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Lancaster Monday 26/03/12

Posted Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 9.49am

Caption: First Prize Spring Lamb with from left Geoff Riley (show judge) and Tony Birkett (vendor)

Easter Show & Sale of Spring Lambs

North West Auctions Lancaster held it’s Easter Show and Sale of Spring Lambs. Champion Lamb of the day was a Suffolk x lamb from S T Birkett, Hall Croft Barn, which sold to the pre-sale judge, Mr Geoff Riley for £114 (285p/kg).

Taking second and third prize was JA & R Geldard of Low Foulshaw with Charollais lambs. Second placed lamb weighed 51kg and sold at £105 to Mr Riley and the third prize lamb weighed 44kg and sold for £110 to Lancaster Meats. The spring lambs averaged 228p/kg.

Show Awards - Spring Lambs
1st S T Birkett, Hall Croft Barn Suffolk Lamb @ 40kg £114
2nd J A & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw Charollais Lamb @ 51kg £105
3rd J A & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw Charollais Lamb @ 44kg £110

A larger entry of Prime Hoggs forward this week at Lancaster with an overall average of 194p/kg. This was down on the previous week, mainly due to the fact that there were a lot of heavier hoggs forward which were harder to sell. Standard weight hoggs were still the easiest, by far, to sell with these averaging 208p/kg. The trade topped at 224p/kg for lightweight hoggs from S T Birkett, Hall Croft Barn.

Cast Ewes continue to be a good trade with big continental ewes selling for over £100. Mules and Masham ewes that were well fleshed sold easily in to the £90+. Horned ewes in the £60+. The day’s trade was topped at £134 for Charollais ewes from J A & R Geldard.

In the Prime Bull ring, bulls averaged 176p/kg for all classes of bulls. These were topped at 207.5p/kg for a cracking Limousin bull from Clark & Johnson, Far Orrest which was sold to Bowland Foods Ltd.

Top Prices
– Texel: £101.50,£97.50,£96,£94 Walmsley Fold; £97 Curwin Hill Farm; £94 Oak Head Farm, Parks Barn Farm. Suffolk: £94,£93,£92,£91.50 North Farm; £93 Curwin Hill Farm; £92 Medlar Hall Farm. Masham: £79 Parks Farm Barnl. Mule: £86 Sowerby Lodge; £85.50 Rye Close; £83 North Farm; £82 Medlar Hall Farm; £81 Longstripes. Horned: £75 Catshaw Hall Farm; £74 Longstripes Farm; £70 Ouzelthorn. Char: £70 North Farm. Chev: £90 North Farm; £87,£86 Parks Farm Barn; £86,£79 Burn House Farm; £85,£83 Medlar Hall Farm; £84 Curwin Hill Farm; £83.50 Inverbervie. Cont: £82.50,£82 Hopes Hill.
CAST EWES – Suffolk: £127 Oak Head Farm; £120(ram),£104(ram) Station Hotel; £102,£88(ram),£78 Hall Croft Barn. Mule: £94 Hall Croft Barn; £93 Springfield Farm; £92 Station Hotel, Greenbank Farm; £88 Burrow Heights Farm. Horned: £68 Cobble Hey Farm; £55 Hopes Hill. Char: £134,£126,£102 Low Foulshaw; £123 Curwin Hill; £108(ram) Burrow Heights Farm. Texel: £128 Conder Mill; £124 Oak Head Farm; £121,£100 Burrow Heights Farm; £120 Springfield Farm; £114 Rye Close; £112 Hall Croft Barn.
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 207.5p/kg, 203.5p/kg Far Orrest; 193.5p/kg Lane House; 186.5p/kg High House. Brit Blue: 186.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Ang: 184.5p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. Sim: 174.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Fr: 177.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 143.5p/kg High House. Brown Sw: 161.5p/kg,156.5p/kg High House.

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