Sale Report: 12 Dec 2012 Primestock

At Cockermouth, on Wednesday 12 December, Mitchells had forward 104 prime cattle, bulls and cast cows, and 3383 prime sheep including ewes.

Cattle sold at very fast rates with clean topping at 231.5 pence per kilo for a Limousin heifer from Robert Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling to George Chapman.  Another heifer from the same home sold at 229.5p/kg, also to George Chapman.

Bulls sold very well and cast cows were dearer on the week.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 231.5, 229.5 Lamplugh Hall, 216.5 Bridekirk Hall; 212.5 Brow Top; Holstein Friesian – 162.5 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence):- Limousin –192.5, 180 Hall Santon;

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 215.5, 200.5 Willows, 201.5 Waverbank; Holstein – 174.5 Hunday; Holstein Friesian –  177.5 Willows,  161.5 Waverbank, 159.5 Millom Castle; British Friesian – 176.5 Drigg Moorside; British Blue – 170.5 Waverbank; Aberdeen Angus – 197.5 Willows.

OTM Cow (Top price per kilo – pence) – Limousin – 157.5 Langhorn, 156.5 Rigg House, 140.5 Shatton Lodge; Belgian Blue – 143.5Croft House; Blonde d’Aquitaine – 146.5 Shatton Lodge; Charolais – 168.5 Mosser Mains;  Aberdeen Angus – 118.5, 116.5 (x2) Beck Farm; British Friesian – 110.5 Sorrowstones; Holstein – 110.5 Croft House, Holstein Friesian – 115.5 Croft House.

A large show of prime lambs met strong bidding, but the prices were back with an overall average of 148.66 pence per kilo.

Top price of £105.50 was paid by Rob Skelton, for Texels from Bill Skelton, Rook Farm.

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Texel – 105.50, 90.00 Rook Farm, 97.50 Salter Hall, 95.50 Fitz, 91.50 Swinside End; Charollais – 80.50 High Low Hall; Suffolk – 83.50 Low Boonwood; Cheviot – 73.50 Rook Farm; Mule – 66.50 Gatesgarth, 62.50, 62.00 Grange Farm, 62.50 Chapel Farm, 62.00 Beck Grange; Bleu de Maine 90.50 Chapel Farm; Lleyn – 59.00 Grange Farm; Rouge – 60.00 Birks Farm; Beltex – 95.50 Millstone Moor; Swaledale – 45.00 Strudda Bank; Herdwick –  47.50 Swinside End; Texel X Herdwick –  61.50 Howe Gill.

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo) – Beltex – 232.9 Millstone Moor, 211 Home Farm; Texel – 219.8, 200 Rook Farm, 206.3 Nook; Suffolk – 194.2 Low Boonwood; Charollais
– 183 High Low Hall; Cheviot – 153.6 Rannerdale, 153.1 Rook Farm; Mule – 143 Millstone Moor; Bleu de Maine – 21. Chapel; Lleyn – 155.3 Home Farm; Rouge – 151.3 Birks Farm; Swaledale – 131.3 Wythop Hall; Herdwick – 135.9 Knott Houses; Texel x Herdwick – 152.5 Moorside.

Cast Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 76.50 Windhall; Suffolk – 46.50 Birks Farm; Cheviot – 57.50 Galemire; Mule – 50.00 Rook Farm; Swaledale – 35.00 Troutbeck Park; Herdwick – 48.50 Troutbeck Park.

Cast Rams(£ per head)- Texel – 72.50 Moorside Parks; Cheviot – 99.50 Chapel Farm; Beltex – 78.50 High Farm; Bluefaced Leicester – 60.50 Beck Grange;  Herdwick – 37.50 Chapel Farm.

 

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