Sale Report: 14th July 2017 – Store, breeding & dairy cattle

On Friday 14th July 2017 Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of 208 store cattle, stirks and calves. Also this week was the dispersal of Limousin cows & calves from JS Bolton, Windhall and the monthly sale of dairy.

Store cattle

Store cattle prices continue to reach unprecedented heights for the time of year with numbers also up for the summer season. All ages and breeds were in demand with a Limousin steer from M/s Nevinson High House topping the sale at £1295.

Also this day was the dispersal of pure Limousin cows & calves from JS Bolton, Windhall, the cattle drew a huge crowd with prospective buyers bidding hard and fast for these quality units. Leading the run was a young cow with a 2 month old bull calf which sold for £2750.

Steer:- Limousin – 1295, 1235 High House, 1085(x2) Ehenside Farm, 1085, 1075, 1035 Bracken Howe, 985 Ullock Farm, 955 Overcroft. Aberdeen Angus – 1185, 1145 Ehenside Farm, 1035 Ghyll Farm. Friesian – 865, 805 Newbiggin Farm. Charolais – 835, 775(x2), 755, 725, 705 Dyke Croft. Holstein Friesian – 775 Dykesfield. Ayrshire – 715 Dykesfield.

Heifer:- Limousin – 1205 Townhead Farm, 1185(x4), 1105(x2) Powe Croft, 1175, 1165, 1145 Townhead Farm, 1115, 1085 High House, 1085 Stoney Howe. British Blue – 1165 Overcroft, 1115(x3) Townhead Farm, 1055 Townhead Farm, 925 Woodhall Farm, 905 Drigg Moorside. Aberdeen Angus – 1135 Burnt House, 985 Ghyll Farm, 895(x8) East Townend. Simmental – 1075 Burnt House Farm. Charolais – 725 Dyke Croft.

Bull:- Limousin – 1185, 1135, 1105(x3), 1055, 1025, 1005 Arkleby House, 1085 Swallowdene. British Blue – 925 Springs Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 585(x2) Springs Farm. Holstein Friesian – 395(x8) Syke Beck.

Store Cow:- Limousin – 1355, 845 Kirkland House. Holstein Friesian – 555, 425 Gatehouse.

 

Breeding Cattle

Cow & bull calf:Limousin – 2750, 2200, 2150(x2) Windhall.

Cow & heifer calf: Limousin – 2250, 2000, 1900, 1750 Windhall.

 

Calves

The trade for calves is stronger than ever all ages and breeds wanted.

Bull Calf:British Blue – 430 Lowca Cottage Farm, 345, 300 Frizington Parks. Limousin – 360 Segbushwell. Aberdeen Angus – 300, 260 Pelutho Grange. Holstein Friesian – 140 Frizington Parks. Brown Swiss – 120 Frizington Parks.

Heifer Calf:– British Blue – 460 Lowca Cottage Farm, 355 Frizington Parks. Aberdeen Angus – 270(x2), 255, 250 Pelutho Grange.

 

Dairy

A terrific entry of dairy cattle were in great demand with heifers in milk averaging £1494.29 and topped at £1700 for a cracking uddered young heifer from TM & BA Place, Strawberry Howe. The run of Friesian bred in calf heifers from E & EM Pattinson, West End Farm sold to £1520 and averaged £1288.18.

Newly Calved Heifers:Holstein Friesian – 1780, 1700, 1600, 1580, 1500 Strawberry How, 1550 Near Branthwaite Edge. Holstein – 1550 Home Farm, 1400 Dovenby Craggs.

In calf heifer:– Friesian – 1520, 1480, 1400, 1350, 1320, 1300 West End Farm.

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