Sale Report: 20th October 2017- Store cattle sale and Fellmans gather of store lambs

On Friday 20th October 2017 Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of 233 store cattle, breeding cattle, stirks and calves also the Fellmans Gather of 6150 store lambs.

 

Store cattle

Store cattle saw a good working trade with the weeks terrible weather understandable not showing stock at their best. Leading the sale was TM & BA Place, Strawberry Howe with a Limousin bred heifer which sold for £1155.

Heifer: – Limousin – 1155, 1085 Strawberry How, 1055, 1015 Hall Santon, 1015, 955 Lamplugh Hall, 965 Waverbank. British Blue – 1085, 1005, 945 Waites Farm, 985, 965 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 945 Waverbank. Charolais – 965 Westend, 825 Mosser Heights. Simmental – 835, 725 Welcome Nook. Aberdeen Angus – 750(6) Hill Green.

Steer: – Charolais – 1145 Westend. Limousin – 1135, 1125, 1115, 10985, 1075 Strawberry How, 1100 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 1075 Westend, 1005 Waverbank, 995 Sorrowstones, 955 Overcroft. British Blue – 1025, 1015, 995, 985 Waverbank, 965 Watson Hill. Aberdeen Angus – 995, 915 Newbiggin Farm Norwegian Red – 620, 605 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Holstein Friesian – 725 East Farm

Bulls:- Limousin – 855 Muncaster Home Farm British Blue – 815 Waites Farm.

 

Store Cow:- Charolais – 915 Crooklands. Holstein – 665 Gibbtarn Farm

 

Bull Calves :- British Blue – 400 Lowca Cottage Farm.

 

Stirks:- British Blue – 640 Croft Side Farm. Limousin – 550, 475, 385 Low Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 410 Croft Side Farm. Holstein – 230 Croft Side Farm.

 

Store Lambs

A huge entry of over 6000 store lambs was brought forward for the annual “Fell mans gather”. The best Continental lambs were selling to £85 per head for a pen of Beltex from J Walker, Far Reach while pure Herdwick lambs sold to £37 per head for a pen of 60 from AD & T Harrison, Brotherilkeld.

 

Store lambs:-

Beltex – 85 Far Reach. Texel – 80, 67 Far Reach, 76 Dovenby Craggs, 69 Woodhall Brow Farm, 68, 56.50 Cragg Farm, 65.50, 58 Howbeck Lodge, 63 Burthwaite, 62.50, 60.50 Low Stowbank, 60, 59, 58.50 Thistleton Farm, 59 High Bewaldeth, 59 Rydal Farm, 58.50 Seatoller Farm. Mule – 77 Woodhow Farm, 56, 51, 49 Rydal Farm, 55.50, 49.50 Howbeck Lodge, 52 High Bewaldeth. Texel x Herdwick – 59 Main Street, 47.50, 44 Greenlands, 47 Moorside Farm, 46 Forbesfield, 44.50 Housenrigg, 44 Ponsonby Old Hall, 43 High Bewaldeth, 43 Woodhow Farm. Swaledale – 53 Howbeck Lodge, 34.50, 28 Beckside Farm, 31, 29.50 Naddle Farm, 30.50 Stanley Terrace, 30 Smaithwaite, 29 Charles Ground, 29 High Bewaldeth, 28.50 Gill Bank, 28.50 Hope Farm, 28.50 Mireside. Cheviot – 40 Noran Bank Farm, 39.50 Naddle Farm, 39 Cragg House Farm. Herdwick – 37, 33, 32(x2), 28.50 Brotherilkeld, 34 Housenrigg, 31.50 Penny Hill, 31.50 Stool End Farm, 31 Taw House, 30 Charles Ground, 30 Stubbs Ghyll, 30 Mireside, 30 Thornholme, 29.50 Noran Bank, 29.50 Wood End Farm, 29 Hollins, 29 Woodhow Farm, 28.50 Welcome Nook, 28 Croft House Farm.

 

Breeding Ewes:- Herdwick – 53 Smaithwaite, 53 Skinner Street. Swaledale – 50 Hope Farm

 

Breeding rams:-

Beltex (Ram Lamb) – 170, 100(x2) Dovenby Craggs. Texel (Ram Lambs) – 155, 135, 120, 115, 110, 105 Highmoor Bungalow 125, 122, 110(x3) Dovenby Craggs.

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