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Kendal Tuesday 27/12/11

Posted Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 1.22pm

YOUNG FARMERS BRING LATE CHRISTMAS CHEER TO KENDAL AUCTION

The final sale of the year at Kendal Market proved to be a most enjoyable day with a wonderful turn out of young farmers with an excellent trade on the day.    The young farmer’s special Christmas show & sale of prime lambs was kindly judged by local butcher Jim Hadwin and an excellent turn out of 23 lowland and hill bred young farmers lambs were turned out for show.  The Championship honours went to Bradley Thompson of Poppy Farm whose superb Beltex lamb eventually sold for £130 being bought by Ian Brown for the judge Jim Hadwin.  Reserve honours went to the first prize hill breed lamb, a Masham from Matthew Atkinson, Mosergh Farm which went on to make £92 and was purchased by Michael Lomax of Bolton. Full results as follows:  
Single Lowland Breed Prime Lamb
1st & Champion  Bradley Thompson, Poppy Farm       
Beltex  £130 to J Hadwin
2nd  Ashley Wilson, High House                
Texel  £105 to M Lomax
3rd  Amy Harrison, Boundary Beck 
Texel  £94 to Riley Bros.  

Single Hill Breed Prime Lamb
1st & Reserve  Matthew Atkinson, Mosergh Farm      
Masham  £92 to M Lomax
2nd  Will Atkinson, Mosergh Farm   
Masham  £90 to J Cookson
3rd  Tony Booth, Hartrigg  
Cheviot   £89 to M Lomax                      

Great credit must be given to all the young farmers who entered such quality lambs in this year’s competition.  

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The general weekly sale saw an excellent entry of over 1400 prime sheep.  Prime lambs averaged an excellent 207.71p/kg.  Standard weight lambs upto 39kg were in great demand averaging 212p/kg.  The top price per kilo was 283p to Bradley Thompson, Poppy Farm for the first prize young farmers lamb and there were several pens of lambs over £100 on the day. A smaller than normal entry of cast sheep were a marvellous trade topping at £106 for a pen of six Texel ewes from E Dodgson, Spital Farm.  

All in all, a very successful day to bring 2011 to a close.  

PRICES  
PRIME LAMBS
– Suffolk: £100 Brow Head; £93 Croft Foot; £91 Helm Croft; £90 High House; £89 Hartrigg.  Masham: £92 Killington Drive, Mosergh Farm; £90 Low Underbrow.  Mule: £102 Nook Farm; £93 Bank House Farm; £92 Helm Croft, Middle Sadghyll, Gibraltar; £90 Nether House.  Rough Fell: £78 Boundary Beck.  Horned: £85 Thursgill; £79 Sykes Farm; £77.50 Middale Farm; £70 High Borrowbridge; £75.50 Boundary Beck.  Char: £100 Low Foulshaw; £91 Black Bull Farm; £90 Myers Farm; £84 Garnett House.  Chev: £94 Croft Foot; £90 Underley Estate; £89 Hartrigg; £86 Crooklands Farm, Green Head.  Texel: £130 Poppy Farm; £105 High House; £102 Penrose Cottage; £100 Bank House, Scroggs Farm; £96 High Foulshaw, Helm Croft, Boundary Beck.  Lleyn: £95 Low Foulshaw.  
CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £101 Underhelm Farm; £84 (ram) Birks Farm.  Cont: £98 (ram) Low Foulshaw Farm; £87 Wray Farm; £85 Low Foulshaw Farm; £82 Moss End Farm.  Masham: £90 Low Audlands.  Mule: £96 Birks Farm; £85 Moss End Farm; £76 West Plain Farm; £75 Bank House Farm.  Swaledale: £70 Middale Farm; £70 (ram) Scar Sykes; £63 Low Deepslack.  Rough Fell: £75 Moor House.  Scotch BF: £106 (ram), £82 (ewe) Bank House Farm.  Horned: £65 Low Audlands.  Texel: £106 Spital Farm; £100 (ram) Bank House Farm.  Teeswater: £106 (ram) Middale Farm.    

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