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Kendal Tuesday 05/06/12

Posted Wednesday, 06 June 2012, 4.58pm

Caption: Champion Pen of Continental Prime Lambs with left Mick Gerrity of Dunbia (judge) and Anne Airey (vendor)

Caption: First Prize Lamb in the Young Handlers Show with left Adrian Ellis (vendor) and Andrew Denny (show judge)

Breeding sheep
An insufficient number forward for the buyers present with prices from £50 for b/m Welsh Ewes and singles to £155 for Aged Texel Ewe with twins. £152 for 4 crop Mules with twins and £125 for b/m Mules with singles. All older ewes forward this week, averaging £52/life.

Cast Sheep
Cast sheep sold to a competitive trade with buyers competing for all types. Best meated ewes sold to £101 for Texel x from J & R Waller and £100 from R J Nicholson. Mules were generally £70-£80 with buyers, again, cautious of over fat ewes. Hill bred ewes sold to £84 for Rough Fell.  Rams averaged £104, selling to £140 for Texels from J W Thwaites.  Ewes wanted – fit, not fat.

Jubilee Show of Prime Lambs for Young Handlers
A fantastic show of lambs were put before our pre-sale judge Mr Andrew Denny of Dennys Butchers, Lyth Valley. Andrew judged the young handlers class and had 11 lambs placed before him. All handlers showed off their lambs and their skills to a very high standard and we congratulate them all. The judge finally awarded the first prize rosette to Adrian Ellis of Woodside Farm for a 47kg Texel x lamb and this later sold for £105 to Haytons Butchers of Staveley, Kendal.

Young Hander’s Show Results
1st A Ellis, Woodside £105 to Haytons Butchers
2nd P Osmond, Helmcroft £86 to Lancaster Meats
3rd S Dixon, Patton Mill £84 to Riley Bros.
Runners Up - C Proctor, A Garnett, J Garnett, N Strickland, W Atkinson, M Atkinson, G Osmond.

Jubilee Show of Prime Lambs Pens of Five
The jubilee prize show for pens of five lambs was very ably judged by Mr Mick Garrity of Dunbia Foods, Preston and after a lot of careful consideration he awarded Championship honours to a pen of 38kg Texel x lambs from Mrs Anne Airey of Old Croft and these went on to sell for £92 (242p/kg) to Mr J Hadwin of Mansergh.

Show Results
Pens of Five Continental x Lambs
1st JA Airey, Old Croft £92 to J Hadwin
2nd AE Atkinson & Son, Stubb £84 to J Hadwin
3rd RJ Nicholson, Green Lane End £83 to A Atkinson

Pens of Five Suffolk x Lambs
1st S Procter, High Biggarsbank £88 to A Atkinson
2nd J & R Waller, Hallbeck £82 to Browns Butchers
3rd R & J Dodgson, Cracalt Farm £87 to A Atkinson

A larger show of 693 lambs were presented to an increased ringside of buyers who all had orders to fill and we witnessed an increase of some 22p/kg on the week which certainly saw a lot more cheerful faces around the sale ring. A good show of handy weight well fleshed lambs averaged 202.35p/kg with all weights greatly sought after but heavy lambs still proving the hardest to place.

Top Prices
Prime Lambs - Texel: £105 Woodside; £93 Helm Croft; £92 Old Croft; £90 The Borrans; £88.50 Cockrigg; £86 Ackenthwaite; £84 Patton Mill, Stubb Farm; £83 Hallbeck. Dorset: £80 Beckside Barn. Suffolk: £92 Lane Ends; £89 Hawkrigg End; £88 High Biggarsbank; £87 High House; £87 Cracalt; £86 Mosergh; £84 Kit Cragg; £83.50 Hollins Farm. Horned: £80 Cockrigg. Char: £89 Meadow House; £88 Gibraltar Farm; £86 Dawson Fold; £82 Hagg Farm; £80 Hill Farm.
Cast Sheep - Suffolk: £98 Tarnside; £76 Dawson Fold. Cont: £100 Green Lane End; £98 Capplerigg; £86 Old Croft. Mule: £83 Hollins Farm; £80 Dawson Fold; £77 Low Newton; £74 Hallbeck, Laverock Bridge. Swaledale: £82 Eskew Beck; £64 Low Newton; £54 Laverock Bridge. Rough Fell: £88 Pedgecroft; £84 Mosergh Farm; £69 Abbey Farm. Horned: £82 Tarnside; £59 Eskew Beck. Chev: £114 High Bridgstone. Texel: £140 Eskew Beck; £116 Capplerigg; £101 Hallbeck; £80 Tarnside. Teeswater: £106 Steps Farm.

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