PRIME HOGGS A SHARPER TRADE
North West Auctions Lancaster Mart had a smaller entry than the previous week of 600 prime hoggs forward but the trade was up averaging over 200p/kg. As usual 38kg to 42kgs weights were easiest sold. Better quality hoggs regularly broke the 215p/kg barrier. Regular consignor P Lawrenson, Walmsley Fold topped the market at 231p/kg and £104 per head for good shaped Texel hoggs bought by Roy Schofield for Whittakers Butchers. This was closely followed by R & DM Cardwell, Moss Side Farm for a pair of classy Texel x hoggs at 230p/kg again purchased by Roy Schofield.
CAST SHEEP TRADE CONTINUES TO FLY
The cast sheep trade shows no sign of easing. Good Mule ewes sold regularly in the £90’s. The trade was topped by AG Butler, Parks Farm Barn for Continental bred at £128. The overall average was £79.88.
QUALITY BULLS SELL TO A GOOD PRICE
A show of quality bull beef at Lancaster sold to a sale average of 190p/kg. BD & PM Gill & Son, Yarlsber topped the market with a Bazadaise bull selling for 209.5p/kg to Bowland Foods. The top price per head was£1287 for a British Blue from JS & KM Wilson & Son, High House. A small entry of clean cattle averaged 174p/kg.
PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £92 Hawes Farm; £91 North Farm; £89 Cuerdale Hall; £86 Throstle Grove. Dorset: £72 Bracken Lea. Masham: £78 Fell End Farm. Mule: £93.50 Fell End; £80.50 Cuerdale Hall; £76 Longstripes, Ouzelthorn Farm. Horned: £78 Fell End Farm; £76 Appletree. Char: £88.50 Throstle Grove; £87 Sowerby Lodge. Chev: £88 Parks Farm Barn. Texel: £104 Walmsley Fold; £92.50 Inverbervie; £92 Moss Side Farm; £91 Sowerby Lodge. Lleyn: £89 Low Foulshaw Farm. Teeswater: £85 Fell End Farm.
CAST EWES – Suffolk: £126 Parks Farm Barn; £80 Fell End Farm. Masham: £95 Farleton House. Mule: £96 Burrow Heights; £91 Ripley; £90 Greenwoods; £87 Appletree Farm. Texel: £128 Parks Farm Barn; £115 Fell End Farm; £102 Greenwoods; £93 Farleton House. Leicester: £110 Fell End Farm. Teeswater: £104 Fell End Farm. Jacob: £75 Fell End Farm. Horned: £50 Appletree.
PRIME HEIFERS – BB: 174.5p/kg Abrahams Farm.
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 198.5p/kg Calcalds Farm; 189.5p/kg High House; 182.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Bazadaise: 209.5p/kg Yarlsber. BB: 196.5p/kg High House, Village Farm; 186.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Hfd: 180.5p/kg Village Farm. Blonde: 188.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Shorthorn: 174.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. MRI: 184.5p/kg Village Farm. Mont: 187.5p/kg Lane House.