Sale Report: 21st Dec 2012 Store & Breeding Cattle

At Cockermouth on Friday Mitchells held its fortnightly sale of store & feeding cattle, calves and stirks.

A smaller show of quality cattle were an outstanding trade at the final store sale of 2012. Messrs Capstick of Whicham Hall sold a terrific run of 5 cattle to average £1213, their consignment included a Limousin heifer that achieved the sales top price of £1285.

Store cattle

Steer (£ per Head): Limousin – 1225 Whicham Hall, 1205, 1195, 1055(x2) Turner Hall, 1165(x2), 1155, 1105, 1085 Bell House, 1145 Greenlands. British Blue – 1155, 1135(x2) Bellhouse, 1035 East Townend, 1005 Highleys. Charolais – 1025 Stockbridge. Aberdeen Angus – 985, 945 East Townend. Belted Galloway – 845 Highleys Farm. Holstein – 705 – Stockbridge. Holstein Friesian – 605(x6), 575(x4) East Farm. Highland – 545, 500 Little Mill.

Heifer (£ per Head): Limousin – 1285, 1185 (x3) Whicham Hall, 1045 Greenlands. British Blue – 1095, 765, 705 Stonethwaite, 825 Highleys.

Bull (£ per Head): Limousin – 545 Near Swallowhurst. Simmental – 545(x2), 505
(x2) Near Swallowhurst. Holstein Friesian – 355 (x5) Beech House.

Feeding Cows (£ per Head): Limousin – 895 How Hall, 795 (x2) Seathwaite Farm, 755 Stockbridge. Belted Galloway – 645 Spout House. Aberdeen Angus – 545 Stockbridge. Hereford – 535 Stonethwaite.

Cow & Heifer Calf (£ per Head): British Blue – £1520 Whins Farm

Stirks (£ per Head): Limousin – 545 How Hall. Holstein Friesian – 240 The Buildings.

Bull Calves ( £ per Head): British Blue – 375 Fairladies.

Heifer Calves (£ per Head): British Blue – 455, 405 Fairladies, 405 Threapthwaite.

Store Lambs (£ per head): Texel – 50 Bolton Gate Head, 44.50 Dockeray Nook. Mule – 34.50, 34 Daleside. Texel x Herdwick – 32 Angerton Bank, 30 Daleside. Swaledale – 27 Rannerdale. Herdwick – 22.50 Rannerdale.

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