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New Kendal auction mart opens

Kendal's new auction mart is hosting its first sale, and it is hoped they will prove as popular as the sales in the old mart.

Almost 130 years of livestock auctioneering came to an end last week when the old mart was closed.

The new 13.5-acre site at Moss End Rural Business Park near junction 36 of the M6, is capable of handling up to 1,100 cattle or 10,000 sheep.