Sale Report: 11 December 2013 Primestock

Mitchells had forward 41 cattle and 2005 prime and cast sheep, comprising 17 cast cows, 19 young bulls and 5 clean cattle, 1582 prime sheep and 423 cast ewes and rams at the weekly primestock sale on Wednesday 11 December.

Top price in the cattle ring was 227 pence per kilo for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm, bought by Cleator Moor butchers, Wilson Willis.

Prime Heifers (top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 227 Lowside; British Blue – 221 Lowside

Prime Heifers (top price per head – £) – Limousin – 10914.14 Lowside; Britsh Blue – 1257.49 Lowside

Prime Steers (top price per kg – pence):- Limousin – 215 Cookson Place; British Blue – 191 Cookson Place

Prime Steers (top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1365.25 Cookson Place; British Blue – 1268.24 Cookson Place

Buyers continue to ask for more well fleshed young bulls. There were fewer forward today.

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 209, 207 Willows; Charolais – 209, 207 Cleamire;  Aberdeen Angus – 181, 175 Beech House; Friesian – 175 Beech House; Holstein Friesian – 149 Adamsgill

Prime Bulls (Top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1283.40 Willows; Charolais – 1356.41 Cleamire; Holstein Friesian – 1111.68 The Laurels; Aberdeen Angus – 936.85 Beech House.

Cast Cows sold to 141p/kg for a Friesian Cow from Watson Hill, bought by Les Fell.  Cows today were mainly dairy bred.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Friesian – 141 Watson Hill; Holstein Friesian – 125 Bonny Farm; Hereford – 127 Micklam.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): – Holstein Friesian – 824.85 Watson Hill

 

Prime Sheep

There was a significant increase in demand for light lambs this week and prices reflected this.  Lambs in the 32 to 39 kilogram weight range averaged 182.94p/kg and super lights (up to 32kg) were 165.88 pence.  Standard lambs (39 to 45kg) averaged 182.60p/kg and heavy weights came in at 159.09.  Top price was 270.3p/kg for Texel lambs from AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End.

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) – Texel – 270.30, 257.40, 247.30 Swinside End, 231.70 Muncaster Head, 226.9 Grange; Beltex – 256.60 Swallowdene, 248.60, 241.90 Park House, 229.50 Nook; Suffolk – 232.10 Byresteads; Bleu du Maine – 222.40 Rosemount; Texel X Herdwick – 194.20 Grange Grassings, 188.50 Nook; Rouge – 189.30 Birks; Swaledale – 188.20 Gatesgarth, 175.70 East House; Herdwick – 172.10 Gatesgarth; Mule – 170.20 Grange

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Suffolk – 97.50, 87.50 Byresteads ; Beltex – 97.50, 88.50 Swallowdene, 91.50, 89.50 Park House, 90.50, 84.50 Rosemount, 89.50 Nook; Texel – 93.50 Row Brow, 93.50, 95.50. 91.50 Swinside End, 90 Byresteads; Mule – 76.50 Swinside End; Texel X Herdwick – 83.50 Grange Grassings;

Prime Lambs under 36kg – Texel – 86.50 Swinside End, 69.50 Muncaster Head and Brimmerhead; Texel X Herdwick – 56.50 Yew Tree; Mule 64.50 Swinside End; Swaledale – 64.00 Gatesgarth, 58.50 Wythop Hall and Swinside End; Herdwick – 58.50 Gatesgarth.

Cull Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 128.50 East Farm, 112.50 Risehow; Charollais – 89.50 Row Brow; Cheviot – 78.50 Galemire; Cross – 68.50 Lonning End; Mule – 64.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge; Lleyn – 67.50 Ullock Mains; Swaledale – 38.50 Seaton Hall; Herdwick – 38.50 Gatesgarth, Wha House and Bell House.

Rams (£ per head) – Texel – 83.50 High Bewaldeth; Continental – 80.50 Croftfield; Cheviot – 53.50 Galemire; Scotch Blackface – 48.50 Galemire; Herdwick – 43.00 Gatesgarth.

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