Sale Report: 20 April 2012 – Store & Breeding Stock

At Cockermouth on Friday 20th April, Mitchell’s held their fortnightly sale of 303 store cattle, calves and stirks, feeding cows.  Trade was seen to be very dear with a good show of cattle forward.

STORE CATTLE

Steers (£ per Head): Limousin – 1,385, 1,245, 1,205, 1,175 Greenlands; 1,125 Sycamore House; 1,175, 1,165 Nr Branthwaite Edge; 1,155 (x2) Gibbtarn;  British Blue – 1,285, 1,185, 1,155 Sycamore House;  1,255 (x2), 1,155 Wardwarrow;  1,235, 1,165, 1,135 Middle Boonwood;  1,175 Woodside; 1,165 Annaside;   Aberdeen Angus – 1,095 Woodside Farm;  Simmental – 975, 855 (x4) Dubbs Farm;  Holstein Friesian – 780 (x4) Croftlands; British Friesian – 755 (x2) Gutterby;

Heifers (£ per Head): British Blue – 1,355, 1,205 Nook Farm;  1,145 (x2) Middle Boonwood;  1,025 Wardwarrow;  Limousin – 1,255, 1,075 Lake View; 1,105 Wardhall Guards;  1,085 (x2) The How;  Brown Swiss – 1,045 Wardwarrow; Holstein Friesian – 1,025 Warwarrow; Aberdeen Angus – 1,005 Woodside Farm;

Bulls (£ per head): Blonde D’Aquitaine – 995 Newlands Farm; Limousin – 965 (x2), 955, 945 Cardel; 925 (x3), 915 Cumblands; British Blue -  625 Woodend;  Beef Shorthorn – 545 Spring Bank;  Holstein – 365 Newlands;

Feeding Cows (£ per Head): Simmental – 955 Woodside Farm;  Limousin – 885 Terrace Farm;  875 Muncaster Head;  British Blue – 785 Lowthwaite;  Blonde D’Aquitaine  – 775 Stockbridge;  Aberdeen Angus – 735 Hall Waberthwaite;
Stirks – British Blue – 565, 555, 535 (x4) Dearham Hall;  Aberdeen Angus – 435 Dearham Hall;  British Friesian – 365 (x6) Seat House;  Holstein Friesian – 285 (x3) Dearham Hall;

BREEDING SHEEP

Ewes and lambs met an outstanding demand for all classes.  Much dearer on the fortnight.

Ewes & Lambs – Texel – 84, 83, 81, 80Terrace Farm; Mule – 78, Terrace Farm;  72 Scalesmoor

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