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Kendal Tuesday 01/03/11

Posted Wednesday, 02 March 2011, 4.22pm

North West Auctions Kendal Mart held its weekly sale of Prime Hoggs, Cast Ewes and Rearing Calves on Tuesday. Many more hoggs could have been sold to advantage as a full ringside of buyers were keen to purchase stock. Hoggs averaged a wonderful 186.4p/kg all through with well over half the hoggs forward being hill breeds. Export type hoggs were regularly breaking the £2 a kilo barrier. Top price per kilo of 212p/kg was twice achieved this week. Firstly by P Whitton, Beech Tops for 41kg hoggs (£87) purchased by B Riley & Sons, Dunnockshaw. EM Standing, Kirkett Nook also got 212p/kg (£82.50) with his 39kg Texels selling to Robert Skelton, Dearham. Top price per head of £95 went to BJ Bowness, Chapel Field for Texel x purchased by Michael Lomax of Bolton. Mules were 175-180p/kg and Horned hoggs also in great demand regularly 160-170p/kg.

A smaller show of cast sheep forward but all classes seriously sought after. Good Continental x ewes regularly selling for £90-£100 with a top price of £110 going to G, GU & D Swarbrick, Kate Farm. Mule ewes were £80-£90 and good fit Horned sheep £60-£70 with plainer types £40-£45.

Just a small entry of rearing calves were all Black & White bulls selling to £60 from ML & SM Dobson, Espford. Next Tuesday 8th March sale will include the Monthly Sale of Stirks. Please let us know if you have any entries as it does help when speaking to buyers.

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £95 Chapel Field; £90 Millness Hall; £88 Carlingwha; £87 Beech Tops; £85 Nook Farm; £83.50 Lowgill Farm. Suffolk: £82, £81 Low Sizergh Farm; £81 Hartrigg; £78 Brow Head; £72 West Plain Farm, Crabtree Farm. Cont: £86, £85.50 Ninezergh; £85, £80 Underhelm Farm. Mule: £82.50 Middale Farm; £82, £71 Moss Howe Farm; £76.50 Thursgill; £73 Brow Head; £70 Hartrigg. Char: £72 Nook Farm. Chev: £86 Beech Tops; £76 Hartrigg. Horned: £72 Moss Howe Farm; £69 Middale Farm; £66 Hartrigg; £62.50 Scroggs Farm. Gritstone: £75 Brow Head. Herdwick: £62 Hollin Wood.

LIGHTWEIGHT HOGGS - Texel: £68.50 Kate Farm; £63 Crabtree Farm. Cont: £64, £62 Cinderbarrow Farm. Suff: £59 Low Sizergh Farm. Mule: £58 Thursgill; £55 Beech Tops. Horned: £59 Middale Farm, Bank House Farm. Herdwick: £57 Underhelm Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Cont: £110 Kate Farm; £100 Cooper House, Scroggs Farm; £90 Low House; £89 Spital Farm; £86 Green Close; £80 Hollin Wood. Texel: £94 Ghyll Farm; £90 Cracalt Farm; £81 Hollin Wood; £70 High House. Suffolk: £92 Ninezergh; £86 Cracalt Farm. Mule: £92 Mansergh High Farm; £88 Low House; £85 High Butterbent; £84 Carlingwha; £81 New Hall; £80 Low Greenholme; £76 Ninezergh, Pyes Bridge Farm. Horned: £75 Low Deepslack; £66 Low Greenholme; £63 Bank House Farm; £62, £57 Rydal Farm; £50 Scar Sykes Farm.

CALVES – H/Fr Bulls: £60, £55 Espford; £45 Highgate Side Farm.

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