Sale Report: 2 May 2012 Primestock and Dairy

Market Report for Wednesday 2nd May 2012

At Cockermouth on Wednesday Mitchell’s held its weekly sale of primestock sale where 101 prime cattle, bulls, cast cows and 1,783 prime hoggs, lambs and cast ewes were forward.

Cattle again met great demand with a top of 243.5p/kg from John Bowe, Hunday Farm, purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington.  Prime bulls were very dear with cast cows receiving strong bidding for all types.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 243.5 Hunday;  British Blue – 220.5 Hunday;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 210.5 Lake View;  Charolais – 191.5 Gatehouse;

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence) –  Limousin – 193.5 Mid Farm;

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 214.5 (x2) Stowbank; British Blue – 214.5 Stowbank;  197.5 Waverbank;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 201.5 Stowbank;  Black & White – 178.5 Bridekirk Hall;  177.5 Waverbank;  Holstein – 178,5 Row Hall;  176.5 Arkleby Hall;  Aberdeen Angus – 170.5 Beech House.

Cast Cows (Top price per kg – pence ) – South Devon – 154.5 Maudsyke;  British Blue –149.5 Bridekirk Hall;  Limousin – 148.5 Allerby Hall;  Black & White – 144.5 Harrington Parks.

Prime lambs were very good to sell averaging £103 (232p/kg) (nothing wrong with that trade!)  If you have lambs ready now is the time to sell.  Top price of the day was £123.50
for Texel lambs from Joe Hetherington, Blue Dial, purchased by Tony Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth.  Mule bred lambs of 41-44kg were regular 230 p/kg.  Hoggs were better to sell with heavy hoggs noticeably better.  The sale averaged 197.36p/kg mostly being Swaledale and Herdwick’s.

Prime Lambs (£ per head)-  Texel – 123.50, 120.50 Blue Dial;  95.50 Bleabank;  Suffolk – 109.50 Blue Dial;  Bleu D’Maine – 101.50, 99.50, 98.50 Row Farm;  99.50, 98.50 (x2) Croftside;

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo) – Texel –252 Blue Dial;  227.4 Bleabank;  Bleu D’Maine – 226.7 Croftside;  220.7 Row Farm;  Suffolk – 223.5 Blue Dial;

Prime Hoggs (£ per head)-  Texel – 103.50, 99.50, 98.50, 97.50 High House;  101.50 Hollins;  98.50 Dundraw; 97.50 Croft End;  Charollais – 94.50 Hollins Farm;  Suffolk – 91 Low House;  Cheviot – 87.50 Dundraw;  Beltex – 85.50 Nook Farm;  85.50 Allerby Hall;  Scotch Blackface – 83.50, 81.50 East House;  Texel X Herdwick – 81 Weary Hall Stile;  Herdwick – 80.50 Hole House;  78.50 East House;  78.50 Howside;  76.50 High Priorscales;  Swaledale – 77 East House;  Mule – 73.50 Seatoller;  73.50 Row Farm;

Prime Hoggs (pence per kilo) – Texel –220.3 Ashley Grove;  213.8, 210.3 Sycamore House;  212.5 Stone Croft;  211.3 Low Whitebanks;  Herdwick – 216.1, 212.5 Seatoller;  214.5 Struddah Bank;  214.5 Whitebanks; 212.1 Fold Head;  208.3 Stone Croft;  207.6 Brimmer Head;  Texel X Herdwick – 214.1 Stubbsghyll;  203.9 Struddah Bank;  202.5 Weary Hall Stile;  Swaledale – 210.6 Whitebanks;  203 Seatoller;  Beltex – 208.5 Allerby Hall;  Cheviot – 207.1, 203.5 Dundraw;  204.9 Allerby Hall;  203.8 Row Brow;  203.7 Kidburngill;  202.4 Croft House;  Scotch Blackface – 194 (x2) East House;  191.7 Croft House;  Suffolk – 192.4 Howside; 185 Low House;  Mule – 175.6 Row Farm;  174.3 Bent Ash;

Cast Ewes (£ per head) –  Bleu D’Maine – 134.50, 132.50, 126.50, 124.50 Row Farm;  Texel – 128.50 Walkhurst;  124.50 Hillgreen;  120.50 Nook Farm;  Rouge – 118.50 Croftside;  Mule – 116.50 Croftside;  93.50 Riggingill;  92.50 Hodgson Green;  91.50 Bolton Wood Lane;  90.50 Isel Old Parks;  Cheviot – 100.50 Struddah Bank;  Half Bred – 100 Allerby Hall Herdwick – 78.50 Hinning House;  64.50 Row Farm;  Texel X Herdwick – 78.50 Far Bank;  Lleyn – 73.50 Middlegill;  Swaledale – 68.50 Horsemoor Hills;  67.50 Seatoller.

DAIRY CATTLE -     The fortnightly sale of dairy cattle saw a great entry of 10 cows and heifer in milk. Trade was very good with plenty of customers, some going away empty
handed.  If you have some dairy to sell, our sale is well worth your attention.

Top price of the day was £2,220 for a second calved cow from Peter Watson, Streegate, purchased by Mike Harper.

Dairy Cattle – Holstein – £2,220, £1,700 Streetgate;  Holstein Friesian – £2,000
Watson Hill;  £1920, £1.820 Dearham Hall;  £1,810 Byresteads;

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