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Lancaster Monday 18/06/12 primestock

Posted Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 10.05am

Prime Lambs Set Off With a Strong Trade Again at Lancaster

A slightly smaller entry of lambs forward today at Lancaster but sold to a good average of 207p/kg throughout with an entry of slightly plainer lambs forward than the previous week.

David Prickett, Farleton House had a pen of three cracking lambs weighing 37kg which sold for 243p/kg to Yorkshire Meats. Andrew Butler of Parks Farm Barn topped the day’s trade at £96 per head with a couple of quality lambs selling to Whittakers Butchers, Blackburn.

Cast ewes continue to meet a strong trade at Lancaster with more forward than last week and more are needed to meet the ever growing demand. Andrew Butler also topped the ewe section selling a couple of Texels at £117 a piece. The majority of good Texel ewes were selling in the mid £90’s and averaged £88. A plainer entry of Mule ewes still sold to a good average of £76.

A better entry of over 20 bulls averaged 189p/kg with more needed to meet demand from buyers. The price topped at 210.5p/kg for a British Blue consigned by J & D Barton & Son, Calcalds Farm selling to Steve Seddon for £1212.48. Top price per head came from JM & AG Swarbrick, Bensons Farm again for a British Blue selling for £1306.

Just a handful of clean cattle forward today selling for an average of 195.5p/kg topping at 206.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer from A & F Bennett, Wild Boar Farm.

Top Prices
SPRING LAMBS – Texel: £96 Parks Farm Barn; £94 Holme Fields; £93 Mearsbeck; £92 Station Hotel; £90 Claughton Hall, Farleton House, Howriggs; £89 Middle Ridge. Suffolk: £90 Station Hotel; £88 Booth Hall, Brown Edge; £86.50 Capernwray Hall; £86 Hallbeck; £85.50 North Farm. Char: £89 Station Hotel; £88.50 Old Glasson; £82 Capernwray Hall; £78 Springfield Farm. Lleyn: £89 Low Foulshaw Farm. Dorset: £81 Derby Road; £74 Bracken Lea.
CAST SHEEP – Mule: £87 Chapelfields; £81 Hallbeck; £78 Station Hotel, Parks Farm Barn; £76 Derby Road. Chev: £91 Hallbeck. Texel: £117 Parks Farm Barn; £106 Highfield; £99 Longstripes; £97 Springs Farm; £92 Derby Road; £83 Moss House Farm. Lleyn: £76 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester: £97 Highfield Farm; £91 Drinkall Bros.
PRIME BULLS – BB: 210.5p/kg Calcalds Farm; 209.5p/kg Northwoods; 200.5p/kg Larbreck Hill; 184.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Lim: 208.5p/kg Northwoods; 194.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Sim: 198.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Shorthorn: 183.5p/kg Broad Oak. Stabiliser: 194.5p/kg Low Foulshaw. Mont: 182.5p/kg Simpsons Farm. Fr: 178.5p/kg Allcocks Farm.
PRIME HEIFERS – Lim: 206.5p/kg Wild Boar. BB: 201.5p/kg Wild Boar.

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