Sale Report: Primestock 10th May 2017

On Wednesday 10 May 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 39 cattle, comprising 29 cull cows, 10 bulls and clean cattle, and 1164 sheep presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale was a Limousin bull from Messrs Brown, Willows Farm which sold for £1144.58 (189.50 pence per kilo) and was purchased by TL Fell. Top price per kilo in the cattle section went to a British Blue bull from Crooklands Farm selling for 203.50 pence (£1107.04) to H Birkbeck.

Cast cows continue to be sought after and more are needed to satisfy buyers demands, extra buyers were present and have encouraged Mitchells to source more numbers.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 203.50 Crooklands Farm. Limousin – 194.50, 190.50, 189.50 Willows Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 178.50 Crooklands Farm. Holstein – 179.50, 177.50 Crooklands Farm. Holstein Friesian – 158.50 Crooklands Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1144.58, 1089.20, 1028.70 Willows Farm. British Blue – 1107.04 Crooklands Farm, 1007.51 Willows Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1031.73 Crooklands Farm. Holstein – 1012.38, 887.50 Crooklands Farm. Holstein Friesian – 919.30 Crooklands Farm, 801.84 South View. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 176.50 Terrace Farm, 161.50, 157.50, 146.50 Sandhills Farm, 145.50 Willows Farm, 128.50 Charles Ground.   Hereford – 174.50 Annfield. British Friesian – 131.50 Harrington Parks. Holstein Friesian – 130.50 Barnyard, 129.50 (x2) Annfield, 104.50, 100.50 Aikbank, 93.50 Outgang Farm. Simmental – 129.50 East House. Aberdeen Angus – 117.50 Fold Head Farm. Holstein – 119.50 Ribton House, 95.50 Woodend.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Hereford – 1286.07 Annfield. Limousin – 1193.14 Terrace Farm, 1130.50, 1080.45, 981.55 Sandhills Farm, 922.47 Willows Farm, 738.88 Charles Ground. Holstein Friesian – 1030.95 Barnyard, 984.20, 880.60 Annfield, 616.55, 609.03 Aikbank. Simmental – 997.15 East House. British Friesian – 933.65 Harrington Parks. Aberdeen Angus – 904.75 Fold Head Farm. Holstein – 878.33 Ribton House, 670.41 Woodend.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Green Acres.

OTM Bull (Top price per Head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1225.15 Green Acres.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 157.50 East House, 139.50 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 152.50 Willows Farm, 135.50 Annfield.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1189.13 East House, 820.26 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 953.13 Willows Farm, 799.45 Annfield.

 Prime Sheep

Prime lamb SQQ was 239.8 pence per kilo with a good show of prime lambs in the market. CP Nixon, Seafield House achieved top price per kilo at 263.60 pence (£116) for a Charollais lamb selling to Haighs Butchers of Workington. Leading price went to a Texel lamb from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm at £124 also selling to Haighs Butchers.

Prime lambs are now being wanted by all butchers and wholesale abattoirs. The time is right to start drawing lambs for sale.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charollais – 263.60 Seafield House. Texel – 248.90, 248.80, 228.60, 225.50, 222.60, 217.90, 217, 210.60 Park House Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 124, 115, 112, 107, 99, 96, 93.50, 91.50 Park House Farm. Charollais – 116 Seafield House.

Prime hoggs achieved an overall average of £180.21 with the leading price from AW Bell, Fitz Farm selling a Texel hogg for £115 to T Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price per kilo went to G Gate, Hollins Farm at 223.80 pence for a pen of Texel lambs selling to A Shan.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 223.80, 209.30, 205.40 Hollins Farm, 214.60, 206.50, 204.30 Dundraw Farm, 212.20 Shatton Lodge, 209 Wilson Farm, 202.90 Grange Farm. Mule – 207.90 Wythop Farms, 190 Beckhouse Farm, 178 Sorrowstones, 170 Kelmore Hills, 168 Hollins Farm, 162.50 Shatton Lodge, 160 Low House. Texel x Herdwick – 206.50 Dundraw Farms, 205.70 Plumbland Farm, 197.30 Sorrowstones, 193.10 Sherriff, 189 Stephney Farm, 186.50 Hole Beck. Suffolk – 206.40, 197.60 Dundraw Farm, 201.20 Plumbland Farm, 162 Westray Farm. Scotch Blackface – 202.60 East House. Beltex – 202.40 Kelmore Hills. Herdwick – 200 Mill House, 190.50 Knott Houses, 181.10 East House, 181 Plumbland Farm, 175.70 Stybeck Farm, 169.80 Sorrowstones, 168.80 Ladywath. Swaledale – 190, 162.80 Wythop Farms, 186.30 Ribton House, 185.50 Gate Ghyll, 148.70 Hole Beck. Bleu du Maine – 188.90 Wilson Farm. Charollais – 184, 154.50 Byresteads.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 115 Fitz Farm, 110 Kelmore Hills, 108, 104, 99, 98, 97, 96 Dundraw Farm, 96 Hollins Farm. Suffolk – 97, 83 Dundraaw Farm, 86.50 Plumbland Farm, 81 Westray Farm, 60 Low House. Texel x Herdwick – 95 Dundraw Farm, 90.50 Plumbland Farm, 85 Stephney Farm, 73 Sorrowstones, 69.50 Sherriff, 69 Hole Beck, 64 East House. Mule – 89, 80 Kelmore Hills, 88 Shatton Lodge, 84 Hollins Farm, 83.50 Beckhouse Farm, 80 Sorrowstones, 79 Wythop Farm, 75 Low House. Charollais – 86.50 Byresteads. Beltex – 85 Kelmore Hills. Bluefaced Leicester– 85 Tortocolate. Herdwick – 80, 78 Knott Houses, 79.50 Plumbland Farm, 73 Sorrowstones, 72 Mill House, 67.50 Ladywath. Scotch Blackface – 77 East House. Swaledale – 74.50 Ribton House, 70.50 Gate Ghyll, 70, 66.50 Wythop Farm, 56.50 Hole Beck. Bleu du Maine – 68 Wilson Farm.

Prime Sheep

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 121 Stephney Farm, 115, 105 Sycamore House, 112 Elva Plain, 106 Aldoth Farm, 103 Prospect House Farm, 99 Grange Farm, 98 Mossergate Farm, 94 Byresteads, 93 Croft House Farm. Beltex – 119, 114, 111, 102 Stepheny Farm. Suffolk – 106, 96, 84, 75, 72 Aldoth Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 94 Tortocolate, 86, 60 Dyke Croft. Bleu du Maine – 82 Stephney Farm. Mule – 84 High Farm, 81, 79 Salter Hall, 76 Frizington Hall, 72 Hudson Place. Herdwick – 75 Stephney Farm, 64, 60 Plumbland Farm, 52, 51.50 Stonethwaite Farm, 50 Cockley Gill, 49 Smaithwaite. Swaledale – 69.50, 57 Shatton Lodge, 63.50 Plumbland Farm, 60 Kelmore Hills, 59 Frizington Hall, 58 Cockley Gill, 55.50 Tortocolate. Hampshire – 68 Byresteads. Texel x Herdwick – 66 Chapel Howe, 66 Plumbland Farm. Scotch Blackface – 62 Brayshaw Farm. Charollais – 60 Stonethwaite Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 76 Dyke Croft, 70 Chapel Howe, 68 Mossergate Farm. Swaledale – 76 Smaithwaite, 67 Mossergate. Shetland – 57, 50 Cherrybank. Herdwick – 49 Smaithwaite, 44 Stonethwaite Farm.

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