Sale Report: Primestock 12th July 2017

On Wednesday 12th July 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 42 cattle, comprising 31 cast cows, 11 bulls and clean cattle, and 1861 sheep, comprising 1432 lambs and 429 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View at 211.50 pence (£1311.30) selling to Mr L Fell. The top price of the day was achieved for a shapely Limousin bull from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall selling for £1424.60 (209.50ppk) and was again purchased by Mr L Fell.

Cast cows were again good to sell with a Limousin cow from JA & CM Brown, Park House Farm achieving £1307.07. Many more could have been sold to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 211.50 Lake View, 209.50 Allerby Hall, 208.50 Fell End, 199.50 Cumblands Farm, 180.50 Hunday Farm. Blonde – 209.50 Fell End. British Blue – 192.50 Ellenbank. Belted Galloway – 184.50 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 177.50, 173.50 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 159.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1424.60 Allerby Hall, 1311.30 Lake View, 1301.04 Fell End, 1204.98 Cumblands Farm, 1101.05 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1245.48 Ellenbank. Blonde – 1236.05 Fell End. Aberdeen Angus – 1118.25, 1054.88 Stybeck Farm. Belted Galloway – 963.09 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 893.20 Hunday Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 211.50, 146.50 Park House Farm, 189.50, 139.50, 122.50 Elva Plain Farm, 158.50 Allerby Hall, 138.50 Overcroft. British Blue – 207.50 Park House Farm. Charolais – 172.50, 155.50, 135.50 Westnewton Hall. Blonde – 163.50 Park House Farm. Belgian Blue – 157.50 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 129.50, 125.50, 116.50, 112.50, 101.50 Mayfield, 112.50 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 113.50 Mayfield. Holstein – 100.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1307.07, 873.14 Park House Farm, 1106.68, 903.96, 732.55 Elva Plain Farm, 1039.76 Allerby Hall, 905.79 Overcroft. British Blue – 1245 Park House Farm. Charolais – 1169.55, 1069.84, 864.49 Westnewton Hall. Blonde– 1059.48 Park House Farm. Belgian Blue – 996.98 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 893.56, 784.77, 731.25, 729.29, 690.20 Mayfield, 661.50 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 726.40 Mayfield. Holstein – 648.23 Lowca Cottage.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 144.50 Allerby Mill.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 890.12 Allerby Mill.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of lambs in the market the SQQ average was 216.39 pence per kilo which was in keeping with the national average. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Texel lamb from Mrs M Brough, Chapel House Farm achieving 260.70 pence and was purchased by Mr R Skelton. Top price of the day went to RA Rawling, Overcroft for a Texel lamb at £120 selling to Haighs, Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 260.70, 255.80 Chapel House Farm, 256.40 Home Farm, 253.80 Green Marsh, 251.20, 242.10 Holmecroft Farm, 243.90 Greenlands, 243.20 Scalesmoor, 242.20 Salter Hall, 242 Seafield House. Suffolk – 225, 212.50, 200 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 219.60 Moorside, 213 Fairladies Farm. Mule – 200 Scalesmoor, 190.50 Shatton Lodge, 185 Hollins Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 195 Chapel House Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 120 Overcroft, 118 Low Wreah Farmhouse, 117 Salter Hall, 116 High Flatts, 116 Chapel House, 116, 111 Hollins Farm, 113, 112 Scalesmoor, 112 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 111 Willows Farm. Suffolk – 119, 100, 99 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 101 Moorside, 89.50 Fairladies Farm. Mule – 90 Scalesmoor, 81.50 Hollins Farm, 80 Shatton Lodge. Bluefaced Leicester – 80 Chapel House Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 121, 116, 115, 113, 110 Elva Plain Farm, 107 Bridekirk Hall, 100 Mid Farm, 93 Croftlands, 92 Holmecroft Farm, 91 Mid Town Farm. Beltex – 112 Park House Farm, 99, 80 Strudda Bank, 91 Holmecroft Farm. Suffolk – 100 Holmecroft Farm, 99 High House Farm, 96 Park House Farm, 90 Birks Farm, 75.50 Highfield Farm. Millennium Blue – 97, 89, 61 Croftside Farm. Mule – 81.50 High House Farm, 80 Park House Farm, 79 Elva Plain Farm, 74, 54 Arlecdon Hill Farm. Swaledale – 73 Kirkgate Farm, 60, 57, 51 Beechcroft, 58 Peter House, 55 Strudda Bank, 52 Low Stowbank. Cheviot – 66, 48 Strudda Bank. Herdwick – 45 Outgang, 40 Crookdale Cottages.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 102.50 Mid Farm. Swaledale – 56 Low Stowbank. Bluefaced Leicester – 48 Strudda Bank.

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