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J36 Kendal Tuesday 09/07/13

Posted Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 3.49pm

Caption: First Prize Pen of Suffolk Lambs with vendor Tony Birkett

As the good weather continues and customers make the most of it, a smaller show of prime lambs were put before a full ringside of buyers all with orders to fill ensuring once again all classes and weights met a strong trade. Lambs topped at £107 per head for a pen of Suffolk x lambs from I & ME Askew of New Hutton, closely followed at £106 per head for a cracking pen of pure Zwartable lambs from Mr T Whitaker of Bolton-le-Sands. The first noticeable draws of Mule lambs were forward topping at £87 per head for a pen of lambs weighing 43kgs. Overall 1059 lambs lambs sold to average £87.12 per head.

We also held the show for prime Suffolk sired lambs today which was very kindly sponsored by the Northern Counties Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society. The judging was carried out by Mr John Bowling of Wigan who awarded the first prize to ST Birkett, Hall Croft.

Suffolk Prime Lamb Show Results
ST Birkett 40kg £90 to Mr A Dawson
2nd J & R Waller 44kg £97 to Mr M Lomax
3rd JJ & M Metcalfe & Sons 40kg £90 to Mr J Bowling

Please note change of sale time - from Tuesday 16th July onwards Prime Lamb Sales at NWA J36 Kendal will commence at 1.15pm.

A larger entry of cast sheep were forward of which a large percentage were horned ewes. All classes were good to sell topping at £116 per head for Texel x ewes from J Hadwin & Son. Some good runs of Continental ewes forward from GH Bell of Kirkby Lonsdale and KE Richards & Son of Howgill which met strong competition. Horned ewes to £56 for Swales and £68 for Rough Fells.

Monthly Pig Sale – An entry of 64 pigs forward with all classes exceeding sellers’ expectations. Sows to £240 from J Noble, Scotby and was purchased by Bowland Pork, Lowgill. Boars from the same home sold to £200 and was purchased by Taylors of Bamber Bridge.  Prime pigs topped at £170 for Gloucester Old Spot from DM Richardson of Penrith. Young weaners & store pigs were particularly in demand with some vendors reporting their weaners up £20-£25 per head on the last sale a month ago. Next month’s pig sale will be on Tuesday 13th August at 10.30am.

Top Prices
Prime Lambs - HAMP: £99 £88 Endmoor Farm. SUFF: £107 Raw Head; £103 £98 Hawkrigg End; £100 Birds Park Farm; £100 Helm Croft; £98 £95.50 Baycliffe Farm; £97 Hallbeck; £95 Lodge Farm; £94 East Bridge End Farm; £93.50 Fellgate Farm; £93 Ashstead; £90.50 Hagg Farm; £90.50 Trees Farm; £90 Orchard House; £90 The Coach House. CONT: £94 Hawkrigg End; £93.50 Riddings; £93.50 Low House; £92.50 Ninezergh; £87.50 Red Lodge; £85 The Coach House; £85 Hartrigg Farm. MULE: £87 Moss End Farm; £82 Helm Croft; £75 Crooklands Farm. CHAR: £88 Hagg Farm; £83.50 31 Rinkfield. ZWART: £106 £98 Wild Duck Hall. TEX: £105 Helm Croft; £105 Endmoor Farm; £105 5 Holme Field; £99 Grayrigg Foot; £98 The Borrans; £98 Hawkrigg End; £97 Low Garths Farm; £96.50 Hallbeck; £96 Birds Park Farm; £96 Low House; £94 Orchard House; £91.50 Old Croft; £91 Arklid Farm; £90.50 Cinder Barrow.
Cast Sheep - SUFF: £69 £64 Low Borrow Bridge; £50 Red Lodge. CONT: £71 £67 Leighton House; £70 Hall Croft Barn; £69 School House; £60 New Hall. MASH: £77 Crooklands Farm. MULE: £79 Hawkrigg End; £76 Brown Edge; £75 Hollins Farm; £74 Red Lodge; £72 The Borrans; £70 2 Milestones Cottage; £60 Storth End Farm; £51 Havelock House. SWALE: £56 Moss End Farm; £42 The Borrans; £37 Overhouses. ROUGH: £60 School House; £54 Moss End Farm. HORN: £68 Low Borrow Bridge; £63 45A Main Street; £58 Keskadale; £56 School House; £49 Scar Sykes Farm. CHEV: £80 Hawkrigg End; £43 High Bridgestone. TEX: £97 Storth End Farm; £94 £84 £83 Mansergh Hall; £91 £90 Crook O Lune; £91 £80 Red Lodge; £77 The Coach House; £76 Crooklands Farm. LEIC: £82 Gilpin Farm.
Pigs – Boars: £200 Killiecrankie. Sows: £240 Killiecrankie; £230 Cooper House. Fat Pigs: £170(x2) & £155 Bonnie Mount; £150 Butterbent. Store Pigs: £130 & £110 Howe Stone Barn; £95 (x6) Drybeck Farm. Weaners: £75 (x4) Albierigg Farm; £75 (x6) Summer Hill.

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