North West Auctions Lancaster Mart had forward a slightly reduced entry of prime lambs which was disappointing to buyers many of whom were well armed with orders. On the day lambs averaged an excellent 158.5p/kg for all breeds with standard weight lambs averaging 162.9p/kg.
Both the top price per head and per kilo went to TR Prickett of Hutton Roof Hall whose Texel lambs made £75.50 (189p/kg) purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth Ltd butchers of Diggle.
A small entry of ewes were their dearest level for some weeks . A Top price of £91 went to T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Brown Brook.
In the prime cattle ring all cattle sold nicely with a top price of 182.5p/kg awarded to TH Garnett & Son, New Close for a Limousin Heifer purchased by Roy Schofield for Samuel Howarth Ltd butchers of Diggle. A commercial entry of bulls sold to 141.5p/kg for a Charolais from K Whitaker & Son, Stizakers Farm.
PRIME LAMBS Texel: £75.50, £72, £71 Hutton Roof Hall; £75, £74, £72, £71, £70.50, £70 Heaton Hall; £73, £72 Marl House. Suff: £73.50, £70 Heaton Hall; £70.50, £69.50 North Farm; £67.50 Ellers Farm & Hawes Farm. Cont: £68 Brown Brook. Char: £68 Gaskell House; £67.50, £66 North Farm. Chev: £64.50, £58 Longstripes; £64.50 North Farm. Mule: £64 Wyresdale Park & Brown Edge; £63.50 Highfield Farm & Borrans Farm; £63 Longstripes & Brown Brook; £60 Marl House. Masham: £66 Allcocks Farm. Horned: £57.50, £57 Yarlsber; £56 Longstripes.
CAST SHEEP Texel: £91 Brown Brook; £74 Lower Highfield; £71 Farleton House; £69 Lane House. Suff: £70 Moss Cottage. Mule: £65, £64, £63 Lower Highfield; £65, £59 Brown Brook. Llyen: £60 Low Pleasant. Horned: £55, £53 Lee End Farm.
PRIME CATTLE Heifers Lim: 182.5p/kg, 169.5p/kg & 153.5p/kg New Close. Blo: 169.5p/kg New Close. Steers Lim: 175.5p/kg Hang Yeat; 165.5p/kg, 154.5p/kg Hall Croft Barn; 147.5p/kg Stainerber Farm. PRIME BULLS Char: 141.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Mont: 133.5p/kg Lane House. Fr: 127.5pkg Allcocks Farm.