Sale Report: 5 December 2014 Storestock

Mitchells Auction Co, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of store stock on Friday 5 December 2014.  101 store cattle were forward together with 2 calves and 13 stirks, 415 store lambs and 33 ewes.

J Capstick & Sons of Whicham Hall, led the cattle prices when a Limousin steer sold to David Barker for £1285.  A Limousin heifer again from Whicham Hall, sold for £1225 to L Skelton & Son.

Store lambs averaged £50.23, with the top price of £70 paid twice for a pen of Texel cross lambs from M/s Clark, Valhalla by M/s Miller, Allerby Hall, and Texels from J E & C Hunter, Whins, to Bill Skelton.

Herdwick ewes from M/s Baines, Howes Farm, sold to £33.

Top price calf, a British Blue bull,  from Nicholson’s of Causeway Foot sold for £365 to M/s Shepherd of Drigg Moorside.

 

Leading Prices

Steers:- Limousin – 1285 Whicham Hall, 1065, 1035 Ashley Grove, 1065Wyndham Terr, 1015, 935 Drigg Moorside, 925, 905 Wardwarrow; British Blue – 975; Simmental – 975 Ashley Grove, 975 Drigg Moorside; Holstien Friesian – 745 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 725 Wardwarrow; Norwegian Red – 585 Nr Branthwaite Edge; Longhorn – 425 Cumrey Kitchen

Heifers:- Limousin – 1225, 1155 Whicham Hall, 1045, 1025 High House, 995 Mill Brow, 955 Croftfoot; Saler – 1075, 1015, 975 Hall Waberthaite; Simmental – 875 Ashley Grove; British Blue – 905 Ashley Grove, 715 Seat House; Long Horn – 325 Cumrey Kitchen.

Bulls: Limousin – 775, 695 Bridge End; British Blue – 635 Ponsonby

 Feeding Cows:– Limousin – 965 Mill Brow, 875 Howside, 865 Ehenside, 785 Hall Waberthwaite; Aberdeen Angus – 785 Ehenside, 625 Hall Waberthwaite; Ayrshire – 495 Outgang; British Blue – 875 Howside; Charolais – 635 Cockley Gill; Holstein – 515 Outgang; Holstein Friesian – 575 Brackenbarrow; Montbeliarde – 695 Outgang.

 

 Sheep

Store Lambs – Texel – 70, 67.50  Whins, 70, 56.50 Valhalla, 53 Boon Cragg; Suffolk – 60 Boon Cragg;  Charollais – 46 Boon Cragg; Cheviot – 59.50, 58 Row Brow; Swaledale – 36.50 Rannerdale; Mule 59 Valhalla; Herdwick – 42 Howside, 41.50 Rannerdale; 40 Howes; 36.50 Boon Cragg; Scotch Blackface – 39 Rannerdale; Texel X Herdwick – 67, 65.50, 55.50  Wasdale Head, 59 Valhalla; 55 Howside

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