Sale Report: 11 April 2012 Primestock

At Mitchell’s Auction on Wednesday 11 April prime cattle continued to meet a very good demand upholding recent high rates.  More cattle are needed to meet the buying demand.

The top price per kilo was 237.5 pence (£1,353.75) paid for a Limousin Cross heifer presented by G & T Tyson, East House, and was purchased by Mark Lindsay, Butchers, Cockermouth.  Bullocks topped at 232.5p/kg (£1,446.15) for a Limousin Cross shown by Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm, purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington.  Prime bulls also met strong demand to a top of 212.5p/kg (£1,285) for a British bull shown by G W Whitfield, Stowbank, purchased by Mr J Little.

Cast cows were in short supply topped by a Limousin Cross at 158.5p/kg (£1,269) shown by J P Lister, Oughterside Mill, purchased by Mr G Chapman.  More cows could have been sold to fulfil buying demand.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 237.5 East House;  236.5 Hunday;  226.5 Parsonage;  221.5 Lake View;

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £) – Limousin – 1,504.23 Hollins Farm; 1,353.75 East House;  1,338.59 Hunday;

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence ) – Limousin – 232.5 Hunday

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £) – Limousin – 1,446.15 Hunday;

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence) – British Blue – 212.5, 205.5 Stowbank;  Limousin  – 208.5 Willows Farm;  201.5 Stowbank; Holstein Friesian – 186.5, 185.5 Lamplugh Hall

Prime Bulls Top price per head – £) – Limousin – 1,417.80, 1,408.18 Willows Farm; British Blue – 1,285.63 Stowbank; Holstein Friesian – 1,148.84

Cast Cows (Top price per kg – pence ) – Limousin – 158.5 Oughterside Mill;  157.5 Terrace Farm;  Holstein – 147.5 Lowca Cottage

Cast Bull ( Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 170 Beechcroft.

Prime hoggs were forward in less numbers and with a large ring of buyers all classes met a strong demand to an overall average of 219p/kg.  Taking into account the quality on offer, prices were in advance of expectations.  Top price per head was £119.50 (298.8p/kg) paid for Beltex Crosses shown by K D Harryman, Keskadale and purchased by Mr S Stoddart.

Prime Hoggs (£ per head)-  Beltex – 119.50 Keskadale;  109.50 Rosemount; Texel – 118.50 Stone House;  117.50 High House;  114.50 Hollins;  114.50 Rook Farm;  Charollais –114.50, 113.50 Hollins Farm; 109.50 High House;  Cheviot – 106.50 Weary Hall Stile;  98.50 East House;  Suffolk – 104.50 Scalesmoor;  Scotch Blackface – 97.50 East House;  Mule – 93.50 Shatton Lodge;  93 Askhill; 93 Fairfield;  92 Grange Farm;  Swaledale – 91.50 Hole House;  86 Grange Farm;  Herdwick – 90.50 Croft House;  87.50 Millbeck Hall;  87.50 Langhorn;  86 (x2) Brimmer Head;  Texel X Herdwick – 90.50 Fell Farm;  90.50 Langhorn.

Prime Hoggs (pence per kilo) – Beltex – 298.8 Keskadale;  272.4 Home Farm;  Texel – 269.3 Stone House;  258 Kirkland Green;  251.2 Dundraw;  Cheviot – 246.3 East House;  240 Croft House;  232 Dundraw; 229.2 Stowbank;  Herdwick – 235.2 Stonethwaite;  232.4 (x2) Brimmer Head;  225 Stone Croft;  Bleu D’Maine – 236 Allerby Hall;  Scotch Blackface – 226.7 East House;  216.2 Kirkland Green;  Charollais – 223.2 Brow Top;  222.6 Hinning House;  222.1 Scalesmoor;  Suffolk – 223.9 Dundraw;  Swaledale – 221.2 Seathwaite;  220.5 Grange Farm;  213 The Globe;  Mule – 218.4 Askhill;  215.4 Stowbank;  213.1 Kirkland Green;  Texel X Herdwick – 217.1 Elva Plain;  215.5 Fell Farm;  215.5 Langhorn.

Cull Ewes met the dearest trade of the year so far and possibly the dearest ever at this centre.  All classes of ewes were keenly sought after from the ring of eight active buyers.

Cast Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 168.50 Elva Plian;  158.50 Eskett View;  156.50, 152.50 Home Farm;  Bleu D’Maine – 160.50 Row Farm;  Suffolk – 158.50 Rook Farm;  156.50, 154.50 (x2) Seymour House;  Charollais – 140.50 (x2) Croftside;  Beltex – 134.50 Home Farm;  124.50 Rook Farm;  Rouge – 128.50 Middlegill;  Bluefaced Leicester – 120.50 Keskadale; Mule – 106.50 The Towers;  104.50 High House;  103.50 (x2) Oughterside Mill;  Cheviot – 98.50 Hollins Farm;  Gritstone – 84.50 Stonethwaite;  Herdwick – 82.50 Stonethwaite;  74.50 Brimmer Head;  74.50 Hinning House Farm; Swaledale – 80.50 Grange Farm (Wilson);  80.50 Grange Farm (Hayton):  77.50 Keskadale – Texel X Herdwick – 76.50 Herdwick Croft.

Cast Rams (£ per head) –  Texel – 152.50 Kirkland Green;  132.50 Fell End;  116.50 Home Farm; Bluefaced Leicester – 90 Stonethwaite;  Herdwick – 74.50 Stag End.

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