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Lancaster Monday 08/08/11

Posted Tuesday, 09 August 2011, 2.47pm

PRIME CATTLE IN GREAT DEMAND

All Prime Cattle at Lancaster on Monday morning were good to sell.  Handy weighted butcher’s cattle met serious competition with steers averaging 186.5p/kg and heifers averaging 184p/kg.  A top price of the day of 194.5p/kg went to T E, J S & S A Carruthers of Red Scar, whose Belgian Blue heifer was purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth Limited, butchers of Diggle at a price of £1,019.   Prime Bulls averaged a very pleasing 177p/kg, selling to a top of 187.5p/kg for a Limousin cross from D W & N M Alderson of High Green, purchased by Bowland Foods Limited of Preston.  Bulls also sold to a top of £1,177 for a Limousin from J & D Barton & Son, Calcalds Farm, again purchased by Bowland Foods Limited.   Another excellent quality entry of Prime Lambs were only a shade cheaper than the previous week which was pleasing considering the falling prices generally at the end of the previous week.  The lighter the lamb, the dearer price.  Standard weight lambs up to 39 kg averaged almost 183p/kg with lightweight lambs, under 32kg averaging 190p/kg.  A top price of 213p/kg went to P Cummings, Holme Field who sold an excellent pen of 12 Texel cross lambs and these were purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth Limited, butchers of Diggle.  Lambs also topped at £84.50 for a pen from T Whitaker, Wild Duck Hall which were purchased by Lancaster Meats Limited.   A much improved entry of Cast Ewes included much greater proportion of hill bred and plain ewes.  Quality ewes were still good to sell, topping at £108 to J A & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw Farm.      

Top Prices  

PRIME LAMBS – Texel: £83 Holme Field; £79.50 Lathwaite Farm; £79 Green Lane End Farm; £78 Lower Brow Top, Yeat House.  Suffolk: £80 Claughton Hall Farm, Lane End; £78 Hawes Farm; £77 Hill Top; £76, Maddison Avenue, Green Lane End.  Char: £76 Rooten Brook; £72 Burrow Heights Farm; £71 Gaskell House; £70.50 Old Glasson Farm. Lleyn: £74.50 Low Foulshaw. Mule: £71 Lower Brow Top; £68.50 Rooten Brook.  Cheviot: £70.50 Low Hall Beck. Masham: £67 Low Hall Beck. Horned: £65.50 Tenters Farm.  

CAST SHEEP – Charollais: £108, £106 Low Foulshaw Farm. Texel: £93 Moss Cottage; £90 Mearsbeck Farm; £85 Stirzakers Farm; £80 Burrow Heights Farm; £76 Knowsley Farm, Longstripes Farm.  Suffolk: £90 Moss Cottage; £84 Lane End; £80 High Moorhead; £76 New Parkside Farm.  Chev: £85 Hazel Brae.  Mule: £80 Beaumont Gate; £78 Burrow Heights Farm; £77 North Farm; £75 Rooten Brook, High Moorhead; £74 Mearsbeck.  Lleyn: £74 Low Foulshaw Farm. Horned: £60 Longstripes; £44 Low Moor Head Farm, Rooten Brook.  

PRIME HEIFERS – British Blue: 194.5p/kg Red Scar. Lim: 188.5p/kg Red Scar;  186.5p/kg,182.5p/kg  Lowgill Farm;  185.5p/kg,179.5p/kg New Close.  Bazadaise: 176.5p/kg New Close Farm.

PRIME BULLOCKS – Lim: 186.5p/kg High Green.  

PRIME BULLS – Lim: 187.5p/kg, 185.5p/kg  High Green;  185.5p/kg  Far Orrest, Calcalds Farm.  Stab: 179.5p/kg Far Orrest;  174.5p/kg Park House Farm; 172.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm.  Friesian: 157.5p/kg Allcocks Farm.

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