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Kendal Tuesday 30/11

Posted Wednesday, 01 December 2010, 1.22pm

Christmas Dairy Sale at Kendal – A Real Cracker

A marvellous entry of 26 dairy cattle graced North West Auctions Kendal Mart this week for the Christmas Dairy Prize Show. The event was kindly sponsored by Semex UK Ltd and the judge was Mr Tony Hunter from Berrier Nr Penrith. The overall champion was a newly calved heifer for the second year running from J & JA Burrow, Thursgill which went on to make £1680.Top price of the day was £2060 for the reserve champion, a newly calved cow from PW & PM Cooper, Upper Hawthwaite Farm. New calved cows averaged £1437 and heifers £1410. Despite the dreadful weather conditions a good ring of buyers supported the sale.

Christmas Dairy Prize Winners

New Calved Heifers
1st & Champion J & JA Burrow, Thursgill £1680 to S Mawson & Son, Orton
2nd J & JA Burrow, Thursgill £1600 to JS & KM Wilson, Helsington
3rd J & JA Burrow, Thursgill £1900 to JS & KM Wilson, Helsington

New Calved Cows
1st & Reserve MW & PM Cooper, Upper Hawthwaite £2060 to T Hunter, Berrier
2nd W Garnett & Son, Ackenthwaite £1920 to Mr C Dent, Bridge End
3rd P Knowles, Cragg Farm £1880 to Mr C Dent, Bridge End

The largest entry of lambs for many months at Kendal saw 2,262 sold through the ring. Trade was much improved on the week with standard weight lambs averaging165.5p/kg for all breeds. Top price of the day was 185p/kg with Texel lambs from R & B Parker, High Hallbeck catching the eye of local butcher Jim Hadwin of Mansergh. Lambs also sold to £81 per head from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg Head purchased by Michael Lomax of Bolton.

A reduced entry of cast ewes continue to sell tremendously well every week at Kendal to ring full of buyers. Top price today of £103 went to RT & ME Sutton, Crosscrake Farm for a strong Texel.


DAIRY CATTLE – Cows: £2060 Upper Hawthwaite Farm; £1920, £1780, £1600 Ackenthwaite Farm; £1880 Cragg Farm; £1740 Low Stanger Thwaite; £1520 Kiln Hall; £1480 Hollins Farm. Heifers: £1900, £1680, £1620, £1600, £1500, £1300 Thursgill; £1580 Ackenthwaite; £1220 Upper Hawthwaite Farm; £1210 Tarnside Farm.

PRIME LAMBS – Suff: £76 Croft Foot Farm; £73.50 Meadow Oaks, Arnside Tower; £73 Redhills; £72.50 Ninezergh; £72 Brow Head; £71 New Hall; £75.50 New Close. Cont: £64 The Cart House; £63.50, £62.50 Moor House; £63 Hawkrigg End. Mule: £69 Beech Tops, Barker Knott; £68.50 Middle Sadghyll, Middale Farm, Brown Edge; £68 Nether House Farm, Well Foot; £67.50 Helm Croft; £67 Low Newton Farm. Rough Fell/Swaledale: £70.50 High House; £65.50 Flodder Hall; £64 Sproat Ghyll, Croft Foot Farm; £62.50 Middle Sadghyll; £61 Beech Tops, Catshaw Hall Farm. Char: £74 Ninezergh; £72 Beck Nook; £71 Green Head; £70.50, £69.50 Cinderbarrow Farm. Chev: £75 Green Head; £70.50 Hall Bank; £68 Low Foulshaw Farm. Texel: £81 Lambrigg Head Farm; £76, £74 Kirket Nook; £76 Helm Croft; £76, £75 Bank House Farm; £74.50 Poppy Farm. Lleyn: £70 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leic: £70 Nook Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Suff: £81 Redhills; £68 Low Gregg Hall. Cont: £90, £87 Spital Farm; £89, £70 Mansergh Hall; £83, £80 North Farm; £74 Hawkrigg End. Mule: £80 North Farm; £79 High House Farm; £77 Far Orrest; £76 Moor House; £75 Poppy Farm; £74 Haveriggs Farm; £73 Hollin Hall, Brow Head, North Farm; £72 New Close; £70 Causeway Farm. Swaledale: £60 Hallbeck; £54 Nether House Farm; £52 Kit Cragg. Rough Fell: £69 Boundary Beck; £68 Croft Foot; £67 Moor House. Horned: £53 Low Deepslack; £45 Croft Foot Farm. Chev: £91 Low Gregg Hall. Texel: £103, £76 Crosscrake Farm; £93 Spital Farm; £91, £86 North Farm; £78 Underley Estate. Lleyn: £75 Low Foulshaw Farm. Herdwick: £54, £49 Far Orrest.

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