Sale Report: 04 May Store & Breeding Stock

At Cockermouth on Friday 4th May, Mitchell’s had forward 324 store cattle, calves and stirks.  Trade was again seen to be buoyant, dearer than expected

STORE CATTLE

Steers (£ per Head): Limousin –  1,215 (x2) Eastlands;  1,195, 1,185 (x2) 1,155 Greenlands;  1,125 (x2), 1,075 (x3) Croft House;  British Blue – 1,175 (x2) Low Boonwood;  1,055 (x3), 1,025 (x3) Wardwarrow; Charolais – 1,045 Cherry Tree House;  Simmental – 1,005, 935 Sheepfields;  965 Drigg Moorside;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 955 Chapel House Farm; Aberdeen Angus – 925, 885 Beck Farm;  British Friesian – 655, 635 (x2) Gutterby;    

Heifers (£ per Head):  Limousin – 1,195, 1,045, 1015 Wardhall Guards; 1,035 (x2) Eastlands;  1,005 Woodend;  British Blue – 1,015 Vonrae;  975 (x2) Bolton Wood Lane;  905 Green Farm;  Charolais – 985, 975 Cherrytree House;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 865 (x2) Chapel House Farm; 855 (x3) Beckside;  Aberdeen Angus – 815 Sorrowstones;  Simmental – 795 (x3) Waterloo;  

Bulls (£ per head): British Blue – 1,065, 965, 955 Abbeyflatts; Limousin – 1,045 Wardhall Guards;  985, 975, 935, 925 High Moss; Simmental – 895 (x5), 865 (x5), 835 (x5) Waterloo.   

Feeding Cows (£ per Head): Limousin – 1,025 Windhall;  905 Cathow;  Holstein Friesian – 845 High House;  Belgian Blue – 795 Low Cockhow;  Charolais – 755 Low Boonwood;  Montbeliarde – 725 Plumbland Mill. 

Stirks – Holstein Friesian – 475 (x3) Bouch House;  Limousin – 455 High House;  Holstein – 335 (x3) Newlands Ave; 

Bull Calves – British Blue – 405 (x2) Hillgreen;  315 Watson Hill;  Limousin – 335 Hillgreen; 

Heifer Calves – British Blue – 415 Hillgreen. 

BREEDING SHEEP

277 Ewes and Lambs saw outstanding demand once again.  Many more needed to satisfy demand. 

Texel Ewes Correct with Twin Lambs – 79 Terrace Farm, 69 Hudson Place;  Mule Ewes Correct with Twin Lambs – 69 Terrace Farm;  Herdwick Ewes Correct with Twin Lambs – 49 Housenrigg;  Mule Shearlings and Lambs – 75 Muncaster Head.

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