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Kendal Tuesday 05/04/11

Posted Wednesday, 06 April 2011, 5.00pm

North West Auctions Kendal Mart held their weekly sale of prime hoggs, cast ewes and rearing calves on Tuesday. As hogg numbers tighten up a full ringside of buyers ensured an amazing trading for a very mixed show of sheep to leave an overall market average of 213.8p/kg. All classes of hoggs were much sought after. Hoggs 32-39kgs averaged 218.1p/kg with a wonderful run of 120 hoggs from Paul Whitton, Beech Tops averaging 224p/kg. Hoggs topped at 238p/kg for a pen of Charollais x from FI & ME Little, Helme Croft and purchased by Robert Skelton, Dearham. Top price per head of £112 was achieved by R & E Ladds, Benson Hall for Texel x hoggs purchased by Michael Lomax.

Cast Sheep - The dearest trade we have ever seen them leaving an overall sale average of £93.46 with about three quarters of the 196 forward over the £100 mark topping at £140 for a Continental ram from JD Inman, Strickland Hill. Pen after pen of Mule ewes were £105-£108 with plain ewes going for £75-£85.

In the calf ring British Blue bulls sold to £280 from DW Cottom, Hagg Farm and Limousin heifers to £200 from MH & SJ Morris, Wraysholme Tower. Black & White bulls from AE & M Hayhurst, Natland Park Farm sold for £60 per head.

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £112 Benson Hall; £103 Low Gregg Hall; £98 Helm Croft; £91 Black Bull Cottage; £87.50 Beech Tops. Suff: £108 Cracalt Farm. £96 Mutton Hall; £85 Helm Croft; £82.50 Ninezergh. Char: £104 Sand Lane; £100 Helm Croft. Chev: £83 Beech Tops; £74 Audlands Park. Mule: £84.50 Helm Croft; £74.50 Crewgarth. Horned: £75 Maryfell; £70 Beech Tops; £67 Moss End Farm. Leicester: £95 Helm Croft. Jacob: £57 Mutton Hall. Herdwick: £52 Beech Tops; £61 Finsthwaite House; £56 Moss End Farm.

CAST SHEEP – Cont: £140 (ram) Strickland Hill; £132 Rinkfield; £122 Benson Hall. Suff: £120 Cracalt Farm; £110 Ninezergh. Texel: £118 Tock How Farm; £107 High House; £105 Ellerbeck Farm. Leicester: £120 (ram) Strickland Hill; £96 Thursgill. Char: £93 Crabtree Farm. Mule: £108 Raw Head; £105 Cracalt Farm, Rinkfield; £104 Middle Birkby Farm, Hollins Farm. Lleyn: £83 New Hall. Swaledale: £92 (ram) Strickland Hill; £80 Moss End Farm; £77 Moss End Farm. Herdwick: £50 The Wood Yard. Dalesbred: £60 Mutton Hall.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT: Aged (b/m) Herdwick Ewes with Twins £100 Ballart Howe.

HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £200 Wraysholme Tower; £165 Low Stanger Thwaite.

BULL CALVES - BRB: £280 Hagg Farm. Lim: £245 Wraysholme Tower; £210 Low Stanger Thwaite. Fr: £60 Natland Park Farm.

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