Sale Report: 21 Nov 2012 Primestock

At Cockermouth, on Wednesday 21st November, Mitchells had forward 83 prime cattle, Bulls and cast cows, and 2126 prime sheep including ewes.

Cattle saw one of the strongest most consistent trades for a long time. Top price of 237.5 pence per kilo was achieved for a Limousin heifer from John Hodgson, Parsonage Farm purchased by Morris Wharton Wholesale Meats. M/s Smith, Lake View sold 2 Limousin heifers at 235.5p both purchased by Morris Wharton. A British Blue from Brian Whitfield sold to John Little for 232.5 pence per kilo. Overall clean cattle sold to average 223.76 pence, more is required to meet demand.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence): – Limousin – 237.5, 229.5 Parsonage Farm, 235.5(x2) Lake View, 227.5 Bridekirk Hall, 226.5 Lamplugh Hall, 226.5 Dean Farm.

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence):- Limousin – 214.5, 213.5 Eastlands. British Blue 207.5, 206.5 Shatton Lodge. British Blue – 232.5 Low Stowbank.

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 222.5 Low Stowbank, 219.5, 217.5 Prospect House, 217.5 Bank House. British Blue – 199.5 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 177.5 Grange Farm, 162.5 Arkleby Hall. Holstein – 173.5, 162.5 Gatehouse, 170.5 Hunday Farm, 168.5 Low Scaw.

OTM Cow (Top price per kilo – pence) – Limousin – 134.5 Prospect House, 128.5 Croft House Farm. Hereford – 128.5 Cockley Gill. British Friesian – 122.5 High House Farm. Charolais – 117.5 Mossergate Farm. Holstein Friesian – 106.5 Dearham Hall. Holstein – 104.5 Bouch House Farm

Prime lambs were an improved trade with an average of 157.37 pence per kilo. Selling the top price per head and per kilo was Bill Skelton, Rook Farm who’s Beltex sold for £111, 217.6p purchaser was Tony Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Beltex – 111 Rook Farm. Texel – 99.50 Low Garth, 95.50, 93.50 Fitz Farm, 94.50 Burton House, 90 Rose Farm. Suffolk – 71.50 Clappers. Charollais – 71 Clappers. Bleu D’ Maine – 70.50(x2) Rosemount. Mule – 68.50, 65.50 Little Braithwaite, 67.50 Fellside, 66 High House Farm, 65.50 Swinside End, 65 Carlisle Gate. Rouge – 68 Birks Farm. Lleyn – 67.50 Home Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 59 Ponsonby Old Hall. Swaledale – 40.50 Wythop Hall.

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo) – Beltex – 217.6 Rook Farm. Texel – 199 Low Garth, 194.9 Fitz Farm. Bleu D’ Maine – 172 Rosemount. Lleyn – 166.3 Home Farm. Rouge – 165 Birks Farm. Charollais – 160.3 The How. Mule – 152.3 Swinside End Farm. Cheviot – 143.4 Valhalla. 152.6 Valhalla. Suffolk – 152.4 Birks Farm, 152.2 Burton House. Swaledale – 115.7 Wythop Hall.

Cast Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 89.50 Greenlands. Suffolk – 87.50 Fitz Farm. Texel Cross – 81.50 Sands Close. Cheviot – 80.50 Stonecroft. Mule – 78.50 Salter Hall. Lleyn – 57.50 Sale Fell House. Texel x Herdwick – 54.50 Grange Grassings. Swaledale – 40 Meadowbank. Jacob – 25 Dockray Nook. Herdwick – 23.50 High Bewaldeth. Welsh – 23.50 Grange Farm.

Cast Rams(£ per head)- Texel – 120.50 Greenlands. Herdwick – 55.50 Penny Hill.

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