Sale Report: 30 December 2013 Primestock

On Monday 30th December Mitchells Auction Company held their weekly sale of primestock. Due to the holiday period and the extreme weather conditions a smaller show of 14 prime & cull cattle and 1286 prime sheep saw a brilliant trade selling to a full ringside of buyers who were eager to fill the day’s contracts.

The cattle ring saw a Limousin bull from M/s Brown, Willows Farm sell to a top price of 171.5p (£963.83). The cull cows topped at 158.5p again for a Limousin this time from P & PI Walker, Beech Croft. Dairy bred cows peaked at 132.5p from JW & VI Naylor, Hillgreen.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 158.5 Beechcroft. Blonde – 147.5 Chapel House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 132.5, 120.5, 115.5 Hillgreen.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1041.35 Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian – 1041.12, 869.20 Hillgreen. Blonde 979.40 Chapel House Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

Prime sheep met a firmer demand averaging 189p per kilo overall. Light lambs weighing 32.1kg-39kg averaged 189.45p/kilo, standard lambs 39.1kg- 45.5kg averaged 191.92p/kilo and heavy lambs weighing 45.6-52kg averaging 174.55p/kilo.

Topping the sale both per head and per kilo was lambs from AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End Farm the first a single Beltex bred lamb which sold for the top price per kilo of 255.7p. The second a Texel bred lamb sold for £114 (46kg) both purchased by W Lindsay & Son Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) – Beltex – 255.7, 243.1, 241.3, 232.9 Swinside End, 244.6, 236.3 Swallowdene. Texel – 254.7, 247.8, 239.8 Swinside End Farm, 230.7 Windhall, 223.8 New Grange Farm, 222.2 Rook Farm, 220.8 Calvo. Bleu D’Maine – 223.8 Byresteads. Lleyn – 211.8 Home Farm. Charollais – 201.3 West Park. Cheviot – 193.9 Byresteads. Mule – 193.2 Galemire. Texel x Herdwick – 187.2 Grange Grassings, 186.6 Brow Top Farm. Suffolk – 187.2 Croft House, 187.2 Frizington Hall, 186.9 Fairfield Farm, 186.3 Galemire, 181.5 Brow Top Farm. Swaledale – 163.3 Swinside End. Herdwick – 158.8(x2) East House. Bluefaced Leicester – 151.3 Eirinntalla.

Prime Lambs (£ per head) – Texel – 114, 109.50, 105.50 Swinside End, 108.50, 102.50 Hollins Farm, 101.50 Windhall, 100 Rook Farm. Beltex – 112.50, 96.50, 95.50 Swinside End, 94.50, 90.50 Swallowdene, 90 West Park. Bleu D’Maine – 89.50 Byresteads. Suffolk – 88.50, 82.50 Byresteads. Cheviot – 85 Commongate. Mule – 84.50, 83.50, 81.50 Kelmore Hills, 83.50 Shatton Lodge, 82.50 Wescoe Farm, 80.50 Fairfield Farm. Charollais – 80.50 Outgang, 80.50 West Park. Lleyn – 80.50 Home Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 80.50 Grange Grassings, 78.50 Frizington Hall, 76.50 Brow Top Farm. Swaledale – 64.50 Burnside. Herdwick – 54 (x2) East House.

Cull Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 83.50 Chapel Farm, 69.50 Parkhouse Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 67.50, 63.50 Wythop Hall. Mule – 60.50 Frizington Hall, 55.50 Parkhouse Farm, 53.50 Highfield Farm. Suffolk – 59.5, 53.50 Highfield Farm. Swaledale – 45.50 Calvo Farm. Lleyn – 43.50 Home Farm. Herdwick – 43.50 Bellhouse Farm. Charollais – 41.50 Fairfield Farm.

Rams (£ per head) – Bluefaced Leicester – 96.50 Swinside End. Herdwick – 37.50 Home Farm.

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