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Kendal Tuesday 13/03/12

Posted Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 3.43pm

PRIME SHEEP  A larger show of some 800 prime sheep were presented to an increased ringside of buyers with both light weight and handy weight hoggs making a marvellous trade. Hoggs topped at £97.50 per head for a pen of 10 Texel hoggs from P Whitton, Beech Tops. Top price per kilo of £2.35 went to BJ Bowness, Kendal again for a pen of Texels. Once again heavy hoggs proved a little more difficult to place with limited outlets available.

Once again another good show of cast sheep were all easily sold to eight active buyers with the best Continental and Mule ewes seeing very little change on the week. Topping the trade at £120 for a Continental ewe was Mr C Head of Kendal. Well fleshed horned ewes also met strong demand but plainer sorts were easier on the week.

PIGS  North West Auctions Kendal held their monthly sale of pigs with a strong entry of over 100 pigs forward. Cast sows continue to be in demand and sell to a decent trade averaging £80 topping at £105 for a big well fleshed sow from N Wilcok, Hillside Farm. Store pigs and weaners were an easier trade compared to the previous month’s sale. A consignment of store pigs from S Tait, Broomholmshiels Farm sold to £70 per head. With ever increasing prices of feed, weaners were harder to sell and even with a quality entry of strong well fleshed weaners they left an average of £24. The next sale of pigs will be held on Tuesday 10th April.

PRICES
PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £93 Brow Head; £84 Beech Tops; £82 Cinderbarrow; £80 Hartrigg. Char: £91 Green Lane End Farm; £80 Nook Farm. Chev: £90 Brow Head, Far Orrest; £89 Beech Tops; £83 Low Bendrigg; £81.50 Hollin Wood. Texel: £97.50 Beech Tops; £97 Low Bendrigg; £94 Bellingham; £88 Cinderbarrow; £86.50 High House. Masham: £71.50 Crewgarth. Mule: £82 Red Scar; £80 Nether Hall; £79.50 Hollin Wood; £79 Nether House; £78 Quarry Top. Gritstone: £88 Hole House. Jacob: £74.50 Beech Tops. Herdwick: £63 Moss House.
CAST EWES – Suffolk: £119 Endmoor Farm; £90 (ram) Crewgarth.. Cont: £120 Killington Drive; £113 Beck House; £112 (ram) Topthorn; £112 Whitbarrow Cottage; £108 Low House. Mule: £108 Overplains; £94 Green Close; £93 Warth Sutton; £91 Crabtree, High House, Johnscales. Swaledale: £81 New Hall; £79 Nether House; £61 Crewgarth. Rough Fell: £110 (ram) Killington Drive; £85 Croft Foot; £84 Lockbank; £83 Killington Drive. Chev: £108 Green Lane End; £90 Sunny Bank. Texel: £120 (ram) Tranthwaite Hall; £108 (ram) Crewgarth; £95 Endmoor Farm; £80 Low Bendrigg. Leicester: £84 Low Newton. Herdwick: £57 Rydal Farm.
PIGS – Sow & Piglets: £108 Pye Bridge. Sows: £105 Hillside; £85 High Hollins; £80 Bracken Hall. Stores: £70 Broomholmshiels; £65 & £60 Lower Grisburn; £45 Pumpton Hall. Weaners: £28 Lower Grisburn, Bascodyke, Albierigg; £26 Holme Head.

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