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Kendal Tuesday 01/05/12

Posted Wednesday, 02 May 2012, 4.06pm

Ewes & Lambs
Best doubles this week to £188 for Texel x aged ewes with 3 week old lambs from Messrs Rushton, Cartmel Fell with others to £64 a life. Plenty of buyers present keen to purchase stock – please inform of entries.

Spring Lambs
Spring lambs were much more keenly sought after with 6 buyers keen to secure a few lambs for orders. Lambs topped at £101 a head for Charollais x lambs from Mr S Procter of Selside. Lambs averaged 220.42p/kg

Prime Hoggs
A small show of hoggs forward to average 188.29p/kg. Handy weighted export type hoggs were 205-210p/kg, topping at 215p/kg for a pen of smart Texel x hoggs from M W & M R Black of Kentmere. They topped at £93 per head for a pen of Suffolk x Hoggs from Messrs W Garnett & Son of Milnthorpe.

Cast Sheep
Following on from the drop in ewe trade towards the end of last week today’s sale resulted in an average of £67.84. A very mixed show of ewes were put before a full ringside of buyers, with the best Continental ewes regularly being in excess of £100, topping at £116 for a big Suffolk ewes from A Thompson of Selside. Mule ewes not over thick were still £88-£92 but thicker ewes were harder to place. Leaner ewes saw the biggest drop on the week, probably being £8-£10 a piece easier on the week.

Top Prices
– Suffolk: £100 Hawkrigg End; £96 Cracalt; £94.50 Ackenthwaite; £92.50 High Biggarsbank; £92 Hollins Farm. Char: £101 High Biggarsbank; £89 Hallbeck. Texel: £95 Cockrigg, Cracalt; £90 High Biggarsbank. Hampshire: £93 Endmoor Farm. Dorset: £87 Beckside Barn, Brow Head.
PRIME HOGGS – Suffolk: £92 Capplerigg; £82 Hood Ridding. Char: £77 Ackenthwaite. Texel: £93 Ackenthwaite; £86 Scroggs Farm; £85 Millness Hall; £82.50 Mansergh High; £82 Tree Tops. Herdwick: £65 Tilberthwaite.
CAST EWES – Suffolk: £116 Poppy; £92 Steel Croft. Cont: £95 High House, The Borrans; £86 Millness Hall. Hampshire: £85 Endmoor Farm. Masham: £80 Tree Tops. Mule: £91 St Annes; £88 Bowers Farm; £86 Hollins Farm, Yoad Pot, Arnside Tower. Swaledale: £65 Yoad Pot; £57 Preston Patrick Hall. Rough Fell: £88 Croft Foot; £75 Boudary Beck; £73 Cotegill. Horned: £85 Flodder Hall; £61 Bannerigg; £55 Low Bendrigg. Chev: £112 Flodder Hall; £102 Green Head; £87 Underley Hall; £86 Bowers Farm. Texel: £112 Low House; £103 Chapel House; £97 Bowers Farm; £93 Low Bendrigg; £92 Arnside Tower. Leicester: £99 Boundary Beck; £98 Poppy. Herdwick: £43 Thrang.
CAST RAMS – Cont: £110 Poole Bank. Swaledale: £70 Low Deepslack. Rough Fell: £88 Croft Foot. Texel: £98 Low Bendrigg, Nook Farm.

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