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Kendal Tuesday 04/01/11

Posted Wednesday, 05 January 2011, 1.49pm

North West Auctions Kendal Mart held their first Tuesday primestock sale of the New Year this week. A decent entry of more than 1,100 prime hoggs were forward together with 288 cast sheep and 13 rearing calves.

Prime hoggs averaged 164p/kg which was fully in line with the national trade of the day selling to a top of 192p/kg for Texel hoggs from ME Guy, Broad Head which were purchased at £75 by B Riley & Sons. A top price per head of £80 was achieved by LE & A Ridding, Steel Croft for Texel Hoggs purchased by Lancaster Meat Co. Ltd. Light weight hoggs are now coming forward in more numbers and there were good orders for all breeds selling to a top of £62 for Cheviot x lambs from Mr S Crawford, Beck Nook.

Cast ewes were a decent trade although not as dear as they were at the end of last year. Top price of £98 went to Messrs A Dixon & Son, Kit Crag for Leicester ewes.

Bull calves sold to £210 and heifers to £190 both top prices were for British Blues from ML & SM Dobson, Espford. Black & White bulls sold to £60 from R & EA Gardner, Barrowfield.

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £80 Steel Croft; £76 Nook Farm; £75.50 The Borrans; £75 Beck House, Broad Head. Suff: £76 Brow Head; £75 New Close; £73 Nether Hall Farm; £71 Ninezergh; £70 West Plain Farm. Cont: £74.50 Low Greenriggs; £68.50 Garnett House; £67 Barker Knott. Char: £73.50 Ninezergh; £70, £65 Myers Farm. Chev: £74 High Deepslack; £73, £69.50 Beck Nook. Mule: £72.50 Moss Howe Farm; £72 Barrowfield; £69 The Borrans; £65 Barker Knott. Masham: £68 Mosergh Farm. Swale & Rough Fell: £70 Crabtree Farm; £65 Arncliffe; £64 Flodder Hall; £63.50 Croft Foot Farm. Herdwick: £50 Nook House.

LIGHTWEIGHT HOGGS – Chev: £62 Beck Nook; £56 Middle Sadghyll. Texel: £60.50 Scroggs Farm; £57 Gateside Farm. Cont: £50.50 Cockley Beck. Mule: £56.50 Borwick Lodge; £52 New Hall. Horned: £46 Harry Place. Herdwick: £40 Nook House.

CAST SHEEP – Leicester: £98 Kit Cragg; £74 Ashlack Hall; £64 Preston Patrick Hall. Suff: £90, £70 Patton Hall; £78 Ninezergh. Texel: £92, £80 High House; £82 Broad Head; £76 Cockley Beck. Cont: £68 Scroggs Farm; £66 Mansergh High Farm. Mule: £76 Head House; £72 Barker Knott; £69 Preston Patrick Hall, Patton Hall; £68 Well Foot, Ninezergh. Rough Fell: £55 Croft Foot; £53 Bracken Hall; £50 Mosergh Farm. Chev: £53 Abbey Drive. Horned: £55 Middale Farm; £47 Low Deepslack, Whelpside, Thursgill; £46 Ashlack Hall. Herdwick: £52 Moss End Farm; £47 Cockley Beck.

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