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Lancaster Monday 19/03/12 Primestock Sale including Easter Show of Prime Cattle

Posted Monday, 19 March 2012, 3.54pm

Caption: First Prize Prime Heifer consigned by Mr P Cummings, Holme Field

Caption: First Prize Prime Bull consigned by JM & AG Swarbrick, Bensons Farm

Tremendous Primestock Averages at Lancaster’s Weekly Sale
Prime Hoggs 210p/kg, Cast Ewes £101.37, Prime Bulls £1025.86, Prime Cattle £1030.43

Lancaster sold an increased number of prime hoggs to a very competitive trade with all types averaging 210p/kg. Best meated export types regularly 215p/kg + topping at 239p/kg for 40kg Texels from Barker Farms Ltd purchased by Whittakers Butchers, Blackburn. Hoggs now regularly £95+ topping at £105 for Texel x from J Bargh & Son, North Farm.

Cast sheep were every bit as dear as recent sales with the market average being a staggering £101.37. Best Continental ewes £145 for Charollais from JA & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw and Texels £129 from GH Sanderson, Blackleach House. Mules sold at £85+ topping at £96 with hill bred sheep to £83 for Gritstones from W Pinder Jnr, Longstripes.

The Easter Show of prime beef attracted a quality entry of cattle presented before the judge Mr Roy Schofield. The first prize heifer was awarded to a superb Limousin presented by Mr P Cummings, Holme Fields which later sold for 217.5p/kg and purchased by regular buyer Geoff Riley. Bill Danson sold his second prize Charolas heifer for £1322.75 to Frank Towers.

JM & AG Swarbrick, Bensons Farm presented the first prize bull being a strong Limousin selling for the day’s top price per kilo of £2.18 purchased by Bowland Foods. The Swarbrick family also took the second prize in the bull section with a British Blue selling at £1355.75 purchased by Riley Brothers.

SHOW AWARDS

Prime Heifers
1st P Cummings, Holme Fields 217.5p/kg (Lim)
2nd W & T Danson & Son, Boundary House 203.5p/kg (Char)
3rd J & ME Bateman, Lowgill Farm 209.5p/kg (Lim)

Prime Bulls
1st JM & AG Swarbrick, Bensons Farm 218.5p/kg (Lim)
2nd JM & AG Swarbrick, Bensons Farm 212.5p/kg (BB)
3rd S & BM Lawrenson, Northwoods Farm 194.5p/kg (Lim)

Next week’s sale includes the Easter Show & Sale of Butchers Prime Spring Lambs. Please advise the office of entries.

Top Prices
PRIME HOGGS – Texel: £105 North Farm; £99 Walmsley Fold; £98 Parks Farm Barn; £97 Hillam House Farm. Suffolk: £98 North Farm; £94 Mowbray; £92 Maddison Avenue; £90 Weavers Farm. Masham: £80 Medlar Hall. Mule: £87 Medlar Hall; £85 North Farm; £82 Hillam House; £80 Longstripes. Scotch Blackface: £89.50 Rigg Farm. Horned: £75 Sykes Farm. Char: £93.50 Parks Farm Barn, North Farm; £90 Hillam House; £89 Throstle Nest; £88 Weavers Farm. Chev: £80.50 Hillam House. Lleyn: £81 Low Foulshaw Farm. Gritstone: £73 Longstripes.
CAST EWES – Suffolk: £94 Burrow Heights. Mule: £96 The Dell; £94 Burrow Heights; £90 Middle Lee; £86 Tarnwater Farm; £83 Cantsfield Hall. Horned: £78 Cragg End. Char: £145 Low Foulshaw. Texel: £129 Blackleach House; £122 The Dell; £119 Newhouse Farm; £116 Mearsbeck; £112 Farm Highfield. Lleyn: £87 Low Foulshaw. Gritstone: £77 Longstripes.
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 218.5p/kg Bensons Farm; 198.5p/kg High House; 194.5p/kg Northwoods; 189.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Brit Blue: 212.5p/kg Bensons Farm; 188.5p/kg Allcocks Farm. Char: 189.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Hfd: 172.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Sim: 179.5p/kg Larbreck Hill; 171.5p/kg Yeat House. Fr: 169.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 149.5p/kg High House, Yeat House.
PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 217.5p/kg Holme Fields; 209.5p/kg Lowgill Farm. Char: 203.5p/kg Boundary House. Sim: 182.5p/kg Village Farm.

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