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Lanacster Monday 30/05/11

Posted Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 2.01pm



Whilst Bank Holiday weeks cause problems for the abattoir sector, the Bank Holiday sales every Monday at Lancaster always seem to go well.  This week another improved entry of 814 spring lambs met a dearer trade on the week to average almost 235p/kg.  All lambs across the board were dearer with handy weight lambs up to 40 kilos generally selling to a premium.  The top price lambs of the sale went for the second week running to ME Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall whose 38kg Texel lambs made 266p/kg, £101.  These were purchased by Michael Lomax.  The top price per head for Spring lambs was £107 to J Raby & Sons, Bracken Lea and these were purchased by Fairfield Meat Company Ltd, Wrexham.  

A very small entry of hoggs topped at £111 for Texel x from Ted Parker, Marsh House Farm.  

An improved entry of cast ewes continue to sell very well on a Monday and it is surprising that more ewes are not forward at this trade.  A top price of £111 went to AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn.  

In the prime cattle ring yet again best butchers cattle were in much demand.  Ambrose Rayton, Winston Farm topped the trade at 193.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer which was purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth butchers of Diggle.  The same buyer also purchased a similar heifer at 188.5p/kg also from Mr Rayton.  

A reduced entry of prime bulls were a better trade than expected topping at 169.5p/kg for a British Blue from JA Gardner, Moss House Farm.   

Top Prices  
– Texel: £101 Heaton Hall; £100.50 Parks Farm Barn; £100 Burrow Heights Farm; £99.50 Cock Hall Farm. Suffolk: £101 Capernwray Hall; £98 Lydiate Farm, Hall Croft Barn; £96 Lower Highfield; £95.50 Highfield Farm; £95 Kitchen Ground, Downlands Farm, Tarnwater Farm, Old Glasson, Booth Hall. Cont: £107 Bracken Lea Farm; £94.50 Brown Edge; £94 North Farm; £90.50 Marsh House Farm. Char: £103 Station Hotel; £96 Capernwray Hall; £94.50 Burrow Heights Farm. Horned: £89 Low Woodhouse.
CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £104 Downlands Farm; £86 Hall Croft Barn.  Texel: £111 Parks Farm Barn; £100 Brown Edge; £98 Burrow Heights Farm; £94 Downlands Farm; £87 Cornet Hall Farm. Mule: £91 Burrow Heights Farm; £86 Hall Croft Barn; £85 Lower Highfield; £84 Greenwoods, Downlands Farm. Llyen: £97 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester: £88 Allcocks Farm; £76 Marsh House Farm. Horned: £76 Longstripes Farm; £68 Allcocks Farm.    
PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 193.5p/kg, 188.5p/kg Winston; 182.5p/kg New Close. Blonde: 161.5p/kg New Close. BB: 179.5p/kg Winston; 163.5p/kg Wild Boar Farm.  
PRIME BULLS– Brit Blue: 169.5p/kg Moss House Farm. Sim: 158.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Stab: 149.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm. AA: 161.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm.

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