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Kendal Thursday 20/09/12

Posted Friday, 21 September 2012, 12.15pm

Cast Cows once again were a good trade with buyers looking for well fleshed cattle. Plain cattle were a little easier on the previous sale. A good run of Continental cows from Messrs Dixon, Kit Cragg topped at 161.5p/kg and averaged 133.37p/kg. Black & White cows topped at 113.5p/kg leaving an overall sale average of 123.8p/kg.

A case of quality not quantity in the calf ring this week. Beef bulls sold to £295 for Limousin x from B Wilson who sold heifers at £290. BB heifers sold for £270 from PW & D Swindlehurst. B&W’s reached £180 for best Friesian types with young Holsteins £40 - £60. Buyers for all types at Kendal with more needed. Please advise entries.

A few cows with calves at foot were forward and sold well with Black heifers out of Holstein cows with calves at foot to £1150.

A nice entry of store cattle ensured there was plenty of choice for a good ring side of buyers to choose from. A run of Continental heifers from E & A Thompson topped at £945 and averaged £777. Bullocks were to £900 for some 14 month old Charolais cattle from P & SA Edmondson.

A large show of store lambs were put before an increased ringside of buyers. A very mixed show of lambs were forward with the best Texel x lambs to £64 for a pen from Low Moor Howe Farms and plenty more round the £60 mark. Suffolks to £66 for a pen of from I & ME Askew, Raw Head. Smaller plain hill type lambs were harder to sell but met their current market value.

TOP PRICES
CAST COWS – Fr: 113.5p/kg Bridge End. Lim: 159.5p/kg Low Woodhouse, Town End; 131.5p/kg Kit Cragg; 125.5p/kg Moser Hill. Char: 161.5p/kg Kit Cragg. BB: 157.5p/kg Red Scar. AA: 125.5p/kg Tongue House. Stab: 151.5p/kg Kit Cragg. Swedish R&W: 103.5p/kg Low Sizergh.
STORE BULLOCKS - Fr: £640 Low Stanger Thwaite, £585 Elm Tree. Lim: £930 Low Stanger Thwaite, £685 Elm Tree. Char: £900 Low Barrows Green. AA: £755 Ghyll Foot Cottage. BB: £760 Ghyll Foot Cottage.
STORE HEIFERS - Char: £800 Low Barrows Green. Blo: £945 High Butterbent. BB: £905 High Butterbent.
STORE BULL - Lim: £595 Low Garths.
COWS & CALVES - Lim: £1150 Summerer Farm. AA: £1100 Low Garths Farm. BB: £1150 Summerer Farm.
STORE LAMBS – Suff: £66 Raw Head; £58.50 Low Newton Farm; £560 Grate Farm; £50 Stone Croft. Mule: £58 Old Hall; £56 Ellergill; £53.50 Ewan Mill; £52.50 Tongue House; £50 High Carlingill. Swale: £31 High Bridgestone. Rough Fell: £36 High Carlingill. Horned: £31 Ellergill. Char: £59.50 High House Farm; £58.50 Kirkby Hall; £55.50 Stribers; £52.50 Abbots Reading; £52 Gilpin Farm. Chev: £51.50 High Arnside; £45.50 Castle Fields. Texel: £64 High House; £62.50 Valley View; £61 Fold Farm; £60 High Low Wood; £59 Sturdy Bank; £57.50 Low Newton Farm, High Wray.
BULL CALVES – Fr: £240 Elm Tree; £180 Spout House; £50 Ackenthwaite. Lim: £295 Spout House.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £290 Spout House. BRB: £270 Tranthwaite Hall.

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