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Kendal Tuesday 10 August 2010

Posted Tuesday, 10 August 2010, 10.59am

A pleasing entry of 33 calves and rearing stirks,
3 dairy cattle, 1656 prime sheep and 84 breeding and store pigs on Tuesday.

DAIRY CATTLE
There was much demand for dairy cattle with buyers from as far away as Penrith and Appleby looking for milkers. Trade was excellent and a top price of £1750 was twice achieved for newly calved heifers. These were produced by Messrs Park, Low Deepslack and Messrs Bowes, Low Brundrigg.

PRIME LAMBS
Prime lambs were always going to be good to sell with low numbers around the country. An overall average of just under 170p per kg pleased most vendors. Lambs topped at £87 for Continental lambs produced by Messrs Burrow, Gibraltar Farm.
Suffolk: £79 Wreay Syke, £75.50 & £71.50 Mountain View, £71 Strickland Hill
Continental: £87 & £80.50 Gibraltar Farm, £73.50 Sand Lane
Mule: £66 Strickland Hill, £65 Ashtead, £64 Warth Sutton
Half Bred: £71 & 66 Hardrigg Farm, £65.50 Cracalt Farm
Rough Fell: £53 Moss End Swaledale: £50 The Borrans, £47 Marsh House
Charollais: £73 Myers Farm Cheviot: £67.50 Green Head
Texel: £82.50 & £81 Gibraltar Farm, £78 Oldfield End, £77 Green Close & Scroggs Farm, £76 Howe Farm
Weights No Top Av.
Lights up to 32 122 179.0 162.6
Standard 32½-39 633 183.0 168.5
Medium 39½-45½ 563 183.0 169.6
Heavy 46-51½ 37 181.0 171.6

CAST EWES
Cast Ewes were better than expected with a full ring of buyers selling to a top of £87 from Messrs Black.
Continental: £80 Quarry Top, £78 Sunny Bank, £77 Old Croft, £75 Green Head
Mule: £70 Quarry Top, £69 Moss Head, £63 Grate Farm & Kit Cragg
Half Bred: £64 Hyning
Horned: £69 Sedbergh Road, £65 Kit Cragg, £58 Lockbank, £56 Kit Crag & Sedbergh Road
Texel: £87 Scroggs Farm, £80 Green Close
Leicester: £70 Moss Head Cheviot: £85 Middle Sadghyll

CALVES & STIRKS
British Blue Bulls: £280 Cinderbarrow
Friesian Bulls: £170 Spout House, £140 Manor Farm
Limousin Heifers: £280 Low Stanger Thwaite

PIGS
The monthly sale of store and breeding pigs drew widespread attention from throughout the northern counties with
an outstanding trade for both breeding and weaner pigs.
Saddleback Weaners: £45, The Court Large White Weaners: £40 Bascodyke
Pietrain Weaners: £56 Holme Head, Saddleback Sow In-pig: £115 Brucka
Saddleback Gilts (in-pig): £160 Stoney Head, Large White Boar: £115 Nissanhuts
Cast Boar: £100 High Farm Cast Sow: £98, Holme Head

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