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Lancaster Monday 06/02/12

Posted Monday, 06 February 2012, 12.18pm

HOGGS SLIGHTLY UP ON PREVIOUS WEEK AT LANCASTER

Lancaster’s Monday morning sale of prime hoggs saw an overall average of 200p/kg with medium weights averaging 203p/kg for a smaller entry of 560 forward. The market was topped at 226p/kg for a pen of half a dozen quality Texels from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof Hall and these sold for £88 per head. These were closely followed by K Purtill, Hindley Green selling his pen of 10 Texels for 223p/kg to R Schofield for £87 per head. The top price per head of £103 went to P Lawresnson, Walmsley Fold for a heavy Texel hogg purchased by Whittakers Butchers.

Cast sheep topped at £94 for a pen of 3 Texel ewes from J Bargh & Son, North Farm. The overall average for cast sheep was £71.73.

A STRONGER ENTRY OF PRIME BULLS

A stronger entry of 20 prime bulls with an average of 167p/kg for all classes forward. A quality British Blue from S & BM Lawrenson, Northwoods led the trade at 192.5p per kilo and this was purchased for £1026 by Roy Schofield for MJ Birtwistle & Co. butchers of Worsley. Bulls also sold to £1276.88 per head to Frank Towers for a Blonde from SA Hill, The Dell. Bulls were easier on the week but nearly half of those on offer sold for over £1000. A very disappointing entry of only two clean beef were forward with many more desperately needed to fill butchers orders. Both Limousin heifers were consigned by RG & H Preece, Thornbush selling to 209.5p/kg to CJ Bowker, Butchers of Bolton-le-Sands.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £93 North Farm; £89 Throstle Grove; £86.50 Moss Side Farm; £85 Middlesbar Farm; £81 Walnut Tree. Masham: £78 Cobble Hey. Mule: £82.50 Bank Farm; £80.50 North Farm; £75.50 Ouzelthorn; £75 Medlar Hall, Sowerby Lodge. Horned: £76.50 Bank Farm; £60 Ouzelthorn. Char: £89 Moss Side Farm, North Farm; £84 Gaskell House, Sowerby Lodge; £78.50 Gibsons Farm. Cheviot: £91 Parks Farm Barn; £90.50 North Farm. Texel: £103 Walmsley Fold; £95 Yeat House; £91 Hutton Roof Hall; £90 Carolina; £89.50 Newhouse Farm. Dorset: £80.50 Middlesbar Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £94 North Farm; £93 Newhouse Farm; £80 Middlesbar Farm; £73 Moss Side Farm. Cont: £84 Throstle Grove. Masham: £88 Salisbury Farm. Mule: £89 North Farm; £86 Rooten Brook; £84 Gaskell House; £83 Middlesbar Farm. Horned: £64 Rooten Brook. Jacob: £53 Middlesbar Farm. Teeswater: £93 (ram) Cobble Hey.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 209.5p/kg Thornbush.

PRIME BULLS – Brit Blue: 192.5p/kg Northwoods; 176.5p/kg Larbreck Hill; 174.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Lim: 181.5p/kg High House; 179.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Blonde: 188.5p/kg The Dell. AA: 175.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Fr: 155.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 149.5p/kg Cautley Farm; 146.5p/kg High House.

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