NUMBERS HOLD DESPITE FALLING TRADE
NWA Kendal had a busy day with more Prime Sheep than expected. A total of 1814 head were forward. As expected the lamb trade was steady to average a shade under 160p/kg. Messrs Sutton, Crosscrake had the pick of the trade, selling lambs to a top of 185p/kg (£74) for quality Texel lambs purchased by Jim Hadwin, butcher of Mansergh. Lambs also sold to £75 for Texels from A Cottam, Yew Tree purchased by A Ditta of Accrington.
A larger entry of cast ewes continue to sell in a competitive ring. Trade was good with a top price of £92 going to Mark Coates of Ulpha.
An improved entry of beef calves included more continental calves. B Wilson, Spout House sold Limousin bullocks and heifer calves to £280 each.
The monthly sale of store and breeding pigs met a steady trade as befitting a late summer sale. The sale attracted buyers and sellers from throughout the country and beyond.
Prime Lambs: Tex: £75, Scarside; Yew Tree Farm; £74 Upp Hall. Cont: £74.50, £66 Clawthorpe Lodge. Suff: £73 Ulpha Farm; £72 New Close; £71.50 High House Farm, Hawkrigg End. Chev: £66 Forest Hall. Mule: £63.50 Borrans Farm; £57 Lynacres. Masham: £58 Steps. Horned: £55, Gill Hall; £54 Low House.
Cast Sheep: Cont: £100 (ram) Low Barrows Green; £85 (ram),£80 Stubb Farm; £82 Capplerigg Farm; £82 Chapel Field. Rough Fell: £100 (ram),£60 Cotegill; £70 Moorhouse; £69 Yew Tree Farm; £59 (ram) Low House; £55 Steps Farm; £54 Singleton Park. Texel: £92 Ulpha Farm; £90 (ram) Killington Drive; £88 Causeway Farm; £82 The Borrans, Cockin; £80 Sunny Bank. Suffolk: £78 (ram) Bradley Farm; £77 Patton Hall; £75 New Close. Mule: £74 Green Lane End Farm; £71 Fairbank Farm, Low Greenriggs; £70 Capplerigg Farm. Cheviot: £70 Underley Estate Office; £67 Beckfoot Farm Cottage; £64 Underley Estate Office. Masham: £65 Killington Drive. Scot BF: £64 Roundthwaite Abbey. Swale: £56 Eskew Beck. Dalesbred: £65 (ram),£54 Yarlsber. Leic: £60 Middle Sadghyll. Lleyn: £58 Audlands Park.
Calves: Lim Hfrs: £280,£170 Spout House. Brit Blue Hfrs: £220 Ravens Lodge; £190 Sunny Bank; £180 Winter Tarn. Lim Bulls: £280,£200 Spout House. Here Bulls: £250,£240 Capplerigg. Brit Blue Bulls: £200 Sunny Bank. Fr Bulls: £100,£85 Spout House; £50 Espford Farm.
Pigs - Large White Stores £50 Lower Grisburn; £47 Ellonby Hall; £22 Croft House. Saddleback Stores £40 Croft House; £28 Geltsdale. Saddleback Weaners £33 Ellonby Hall; £28 Lower Grisburn; £23 Holmescales; £20 Cragg. Pietrain Weaners: £34 Plumpton Cottage; £33 Coach House; £30 Pyes Bridge; £18 Roselea. Middle White Stores: £30 Hazel Holme Farm. Welsh White Sow (rwb) £110 Nissan Huts. Pietrain Gilts: £86 Cragg. Saddleback Gilts: £89 Southwaite Green Mill; £55 Stoneyhead Hall. Cast Sows: £118 Elletsons Arms; £90 Holme Head.