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Kendal Tuesday 22/03/11

Posted Wednesday, 23 March 2011, 4.43pm

North West Auctions Kendal Mart held its weekly primestock sale together with rearing calves and fortnightly sale of dairy cattle. All stock sold to the high prices which have been achieved over recent weeks.

Prime hoggs topped at £113 per head for a pen of heavy Texels from MW & PA Rollason, Kendal House Farm and these sold to Lancaster Meat Co. Ltd. A top price per kilo of 237p was achieved by Mr P Whitton, Beech Tops for 38kg Cheviot x hoggs selling to R Skelton, Dearham for £90 per head.

Cast sheep were once again easily sold with Leicesters from R & EA Gardner, Barrowfield and Teeswater from DE & J Waine, Murthwaite making £100 per head. Overall cast sheep averaged £66.21 which included many plainer hill breed ewes. Rearing calves this week sold to keen interest from farmer buyers with prices achieved on par with other local centres. £220 was the day’s top price in this section for a British Blue x heifer from DW Cottam, Hagg Farm. Earlier in the day a smart pair of newly calved dairy heifers also sold to keen interest with several buyers unable to make purchases. The heifers sold for £1950 and £1800 and were both consigned by J & JA Burrow, Thursgill.

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £113 Kendal House Farm; £105 Millness Hall; £99 Helm Croft; £93 Roundthwaite Farm. Suffolk: £107 Beech Tops; £103 Murthwaite; £92.50 Helm Croft; £88 Raw Head. Cheviot: £94 Beech Tops, Roundthwaite Farm; £79 Brow Head. Mule: £84 Helm Croft; £83 Barrowfield, Hartrigg; £76 Beech Tops, Nether House Farm. Horned: £74 High Borrowbridge; £72 Bracken Hill, Beech Tops; £71 Fell End Farm. Masham: £73 Scar Sykes Farm. Herdwick: £75.50 Brow Head.

CAST SHEEP – Texel: £98 Green Close, Preston Patrick Hall; £74 Birks Farm. Suffolk: £94 Moss End Farm; £72 Abbey Drive. Cont: £86 Moss Side; £79 High Borrowbridge. Mule: £95 Hagg Farm; £90 Kit Cragg; £82 Raw Head; £80 Preston Patrick Hall, Johnscales Farm. Horned: £60 Helm Croft, Fell End Farm; £57 High Borrowbridge; £50 Abbey Drive. Rough Fell: £90 Maryfell; £68 Bracken Hill. Leicester: £100 Barrowfield. Teeswater: £100 Murthwaite.

HEIFER CALVES – BRB: £220 Hagg Farm. Lim: £180 Low Stanger Thwaite; £165 Wraysholme Tower.

BULL CALVES – Lim: £190 Low Stanger Thwaite; £185 Hagg Farm. Fr: £60 Espford.

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