Sale Report: 18 Dec 2013 Primestock

Mitchells had forward 61 cattle and 2564 prime and cast sheep at the weekly primestock sale on Wednesday 18 December.  There were 18 cast cows, 19 young bulls and 6 clean cattle through the ring and 17 dead weight also 1979 prime lambs and 585 cast ewes and rams.

Top price in the cattle ring was 247pence per kilo for a Limousin heifer consigned by GW Whitfield and Sons, Low Stowbank and bought by Geoff Riley.

Prime Heifers (top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 247, 241 Low Stowbank, 221 Parsonage; Charolais – 227 Parsonage; Black Poll – 217 Brow Top; Aberdeen Angus – 199 Brow Top;

Prime Heifers (top price per head – £) – Limousin – 1385.67 Low Stowbank, 1379.04 Parsonage; Charolais – 1246.23 Parsonage

 

Prime Steers (top price per head – £): – British Blue – 1176.56 Mid Farm

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 227 Willows; British Holstein – 157 Low Scaw; Aberdeen Angus – 185 Streetgate; Swedish Red – 151 Adamsgill; Holstein Friesian – 149 Oughterside Mill.

Prime Bulls (Top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1326.75 Townhead, 1184.94 Willows, 1147 Streetgate; Aberdeen Angus – 1061.90 Streetgate.

Cast Cows sold to a top price of 143p/kg for a Limousin from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill and bought by Les Fell.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 143 Oughterside Mill; Continental – 139 Low Stowbank; Holstein Friesian – 121 Lamplugh Hall, Montbeliarde – 119 Croft House and Moorland Close; Friesian – 119 Weary Hall and Lamplugh Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): – Limousin – 981.34 Low Stowbank; Holstein Friesian – 948.43 Croft House.

 

Prime Sheep

Lambs in the 32-39 kilo weight range averaged 181.15p/kg, 39 to 45kg lambs averaged 176.42p/kg and  with superlights and heavyweights both 162.3p/k  the average for all lambs was 174.24p/kg today.

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) – Texel – 238.80 Rook Farm, 236.10 Bell House, 234.60, 223.00 Wardhall Guards, 231.00 Fitz, 223.60 Rose Farm, 223.20 Stargill, 223.00 Whins; Beltex – 255.80, 251.40, 242.10 Swinside End; Bleu du Maine – 201.10 Rosemount;  Suffolk – 187.80 Stonecroft; Rouge – 183.80 Birks; Texel X Herdwick – 190.00 Burblethwaite, 187.80 East House, 184.50 Grange Grassings; Mule – 182.40 Askhill; Swaledale – 183.30 Eirinntalla, 181.90 Lane Foot, 180.90 Gill Brow

 

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Beltex – 110 Swinside End; Texel – 105.50, 103.50 Hollins; Bleu du Maine – 90.50 Rosemount, 87.50 High Low Hall; Suffolk – 80.00 Byresteads; Mule – 78.50 Grange, 77.50 Kirkland House; Texel X Herdwick – 77.50 Grange Grassings; Charollais – 77.50 The How; Swaledale – 65.50 Lane Foot; Herdwick – 62.50 Burnthwaite

Cull Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 103.50 Wardhall Guards, 95.50 Moor Platt; Suffolk – 75.50 New Grange; Cheviot – 66.50 Bailey Ground; Cross – 78.00 Sea View; Mule – 63.50 Millstone Moor; Bluefaced Leicester – 77.50 Cherrytree; Zwartble – 54.50 Baileyground; Texel X Herdwick – 48.50 Low Boonwood; Swaledale – 40.50 Grange; Herdwick – 39.50 Burnthwaite.

Rams (£ per head) – Texel – 111.50 Dearham Hall; Cheviot – 89.50 Hollows; Bluefaced Leicester – 67.50 Cragg House.

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