Sale Report: 06 April 2012 Store & Breeding Sale

At Cockermouth on Friday 6th April, Mitchell’s held their fortnightly sale of 238 store cattle, calves and stirks, feeding cows.  Trade was again fantastic with a top of £1,435 for a Limousin steer from M Sharp, Holmecroft.

STORE CATTLE

Steers (£ per Head): Limousin – 1,435, 1,045, 1,005 Holmecroft; 1,175, 1,145, 1,075 East Farm;  British Blue – 1,265 High Nook;  1,075 Scalesmoor;  Blue Grey – 985 Mayfield;  Holstein Friesian –  925 (x2), 865 (x4) East Farm;  Longhorn – 825 (x2) 715 (x4) The Cottage;  British Friesian – 755 (x2), 725 (x4) Gutterby;

Heifers (£ per Head): Blonde D’Aquitaine – 1,325 Holmecroft;  British Blue – 1,245, 1,035 Dean Farm;  975 Whinns Farm; Limousin – 1,135 Dean Farm; 1,095 Lake View;  1,075, 1,025 East Farm; 1,025 Springfield Farm; 1,025 Hall Santon; Gelbvieh – 935
Gutterby;  Galloway – 755 Meade Cottage;

Bulls (£ per head): Limousin – 1,085 (x2), 1,075, 1,055, 1,045 Knott Houses; 995 Abbey Flatts;  British Blue – 995, 945 Abbey Flatts;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 955 Abbey Flatts;
Simmental – 875 Struddah Bank; British Friesian – 715 (x5) Calvo Farm;  Longhorn – 415 (x4) Cumrey Kitchen;

Feeding Cows (£ per Head): Limousin – 1,520 Easthwaite;  1,075 East Farm;  1,075 Howes Farm;  Blonde D’ Aquitaine – 1,175 Outgang;  Belgian Blue – 1,075 East Farm;  Simmental – 875 Hollins Farm;

Stirks – British Friesian – 525, 505 Seat House;  British Blue – 475 (x2) Seat House;  Holstein Friesian – 405 (x4) Syke Beck;

Bull Calves – British Blue – 465, 395 Tallentire Hill;  Limousin – 285 Fairladies;  Holstein Friesian – 285 The Buildings;

Heifer Calves – British Blue – 355 North Lodge;  345 Aikbank;  345 Fairladies;  Aberdeen Angus – 275 Fairladies;  Limousin – 260 Fairladies;

BREEDING SHEEP

272 Ewes and lambs were good to sell with mainly killing ewes and lambs forward
averaging £65 per life.

Ewes & Lambs – Texel Correct with Twins – 75.50 Town End Hall; 70.00 Woodside Cottage;  Mule Correct with Twins – 67.50 Seat House;

Store Lambs  – Cheviot – 65.50 Hollin Head;  Jacob – 57.50 Hollin Head;  Herdwick – 38.50 Hollin Head.

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