Sale Report: Opening Show & Sale of Store Cattle – 4th January 2019

Mitchells Auction Co, Cockermouth held their Special January prize show & sale with a catalogued entry of 1271 store cattle, feeding & breeding cattle and stirks on Friday 4th January.

A huge ringside of prospective purchasers turned out in force to witness one of the greatest shows of Store Cattle this market has seen. With a sale full of quality all classes sold to full potential ensuring vendors and buyers alike went home happy with their days trading.

The Show was kindly sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies and the Cornthwaite Group and judging in the capable hands of Mr Neil Brand, Fife who commented on the super show before him. After some deliberation he awarded the Champion trophy to Messrs Harryman, Keskadale, Newlands with their home bred Limousin Heifer which later sold for £1440. Reserve honours went to S Hardisty & Son, How Hall, Ennerdale with their home bred Limousin Steer which realised £1310.

The days top price of £1550 was achieved for a Limousin Heifer from AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End, Lorton. Steers topped at £1420 for a Limousin from T Trafford & Son, Peter House, Bassenthwaite.

Heifer- Limousin- 1550, 1275, 1185 Swinside End, 1440, 1325(2), 1270, 1195(3), 1185(2) Keskadale, 1315 Beckside, 1285(2), 1195, 1185, 1175(4) Fellside Farm, 1275 Whicham Hall, 1245, 1195 High Side, 1235 Peter House. British Blue- 1255, 1155(2), 1145, 1135(2), 1115, 1095, 1075(3) Keskadale, 1185, 1145 High Side, 1115, 1065 Bothel Craggs, 1085, 1045(2) Whins Farm, 1085 Overcroft, 1075 Long Close, 1065 Annfield, 1035(2), 1015 Rose Farm. Charolais- 1185 High Side, 1105, 1095, 1055 Beck Farm, 1085, 1025 Rose Farm, 1075(2), 955(6) Westray, 1035, 915(2) Drigg Moorside, 965(2) Mosser Mains. Aberdeen Angus- 1135(2), 1005(3) Braithwaite Farm, 1125 Beckside Farm, 1005, 985 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Hereford- 1005 Annfield. Holstein Friesian- 795 Waverbank.

Steer- Limousin- 1420 Peter House, 1345, 1235 Stoney Howe, 1335, 1265(3) Woodhall Brow, 1315 Chapel Farm, 1310 How Hall, 1300, 1245 Kelmore Hills, 1275 Knott Houses, 1275, 1265 Keskadale, 1275 Turner Hall, 1275 Swinside End, 1265(3), 1255(3) Whicham Hall, 1245 Annfield, 1235 Riggingill. Aberdeen Angus- 1295, 1135 Beckside Farm, 1235(5) Frizington Hall, 1175 Long Close, 1125, 1095, 1065, 1055 Brackenbarrow, 1105 Drigg Moorside, 1065 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Charolais- 1235, 1195 Beck Farm, 1225(2) Wath Farm, 1085, 1025, 995, Drigg Moorside, 1075 Knott Houses, 1075 Sorrowstones, 1015(2), 965(2), 955(3) Mosser Mains. Blonde- 1205, 1155(2) Woodhall Brow. British Blue- 1195, 1185, 1175, 1145(2), 1085 Rose Farm, 1195(2) Long Close, 1175, 1095(2) Annfield, 1155, 1095(2) Wythop Hall, 1155 Whins Farm, 1155 The Laurels, 1125 Green Marsh, 1125 Woodhall Brow, 1115 How Hall, 1105 Broom Farm, 1095 Drigg Moorside, 1085 Bolton Wood Lane, 1085 Bothel Craggs. Shorthorn- 1065 Brackenbarrow, 985 Mosser Mains, 885 Parsonage Farm. Hereford- 1055(2) Annfield, 1035 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 945 Wath Farm, 925 Sorrowstones. Parthonais- 955 Green Marsh, 895(2) Outgang. Holstein Friesian- 915(2), 885(2) Long Close, 835(2) Waverbank, 815(5) Rose Farm, 765(3) Brackenbarrow, 705 Drigg Moorside. Montbelliarde- 895 Drigg Moorside, 735(3) Outgang. British Friesian- 775(2) Dean Farm, 775(3), 735(2) Outgang, 715 Gutterby.

Bulls- Limousin- 1175 Brookfield, 1165 Fellside, 1125, 1095(3), 1085(2), 1065, 1045(4) Keskadale, 1115, 1105(2), 1095, 1065, 1055(2), 1025, 1015 High Moss, 1045 Hundith Hill, 1025 Cathow, 1015 Sanders Close. Charolais- 1145 Keskadale. Blonde-1005 High Moss.

Cows- Limousin- 1015 Kirkland House, 925 Birk Howe. Aberdeen Angus- 855 Fold Head.

Stirks- Beef Shorthorn- 535(2), 505, 495(2) Longmoor Head.

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