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Kendal Thursday 31/01/13

Posted Friday, 01 February 2013, 4.24pm

Caption: Robert Thexton selling 2 Charolais bullocks

Final Bid of £1095 at Kendal Auction Mart

North West Auctions Kendal held the final sale of store stock at the historic Appleby Road site on Thursday 31st January 2013 with a large crowd of customers past and present in attendance all keen to attend this auspicious day. There was a poignant but optimistic atmosphere throughout the day.

Cast/Feeding Cows & OTM cattle saw the final cow sold top the market being a Limousin x from P & SA Edmondson selling for £1000.16 to J Bowling. SW Atkinson & Son lead the way selling their best Limousin cow for 167.5p/kg purchased by local buyer Mark Duerden. All dairy bred cows sold to averaged 125p/kg topping at 135.5p/kg (£972) from JD & M Beck selling to Les Fell of Settle who has supported Kendal Auction for many years. Selling live continues to produce the best returns, we strongly urge vendors to take full advantage of facilities provided.

The final store animal to be sold topped the market, being a 19 month old Limousin bullock from J & J Postlethwaite and was purchased by long standing buyer John Bowling of Wigan for £1095. Heifers for summering sold to £745 for Limousin x from JL Bird purchased by Les Fell. Young cattle were easily sold with 7 month old Charolais bullocks £615 from RH Thexton selling to regular buyer Mark Thompson of Long Preston, with others £610 purchased by R Matterson. Young dairy bullocks sold to £415 (x4) from RG & J Clark.

The final sale of rearing calves saw several new faces ringside from throughout the North in readiness for the sale of 14th February. All young calves forward which saw beef heifers to £205, £195 for Limousin x from JG & BJ Escolme both finding a new home on a local suckler farm. All dairy bulls this week saw a Mont x bull (3 wks) sell for £168 with young calves £52-£70 from Messrs Robinson, Strickley, Messrs Wilson, Wyke Farm and MH & SJ Morris, Wraysholme Tower.

Top Prices
BULL CALVES – Mont: £168 Low Stanger Thwaite. Fr: £55 Wyke Farm; £40 Wraysholme Tower. Shorthorn: £70 Strickley.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £205 Low Stanger Thwaite. Shorthorn: £45 Strickley.
STORE BULLOCKS – Lim: £1095 Bramaskew; £830 West Plain Farm. Char: £615 Luneside. Blonde: £990 Bramaskew. Swedish R&W: £415 Far Audlands.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £745 West Plain Farm. Char: £515 Luneside.
CAST COWS – Fr: 135.5p/kg Town Foot; 111.5p/kg Burneside Hall. Lim: 167.5p/kg Capplerigg; 164.5p/kg Low Barrows Green. Hfd: 117.5p/kg Low Hundhowe. AA: 133.5p/kg Low Barrows Green; 117.5p/kg Low Hundhowe. Luing: 127.5p/kg Poole Bank Farm

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