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J36 Kendal Tuesday 05/03/13

Posted Wednesday, 06 March 2013, 4.25pm

Weekly Sale of Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep

Numbers of best quality hoggs fell short of buyers’ requirements and many more could have been sold to take advantage of the cracking trade with once again over half the show made up of hill breed hoggs. All classes met a strong demand from a full ringside of buyers. Commercial Suffolk and Texel hoggs regularly 175-185p/kg with the best export hoggs over £2 per kilo topping at 216p/kg for Texel x from DJ Clarke of Underbarrow. Top price per head of £94 was achieved by S Harryman of Ulverston for a pen of 10 Texel x, closely followed by a pen of Texels from Fishwick Farms, Silverdale at £93 per head. The best well fed hill breed hoggs were also good to sell with Mule and Horned hoggs regularly £25-£35 above their weight.

A smaller entry of cast sheep than we have seen in previous weeks and these also met a very strong trade with plenty of sheep regularly in excess of £100 topping at £140 for a Suffolk ram from F & SA Edmondson of Ulverston closely followed by £118 for a pair of Texel rams from TMW & H Hodgson of Nibthwaite. Ewes sold to £114 per head for Texels from AW Crowe of Witherslack. Mules £65-£80 and horned £55-£60 for well fleshed ewes.

Top prices:
PRIME HOGGS – Texel: £94 Keskadale; £93 Bank House Farm; £91 Underhelm; £89 Mansergh High, Helm Croft, Brow Head, Low Chapel, Holme Fields; £88.50 High House; £87 Low Stennerley, Cockin, Low Tarn Green, Sowerby Lodge. Suffolk: £88 Brow Head; £87 Low Chapel; £84 Nether Houses, Low Tarn Green; £80 Sowermire; £79 Low Greenriggs; £78 Troughton Hall. Masham: £69.50 Low Greenriggs. Mule: £80 The Galeon; £76 Nether Houses; £76 Red Lodge, Ouzelthorn; £74 Keskadale; £72.50 Barker Knott; £72 Nook Farm. Swaledale: £75 Haveriggs Farm; £69 Arklid; £64 The Borrons; £62 Catshaw Hall. Dorset: £75 Brow Head. Rough Fell: £53 High Borrowbridge; £49 Steps Farm. Char: £76.50 Bracelet Hall; £75.50 Cinderbarrow; £69 Crosscrake. Lleyn: £68.50 Low Foulshaw. Herdwick: £78.50 The Galleon; £57 Low Fields.
CAST SHEEP – Suffolk: £140 (ram) Nether Houses. Texel: £118 (ram) Arklid; £114 Ashtree Cottage; £87 Green Lane End; £76 High House, Low Woodhouse. Cont: £100 Low Foulshaw; £90 (ram) Woodside; £83 Bank House Farm; £79 Farleton House. Masham: £64 Lowgill Farm. Mule: £77 Lambrigg Head; £66 Low Woodhouse, Ashtree Cottage, Rinkfield. Rough Fell: £59 Lowgill Farm; £55 Steps Farm. Horned: £67 Woodside; £40 Ghyll Farm; £34 Sowermire. Chev: £52 Ghyll Farm; £39 Galemire.

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