Sale Report: Friday 25th August 2017 Store Stock

On Friday 25th August 2017 Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of 200 store cattle, breeding cattle, stirks and calves. There were also 2500 store lambs forward for our August show.

Store cattle

With a number of strong cattle forward leading the sale was an Aberdeen Angus steer from P Braithwaite, Ehenside Farm which sold for £1565. In the heifer section a Charolais achieved the leading price at £1405 for J Brough, Manshall Hall.

Steer: –  Aberdeen Angus – 1565 Ehenside Farm, 1205 Breaside Farm, 865(x3) Low Godderthwaite. Charolais – 1425, 1325 Clappers, 1165, 1125 Acrewalls. British Blue – 1245, 1175, 1155 Newton Field, 1245 Hall Stanton, 1225, 1135 Breaside, 1105 Woodend, 1095(x2), 1065(x2), 1045(x2) Waverbank. Limousin – 1175, 1155 High House, 1165 Breaside, 1155, 1095 Hall Stanton, 1135, 1085(x3) Mayfield, 1115, 1085 Newton Field. Simmental – 1025, 895(x2) Welcome Nook. Holstein Friesian – 775 Mayfield, 755(x3), 665(x3) Acrewalls, 655(x4) Mayfield. British Friesian – 665 Acrewalls.

Heifer: – Charolais – 1405 Manshall Hall. Limousin – 1195, 1085, 1065(x2) Nook Farm, 1135 Setmabanning, 1105(x5) Frizington Hall, 1085(x2), 1035 Threapland Lees, 1085 High House, 1065 Woodend. British Blue – 1165 Newton Field, 1055 Ehenside Farm, 1055 Waverbank, 1035, 1025 Low Godderthwaite, 1015 Woodend. Simmental – 1005, 935, 895 Sheepfields. Aberdeen Angus – 985 Threapland Lees. Blonde – 775 Low Godderthwaite.

Bulls:- Limousin– 1050 Setmabanning, 1045(x2) Stainburn Hall Farm, 905(x2) Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian – 675, 655(x3) Lamplugh Hall. Friesian – 445(x4) Stainburn Hall Farm.

Cow & Bull Calf: – British Blue – 1400 Stonethwaite Farm.

Bull Calves :– British Blue – 420 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Stirks: – Limousin – 600, 590, 500 Low Farm. Holstein Friesian – British Blue – 420 Lowca Cottage Farm

Store Lambs

The August show and sale was very kindly judged by Sarah Thompson of Wigton who awarded the Championship rosette to G W Whitfield & Sons, Low Stowbank with a pen of Texel lambs which later went on to achieve the leading price of £90 per head. Many more could easily have been sold with our next sale on Friday 8th September.

Store lambs:- Texel – 90(x2), 89, 88, 84, 80(x2), 76 Low Stowbank, 76 Whinnerah. Beltex  – 76 Hollin Head, 76 Littletown Farm, 70 Blake Hills. Suffolk – 57 Gatra Farm, 56 Hollin Head, 55 Blake Hills, 54 Fairfield Farm. Mule – 57, 54 Eirinntalla, 54.50, 53 Wythop Hall, 51.50 Fairfield Farm, 51.50 Askhill, 51 Low Kinmont, 47 Blake Hills, 45 Blake Hills. Bluefaced Leicester – 52 Cragg House Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 51.50(x2), 50, 47 Crosbythwaite, 47 High Seaton, 46.50 Cragg House Farm, 36 Scalderskew. Cheviot – 43 Blakehills. Swaledale – 36.50, 28 Scalderskew. Herdwick – 25 Scalderskew.

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