Sale Report: 14 Nov 2012 Primestock

At Cockermouth, on Wednesday 14th November, Mitchells had forward 93 prime cattle, bulls and cast cows, and 2337 prime sheep including ewes.

Cattle were again a very good trade with a top price of 239.5 pence for a Limousin heifer from Brian Whitfield, Stowbank purchased by Geoff Riley. The clean cattle market sold to average 209.36 pence per kilo leaving vendors happy.

Bulls topped at 219.5 pence for a Limousin from Phillip Elliot, Bank House Farm which sold to Ket Birbeck.

Cast cows were extremely good to sell with plain cattle in great demand.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 239.5, 236.5 Low Stowbank, 225.5 Beechcroft, 221.5 Parsonage, 206.5 Lamplugh Hall, 200 Gote Mill House.

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence):- Limousin – 209.5 Shatton Lodge. British Blue – 208.5 Beckhouse. Beef Shorthorn – 200 Bent Ash Farm.

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 219.5 Bank House, 210.5 Willows Farm. Hereford – 190.5 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 176.5 Willows Farm. Holstein – 168.5 Low Scaw. Beef Shorthorn – 167.5 Willows Farm.

OTM Cow (Top price per kilo – pence) – Limousin- 134.5 Bent Ash Farm. Montbeliarde – 128.5, 120.5 Dairy Farm. British Friesian – 119.5 Brow Top Farm. Hereford – 112.5 Jenkin Cross. Holstein Friesian – 108.5 Byresteads Farm. Galloway – 108.5 Mossergate Farm. Charolais – 104.5 Overcroft. Simmental – 94.5 Corn How. British Blue – 82.5 Valhalla.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence)- Holstein Friesian – 130.5 Beech House.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence)- Limousin – 128.5 Town End Hall.

Prime lambs were once again less money with the sale averaging 149.63 pence. The day’s top price per hear and per kilo went to M/s Richardson who sold a marvellous Texel lamb for £103.50 (207 pence per kilo) this was purchased by Haighs Butchers.

Cast ewes saw a similar trade to previous weeks.

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Texel – 103.50 Low Garth, 98 (x2) Rook Farm, 95.50 Salter Hall. Beltex- 85.50 Home Farm (Parkin). Lleyn- 72 Home Farm (Gate). Suffolk – 70 Westend. Rouge – 67.50 Birks Farm. Charollais – 66.50 Thorndyke. Mule – 64 Grange Farm. Zwartble – 62.50 Home Farm (Parkin). Texel x Herdwick – 59 Howe Gill. Cheviot – 58.50 Cragg House Farm. Swaledale – 50.50 Gilbrea.

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo) – Texel – 207 Low Garth. Beltex – 187.2 Rosemount. Lleyn – 171.4 Home Farm (Gate). Rouge – 168.8 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 158 Brow Top Farm, 150 Bellhouse Farm. Charollais – 151 Stockbridge. Texel x Herdwick – 148 Howe Gill Farm. Mule -145 Muncaster Head. Cheviot – 136 Cragg House Farm. Swaledale – 120 Mosser Heights. Bluefaced Leicester – 105.8 Wythop Hall.

Cast Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 87.50 East Farm. Beltex – 58 Church Stile. Bluefaced Leicester – 55.50 Low House Farm. Mule – 54.50 Willows Farm. Suffolk – 47.50 Clappers. Cheviot – 38.50 Plumbland Mill. Dorset – Haylodge. Charollais – 31.50 Fairfield Farm. Swaledale – 27.50 Grange Farm. Herdwick – 26.50 Seatoller Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 26.50 Muncaster Head Farm.

Cast Rams(£ per head)- Texel -80 Shepherds Hotel. Bluefaced Leicester – 67.50 Fairfield Farm. Dorset – 58.50 Haylodge. Charollais – 55.50 Fairfield Farm.

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