PRIME LAMBS A STRONGER TRADE THIS WEEK IN LANCASTER
A buoyant trade today in Lancaster with lambs three pence up on the previous week averaging 209.5p/kg. All weights were keenly sought after and the top price was made by Daniel Towers, Curwen Hill selling a tremendous Beltex x lamb for 243p/kg (£90) to Rileys. The top price per head came from George Sanderson, Blackleach House for a heavy Suffolk selling at £102 to Lancaster Meats.
Cast sheep met a good trade averaging £75.44 topping at £96 for Continental bred from H Birkett & Son, North Farm and AJ & SE Burrow, Low Woodedge selling Mules at the same price.
A larger entry of bull beef sold to a very impressive average of 192p/kg & £1192.06 per head. The top price of the day came from Clark & Johnson, Far Orrest with a good shaped Limousin x at 211.5p/kg to Bowland Foods. A large consignment of real quality Limousin bulls from T Potter & Son, Graining Field sold to 209.5p/kg and averaged over 200p/kg, also selling the top price per head at £1428.56. Bulls continue to meet a strong trade at Lancaster with almost all bulls selling for over £1000 per head today.
A small entry of clean cattle today averaged 176.5p.kg.
SPRING LAMBS – Suffolk: £102 Blaackleach House Farm; £100 Low Woodedge; £93 Fell End; £87.50 Beckfoot Farm Cottage, Curwen Hill, Tunstall Hall; £85.50 Booth Hall. Mule: £76 Strickland Hill; £69 Highfield Farm. Char: £85.50 Old Glasson Farm. Texel: £97 Hazel Brae; £93 Blackleach House Farm; £92 Lundholme Farm; £90 Mearsbeck, Curwen Hill, Trees Farm; £89.50 Lancaster Bank; £89 Parks Farm Barn. Jacob: £80 Chapelfields.
CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £95 Parks Farm Barn. Cont: £96 North Farm. Mule: £96 Low Woodedge; £78 Goose Green, North Farm; £77 Greenwoods; £76 Low Moor Head, Fell End; £75 Oak Head. Texel: £93 Greenwoods; £92 Longstripes; £90 Low Moor Head; £84 Moss House Farm; £83 Oak Head; £83 Lundholme. Leicester: £80 Oak Head.
PRIME BULLS – Lim: 211.5p/kg Far Orrest; 209.5p/kg Graining Field; 189.5p/kg Larbreck Hill; 188.5p/kg Bensons Farm; 185.5p/kg Calcalds Farm. Char: 184.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm; 182.5p/kg Larbreck Hill. Stabiliser: 188.5p/kg Kit Cragg. BB: 201.5p/kg Beech Tops; 187.5p/kg Bensons Farm. Fr: 177.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm.
PRIME HEIFERS – AA: 176.5p/kg Village Farm.