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Kendal Thursday 11/11

Posted Friday, 12 November 2010, 1.12pm

North West Auctions Kendal Mart had forward an entry of 56 Cast Cows & Over Thirty Month Cattle, 885 Store Sheep and 50 Store Cattle last Thursday.

As usual at this time of year there were a lot of plain cows forward and these were cheaper than recent sales but much in line with the national trend. Meaty cows were good to sell throughout the sale. A top price of 121.5p/kg was given to Messrs JA & J Harper, Capplethwaite Hall for a Belgian Blue Cow. Cast heifers topped at 111.5p/kg for a Friesian from R & EA Gardner, Barrowfield.

In the store ring a small entry of store cattle had a ring full of buyers and were the dearest trade for several sales. A top price of £730 went to Messrs CF Hoggarth & Son, Low Hundhowe for a pen of young Limousin bullocks. Heifers sold to £655 from Messrs JD, EM & JA Atkinson, Low Groves Farm and again these were Limousin bred.

Kendal’s store lamb sales continue to grow from strength to strength and another excellent entry of all breeds were felt by many to be even dearer than last week’s tremendous sale. There were buyers and orders the length and breadth of the country and all lambs were in much demand. A top price of £68 went to Messrs Westmoreland-Nicholson, Howe Farm for a pen of Continental x lambs. Mule lambs were yet again in great demand topping at £64 from Messrs Caley & Mitchinson, Castle Syke. Hill lambs were the best trade of the season with Herdwick lambs to £43.50 (Long Green Head) Swaledales to £41 (Audlands Park) and Rough Fell wethers to £40 (Gaisgill Row).

LEADING PRICES
STORE BULLOCKS - Lim: £730 Low Hundhowe; £620 Stribers Farm. AA: £585 Low Hundhowe STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £655 Low Groves Farm. Char: £560 High Skelgill. Hfd: £480 Little Crimbles. CAST COWS – Fr: 91.5p/kg, 89.5p/kg High Foulshaw Farm; 88.5p/kg Beckside. Lim: 105.5p/kg High Arnside Farm; 95.5p/kg Oaks Farm. Blo: 100.5p/kg Low House; 95.5p/kg High Row. BB: 121.5p/kg, 95.5p/kg Capplethwaite Hall. AA: 94.5p/kg Low Haygarth Farm. MRI: 102.5p/kg Natland Mill Beck. Swedish R&W: 83.5p/kg Low Sizergh Farm.
CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 111.5p/kg Barrowfield. Lim: 105.5p/kg Crosscrake Farm. AA: 101.5p/kg Crosscrake Farm.
STORE LAMBS – Suff: £64.50 Sunny Brow; £64, £61 Dawson Fold; £58.50 Grate Farm; £56.50 Rinkfield; £54 The Borrans; £52.50 Lane End Farm. Cont: £68 Howe Farm. Mule: £64 Castle Syke; £54 Brow Top & Audlands Park; £49 Hall Bank Farm & Audlands Park. Rough Fell: £40 Gaisgill Row. Horned: £54.50 School House. Swale: £41 Audlands Park. Char: £55 Fold Farm & Lane End Farm. Chev: £59.50 & £48 School House; £59 Howe Farm. Texel: £68, £57 Howe Farm; £61 Gaisgill Row & School House; £59 The Borrans & Audlands Park; £58 Singleton Park; £56.50 Causeway Farm; £55.50 Homes Head. Herdwick: £43.50, £37.50 Long Green Head.

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