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Kendal Tuesday 06/03/12

Posted Wednesday, 07 March 2012, 12.00pm

PRIME SHEEP SALE AT KENDAL

As hogg numbers start to tighten up around the area the best quality hoggs fall short of buyers requirements as once again a large proportion of the hoggs were hill bred types. Trade peaked at £110 per head & 250p/kg for a pair of smart Texel x hoggs from FI & ME Little, Helm Croft. Texels selling 210-220p/kg with plainer hill breeds 180-190p/kg. Once again light weights were much sought after regularly round the £2 per kilo mark. A pleasing overall sale average of 203.52p/kg was achieved.

Cast sheep once again continue to maintain the high rates with ewes topping at £127 per head from R & J Dodgson, Cracalt. Texel rams topped at £124 from R & E Ladds, Benson Hall. Mule ewes regularly sold for £95-£100 but buyers were certainly very cautious of over fat ewes. Leaner horned ewes also continue to look great with the very plain sorts £40-£50 and the better types £65-£70.

PRICES

PRIME HOGGS – Texel: £110 Helm Croft; £90.50 Dawson Fold; £89.50 Mansergh High; £88 Broad Head; £84 Scroggs Farm. Dorset: £91.50 Brow Head. Suffolk: £97 Brow Head; £85 Moss End (Crooklands); £84 Dawson Fold. Masham: £76 Low Greenriggs. Mule: £88 Middale Farm; £66 Howriggs. Horned: £79 Cotegill; £76 Middale Farm; £68 Sedbergh Road. Char: £83 Cinderbarrow.

CAST EWES – Suffolk: £127 Cracalt; £124 Scargill Farm; £114 Patton Hall; £105 Howriggs; £96 Dawson Fold. Cont: £122 (ram) Cooper House; £120 Woodside; £98 Low Garths; £93 Scroggs Farm. Mule: £100 Cracalt Farm; £99 Scargill; £97 Howriggs; £95 Crabtree Farm; £94 Hallbeck, Hawkrigg End; £93 Mint View; £90 Deansbiggin, Patton Hall. Swaledale: £67 Middle Sadghyll; £62 Well Foot; £52 Rydal Farm; £49 Graining Field, Yoad Pot. Rough Fell: £86 Woodside; £66 Moss End (Crooklands). Horned: £56 Town End. Texel: £124 (ram) Benson Hall; £119 (ram) Deansbiggin; £117 Crabtree Farm; £102 Hallbeck; £98 Deansbiggin; £96 Howriggs. Leicester: £110 Kit Cragg; £103 Middle Sadgyll. Herdwick: £66 Moss End Farm (Lindale).

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