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Lancaster Monday 25/07/11 Primestock

Posted Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 2.39pm

A strong entry of 1559 prime lambs sold to a trade above expectations with all lambs averaging 182.82p/kg to a top of 213p/kg for Texels from Mr P Cummings, Holme Fields selling to Dunbia, Preston for £83 per head.  Mr Cummings also sold the top price lambs per head of £90 a piece for his pen of 11 Texel lambs which sold to Whittakers Butchers of Blackburn.   

Cast sheep continue to sell well with the top price this week going to CR Eastwood, Overdale for a pen of Texel ewes.  The overall average was £69.66 with many plainer hill ewes forward.   In the prime cattle ring quality continues to sell to a premium with heifers to 206.5p/kg for a Limousin from the excellent run of cattle shown by Ambrose & Barbara Rayton of Winston.  The heifer was purchased by Roy Schofield on behalf of Samuel Howarth butcher of Diggle.   

A smaller entry of bulls again sold to a strong trade topping at 180.5p/kg for a Limousin from Mrs JA Airey, Old Croft who has taken the top price per kilo in the bull section for the second week running.  The bull sold for £884.45 to Blacklidge Bros., Chorley.  Bulls also sold to £1063.24 per head to Bowland Foods for a Charolais from K Whitaker & Son, Stirzakers Farm.      

Top Prices  
SPRING LAMBS
– Texel: £90 Holme Field; £80 Blackleach House Farm; £79.50 Moorville; £78.50 Newhouse Farm; £77.50 Orchard House.  Suffolk: £88 Oak Head Farm; £86 Orchard House; £80.50 Moorville; £78 North Farm; £77 Old Grange Farm.  Mule: £69 Elm Bank Farm; £65 Caw House Farm.  Char: £77 Old Grange Farm; £71.50 Burrow Heights Farm; £69.50 Middle Ridge, Heaves Farm; £68.50 Old Glasson Farm. Chev: £64 Cemetery Lodge. Dorset: £67.50 Bracken Lea Farm.  
CAST SHEEP – Texel: £122 Oversale; £119 Far Highfield; Parks Farm Barn; £104 Hutton Roof Hall; £91 Bibbys Farm. Suffolk: £102 Far Highfield.  Masham: £85 Old Glasson Farm; £75 Overdale; £73 Bibbys Farm.  Mule: £77 North Farm; £75 Gaskell House, Heaves Farm; £72 Far Highfield; £70 The Dell, Cantsfield Hall.  Horned: £70 Hutton Roof Hall; £60 Middle Lee Farm.  Chev: £64 Cemetery Lodge.  
PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 206.5p/kg, 193.5p/kg, 189.5p/kg Winston.  Brit Blue: 189.5p/kg Winston. AA: 143.5p/kg Lambrigg Farm.
PRIME BULLOCKS – Sim: 157.5p/kg Hill Top.  AA: 146.5p/kg Tenters Farm.  Dexter: 133.5p/kg Tenters Farm.  
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 180.5p/kg Old Croft; 171.5p/kg Calcalds Farm; 165.5p/kg Northwoods Farm.  Char: 168.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm.  Sim: 167.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm.  Saler: 166.5p/kg Northwoods Farm.  Brit Blue: 173.5p/kg Calcads Farm.    

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