Sale Report: 18 May 2012 Store Cattle Show & Sale

At Cockermouth on Friday 18th May, Mitchell’s held its May Show and Sale of 526 Store Cattle, calves and stirks kindly sponsored by C T Hayton Limited. 

A nice show of cattle were presented to the usual great ringside of buyers from all over the UK.  Trade was again very good with no drop in price seen at other markets.

The pre-sale-show competing for the Johnny Skelton Trophy was judged by Mr John Little, who awarded championship to a marvellous British Blue heifer from John Gate, Home Farm, later selling at £1,280 to Len Skelton.  Reserve went to a Limousin steer from Andrew Nicholson, Swinside End Farm selling at £1,225 to the judge.  

STORE CATTLE

Steers (£ per Head):  Limousin – 1,225 Swinside End;  1,205, 1,165 Green Marsh;  1,195, 1,185, 1,135 Greenlands;  1,175 (x2) Peter House;  1,175, 1,125 Weary Hall;  1,145 Kelmore Hills;  Charolais – 1,115 Peter House;  1,005 (x2), 985 (x4), 975 (x2), 965 (x2) Rigg House;  British Blue – 1,065 Frizington Hall;  1,045, 985 Woodhall;  1,005 Burnthwaite;  995 Home Farm;  985 Green Marsh;  985 (x2) Home Farm; 925, 895 Nr Branthwaite Edge;  925 Frizington Hall;  Aberdeen Angus – 965 Weary Hall Farm;  Simmental – 945, 875 Welcome Nook;  British Friesian – 865 Weary Hall;  Holstein Friesian – 700 (x5) Brackenbarrow Farm  

Heifers (£ per Head):  Limousin – 1,300 Row Farm;  1,095, 1,075, 1,005 (x2) Stubbsgill;  1,075 East Farm;  1,065, 1,025 Stubbsgill; 1,015 Kelmore Hills;  1,015 (x2) East Farm;  British Blue – 1,280 Home Farm; 1,015 Stargill;  1,015 Stubbsgill;  955 Scalesmoor;  875, 855 Woodhall; Charolais – 925 Far End;  855 Cockley Gill;  845 (x4), 835 (x5) Rigg House;  Simmental – 885, 815 Welcome Nook;  775 (x5), 705 (x3) Drigg Moorside;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 805 Newlands Farm;    

Bulls (£ per head): Limousin – 1,115 Hundith Hill;  1,065, 1,045, 995 How Hall;  British Blue – 1,115 Hundith Hill;  Charolais – 905 How Hall;  British Friesian – 595 (x7) Calvo;   

Feeding Cows (£ per Head):  Limousin – 1,085, 815 Lucy Close;  885 Old Hyton;  Charolais – 835 Broomhill;  Montbeliarde – 795 Overcroft; 

Stirks – Limousin – 585, 535 (x3) Mite House; Holstein Friesian – 405 (x2) Mite House; 

Bull Calves – Limousin – 345 Middleton Place;  325 Burnthwaite;  British Blue – 300, 295 Middleton Place; 

Heifer Calves –   365 Dovenby Craggs; 

BREEDING SHEEP

Trade was seen as slightly less for ewes and lambs, but with more hill sheep.   

 Suffolk – 97 Clickham Farm;  Texel – 90 Crosshow;  Mule – 85 Dairy Farm;  Herdwick – 52 High Seaton;  Cheviot – 49 Lanefoot;  Swaledale – 38 Gill Bank;

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