Ewes with Lambs at Foot
NWA Kendal held it’s opening weekly sale of ewes and lambs with a large crowd of eager buyers present. All old ewes this week with young lambs sold to a top price of £145 for Mule Ewes with Texel lambs from Parsons & Maloney, along with Zwartble Ewes with twins from D Armer. £58/life was the day’s top price for Zwartbles with Texel singles. Aged Mules £52.50 and Swaledale ewes with singles £50.
Please advise of entries by 2pm on Monday before the sale to help us inform buyers.
The monthly sale of pigs sold to a much improved trade with weaners selling to £38 from Atkinson & Greatorex. Store pigs sold to £80 from D M Richardson with others £65 from J H & E Ivinson. A larger show of cast/geld sows were easily sold to £122, £120 (x2), £110, £100.
A pleasing entry forward for this time of year sold to a very competitive trade with the bulk of the sale being 32-39kgs averaging 218p/kg. The sale’s top price of 232p/kg was achieved for hill bred hoggs weighing 34kg with others at 230p/kg for Cheviot x from P Whitton, Beech Tops. Top price per head of £100 was paid for a pen of smart Texel hoggs from Fishwick Farms, Silversdale with JR Robinson, Millness Hall selling his Texels at £95 a piece. Spring lambs sold to £99 (255p/kg) for Hampshire lambs from J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor Farm.
Cast sheep continue to be a strong trade with all types in demand. Best heavy ewes regularly £100+ to a top price of £120 for BFL from RI Dixon, Low Newton Farm and Suffolks from J & H Bland & Son, Ninezergh. Mule ewes regularly £80+ (av. £85.09) with hill bred sheep to £86 for Rough Fell from JH Atkinson & Partners, Mosergh. Cast rams sold to £136 for Charollais from GW Robinson & Son, Moss End with others £128, £108. Overall 191 cast sheep averaged £80.30.
PRIME HOGGS – Texel: £100 Bank House Farm; £95 Millness Hall; £93.50 West Plain Farm; £90.50 Mansergh High Farm; £90 Low Woodhouse; £89 Underhelm Farm; £88 Beech Tops. Dorset: £85 Brow Head. Suffolk: £93 West Plain Farm. Cont: £80.50 Troughton Hall. Mule: £87 Bank House; £86 Well Foot; £82 Troughton Hall, Red Scar. Horned: £88 Bank House Farm; £78 Hartrigg; £74 Low Newton Farm. Char: £95 Red Scar. Chev: £87.50 Beech Tops; £80 Hartrigg. Jacob: £70.50 Beech Tops.
CAST EWES – Suffolk: £120 Ninezergh; £96 Low Greenriggs. Cont: £100 Brow Head Flat; £98 High Hallbeck; £92 Low House. Masham: £95 Mosergh. Mule: £100 Hollins Farm, Ninezergh; £99 Toadpool; £98 Well Foot; £97 Low Stanger Thwaite; £96 Underhelm; £92 Crabtree. Swaledale: £79 Long Green Head; £78 Ashstead; £77 Low Newton Farm. Rough Fell: £86 Mosergh Farm; £84 Crabtree, Low Newton; £83 Low Greenriggs. Horned: £80 High Borrowbridge. Chev: £89 Crabtree. Texel: £112 Underhelm; £105 Low Stangerthwaite; £104 The Park; £103 Low Woodhouse. Lleyn: £89 Bellingham Road. Leicester: £120 Low Newton Farm; £92 Ashstead. Herdwick: £64 Barker Knott.
CAST RAMS – Suffolk: £93 Moss End Farm. Cont: £108 Low Woodhouse; £92 Oakfield. Rough Fell: £95 Moss End Farm. Char: £136 Moss End Farm. Chev: £90 Long Green Head. Texel: £128 Moss End Farm.