Sale Report: Friday 2nd December 2016 Storestock & Dairy

On Friday 2nd December 2016 Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of store, breeding & feeding stock with a special Christmas show & sale of calves & dairy cattle being held along with a dispersal of ID Hunters Charollais & Berrichon flock.

A smaller entry of store cattle met a strong demand with buyers still looking for stock of all grades.

Store cattle

Steer: – Simmental – 1135 Sheepfields. Limousin – 1045, 995 Low Eskholme, 1045, 1035 Woodend Lodge, 1015, 965 Drigg Moorside. British Blue – 995, 985 Drigg Moorside, 975 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Beef Shorthorn – 965 Longmoor Head. Aberdeen Angus – 665 Hemplands Farm.

Heifer: – Simmental – 1065, 1055 Stone Ends, 955 Drigg Moorside. British Blue – 1035, 1015 Whins Farm, 945 Drigg Moorside. Limousin – 1025 Kirkland House, 1015 Whins Farm, 985 Drigg Moorside, 955 Annaside Farm. Charolais – 865 Drigg Moorside. 

Bulls:- Aberdeen Angus – 835 Brook Cottage, 655, 605 Longmoor Head. Holstein Friesian – 400 Dykesfield, 385 Syke Beck. 

Store Cows: – Simmental – 735, 725 Tortolocate. Gelbvieh – 705 Ullock Mins. Limousin – 685, 645, 625 Manor House Farm. Bazadaize – 655 Hollins.

Stirks & Calves

The Christmas show of calves was kindly sponsored by Genus Breeding and judged by Mr Richard Connell, Grange Farm.  The Championship was awarded to Messrs Clark, Fairladies for a British Blue bull calf which later sold to Vickers & Richardson for £380.

Prize winners

Black & White bull calf

1st        JM & RM Haston, Dearham Hall

Continental heifer calf

1st        Messrs Clark, Fairladies

2nd        Messrs Clark, Fairladies

3rd        G & I Carruthers, Lowca Cottage Farm

Continental bull calf

1st        Messrs Clark, Fairladies

2nd        G & I Carruthers, Lowca Cottage Farm

3rd        Messrs Clark, Fairladies

Bull Calves :– Charolais – 400 Lowca Cottage Farm. British Blue – 380, 330 Fairladies Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 280 Tallentire Hill Farm. Holstein Friesain – 85 Dearham Hall, 70 Aikbank.

Heifer Calves :– British Blue – 390 Fairladies, 355 Tallentire Hill, 340 Lowca Cottage Farm. Charolais – 265 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Store Sheep

The flock dispersal of in lamb Charollais & Berrichon ewes from ID Hunter, Galemire was conducted with a ring full of buyers for his quality stock.

Store lambs were once again forward in high quantities with prices remaining strong.

Breeding Ewes – Charollais – 185, 155, 150 Galemire. Berrichon – 175, 165, 160, 155 Galemire.

Store Lambs:- Texel – 68, 63 The Towers, 65.50, 60 High Bewaldeth, 63.50 Dockray Nook, 63, 60 Cragg Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 61 Croft House Farm, 56, 42 Watergate Farm Cottage, 56 High Bewaldeth, 43 Rannerdale. Mule – 57 High Bewaldeth. Beltex – 47.50 Woodside Cottage. Herdwick – 39 Fell Barrow, 37 Brotherilkeld, 35 Gatesgarth, 35 Fell Barrow. Swaledale – 21.50 Croft House.

Dairy

The Christmas show & sale of dairy cattle was kindly sponsored by Genus Breeding and judged by Mr Richard Connell, Grange Farm.  With some outstanding stock forward he awarded the Championship to a senior heifer from Mr D Robinson, Dovenby Craggs which later sold for £2100.  The reserve rosette was presented to WC & J Leak & Sons, Hill Farm for the 1st prize heifer in the junior section and sold for £1900.  The judge backed his decision purchasing both the Champion and Reserve.  All dairy cattle sold averaged £1600.

Prize Winners

Cow in milk

1st        Messrs Brown, Willows Farm

2nd        Messrs Brown, Willows Farm

3rd        Messrs Brown, Willows Farm

Senior Heifer in milk

1st        D Robinson, Dovenby Craggs

2nd        JW Graves & Son, Home Farm

3rd        J Scott, Carrick-Dene

Junior Heifer in milk

1st        WC & J Leak & Sons, Hill Farm

2nd        Tallentire Hill Farm

3rd        Tallentire Hill Farm

New Calved Heifer: – Holstein Friesain – 2100 Dovenby Craggs, 2000, 1750, 1720 Tallentire Hill, 1950, 1900 Hill Farm, 1700 Carrick-Dene, 1100 Home Farm. British Friesian – 1400, 1250 Stybeck Farm. Holstein – 1380 Home Farm.

Cow – Holstein Friesian – 1120 Willows Farm.

 

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