Sale Report: Primestock 11th October 2017

On Wednesday 11th October 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 70 cattle, comprising 45 cast cows, 25 bulls and clean cattle, and 2534 sheep, comprising 1931 lambs and 603 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

A smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm achieved the leading price per kilo selling for 236.50 pence (£1348.05) to Mr G Moor. In the bull section a tremendous Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall achieved the top price of the day £1594.28 and was purchased by Mr L Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 236.50, 234.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1416.38, 1348.05 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-Holstein Friesian – 145.50, 143.50, 134.50 Waver Bank.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 892.57, 880.28, 874.25 Waverbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.50, 216.50, 215.50, 210.50 Lamplugh Hall, 214.50 Lake View, 214.50 Ellenbank, 212.50, 206.50 East House. Simmental – 198.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 189.50, 179.50 Plaskett Lands, 188.50 Brow Top Farm, 172.50 Grange Farm. Hereford – 184.50 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 171.50, 160.50 Grange Farm, 154.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1594.28, 1321.02, 1309.31, 1290.34 Lamplugh Hall, 1372.80 Lake View, 1239, 1164.50 East House, 1179.75 Ellenbank. Simmental – 1274.37 Ellenbank. Hereford – 1167.89 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 1142.31 Brow Top Farm, 1042.25, 929.81 Plaskett Lands, 815.93 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 984.41 Grange Farm, 896.10 Hunday Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 157.50 Terrace Farm, 123.50, 121.50 Askhill, 115.50 Hudson Place. Aberdeen Angus – 125.50 Hudson Place. Holstein Friesian – 123.50 Barnyard, 113.50, 112.50 Tallentire Hill Farm, 112.50 Waites Farm. British Blue – 113.50 Hudson Place. Holstein – 109.50, 103.50 Threapthwaite Farm, 102.50 Bouch House. British Friesian – 109.50 Causeway Foot.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 991.71 Barnyard, 927 Waites Farm, 811.53, 780.75 Tallentire Hill. Limousin – 957.60 Terrace Farm, 884.52, 716.30 Askhill, 697.62 Hudson Place. Aberdeen Angus – 883.52 Hudson Place. Holstein – 876, 613.76 Threapthwaite Farm, 631.40 Bouch House. British Blue – 789.96 Hudson Place. British Friesian – 689.85 Causeway Foot.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 129.50 Barnyard. Aberdeen Angus – 129.50 Askhill. British Friesian – 119.50, 102.50 West End Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 932.40 Barnyard. British Friesian – 905.81 West End Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 744.63 Askhill.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was down on the previous week at 172.14 pence per kilo which was keeping in line with the national averages this week. A wonderful pen of Texel lambs from T Trafford & Son, Peter House Farm achieved the leading price per kilo at 217.10 pence selling to Mr R Skelton. Top price of the day in this section was a Texel lamb from TB Stamper & Son, Harrot Hill Farm which was purchased by Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth for £97.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 217.10, 202.30 Peter House, 214.90, 209.80, 206.50, 202.40 Harrot Hill, 205, 201.30 Park House Farm, 203.80 Croft End Farm. Suffolk – 179.60 Scalesmoor, 173.60 Frizington Parks, 164.50 Stonecroft, 161.10 Braithwaite Farm, 160.50 Highfield Farm, 160 Croft House. Texel x Herdwick – 173.50, 172.70 Burnthwaite Farm, 165.90 Windhall, 162.80 Grange Grassings, 160.70 East House. Charollais – 170.50, 170.20 Birks Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 168.60 High House Farm. Mule – 163 Swinside End Farm, 162.20 Segbushwell, 161.20 Far End Farm, 161.10 Harrot Hill, 161.10 Shatton Lodge. Herdwick – 127.60, 125 Seathwaite Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 97, 95 Harrot Hill, 94.50 Frizington Parks, 94, 92 Hollins Farm, 94 Salter Hall, 94 High House Farm, 92 High Moss, 90 Hundith Hill, 89 Peter House Farm. Suffolk – 96, 88 Scalesmoor, 95.50 Frizington Parks, 75 East House, 72.50 Braithwaite Farm, 72 Croft House. Bleu Du Maine – 86 High House Farm. Mule – 79, 77 Far End Farm, 75.50 Chapel House Farm, 75 Swinside End Farm, 73 Segbushwell, 72.50 Harrot Hill. Texel x Herdwick – 70 Grange Grassings, 69.50, 68 Windhall, 68.50 Mireside. Charollais – 75, 71.50 Birks Farm. Herdwick – 42.50 Seathwaite Farm.

Cast ewes were well sold with leaner feeding types dearer on the week.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 117, 116 High Low Hall, 112 Mandalay, 112 High House Farm, 111, 106 Park House Farm, 110 High Moss, 106 High Low Hall, 97 Parsonage Farm, 92 Terrace Farm. Beltex – 110, 98, 88 Park House Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 81 High Low Hall. Suffolk – 80 Ryhola Meadow, 78 Fairfield Farm, 72 East House. Charollais – 72.50 Fairfiled Farm. Mule – 67 Park House, 66 Elva Plain, 65.50 Terrace Farm, 63.50 Fairfield Farm, 63 Hunters Place, 63 Ryhola Meadow, 61 Birks Farm, 60 Parsonage Farm. Herdwick – 60 Millbeck Hall, 39 Mandalay, 38 Thornholme, 36.50 East House. Bluefaced Leicester – 60 Askhill. Texel x Herdwick – 46 Thorneholme, 42 Home Farm, 40 Millbeck Hall. Cheviot – 40 Crosbythwaite Farm. Swaledale – 31 Fell End, 30.50 Millbeck Hall, 28.50 Croft House Farm, 27 Low Garth.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 90 Thornholme, 55 Elva Plain. Beltex – 60 Isel Old Parks.

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