Sale Report: 7 Dec 2012 Store Cattle & Machinery Sale

At Cockermouth on Friday Mitchells held its fortnightly sale of store & feeding cattle, calves and stirks. A special Sale of Farm Implements, Machinery and tools was also held.

A similar entry of 261 head sold for a better trade, with even the plainest cattle in demand. Top end cattle sold very well with Limousin Steers from Sandy Sanderson of Swallowdene topping the market at £1265 twice, his run of 7 Limousin steers averaged a terrific £1169.

Store cattle

Steer (£ per Head): Limousin – 1265(x2), 1215, 1155, 1115, 1085(x2) Swallowdene, 1235 Greenlands, 1085 Kiln Brow, 1075 Hilltop, 1025 Peter House. Charolais – 1205 Peter House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 695 Brackenbarrow, 565(x6) Wardwarrow. British Blue – 945 (x3) Sorrowstones. British Friesian – 655(x3) Low Field House. Aberdeen Angus – 645 Ullock Mains. Simmental – 585 Gatehouse. Blue Gray – 545(x7) Wasdale Head Hall Farm.

Heifer (£ per Head): Limousin – 1155, 1095, 1095 Greenlands, 1025(x2) Hill Top, 965 Orchard Farm. British Blue – 635 Mayfield Farm. Blonde – 885, 735 Easthwaite. Aberdeen Angus – 835 Home Farm. Charolais – 785 Peter House Farm.

Bull (£ per Head): Limousin – 955, 825(x2) Hollows Farm, 875, 835 Peter House. Aberdeen Angus – 715(x2), 705(x2), 685(x2), 675 Brook Cottage. Simmental – 705(x2) Sleathwaite Farm. British Blue – 705 Pasture House. Blue Gray – 485 Wasdale Head Hall. Holstein Friesian – 425(x5) Beech House.

Feeding Cows (£ per Head): Limousin – 805, 765 Howside, 765 Branthwaite Farm, 725 Charles Ground, 715 Grange Farm. British Blue – 795 Howside. Montbeliarde 765, 705 Plumbland Mill. Simmental – 765, 715 Near Swallowhurst. Highland – 635, 545 Little Mill. British Friesian – 595 Plumbland Mill. Aberdeen Angus -585 Rakefoot.

Stirks (£ per Head): Limousin – 555, 525 Seat House. Holstein Friesian – 455 Manor House, 295(x3) Waites Farm. British Blue – 445 Waites Farm, 385 The Buildings. Friesian – 285 The Buildings. Brown Swiss – 195, 145 The Buildings.

Bull Calves ( £ per Head): British Blue – 445, 385(x2) Fairladies. Charolais – 365, 325 Aikbank.

Heifer Calves (£ per Head): Limousin – 405 Hudson Place. British Blue – 305 Fairladies, 245, 235 Manor House. Charolais – 275, 215, 205 Aikbank.

A smaller entry of 155 store lambs sold very well with Brian & Helen Spencer, Gatra Farm topping the trade at £47.50 for a pen of 13 Texel’s.

Store Lambs (£ per head): Texel – 47.50 Gatra Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 41.50 Low Walton Farm. Suffolk – 40.50 Cockan. Mule – 38.50 Gatra Farm. Herdwick – 32 Low Walton Farm. Swaledale – 21.50 Rannerdale.

Mitchells held its “Backend” sale of farm machinery, Implements and tools, attracting a good crowd. Larger implements sold well with a 1978 Ford 4100 tractor topping the sale at £2000.

Top Prices: £2000 Ford 4100, £1850 6 ton Feed bin, £1000 Honda Quad Bike, £550 sheep Snacker, £400 Stroth 20ft Lagoon Mixer, £320 Portequip Calf Creep.

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