North West Auctions Kendal Mart enjoyed another very busy Tuesday including the sale of 1681 prime lambs & 528 cast sheep. There was also an excellent entry of dairy cattle and rearing calves.
Prime lamb trade followed the falling national trade to average 149p/kg selling to a top of 179p/kg given to E A Harrison, Scarside Farm for Texel Lambs purchased by Mr J Hadwin of Mansergh. A top price per head of £70 went to Fishwick Farms, Bank House for Continental lambs purchased by Michael Lomax of Bolton. Cast ewes continue to come forward in good numbers and this attracted new buyers to the ring this week. Ewes of all breeds averaged £50 selling to a top of £84 for Texel ewes. Cast rams sold very well to average £75 with a top of £94.
Earlier in the day there were some excellent dairy cattle forward. New calved cows sold to £1560 for a 2nd calver from Messrs Bland, Ninezergh. The same partnership also sold the top priced heifer at £1430. A small entry of calves topped at £230. This was for a Limousin Bull from AE Atkinson & Son of Stubb Farm.
PRIME LAMBS – Cont: £70 Low Greenriggs & Fishwick Farms, £64 Jackson Ground. Char: £70 & £68.50 Gibraltar Farm, £68 Flookburgh, £67 Low Foulshaw Farm. Suff: £69 Flookburgh, £65.50 Hood Ridding, £65.50 Mutton Hall & Raw Head. Texel: £69 Flookburgh & Bank House Farm, £68.50 Scarside Farm, £68 Underley Eastate, Lambrigg Head, Scarside & Bank House Farm, £67 Brow Top. Horned: £68 Croft Foot, £63 Cracalt Farm, £55 Brow Top, £53.50 Fell End Farm. Mule: £63 Nether House Farm, £62 Low Newton Farm & Thursgill, £61.50 Mid Town House, £61 Beech Tops. Lleyn: £62 Low Foulshaw Farm. BFL: £64 Scarside Farm. Masham: £58 Stepps Farm. Chev: £68 Green Head.
CAST SHEEP - Texel: £94 Far Orrest, £84 Spital Farm, £82 Causeway Farm, £75 Poppy Farm, £70 Underley Estate & Far Orrest, £69 Spital Farm. Cont: £75 Oldfield End, £71 Ellerbeck Farm, £70 Crabtree Farm, £68 Far Orrest. Mule: £65 Beech Tops & Toadpool Farm, £64 Far Orrest, £63 Underley Estate, Beech Tops & Poppy Farm, £62 Causeway Farm & Hollin Hall Farm. R/F: £63 Barugh House, £57 Steps Farm. Chev: £55 Underley Estate. Horned: £41 Kirkby Hall. Lleyn: £57 Low Foulshaw.