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Lancaster Monday 23/01/12

Posted Monday, 23 January 2012, 12.46pm

PRIME HOGGS AT LANCASTER A MARVELLOUS TRADE

Less prime hoggs forward at Lancaster this morning but what were on offer met with a bouncing trade as all weights and grades averaged 212p/kg overall. Plenty of buyers gathered around the ring with all needing to secure more hoggs than were forward. The day’s trade was topped by Andrew Butler, Parks Farm Barn with Texels upto £100 purchased by Whittakers Butchers. Top price per kilo was 235 pence for a pen of 12 Texels from J Bargh & Son, North Farm and these sold to Lancaster Meats.

Cast sheep averaged £78.60 topping at £107 for a Suffolk ewe from M & RW Stirzaker, Station Hotel.

In the prime cattle ring there was a smaller entry of bulls forward than the previous week but all breeds averaged over £1000 per head. The trade was topped by a British Blue from FI & ME Little, Helm Croft selling to Riley’s of Dunnockshaw at 187.5p/kg. A quality show of clean cattle sold to a strong demand with all averaging 192p/kg. Topping the sale was a Limousin heifer at 213.5p/kg selling to B Riley & Sons from a quality run of cattle consigned by A Rayton, Winston. This was closely followed by a Charolais heifer selling to the same purchaser at 211.5p/kg from W & T Danson & Son, Boundary House.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: ££94 North Farm; £89 Throstle Grove; £84.50 Old Glasson. Texel: £100 Parks Farm Barn; £98.50 North Farm; £98 Hutton Roof Hall; £92 Throstle Grove. Char: £90.50 Gibsons Farm; £86.50 Throstle Grove; £85 Stirzakers Farm. Mule: £76.50 Brown Edge. Scotch B/F: £72.50 Far Orrest. Horned: £76.50 Fell End Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £107 Station Hotel. Texel: £97 Moss Side Farm; £95 Low Woodedge; £83 Tarnwater Farm; £80 Yeat House. Mule: £86 Booth Hall; £83 Old Glasson; £82 Tarnwater Farm; £81 Moss Side Farm, Yeat House.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 213.5p/kg, 203.5p/kg, 196.5p/kg 191.5p/kg Winston. Char: 211.5p/kg Boundary House. Blonde: 206.5p/kg Winston. Stabiliser: 182.5p/kg, 180.5p/kg Kit Cragg.

PRIME BULLS – BB: 187.5p/kg Helm Croft. Lim: 182.5p/kg Rydal Farm; 177.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Sim: 186.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. AA: 166.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm. Mont: 163.5p/kg Lane House.

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