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Lancaster Monday 29/04/13

Posted Wednesday, 01 May 2013, 4.35pm

A small entry of 34 spring lambs averaged not far from £100 selling to a top of £105 for a Suffolk Lamb from G Riley closely followed by M B Townley, Claughton Hall with Texels at £104 purchased by M Lomax of Bolton for a retail Butcher order. More lambs were needed on the day but numbers are slow coming forward due to the cold spring.

In the hogg section, end of season numbers are reducing. A top price of £108 went to D France, Isle of Skye Farm for Texel x purchased by M Lomax. Anything with meat was very good to sell.

Cast ewes remain a strong trade with buyers for everything. Heavy ewes topped at £100 from B Preston, Ellers.

A similar entry of prime bulls found favour among the usual ring of retail and wholesale buyers. Alan Clark, Far Orrest sold the pick of the market which was a Limousin Bull at 219.5p/kg (£1472.85) purchased by Bowland Foods of Preston. Black and white bulls continue to sell well every Monday topping at 183.5p/kg (£1212.94) for a HF from E & N Wright & Sons, Allcocks Farm.

Top Prices
SPRING LAMBS - Suffolk: £105 Maddison Avenue; £102 & £100 Cocker House. Char: £100 Old Glasson. Dorset: £92 Cabus Nook. Texel: £104 Claughton Hall.
PRIME HOGGS - Suffolk: £105 Inverbervie; £103 Cross Hill Farm; £93 Knowe Hill. Texel: £108 Isle of Skye; £105 Curwen Hill; £104 Inverbervie; £103 Weavers Farm; £102 Cross Hill; £99 Throstle Grove. Char: £102 Claughton Hall; £93 Throstle Grove. Chev: £97 Weavers Farm; £84 Ouzelthorn. Mule: £96 Cross Hill; £82 Ouzelthorn.  Masham: £89 Allcocks Farm. Horned: £95 Inverbervie.
CAST SHEEP - Suffolk: Ellers Farm; £60 Oak Tree. Texel: £94 Curwen Hill; £90 Rye Close; £85 Tenters Farm; £84 Oak Tree. Mule: £82 Tenters Farm; £73 Isle of Skye Farm; £71 Lee End. Char: £76 Curwen Hill. BFL: £80 Deep Clough. Horned: £62 Isle of Skye Farm, £40 Allcocks Farm.
PRIME BULLS - Lim: 219.5p/kg Far Orrest; 214.5p/kg Northwods; 197.5p/kg Larbreck Hill.  BRB: 211.5p/kg Larbreck Hill; 204.5p/kg Allcocks Farm.  Fr: 183.5p/kg Allcocks Farm;161.5p/kg Yeat House.

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