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Kendal Tuesday 17/05/11 Primestock

Posted Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 1.50pm



A better than expected entry of 500 sheep included a very tidy early season run of spring lambs.  Medium weights averaged 261p/kg topping at 288p (£121) to Atkinson & Greatorex, Pyes Bridge.  These were Charollais lambs purchased by Traves Butchers of Escrick.  Lambs also topped at £127 for a pen of Suffolks from S Procter, High Biggarsbank, purchased by Lancaster Meat Co.   

A small entry of hoggs averaged almost 200p/kg topping at £125 to JR Robinson, Millness Hall for Texel x.  

The cull ewe trade continues to astound.  A significant proportion were hill bred and averaged £76 topping at £113 to J & B Ellis, Hawkrigg End.  

A small entry of rearing calves were mostly Friesian bred however the top price of the day was £240 for Angus bulls from RJ & J Gardner Natland Mill Beck.      

- Suffolk: £127 High Biggarsbank; £123 Birds Park; £120 Moss End Farm, High House Farm; £117 Preston Patrick Hall; £113 Cracalt Farm. Char: £121 Pye Bridge; £116 Preston Patrick Hall; £113 Ackenthwaite Farm. Texel: £115 Ackenthwaite Farm; £112 Carlingwha; £106 Cockrigg Farm; £105 Moss End Farm. Cont: £109 Ackenthwaite Farm; £107 Hallbeck.
PRIME HOGGS -  Texel: £125 Millness Hall; £110 Graining Field; £105 Beech Tops; £100 Clawthorpe Lodge. Suffolk: £100 Borwick Lodge Farm; £90 Pyes Bridge; £82 West Plain Farm. Cont: £100 High Farm. Mule: £89 Bridge Stone; £86 Mislet Farm. Horned: £83 Beckside Farm; £79 Moss End Farm. Char: £82 West Plain Farm. Chev: £85 High Arnside Farm; £80 High Farm. Herdwick: £72 Tower Hall.  
CAST SHEEP – Texel: £113 Hawkrigg End; £102 Hallbeck. Suffolk: £114 (ram) Redhhills; £100 (ram) Hall Farm; £100 High Foulshaw Farm; £99 Cracalt Farm; £93 Hawes Farm; £92 Beckside Farm. Cont: £109 Broad Head; £98 Graining Field; £97 Tarnside; £94 High Biggarsbank. Mule: £94 Beckside Farm, Hawkrigg End; £93 Nook Farm; Tree Tops; £90 Hollins Farm, Borwick Lodge Farm, Arnside Tower Farm. Swaledale: £76 Borwick Fold Farm; £73 Hall Farm, Bowderdale; £69 Hall Farm; £65 Low Newton Farm. Rough Fell: £82 Crabtree Farm. Chev: £61 High Arnside Farm. Leicester: £100 Low Newton Farm. Herdwick: £70 Bellart Howe.
CALVES- AA: £240 Natland Mill Beck. Fr: £65 Brackenfold; £60 Endmoor Farm; £50 Natland Mill Beck.

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