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Kendal Tuesday 07/08/12

Posted Wednesday, 08 August 2012, 2.16pm

With the sun finally showing its face and farmers getting the chance to mow some grass, a smaller show of 1700 sheep were put before the usual ringside of buyers.

Prime Lambs - Once again well fleshed, finished lambs were the easiest to sell with a top price of £92 a head for a pen of Texel x lambs from Messrs EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg Head. A top price per kilo was 206p for a pen of Continental lambs from TE & A Galbraith, Crooklands Farm.

Cast Sheep – Ewes topped at £109 for Texels from TJ Winder, Gaisgill. Mule ewes regularly £65-£75 but buyers very cautious of over fat ewes. Once again a large entry of horned sheep forward which also met a very respectable trade topping at £78 for a pen of Rough Fells from BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm. There were plenty of pens of Swaledale & Rough Fell ewes £55-£65. Overall average £62.18.

Top prices:
PRIME LAMBS - Chev: £64 Scar Sykes, £58 Howe Farm. Tex: £92 Lambrigg Head, £85.50 Wray Farm, £82 Chapelfields, £79.50 Larkrigg, £78.50 Garnett House, £78 Moss End, High Hallbeck, Lambrigg, Red Scar & Low House. Suff: £87 Brow Head, £79.50 Mountain View, £79 Lawsons, £77 Strickland Tenement, £76.50 Orchard House, £74.50 Crabtree, £73 Raw Head. Cont: £80 Middle Birkby & Spital, £70.50 Barker Knott. Mule: £70 Middle Sadghyll, £68 High Borrowbridge, £66 Ashstead, £60.50 Scar Sykes. Horned: £73 Gaisgill Row. Masham: £67 Mosergh. Lei: £65.50 The Borrans. Char: £82 Myers, £64 Buck Bank.
CAST EWES - Suff: £95 Orchard House, £76 Crooklands, £64 Meadow Oaks. Cont: £78 Old Croft, £76 Crooklands Brow Head, £75 Chapelfields, £73 Low Barrows Green. Mule: £92 Meadow Oaks, £86 Low Barrows Green, £80 Millness Hall, £76 Fairbank & Middleshaw Hall, £75 Rinkfield, £72 Poppy, Buck Bank & Arklid. Swale: £52 Low Greenholme, £47 Barrowfield, £45 Audlands Park. Rough Fell: £78 Poppy, £66 Croft Foot. Chev: £77 Spital, £55 Howe Farm. Tex: £109 Gaisgill Row, £96 Spital, £89 Riddings & Sproat Ghyll, £82 Audlands Park, £80 High Wray. Lei: £72 Moss Head.

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