eight lots this week broke the £100 barrier topping at £160 for a Rouge x from C & N Shearing, Deepclough. All sheep averaged £88 and more numbers are needed each week.

An improved entry of cattle were forward with several butchers orders ringside. Prime cattle topped at 188.5p/kg for a Limousin x heifer from A Rayton, Winston and purchased by John Seddon & Co. butchers of Blackburn. DW & NM Alderson, High Green took the top price per head of £1000.05 for a Limousin bullock purchased by Frank Towers. Bulls sold to 178.5p/kg to Bowland Foods for a Limousin from Messrs Clark & Johnson, Far Orrest. Top price per head of £1071.24 went to W Robinson, Shepherds Farm from a Charolais x bull.

Leading Prices

SPRING LAMBS – Suffolk: £120 Barrow Greaves Farm; £117 Cocker House Farm; £114 Chapelfields; £105 Springfield Farm. Cont: £124 Chapelfields. Char: £119 Low Foulshaw Farm; £113 Springfield Farm; £113 Heaves Farm; £112 Burrow Heights Farm. Texel: £128 Parks Farm Barn; £123 Moss Side Farm; £118 Burrow Heights Farm; Corney Hall Farm; £111 Ashford Close.

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £122 Lane House; £116 Lower Highfield; £112 Parks Farm Barn; £99 Meadow Top. Mule: £108 Rooten Brook; £106 Thornbush Farm. Horned: £89 Parks Farm Barn; £86 Thornbush Farm. Char: £109 Parks Farm Barn; £106 Fernlea; £99 Heaves Farm. Suff: £89 Parks Farm Barn. Cheviot: £96 Meadow Top. Gritstone: £87 Meadow Top. Jacob: £63 Fernlea.

CAST SHEEP – Rouge: £160 Deepclough. Suffolk: £118 Wellington View; £112 Cautley Farm. Cont: £96 Deepclough. Mule: £101 School House Lane; £98 Cautley Farm; £95 Lower Highfield; £90 Burrow Heights Farm. Texel: £128 Moss Side Farm; £126 Deepclough; £122 Corney Hall Farm; £110 Cautley Farm. Jacob: £86 Fernlea.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 188.5p/kg Winston; 186.5p/kg High Green; 151.5p/kg Tewitfield Farm. Char: 154.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Blonde: 182.5p/kg Winston. Brit Blue: 182.5p/kg High Green. BB: 177.5p/kg High Green; 168.5p/kg Wild Boar Farm. AA: 157.5p/kg Winston. Stabiliser: 159.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm.

PRIME STEERS - Lim: 177.5p/kg High Green.

PRIME BULLS – Lim: 178.5p/kg Far Orrest; 169.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Char: 174.5p/kg Shepherds Farm; 167.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Sim: 165.5p/kg Larbreck Hill.

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