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J36 Kendal Thursday 26th February 2015

Posted Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11.24am

J36 Kendal Thursday 26th February 2015
Posted Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4.42pm
Weekly Thursday Sale at J36
Calves
The weekly sale of calves, saw an entry of 36 forward. All classes once again keenly bid for. Black and whites continue to now sell to a consistent trade at J36 with good rearing types to £145 twice from ML & SM Dobson of Espford Farm. Older weaned Black and Whites sold to £290 from TK Robinson & Son of Greaves Farm, with others from the same home selling to £210 and £160. All Black and Whites sold to an average of £89 with majority small calves selling £30 plus.
Plenty of beef calves on offer with something to suit every buyers’ needs. Weaned British Blue bulls sold to £400 from TK Robinson & Son of Greaves Farm, who sold British Blue heifers to £400. Younger beef calves in demand with British Blue Bulls to £305 from J Hoggarth & Son of Manor House.
Stirks
The opening monthly sale of Stirks had a smaller entry than hoped for, although the sale had attracted plenty of interest from buyers far and wide. The buyers around the ring were looking to purchase all types of stirks.
Angus steers sold to a top of £590 from R Cowin of Kirkby Lonsdale, who also sold six month old Flekvieh steers to £540 and £525.
Heifers were keenly sought, selling to a top of £580 for Limousins from B Butterfield & Son of Moss House Farm. A mixed entry of Black and Whites ranging between 3 and 5 months old sold to a top of £310 from MH & AR Robinson of Holmescales.
Store Hoggs
A very mixed quality show of store hoggs as the store sheep season now nears its end. Short keep hoggs carrying flesh sold to £64 plus, topping at £71 from J & H Bland & Son Ltd of Ninezergh for Suffolks. Medium keep lambs sold around the sixty pound mark with Rough Fells selling to £63.50 from James Potter of Low Stead. Store hoggs sold to an overall market average of £56.42.
Breeding Sheep
An entry of breeding sheep that included the dispersal of in lamb Texel and Mule hoggs from W Huddleston & Son of Borrans Farm. Mule hoggs in lamb sold to £115 with Texels selling to £109. Empty mule gimmer hoggs selling to £88 and empty texel hoggs to £93. Mule gimmer in lamb shearlings sold to a top of £160 from Dalton Old Hall with other pens of in lamb mule gimmer shearlings selling between £140 and £155.
LEADING PRICES –
BULL CALVES - FR: £290 Greaves Farm; £145 Espford Farm; £120 Endmoor Farm. LIM: £370 Greaves Farm; £330 Spout House. BB: £400 Greaves Farm; £305 Manor House Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – LIM: £375 Greaves Farm; £290 Espford Farm. BB: £400 Greaves Farm; £265 Manor House Farm.
BULL STIRKS – FR: £310 Holmscales Farm; £220 Moss House Farm.
HEIFER STIRKS – AA: £560 Moss House Farm; £555 Hawkrigg. LIM: £580 Moss House Farm; £500 Holmescales. HE: £545 Moss House Farm. BB: £440 Sleatburn Farm.
STEER STIRKS – AA: £590 Hawkrigg. FKV: £540 Hawkrigg.
STORE LAMBS – SUFF: £71 Ninezergh; £68.50 Lupton High; £65 Hall Farm. MASH: £59.50 Mealrigg. SWALE: £31 Hall Farm. RGH: £63.50 Low Stead; £60 Buckingham Road. TEX: £65.50 Low Stead; £64 Low Woodedge Farm; £61 Lupton High; £60 Beck House.
GELD HOGGS – MULE: £88 Borrans Farm. TEX: £93 Borrans Farm.
IN-LAMB EWES – MULE: £160 Dalton Old Hall; £156 Halton Park Farm; £115 Borrans Farm. TEX: £104 Borrans Farm.

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