Sale Report: 19 December 2014 Christmas Shows of Dairy Cattle, Stirks & Calves.

Mitchells Auction Co, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of store stock on Friday 19th December 2014 which included the Christmas shows of Dairy Cows also of stirks & calves.  60 store cattle were forward together with 11 dairy cows & heifers, 31 stirks and calves and 263 store lambs.

The smaller pre Christmas entry met a very buoyant trade topping at £1275 for a Limousin heifer from J Capstick & Son, Whicham Hall which sold to A Skelton. Steers averaged £995.24 with heifers averaging £978.16.

 

Leading Prices

Steers:- Limousin – 1200, 1165 Bassenthwaite Hall, 1185 Whicham Hall, 1175, 1035 Whitegate, 1145 Corn How, 1065 Greenbank Close. Aberdeen Angus – 1055, 975 Brackenbarrow Farm. British Blue – 1005, 985(x3) Greenbank Close. Charolais – 945, 885, 825 Crooklands Farm. Holstein Friesian – 805 Brackenbarrow.

Heifers:- Limousin – 1275, 1195 Whicham Hall, 1135 Waverbank, 1005 Kirkland House, 945 Whitegate. Aberdeen Angus – 1165 Waverbank. Charolais – 1095 Crooklands Farm. British Blue – 975 Greenbank Close, 975, 925 Whitegate. Friesian – 655 Whitegate.

Feeding Cows:Limousin – 935 Little Braithwaite Farm, 855 Mite House Farm. Charolais – 875 Little Braithwaite.

Incalf Cow :– Simmental – 1100 Setmabanning.

 

Sheep

Store LambsTexel – 75.50 Whins Farm, 73.50 Dalton St.  Cheviot – 54.50 Row Brow Park.  Swaledale – 44.50 Rannerdale.  Herdwick – 36, 35 Taw House.

 

 

Christmas stirk & calf show

The Christmas show & sale of stirks & calves sponsored by Genus Breeding was ably judged by Adam Fell of Stockhill kennels. A strong show of primarily Continental cross calves was led by the days champion a British Blue bull calf from JA & B Stamper of Bonny Farm with the judge backing his decision when it sold for £460.

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The reserve champion was also a British Blue bull calf this time consigned by L Brough & Son, Tallentire Hill, he sold to TA Bell, Low Mill for £400. Throughout the sale bidding was frantic resulting in some marvellous prices.

Prize Results

Continental calf 14-42 days

1st        L Brough & Son, Tallentire Hill           Sold for £400

2nd        L Brough & Son, Tallentire Hill           Sold for £315

3rd        L Brough & Son, TAllentire Hill           Sold for £355

Continental calf 43-90 days

1st        JA & B Stamper, Bonny Farm             Sold for £460

2nd        JA & B Stamper, Bonny Farm             Sold for £405

3rd        L Brough & Son, Tallentire Hill           Sold for £350

 

Leading prices

Stirks:- British Blue – 435 Lowca Cottage Farm, 330 Springfield Farm. Limousin – 350 Segbush Well. Holstein Friesian – 250, 200 The Buildings, 170 Springfield Farm.

Bull Calf:- British Blue – 460 Bonny Farm, 400, 390 Tallentire Hill. Charolais – 390, 230 Aikbank. Holstein Friesian – 52, 50 Midtown Farm, 45(x2) Aikbank.

Heifer Calf:- British Blue – 405 Bonny Farm, 365 Watson Hill, 355, 350, 330, 315 Tallentire Hill, 335 Aikbank. Limousin – 325, 235 Midtown Farm, 240 Springfield Farm. Charolais – 300, 210 Aikbank.

 

 

Christmas Dairy Show & Sale

Our Christmas dairy show was very kindly sponsored by MTS agricultural services, Longtown. The pre-sale show judged by Steven Hunter of Berrier Head had a brilliant quality on show. The champion heifer was awarded to H Thompson & Son, Springfield Farm for a Woodmarsh Topshot sired heifer which is classified GP84 2yr, she later sold for 2050 to the judge.

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The reserve champion came from J Scott, Carrick Dene with their 2nd prize heifer she sold fresh with the judge again backing his decision purchasing her for £1900. With an outstanding class of cattle throughout the sale and ring full of buyer’s trade was strong achieving an average of £1815.45 for all sold. The next dairy sale will be held on Friday 30th January 2015.

Prize Classes

Heifer in Milk

1st        H Thompson & Son, Springfield Farm         Sold for £2050

2nd        J Scott, Carrick Dene                                       Sold for £1900

3rd        WC & J Leak, Hill Farm                                  Sold for £1880

Cow in Milk

1st        J Scott, Carrick Dene                                        Sold for £1700

2nd        L Brough & Son, Tallentire Hill                    Sold for £1900

 

Leading Prices

Heifer in Milk:- 2050, 1720 Springfield Farm, 1950 Home Farm, 1950, 1880 Hill Farm, 1900 Carrick Dene, 1720 Tallentire Hill.

2nd Calved cow in milk – 1900 Tallentire Hill, 1700 Carrick Dene.

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