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Kendal Tuesday 23/08/11

Posted Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 2.58pm

LAMB TRADE RISES THROUGH THE SALE
An excellent entry of more than 1900 prime sheep were forward at Kendal on Tuesday.  Trade began in a steady fashion but improved through the sale to average 173p/kg.  There was a very tidy quality entry forward and a top price of 197p/kg went to Coward Bros of Kirkby Hall for Texel x lambs purchased by Dunbia (Preston) Ltd.  Lambs also sold to £85 per to EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg Head for lambs purchased by A Ditta of Accrington.  As always lightweight lambs were in great demand selling to a top of 195.5p/kg (£67) for lambs again produced by Coward Bros of Kirkby Hall.  

Another excellent entry of cast ewes averaged £68.88 which was a very strong trade on the day topping £117 to SW Atkinson & Son, Capplerigg Farm.  

There was a small entry of dairy cattle forward for the fortnightly sale.  Dairy heifers averaged a shade under £1600 topping at £1880 to Messrs J & JA Burrow of Thursgill.  

TOP PRICES:
PRIME LAMBS
- Texel: £85 Lambrigg Head Farm; £77.50 Oldfield End; £77 Ulpha Farm; £76 Green Head; £75 Low Longmire.  Char: £83.50 Gibraltar Farm; £84 Myers Farm; £73.50 Dale View; £73 Kirkett Nook; £70 Gowan Bank.  Dorset: £80 Tree Tops. Horned: £58 New Hall Farm.  Mule: £69 Low Stennerley; £68 New Hall Farm; £67.50 Lynacres; £66 Mid Town House.  Cont: £75 Clawthorpe Lodge.  Suffolk: £78 New Close; £77 Hawes Farm; £75 Hood Ridding Farm; £74 Hartrigg; £73.50 Ulpha Farm.  
CAST SHEEP - Texel: £117 Capplerigg Farm; £109 (ram) Crosscrake Farm; £108 Lambrigg Head; £96 Moss Side; £89 Underley Estate, Low Woodedge.  Suffolk: £104 Garnett Folds; £80 Low Brundrigg; £75 Rankthorn.  Cont: £94 High Underbrow Farm; £86 Brow Head.  Masham: £86 Lambrigg Head; £84 Hyning.  Mule: £92 Myers Farm; £87 Fairbank Farm, Capplerigg Farm; £84 Gilpin Farm, Moss Head; £81 New Hall.  Rough Fell: £80 Bracken Hill.  Chev: £104 Green Head; £94 Underley Estate.  Horned: £84 Hill Top; £50 Moss Head; £43 Matson Farm.  Swaledale: £58 Fell End Farm; £53 Rankthorn; £49 Bannerrigg Farm.  
DAIRY HEIFERS - £1880 Thursgill; £1300 The Borrans.      

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