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Lancaster Monday 22/04/13

Posted Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 3.52pm

A quality entry of prime sheep sold to a competitive trade with all vendors satisfied with prices achieved. Spring Lambs continued to increase in numbers with top price of the day being £134 for Char from JA & R Geldard with plenty breaking the £100 barrier. Top price per kilo was 293p/kg for a pen of Suff lambs from EE Thornton & Sons. A pair of smart Texel lambs from FW Rhodes and Son topped the Texel trade at £112. All lambs averaged 243p/kg with buyers cautious of under finished lambs, keenest competitions seen for 39-41kg.

Prime Hoggs averaged 192p/kg with well fleshed finished hoggs selling to £117, £116 for meaty Texels from RS & IM Kellet and 236p/kg for Texels again from P Lawrenson. Plenty ofContinentals weighing 39-42kg selling above 210p/kg. Hill bred hoggs sold to £81.50 for Herdwick cross from AG Butler. A good run of well finished Gritstones from Cardwell Farms made £80/head.

A large entry of cast sheep saw meated continentals regularly £90-£98, mules £78-£85 with plain hill ewes generally £25-£40. Buyers requesting sheep to be fit not fat.

Prime Bulls sold to a top price of 195p/kg for BBX from P & A Bell with others at 194 186p/kg. Dairy bulls topped at 175p/kg for HF from TD & A Gardner. All medium weight bulls forward today topped at £1026. A pair of lim x heifers from JE Bracken sold to 227p/kg and £1270, buyers requesting more clean cattle each week to meet regular butchers orders.

Top Prices
PRIME SPRING LAMBS – SUFFOLK: £119 £109 Hill Top, £117, £108, £106 Downlands Farm; £114, £95 Highfield Farm; £105 Barrow Greaves Farm; £102, £100 Cocker House Farm. CONT: £73, £70 Springfield Farm. CHAR: £134, £115 , £104 Low Foulshaw Farm; £109, £106, £100 Burrow Heights Farm; £98 Lathwaite Farm. TEXEL: £112 Barrow Greaves Farm; £107 Downlands Farm; £101 Burrow Heights; £101 Hill Top.
PRIME HOGGS – TEXEL: £117, £116, £99 Mill House Farm; £107 Wilson Wood; £104, £100 Walmsley Fold; £100 Bibbys Farm; £99 Sowerby Hall Farm; £97 Weavers Farm. SUFFOLK: £95 Throstle Grove Farm; £75 Inverbervie £72 Cobble Hey Farm. CHAR: £96, £93 Sowerby Hall Farm; £91, £83, £75 Inverbervie.  MULE: £86 Sowerby Hall Farm. HERDWICK: £81 Parks Farm Barn.
PRIME BULLS – HF: 175.50p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. MRI: 168.50p/kg Village Farm. ST: 184.50p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm. BRB: 195.50p/kg Village Farm. SRW: 171.50p/kg Larbreck Hill Farm.
PRIME CATTLE – LIM: 224.50p/kg New House Farm
CAST SHEEP - CONT: £88, £85, £80 The Dingle; £85 Lathwaite Farm; £75 Burrow Heights Farm. MULE: £94, £80 Downlands Farm; £84 Cocker House Farm; £78 Burrow Heights Farm; £78 Mearsbeck Farm; £78 Hazelslack Tower Farm . TEXEL: £98 Walmsley Fold; £98 Wilson Wood; £95 Ashton Barn; £95 Carr House Farm; £93 Yeat House; £87 Booth Hall; £78 Low Pleasant. LLEYN: £87 Low Foulshaw Farm.
CAST HOGG - MULE: £70 Sowerby Lodge.

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