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Lancaster Monday 24/02/14

Posted Monday, 24 February 2014, 12.07pm

Prime Hoggs to £100/head & 227ppk

Just 400 hoggs forward this morning selling to a top of 227ppk from D Prickett and £100/head from J Burr, Quernmore. A better entry of hoggs forward today, settled at an overall market SQQ of 191ppk, 6ppk up on the week.

Heavy weight Suffolks realised £100/head from J Burr, Quernmore with other heavier Suffolks £90/head from G Riley, Bolton le Sands. Well meated Suffolks, 40-43kg, regularly doubled their weight in price, selling to a top ppk of 203ppk form ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn & 191ppk from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. All suffolks forward averaged 178ppk or £85/head.

Texel hoggs saw the best trade with all forward averaging 189ppk. Best hoggs sold to 227ppk with others at 203ppk from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Well fleshed hoggs regularly 190ppk and above. Top price per head of £93 was achieved by a single heavy weight Texel from AG Butler, Hambleton, with others from J Bargh & Sons and P Lawrenson at £91/head. 40-44kg Texels realising £80-£84.

Charollais, in the 40-50kg bracket regularly £40 per head above their weight, selling to a top of £89 for 49kg hoggs from P Lawrenson, Chorley.

Horned hoggs sold well, topping at 192ppk from T & CM Kelsall & Sons and L A Bradshaw with 37-39kg hoggs. All horned hoggs forward averaged 188ppk.

Only a handful of mules forward sold to a top of £79/head or 188ppk again from AG Butler, all mules achieved £36-£38 above their weight.

Cast Sheep

Cast sheep sold to a top of £100 for a Texel Tup from B & J Preston, Caton. Texel Cross ewes from SA Wilson, Ashton with Stodday sold to £77/head with all Texel Cross’ averaging £79/head.

Suffolks from B& J Preston, Caton sold to £88 with all averaging £78/head.

Mules sold to a top of £69/head from J & A Sheerin, Quernmore with others at £63 & £64 again from SA Wilson. All mules averaged £59/head.

Horned ewes sold to a top of £53/head from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton with all forward averaging £44/head.

Prime Bulls

Lim bulls from J & D Barton & Son, Pilling, sold to 206.5ppk with others from the same home at 184.5ppk. A run of B&W bulls from PM & AM Ward & Sons, Arkholme, sold to 139.5ppk and others at 121.5ppk.

Prime Cattle

A nice run of Lim heifers sold to a top of 209.5ppk from HR & KA Hodgson, Carnforth with others from JA Airey, New Hutton at 206.5ppk and 205.5ppk.

TOP PRICES:

Prime Hoggs – SUFFOLK - £100 Little Fell; £90 £85.50 5 Maddison Avenue; £90 Parks Farm Barn; £87.50 Hall Croft Barn; £79 Fell End Farm; £78.50 North Farm. MULE - £79 £78 Parks Farm Barn; £78 Brown Brook; £73 Little Fell. HORNED - £71 Brown Brook; £71 Moss House Farm; £70 Parks Farm Barn; £64 Little Fell. CHAROLLAIS - £89 £87 Walmsley Fold; £78 Parks Farm Barn; £63 Burrow Heights Farm. TEXEL - £93 Parks Farm Barn; £91 £87 Walmsley Fold; £91 £89 North Farm; £89 Sandy Hill Farm; £88 Brown Brook.

Cast Sheep – SUFFOLK - £88 Ellers Farm; £67 Hall Croft Barn. MASHAM - £73 £50 Fell End Farm. MULE - £69 Knotts Farm; £64 Burrow Heights Farm; £53 10 Ashford Close. HORNED - £53 Fell End Farm. TEXEL - £100 Ellers Farm; £77 £76 Burrow Heights Farm.

Prime Bulls – HE – 139.50p/kg 121.50p/kg 109p/kg Docker Farm. LIM 206.50p/kg 184.50p/kg Calcalds Farm.

Prime Cattle – LIM – 209.50p/kg 203.50p/kg Howriggs; 206.50p/kg 205.50p/kg Old Croft.

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