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Kendal Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Posted Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 3.37pm

Ewes & Lambs

A much improved entry of 149 breeding sheep sold to a very pleasing trade with buyers present for all types. Mule Hoggs with single lambs regularly £165, topping at £185 (£92.50) from J & T Hunter, Dent with J A Hunter selling to £175 (av. £172).

Older sheep still in keen demand with best Cont ewes and twins £165 from R G & L Potter, 4 crop Texels £142 with 3 crop Rough Fell with twins £142 (£54/life) from I & J Mallinson, Carlisle.

Please inform us of entries for next week, it does help to inform buyers

Spring Lambs

Prime lambs sold to a top price of £93 (228p/kg) with all purchasers competing for well fleshed lambs. Lambs 36-38kg were finding the strongest trade regularly 220-225p/kg. Suffolk and Texel x lambs out of Mule ewes were 200-210p/kg and with uncertainty over the strengthening pound against the euro and export trade being very quiet. An overall a respectable average of 201.03p/kg was achieved.

394 Spring Lambs to £93 & 228p/kg

Weights Top Av.

Standard 32 ½ -39 228.0 208.2

Medium 39 ½ -45 ½ 208.0 199.2

Heavy 46-51 ½ 200.0 196.5

41 Prime Hoggs to £87 & 174p/kg

Cast Sheep

These, once again, maintained the recent high rates with a considerable number of the sheep forward being hill bred ewes. Ewes topped at £118 for a Continental ewe from Mr K Armer of Kendal and a top price of £137 for a Texel Ram from Mr J R Metcalfe of Ravenstonedale.

Top prices

Spring Lambs: Tex: £93,£85,£82 Low Barrows Green; £92 Old Croft; £87.50,£82 Cockrigg Farm; £87 Cracalt Farm; £84 Crooklands Farm; £82.50 Carlingwha, Ackenthwaite Farm; £82 Green Lane End Farm. Suff: £92 Head House; £85.50,£84, Cracalt Farm; £85,£83,£82 Ackenthwaite Farm; £82 Crooklands Farm. Hamp: £88,£79.50 Endmoor Farm. Horn: £87 Carlingwha.

Cast Sheep:  Cont: £137 (ram) High Greenside; £118 Rinkfield; £100 Crooklands Farm; £94 High House; £91 High Foulshaw; £90 Low Garths Farm; £84,£70 Endmoor Farm. Tex: £120 (Ram), £93 Spital Farm; £111 Johnscales Farm; £106 (Ram),£93,£85 High Hallbeck; £94 (Ram) The Borrans; £85,£71 Audlands Park.

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