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Lancaster Monday 30/01/12

Posted Monday, 30 January 2012, 12.24pm

STRONGER ENTRY OF PRIME HOGGS AT LANCASTER

Lancaster had a stronger entry of 722 prime hoggs but these sold to an easier trade with Medium weight lambs averaging 198.4p/kg and an overall sale average of 196p/kg. The market was topped at 224p/kg by K Purtill, Hindley Green with a superb pen of 14 well shaped Beltex cross hoggs selling to Woodhead Bros, Colne. The top price per head on the day was £102 for a heavy Texel hogg from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Brown Brook.

Meaty cast ewes sold to a buoyant trade with the market being topped at £130 for a Texel from FA Nowell & Partners, Oak Head. All classes of cast sheep averaged a very satisfactory £67.59.

CLEAN BEEF AVERAGE OVER 200p per KILO

An entry of real quality clean beef today at Lancaster met a cracking trade the only downside being the shortage of numbers with more needed to meet the ever strong demand from buyers. TH Garnett & Son, New Close topped the sale at 209.5p/kg with a Limousin heifer selling to CJ Bowker, The Butchers Shop, Bolton-le-Sands. Bull beef averaged 174p/kg with the majority being dairy bred bulls. The trade was topped by S & BM Lawrenson & Son, Northwoods Farm selling a Limousin x bull for 199.5p/kg (£1202.99) to Riley Brothers of Dunnockshaw.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £100 Old Grange Farm; £92 North Farm; £91 Cuerdale Hall. Cont: £81.50 Hopes Hill. Masham: £92 Holme House. Mule: £88 Brown Brook; £87.50 Holme House; £81.50 Cuerdale Hall; £76.50 Fell End Farm; £75.50 Ouzelthorn. Horned: £73 Isle of Skye Farm; £68.50 Holme House; £65.50 Thornbush. Char: £93 Underley Estate; £80 Low Foulshaw Farm. Chev: £75 Underley Estate. Texel: £102 Brown Brook; £97 Hazel Brae; £95 Low Moor Head, Oak Head; £92 Middle Ridge, The Dell. Lleyn: £80.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester: £92 Fell End. Jacob: £73.50 Fell End. Teeswater: £92.50 Fell End. Beltex: £87.50 Hindley Green.

CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £80 Springfield Farm. Mule: £75 Downlands Farm. Horned: £62 Yates Farm; £50 Fell End. Char: £117 Low Foulshaw. Chev: £87 Underley Estate. Texel: £130 Oak Head; £92 Brown Brook; £80 Springfield Farm. Lleyn: £92 Low Foulshaw Farm. Jacob: £46 Fell End. Leicester: £84 (ram) Isle of Skye Farm.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 209.5p/kg, 202.5p/kg New Close. BB: 203.5p/kg New Close.

PRIME BULLS – Lim: 199.5p/kg Northwoods; 187.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. AA: 176.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Fr: 173.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 166.5p/kg High House.

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