Sale Report: 04 July 2012 Primestock

At Cockermouth on Wednesday Mitchell’s held its weekly sale of primestock where 93 prime cattle, bulls and cast cows, and 2,036 prime sheep and cast ewes were forward.

Cattle again sold well topping at 223.5p/kg for a British Blue steer from Brian Whitfield, Stowbank, purchased by Mark Lindsay, Butcher of Cockermouth.  Stowbank also sold to 219.5p/kg purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington.

Bulls were a marvellous trade topping at 218.5p/kg for a Limousin from Harry Wilkinson, Arkleby, to John Little.  Robert Wilson, Lamplugh Halls’ bulls topped at 217.5p/kg purchased by Les Fell.  Black & Whites topped at 177.5p/kg from Phil Jarman, Brow Top.  Cast cows were again very dear.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 204.50 East House; Charolais – 199.50 Parsonage Farm; Simmental – 172.50, 157.50 Setmabanning;

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence) – British Blue – 223.50 Stowbank; Limousin – 219.50 Stowbank;

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence)  – Limousin – 218.50, 213.50 Arkleby House;  217.50 Lamplugh Hall;  216.50 Setmabanning;  214.50 Brow Top;  204.50 Oxenriggs;  British Blue – 203.50 Grange Farm;  Holstein Friesian – 177.50 Brow Top;

Cast Cows (Top price per kg – pence) –Limousin – 174.50 Setmabanning;  166.50
Parkgate;  152.50 Little Braithwaite;  Holstein – 158.50 Long Close;  140.50 Home Farm;  Holstein Friesian – 149.50 Brayshaw Farm;  136.50 Frizington Hall; British Friesian – 142.50 Gutterby;  Charolais – 132.50 Little Braithwaite;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 126.50 Whitestones; Friesian – 126.50 Ribton House;  Belgian Blue – 122.50 Sherwens Terrace;
Simmental – 115.50 Mill Farm;

OTM Bulls (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 166.50 Hall Santon;  Swedish Red & White – 154.50 Brayshaw Farm;

Prime lambs sold to a far better trade than expected to average 188.25p/kg.  Top price of £108.50 was paid for Texel lambs from George Gate, Hollins Farm purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth.  Cast ewes sold to the same good rates.

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Texel –108.50, 99.50, 94.50 Hollins Farm; 95.50 Wardwarrow;  94.50 Rose Farm;  Suffolk – 95.50 Clappers;  89.50, 88.50 Waites Farm;  Charollais – 90.50 Dancing Gate;  87 Lucy Close;  Beltex – 85.50 Beech House;  80.50, 80 Home Farm;

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo) – Texel –217, 211.70 Hollins Farm; 205.90 High Farm;
205.70 High Seaton;  201.30 Elva Plain;  Beltex – 206.80 Low Stowbank;  201.30, 200 Home Farm;  Charollais – 205.70 Dancing Gate;  Rouge – 193.80 Birks Farm;  Suffolk – 188.50 Waites Farm;  187.80 Birks Farm;

Cast Ewes (£ per head) –  Beltex – 130.50 Home Farm;  100.50 Croftlands;  Texel – 120, 115.50, 114.50 Watson Hill Farms; Suffolk – 114.50 Beech House; Half Bred – 98.50 Allerby Hall; Rouge – 98.50 Home Farm;  Mule –84.50 Brayshaw Farm;  79.50 Low
Boonwood;  79.50, 76.50 Bellhouse;  77.50 Willows Farm;  76.50 Mid Farm;  76.50 Allerby Hall;  76.50 Parkhouse;  Cheviot – 70 Rannerdale;  Swaledale- 68.50 Hole House;  68.50
Acrewalls;  Herdwick – 53.50 Grange Grassings;  52.50 Rannerdale;

Rams (£ per head) – Texel – 106.50 Bolton Wood Lane;  102.50 Stybeck;  Beltex – 84.50 Corby Hill;  Swaledale – 78.50 Smaithwaite.

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