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Kendal Tuesday 26/04/11

Posted Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 5.17pm

North West Auctions Kendal enjoyed a brick post bank holiday days trading. There were 400 prime sheep in the market together with 22 lots of ewes with lambs at foot and 17 calves.

Spring lambs were very dear on the day to average almost 270p/kg and a top price per head of £120 & per kilo of 300p went to JW & D Robinson & Sons, Hollins Farm for 40kg Texel x purchased by G Jones, Wrexham. Prime hoggs sold to £103 to DR & C Galbraith Sunny Bank for heavy Texels purchased by Lancaster Meat Company. Top price per kilo of 226p in this section went to N Buckley, Hill Farm for a pen of Charollais x hoggs purchased at £95 per head by B Riley & Sons, Dunnockshaw. Good meaty hoggs over 40kg averaged 211p/kg.

Prime ewes were again forward in decent number to average £73 per head and topping at £110 for Texel x from Fishwick Farms, Bank House Farm.

A reduced entry of ewes with lambs were again presented to a large company of local buyers. Top price of £155 per outfit went to RE Dixon, Ewan Mill for Continental Shearlings with Single Lambs at foot. Once again older outfits were very good to sell. A few more calves on offer today with almost all being Black & Whites. These sold to £70 per head twice for 4 week old Holstein Friesian bulls from ML & SM Dobson, Espford Farm.

PRIME HOGGS - Texel: £103 Sunny Bank; £100 Milness Hall; £96 Low House; £94 Woodside Farm. Char: £95 Hill Farm. Suffolk: £93 Woodside Farm; £89 Moss Side; £87 Cracalt Farm. Masham: £74 Eskew Beck. Mule: £98 Moss Howe Farm; £92 Low House; £90 North Lodge. Horned: £84 Flodder Hall; £82 Moss Howe Farm. Herdwick: £75 The Galleon.

LIGHTWEIGHT HOGGS - Texel: £70 Hollinwood. Herdwick: £65 Thrang. Suffolk: £64 Moss Side. Horned: £58 Low Haygarth Farm; £53 Eskew Beck.

SPRING LAMBS - Texel: £120 Hollins Farm; £115 Cockrigg Farm. Cont: £112 Ackenthwaite; £108 Cockrigg Farm. Hampshire: £112 Endmoor Farm. Suffolk: £112 Hollins Farm.

CAST EWES – Texel: £110 Bank House Farm; £109 Beck House; £105 Bank House Farm; £100 High House. Cont: £107 Far Highfield; £101 Low House; £85 Old Smithy Cottage. Masham: £86 Mosergh Farm. Mule: £93 High House; £95 Wreay Syke; £86 Far Highfield; £84 Flodder Hall. Swale: £74 Whelpside Farm; £74 Barker Knott; £66 Moss Howe Farm. Rough Fell: £84 Mosergh Farm; £83 Crook Hall; £73 Hill Top. Scotch B/F: £91 Flodder Hall. Cheviot: £103 Green Head; £94 Brow Head; £89 Crook Hall. Teeswater: £94 Gateside Farm.

CAST RAMS - Herdwick: £120 Thrang. Leicester: £98 Middale Farm. Cont: £98 High Underbrow; £91 Hollinwood. Rough Fell: £92 Crook Hall. Scotch B/F: £92 Bank House Farm.

BULL CALVES - Fr: £70 Espford; £50 Jenkin Crag Farm; £35 Wraysholme Tower. MRI: £38 Natland Mill Beck.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT: Continental Shearlings with Singles £155 Ewan Mill. Mule Hoggs with Singles £130 Woodside. Herdwick Ewes with Twins £122 Bellart Howe.

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