Store lambs of all classes sold to an improved trade when Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep at Borderway mart, Carlisle, on Monday. The top price of £86 was paid for a pen of Texels from Messrs. Barnes, Thorneyknowe.
Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of store cattle at Borderway mart, Carlisle, on Wednesday. A good show of well grown stores was presented to a huge array of prospective purchasers, resulting in a phenomenal trade for all classes.
On Wednesday, Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly dairy sale at Carlisle. A smaller show of cows was on offer, with all classes selling to exceed vendors’ expectations.
A strong trade prevailed throughout, with all buyers keen, when the Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart Partnership held their red market sale of primestock and OTM cattle on Monday.
At Borderway, Carlisle, Harrison and Hetherington held a sale of implements, tractors and small tools. A large entry of good quality implements was forward, with a large crowd in attendance ensuring top prices was achieved. Top of the day was a Hi-Spec slurry tanker which sold for £3,200.
On Wednesday, Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of calves at Carlisle. A fantastic show of 303 calves was forward, selling to a terrific ringside of 51 buyers. Continentals met an excellent trade with 22 Limousin bulls averaging £338 and 30 British Blue heifers averaging £314.
Hopes, of Wigton, held their weekly sale of primestock on Tuesday, when there was an entry of 186 cattle, including 36 bulls, and 568 prime sheep. There was a decent show of cattle for numbers, but overall quality was down. Trade remained strong, with the top end maintaining recent rates. Bulls continued to produce excellent returns, with a top price of 218.5p per kg, while black and whites sold to 180.5p.
A smaller entry of hoggs was submitted to an increased ringside of buyers at Kendal mart on Tuesday, with the £100 per head barrier broken on several occasions. The top price per kg of 227p was paid for a pen of 39kg Texel cross hoggs from J. and M. E. Bateman, Lowgill Farm, and these sold to B. Riley and Sons, Dunnockshaw, for £88.50 per head. The day’s trading resulted in an overall average of 201p.
At Cockermouth on Wednesday, Mitchell’s held its weekly sale of primestock, where 91 prime cattle, bulls and cows and 2,687 prime sheep including ewes were forward.
The Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart Partnership had forward 3,810 prime hoggs and 699 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale on Wednesday. Recent rates for cast ewes and rams were maintained, with the average being a fantastic £91.48 for all sold.
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