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Kendal Tuesday 27/03/12

Posted Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 3.29pm

Caption: Graham Galbraith with his First Prize Spring Lamb

Easter Show & Sale of Prime Spring Lambs

The Easter prize show of Spring Lambs was very ably judges by Mr Ian Brown of Browns Butchers, Ulverston who had 10 lambs placed before him for show. After some deliberation he placed a very tidy pure Hampshire lamb fromJ & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor Farm as his first prize. Mr Brown went on to back his decision during the sale by purchasing the lamb for £3 per kilo and this was also the top price per head at £120.

Show Results
1st
J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor Farm
40kg Hampshire £120 to Browns Butchers

2nd TW Nelson & Son, Cockrigg Farm
36kg Texel £ 87 to M Lomax

3rd FE & CM Robinson, Warth Sutton Farm
38kg Dorset £ 97 to M Lomax

The first of the new season lambs met very spirited bidding and topped at 300p/kg and left a very pleasing overall average of 250p/kg.

Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs
A very mixed show of hoggs were put before the usual ringside of buyers with the best export type hoggs greatly sought after topping at 263p/kg with the majority being in excess of 230p/kg. Plainer hoggs were 190-200p/kg which resulted in an overall average of 212.48p/kg

Cast Sheep
A smaller show of cast sheep were forward with over fat ewes once again being a little easier on the week but the best ewes and especially the plainer horned ewes were a fantastic trade leaving an overall average of £80.20.

Top Prices
PRIME HOGGS – Texel: £100 Millness Hall, North Lodge; £98 Cockrigg; £97 Bellingham Road; £93 Broad head; £91 Crosscrake; £89 Mansergh High. Suffolk: £88 Heathwaite Farm; £83.50 Flodder Hall; £79 Beech Tops. Cont: £79 Buck Bank. Masham: £77 Mosergh Farm. Mule: £80 Beech Tops; £79 Little Moss Side; £75 Hartrigg. Horned: £77.50 Birkhaw; £60 Moss End Farm. Chev: £91 Beech Tops; £74 Hartrigg. Jacob: £71 Little Moss Side.
CAST EWES – Texel: £112 Hawkrigg End; £110 Gibraltar Farm; £102 Boundary Beck; £80 Fairbank Farm. Suffolk: £130 Heathwaite Farm; £118 Birks Farm. Cont: £126 Beck House; £100 Crosscrake Farm; £94 Brow Head; £82 Haveriggs Farm. Mule: £99 Hawkrigg End, Gibraltar Farm; £98 Birks Farm, Hagg Farm; £97 Long Green Head; £94 Flodder Hall, Fairbank, Moss Head. Swaledale; £71 Ashstead; £64 Whelpside. Rough Fell: £80 Mosergh Farm. Scotch Blackface: £90 Flodder Hall. Chev: £88 High Underbrow. Leicester: £115 Beech Tops. Herdwick: £70 Moss End Farm.
CAST RAMS – Cont: £102 Ivy House. Swaledale: £88 Ashstead. Rough Fell: £92 Boundary Beck.

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