Sale Report: Primestock 1 Nov 2017

On Wednesday 1st November 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 51 cattle, comprising 34 cast cows, 17 bulls and clean cattle, and 2812 sheep, comprising 1904 lambs and 908 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

An increase in clean cattle saw prices sharper on the week with a well finished Limousin heifer from M/s Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for the top price per head and per kilo at 242.5 pence per kilo (£1399.23), to Granville Moor.

Prime bull prices also had a lift on the week with A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm selling a 664 kilo Limousin for 222.5 pence per kilo (£1477.40) bought by Les Fell.

An increase in beef bred cull cows saw a competitive trade with more cattle of all classes required to meet the strong demand.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 242.50, 227.50 Hunday Farm, 237.50 Lake View, 218.50 Prospect House Farm, 218.50 Low Stowbank.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1399.23, 1394.58 Hunday Farm, 1292 Lake View, 1166.79 Low Stowbank, 1092.50 Prospect House Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 222.50, 215.50 Prospect House Farm, 208.50 Ellenbank, 180.50 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 208.50 Ellenbank, 193.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 169.50 South View, 159.50 Brow Top Farm. Swedish Red & White – 145.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1477.40, 1245.59 Prospect House Farm, 1430.31 Ellenbank, 1079.39 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 1355.25 Ellenbank, 1128.11 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1044.12 South View, 902.77 Brow Top Farm. Swedish Red & White – 873 Grange Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 142.50 Mosser Heights, 137.50 High Nook, 136.50 Lake View, 128.50 Hill Top Farm, 117.50 Seat House, 111.50 Town Head. Aberdeen Angus – 130.50 Mosser Heights. Holstein Friesian –  128.50 Barnyard, 125.50, 119.50 Waverbank, 107.50 Frizington Parks, 101.50 Tallentire Hill. British Blue – 123.50 Mid Farm, 115.50 Braithwaite Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 982.80 Lake View, 980.40 Mosser Heights, 877.25 High Nook, 815.45 Seat House, 794.13 Hill Top Farm, 631.09 Town Head. Holstein Friesian – 1123.09 Barnyard, 924.93, 863.44 Waverbank. Aberdeen Angus – 936.99 Mosser Heights. British Blue – 796.95 Braithwaite Farm, 741 Mid Farm.

 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Brown Swiss – 141.50 Frizington Parks. Ayrshire – 124.50 Plaskett Lands. Holstein Friesian – 111.50, 107.50 Springfield Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Brown Swiss – 919.75 Frizington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 764.89, 688 Springfield Farm. Ayrshire – 754.47 Plaskett Lands.

 

Prime Sheep

A much larger entry of lambs saw prices remain in line with previous weeks with an SQQ of 169 pence per kilo  being achieved for 1904 lambs.

Topping the market per kilo was K Hodgson, Parsonage Farm with a Texel bred lamb which sold to Robin Vivers for 220.5 ppk.  A top price per head of £96 was achieved on 2 occasions by M/s Fraser, High Flatt and J & JK Spedding, Salter Hall both were purchased by Tony Harrison Butchers, Main Street, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 220.50 Parsonage Farm, 207 Ellenbank, 206.10 Salter Hall, 204.40 East Lodge, 203.80 High Moss, 203.80 Park House Farm, 202.60 The How, 198.70 Scales Farm, 197.90 Briary Bank, 197.70 Sandhills. Suffolk – 180 Westray Farm, 175.60 Stone Croft, 170.70 Scales Farm, 166.30 Plumbland Farm. Charollais – 176.90 Isel Old Parks, 176.80, 174.40. Bluefaced Leicester – 171.40, 161.40 Cragg House Farm, 163.80 Segbushwell. Texel x Herdwick – 171.10 South View, 167.60 Lonscale Farm, 166.70 Micklam Cottages, 166.70 Burnthwaite Farm, 165.50 Grange Grassings. Mule – 163.10, 163 Low Stowbank, 162.50 Park House Farm, 161.30 Segbushwell, 161 Newlands Farm. Bleu du Maine – 162.50 High House Farm. Swaledale – 153.50 Parsonage Farm.. Herdwick – 136.40 Mireside, 133.30 Howside.

 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 96 High Flatts, 96 Salter Hall, 93, 92 Briary Bank, 92 East Lodge, 92 Wardhall Guards, 90 Hollins, 90 Greenbank Close. Suffolk – 89, 79.50, 76 Hemplands Farm, 85 Westray Farm, 82.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. Bleu du Maine – 78 High House Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 76.50 High Bewaldeth, 71 Cragg House Farm, 65.50 Segbushwell. Charollais – 77, 72.50 Birks Farm, 69 Isel Old Parks. Mule – 75, 68.50 Low Stowbank, 71.50 Park House Farm, 66 Newlands Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 69.50 Grange Grassings, 65 Micklam Cottages, 65 South View, 61.50 Rannerdale. Swaledale – 66 Parsonage Farm, 49 Askhill, 45 Stockhow Hall. Herdwick – 47 Barfield, 45 Fell Barrow, 45 Mireside.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 102 Shatton Lodge, 101 Westray Farm, 100, 91, 89 Meadow Farm, 95 High House, 90 Hill Green, 88.50 Scalderskew, 86 Grange Farm, 86 Taw House. Suffolk – 98 Scalderskew, 87 Croft House, 85, 79 Meadow Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 86.50, 74 Shatton Lodge, 70 Hollows Farm. Mule – 72 Grange Farm, 70 Aldenstone, 67.50 High House Farm, 62 Blake Hills, 62 Croft House, 61.50 Eirinntalla, 61 Shatton Lodge. Zwartble – 72 Grange Farm. Herdwick – 58 The Oaks, 50 Fornside, 50 Hollows Farm, 48 Rowbrow Park, 46 Stone Ends, 45 Plumbland Farm, 44.50 Wha House Farm. Cheviot – 52.50, 40 Strudda Bank, 45.50, 38 Wha House Farm, 36 Blake Hills. Swaledale – 45 Strudda Bank, 40 Hollows Farm, 37 Littletown Farm, 34.50 Eirinntalla. Texel x Herdwick – 42 Eirinntalla, 38 Cragg House Farm.

 

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 85 Wardhall Guards, 61 Robin Hood, 56 Seat House Farm. Bleu du Maine – 73 Wardhall Guards. Suffolk – 53 Midtown. Swaledale – 46 Hill Top Farm. Herdwick – 42 The Oaks, 39 Taw House.

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