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Lancaster Monday 20/02/12

Posted Monday, 20 February 2012, 12.11pm

Larger Entry of Hoggs at Lancaster

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart had a larger entry of almost 900 hoggs forward. The trade was slightly easier than the previous Monday with an average for all classes of 195p/kg. Handy weights were keenly sought after and were easier sold with standard weight hoggs 33kg-39kg averaging £2 per kilo. Many pens of butchers lambs regularly broke the 210p/kg barrier with 227p/kg the top from S Wilson & Son, Burrow Heights Farm purchased by Roy Schofield for MJ Birtwsitle. The top price per head went to P Lawrenson, Walmsley fold for a pen of 10 Texels weighting 46kgs selling for £98 a piece to Lancaster Meats.

Cast Sheep Continue to be a Roaring Trade

There was a shortage of numbers about in the cast sheep ring but they were a tremendous trade averaging over £92.74! The day’s top price was £140 for a pen of Suffolk ewes from FA Nowell & Partners, Oak Head with the same vendor selling Texel ewes for £132.

Trade for Prime Cattle Continues to Strengthen

Yet again another good trade in the prime cattle ring as all the usual buyers looked to fill retail & butchers orders. Clean cattle sold to a strong demand with butchers cattle regularly breaking the 200p/kg barrier. JA Gardner, Moss House topped the sale at 217.5p/kg (£1022) for a British Blue x heifer purchased by Riley’s of Dunnockshaw. This was closely followed at 216.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer consigned by TH Garnett & Son, New Close selling to the same buyer. Quality bull beef continues to be a good trade averaging 179p/kg with nearly half those on offer being dairy bred. A top price of 217.5p/kg (£1294) was paid for a very smart young British Blue from R Capstick & Son.

Top Prices

PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £94 Fell End Farm; £90 North Farm; £87 Cuerdale Hall; £85 Weavers Farm; £84 Middle Ridge. Masham: £78.50 Fell End Farm. Mule: £83 Cuerdale Hall; £82 North Farm; £81 Sykes Farm; £80 Moor Farm Cottage. Scotch B/F: Rigg Farm. Horned: £80.50 Fell End; £80 Sykes Farm; £76 Bank Farm. Char: £88 North Farm. Chev: £87 Hutton Roof Hall; £86 Parks Farm Barn. Texel: £98 Walmsley Fold; £93 Cuerdale Hall, Hutton Roof Hall, Parks Farm Barn; £92 North Farm; £90 Moss House Farm. Jacob: £74 Fell End Farm.

CAST EWES – Suffolk: £140 Oak Head. Cont: £94 Burrow Heights. Mule: £89 Tarnwater Farm; £97 Ellers Farm; £72 Middle Ridge. Char: £118 North Farm. Texel: £132 Oak Head Farm; £131 Longstripes Farm.

PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 216.5p/kg New Close; 210.5p/kg High Green; 197.5p/kg Lowgill Farm; 188.5p/kg Hazelslack Tower. Sim: 199.5p/kg New Close. Brit Blue: 217.5p/kg Moss House Farm; 202.5p/kg New Close; 159.5p/kg Lowick Bridge Farm.

PRIME STEERS – BB: 153.5p/kg Lowick Bridge Farm.

PRIME BULLS – Brit Blue: 217.5p/kg Fell End; 186.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 177.5p/kg Shepherds Farm. Lim: 207.5p/kg Lowgill Farm; 203.5p/kg Northwoods Farm; 182.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Hfd: 164.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. AA: 174.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Mont: 174.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Fr: 161.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 157.5p/kg Calcalds Farm.

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