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Kendal Tuesday 25/01/11

Posted Wednesday, 26 January 2011, 3.38pm

North West Auctions Kendal Mart had forward a reduced entry of 621 prime hoggs, 152 cast sheep, 16 calves and 1 dairy cow last Tuesday.

The hogg trade had fallen considerably since the previous Tuesday and the sale average of 170p/kg was perhaps better than expected. Hoggs of all weights, across the board were in demand. A top price of 191p/kg went to LA & M Lambert, Brow Head whose cheviot x hoggs made £70.50 and were purchased by local butcher Jim Hadwin of Mansergh. A top price per head of £86 went to JL Bird, West Plain Farm for Suffolk x hoggs purchased by Lancaster Meats. Close behind at £85 was JR Robinson, Millness Hall whose Texel hoggs were also purchased by Lancaster Meats.

Lightweight hoggs continue to sell fairly well each week. This week’s top price light lambs were £65 per head for Charollais hoggs from D Pearson, Sand Lane. Cast sheep were also a little cheaper on the week selling to a top price of £90 for Continental ewes from CB Hoggarth, High House. Earlier in the day there was only one dairy cow forward from Messrs Drinkall Bros., Catshaw Hall Farm and this sold for a level £1000. A reduced entry of rearing calves were nearly all black & white bulls. However, the top price went to G Cuthbertson, Capplerigg for an Angus x heifer which made £110. Black & White bull calves sold to £100 to RJ & J Gardner, Natland Mill Beck.

PRIME HOGGS - Suffolk: £86, £76 West Plain Farm; £74 Brow Head; £72 Helm Croft; £71 Hartrigg. Texel: £85 Millness Hall; £76 Low Woodedge Farm; £75, £73.50 Helm Croft; £73.50 West Plain Farm; £72.50 Beech Tops, Nook Farm. Char: £77.50, £76 Sand Lane. Chev: £70.50 Brow Head; £70.50, £66.50 Hartrigg. Mule: £76 Low Newton Farm; £73 Barrowfield; £71 Nether House Farm; £69 Beech Tops; £68.50 Well Foot; £68 Moss Howe Farm. Cont: £65 Harveriggs Farm. Horned: £60.50 Hartrigg; £60 Beech Tops, Low Fold; £58 Low Longmire; £56 Bracken Hill. Lleyn: £69 Chapel Field. Leicester: £70 Barrowfield.

LIGHTWEIGHT HOGGS – Char: £65 Sand Lane. Chev: £61 Brow Head. Texel: £59 Tock How; £57 The Lodge. Horned: £54 Crabtree Farm. Masham: £53.50 Steps Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Cont: £90, £86 High House; £74 High Borrowbridge; £67 (ram) Ewan Mill. Masham: £64 West Plain Farm. Mule: £65 Woodside; £64 Low House; £56 High Underbrow Farm. Swaledale: £48 Strickland Hill; £41 The Borrans; £40 Kate Farm, Graining Field. Rough Fell: £58 Mosergh Farm; £54 High Borrowbridge. Horned: £48 High Underbrow Farm; £44 Low Deepslack. Chev: £45 Woodside. Texel: £53 High Underbrow Farm. Leicester: £70 (ram) Low Longmire; £56 Moors.

CALVES – Fr: £100, £70 Natland Mill Beck Farm; £55, £50 Natland Park Farm. AA: £110 (heifer), £80 Capplerigg. MRI: £40 Natland Mill Beck Farm.

DAIRY COW - £1000 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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