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Lancaster Monday 23/04/12

Posted Monday, 23 April 2012, 3.51pm

North West Auctions held its weekly sale of primestock with a larger crowd of buyers present at this popular early morning sale.

Prime hoggs sold to a top price of 204p/kg for Cheviot x from J & H Davis with B & M Cornthwaite selling Suffolk x to £89. Spring Lambs continue to increase in number with buyers now starting to find orders to fill. All types averaged 225p/kg with best Continentals to 254p/kg from S Wilson & Son and native 245p/kg for Suffolk x from WN & D Smith & Sons. Top per head of £104 went to S Wilson & Son for a pen of Charollais lambs.

Cast ewes were a marvellous trade with all sold averaging £86. Best of the day was £126 for Texel x from P Cummings and 8 pens selling for over £100 per head.

Prime bulls continue to sell well with best Continentals this week 184.5p/kg for Limousin x from TD & A Gardner with all types averaging 179p/kg. Prime butchers cattle sold to 201.5p/kg for Limousin x & Blonde x both from A & F Bennett. More cattle are needed to meet orders.

Top Prices
SPRING LAMBS
– Suffolk: £103 Chapelfields; £98 Cocker House; £94 Highfield Farm, Strickland Hill; £93 Springs Farm. Dorset: £91 Burrow Heights. Cont: £87 Springfield Farm. Char: £104 Burrow Heights; £99 Low Hall Beck; £97 Low Foulshaw. Texel: £100 Strickland Hill; £99 Claughton Hall; £98 Moss Side Farm; £97 Springs Farm.
PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £89 Moors Farm; £85 North Farm; £83 Maddison Avenue; £83 Lyndale. Mule: £77 Longstripes; £75 Elm Bank. Horned: £77.50 Parks Farm Barn. Char: £83 Throstle Grove; £80 Moors Farm. Chev: £86 Parks Farm Barn; £83.50 Weavers Farm; £80 Longstripes. Texel: £87 Mill House, North Farm; £84 Moorville; £83.50 Moss Side Farm; £83 Moors Farm. Herdwick: £81 Parks Farm Barn.
CAST SHEEP – Texel: £126 Holme Fields; £112 Hutton Roof Hall; £110 Lane House; £83 Burrow Heights. Leicester: £100 Elm Bank. Suffolk: £114 Maddison Avenue, Elm Bank; £97 Ewan Mill. Cont: £90 Springfield. Mule: £88 Ewan Mill, Yeat House; £85 Burrow Heights. Horned: £72 Elm Bank. Char: £110 Low Foulshaw.
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 184.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Char: 178.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Blonde: 183.5p/kg Bensons Farm. AA: 172.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. BB: 180.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Mont: £186.5p/kg.
PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 201.5p/kg Wils Boar Farm. Blonde: 201.5p/kg Wild Boar Farm.

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