Sale Report: Friday 13th April 2018 Storestock and opening sale of ewes and lambs at foot

On Friday 13th April 2018 Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of store & breeding stock.

Store cattle

With a catalogued entry of 340 store cattle the recent high rates were maintained with buyers keen to purchase quality stock. Top price of the day was a Limousin Steer achieving £1335 from BW Noble, Gibbtarn. In the heifer section a British Blue cross from M & C Wharton, Somerfield House saw the leading price at £1295. Younger types were again in demand topping at £1125 for a 10 month old steer from JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat and yearling heifers to £1125 from CJ Hartley, Stoney Howe.

The opening sale of ewes and lambs saw keen demand with the leading price of £76 a life for a pen of Suffolk ewes with Texel lambs at foot. A huge ring side of prospective buyers gathered with many more ewes and lambs required for our next sale.

Steer: – Limousin – 1335 Gibbtarn, 1305 Mid Farm, 1215(x4), 1175(x2) Dundraw Farm, 1195 Westray, 1175 Croft End. British Blue – 1265 Hyton Farm, 1255, 1155 Waverbank, 1245, 1225, 1185, 1125 Holmecroft, 1125 Croft End, 1085 Syke Beck, 1075 Croftlands. Charolais – 1235, 1215, 1175 Westray Farm, 1145, 1135, 1125 Croft Farm, 1065 Drigg Moorside. Aberdeen Angus – 1195, 1135(x2), 1115 Croft Farm, 1185, 1095 Linewath, 1185(x2) Nr Branthwaite Edge, 1125 Frizington Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1175, 1105 Dundraw Farm. Hereford – 985, 825 Row End Farm, 835, 825 Low Cockhow. Blonde D’Aquitaine – 915, 905 High Farm. Holstein – 735 Gibbtarn.

Heifer: – British Blue – 1295, 1175 Somerfield House, 1265, 1255, 1245, 1175 Waverbank, 1185 Greengill Farm, 1175 High Nook, 1095 Croft End, 1065 Drigg Moorside. Limousin – 1285, 1185 Row Farm, 1175 Woodhall Brow Hall, 1145 Croft End, 1135 Dundraw Farm, 1125 Stoney Howe, 1115 Gibbtarn, 1105 Waverbank, 1085(x2) Low Eskholme. Blonde D’Aquitaine – 1265, 985 Woodhall Brow Hall, 1145 Greengill Farm, 865 Ewanrigg Farm. Charolais –  1235, 1165, 1145 Greengilll Farm, 865, 835 Low Stowbank. Aberdeen Angus – 1045, 915 Linewath, 1015 Row End Farm. Hereford – 805 Low Cockhow, 805 Row End Farm.

Bulls:- Limousin – 1085 Baggra Yeat, 1075 Grove Farm, 1065 Parkhouse Farm, 1035 Howe Green, 1025 Grove Farm. Charolais – 1025 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 865 Braithwaite Farm. Blonde D’Aquitaine – 795 Croft End Farm.

Store Cows: – Limousin – 1005 Gibbtarn, 865 Hyton Farm. Holstein – 785 Gibbtarn.

Stirks: – British Blue – 575, 555, 510 Croft Side Farm, 565, 555 Punderland Farm.

Sheep

Ewe & Lambs (£ per head) – 2 & 3 Shear Suffolk – 76, 70, 65,62, 58, 56, 50 Petteril Bank. 2 & 3 Shear Texel – 75, 67, 64 Outgang Farm, 65, 62(x2) High Side Farm, 62, 60, 58, 57 Petteril Bank.  4 Shear Mule – 70, 62 Petteril Bank, 64, 59, 58 Outgang Farm, 57, 54 High Side Farm.

Store Lambs:- Texel – 81, 69 The Towers.

 

 

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