Sale Report: Primestock 13th September 2017

On Wednesday 13th September 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 102 cattle, comprising 84 cast cows, 18 bulls and clean cattle, and 2302 sheep, comprising 1757 lambs and 545 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a wonderful Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for 231.50 pence (£1453.82) and purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington. An outstanding show of prime bulls forward with the top price of the day achieved for a Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall at £1593.95 purchased by Mr L Fell and leading price per kilo in this section was a Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House at 227.50 pence again selling to Mr L Fell.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 231.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1453.82 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 227.50, 204.50 Prospect House Farm, 226.50, 224.50, 221.50 Lamplugh Hall, 219.50 Ellenbank, 210.50, 196.50, 194.50 Row Hall, 190.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 197.50 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 190.50, 187.50, 181.50 Hunday Farm.   Holstein Friesian – 152.50, 151.50 Lodge Farm, 151.50 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1593.95, 1540.20, 1422.03 Lamplugh Hall, 1459.68 Ellenbank, 1454.10, 1425.69, 1408.25 Row Hall, 1387.75, 1255.63 Prospect House Farm. British Blue – 1362.75 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 1112.52, 1107.15 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 934.76 Prospect House Farm, 869.61 Lodge Farm.   

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 192.50, 188.50, 181.50 How Hall, 161.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 160.50 Hill Top, 129.50 Broom Farm. Limousin – 177.50, 170.50, 156.50 Hollows Farm, 170.50 Prospect House Farm, 151.50 Beechcroft, 150.50 Grange Farm, 149.50 Arkleby Hall, 137.50 Hill Top. Aberdeen Angus – 141.50 Hudson Place, 129.50 Burnt House. Holstein Friesian – 135.50 Watson Hill, 129.50 Langhorn, 127.50 Hunday Farm, 127.50, 126.50 Annfield, 127.50, 125.50 Grange Farm, 127.50, 126.50 Crooklands, 124.50 Lodge Farm. Holstein – 124.50, 118.50, 117.50, 108.50 Crooklands, 118.50, 110.50 Bouch House Farm, 102.50 Stybeck Farm. British Friesian – 120.50 Langhorn, 115.50 Harrington Parks. Simmental – 118.50 Acrewalls. Galloway – 99.50, 96.50 Brook Cottage. Montbeliarde – 87.50 Outgang Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1374.45, 1296.88, 1206.98 How Hall, 1316.23 Shatton Lodge Farm, 929.81 Broom Farm, 922.88 Hill Top, 805.01 Wood End Farm. Limousin – 1188.39 Prospect House Farm, 1169.63, 1065 Hollows Farm, 1090.80 Beechcroft, 1017.50 Hill Top, 934.38 Arkleby Hall, 872.90 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1058.02 Langhorn, 1043.35 Watson Hill, 1012, 996.30 Annfield, 943.50 Hunday Farm, 901.95, 900.15 Crooklands. Aberdeen Angus – 998.99 Hudson Place, 856.93 Burnt House. Holstein – 981.06, 758.40, 722.63, 700.91 Crooklands, 687.30, 681.79 Bouch House Farm.   British Friesian – 829.04 Langhorn, 632.94 Harrington Parks. Simmental – 609.09 Acrewalls. Galloway – 538.47, 525.36 Brook Cottage. Montbeliarde – 472.50 Outgang Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a fall in the national average this week the SQQ was 167.7 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Texel lamb from WS Jackson, Nook Farm selling for 238.60 pence to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price of the day was £105.50 for a Texel lamb from RA Rawling, Overcroft again selling to W Lindsay & Son.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 238.60, 237.20, 233.30, 213.60 Nook Farm, 219.80 Overcroft, 216.70, 207.10 Sandhills Farm, 208 Robin Hood, 206.10 Braithwaite Farm, 206 High Farm. Bleu du Maine – 188.50, 181 Hollins Farm, 188.30 Overcroft, 165.10 Bell House Farm, 165.10 Oughterside Mill. Suffolk – 167 Westray Farm, 160.70 Stone Croft, 159 Croft House, 154.90 Strudda Bank, 151.90 Frizington Parks. Mule – 163, 159.50 Tortolocate, 159 Swiss Cottage, 158 Strudda Bank. Texel X Herdwick – 171.60 Stybeck Farm, 158 Grange Grassings, 157.70 Rowbrow Park.   Charollais – 151.10, 150 Byresteads. Herdwick – 109.40 Skinner Street.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 105.50 Overcroft, 105, 102, 98 Nook Farm, 105 Rose Farm, 104 Robin Hood, 103 High Farm, 98.50 Shepherd Hotel, 98 Salter Hall, 96 Tallentire Hill Farm. Bleu du Maine – 98, 90.50 Hollins Farm, 88.50 Overcroft, 71 Oughterside Mill, 71 Bell House Farm.   Suffolk – 82 Frizington Parks, 70 Westray Farm, 70 Croft House, 67.50 Stone Croft, 63.50 Strudda Bank, 63 Clappers. Mule – 74 Braithwaite Farm, 70 Swiss Cottage, 67 Tortolocate, 63 Strudda Bank. Charollais – 71, 59 Byresteads. Texel X Herdwick – 68 Grange Grassings, 63.50 Stybeck Farm, 61.50 Rowbrow Park. Herdwick – 35 Skinner Street.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 99 Rose Farm, 90 Oughterside Mill, 90 Holme Lea, 86, 83 Grange Farm, 84 Tallentire Hill Farm, 83 Salter Hall, 81.50 High Moss, 80 Salter Hall. Suffolk – 89 Outgang Farm. Mule – 70 Foxhouse Farm, 70 Parsonage Farm, 70 Oughterside Mill, 69 Rose Farm, 69 Riggingill, 69 Salter Hall, 65.50 High Moss, 62 Salter Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 69 Crosbythwaite Farm, 47 Rannerdale, 44 Stone Ends, 43 Bridge End Farm. Cheviot – 68 Bridge End, 57 Crosbythwaite Farm, 54 Plumbland Farm, 43.50 Rannerdale. Swaledale – 50.50 Muncaster Head Farm, 42.50 Seat House, 35 Smaithwaite, 34 The Globe. Herdwick – 40 Crosbythwaite, 37 Bridge End Farm, 29.50 Crookdake Cottages. Scotch Blackface – 28 Plumbland Farm.  

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Herdwick – 51 Ashness Farm, 47 Nook Farm.

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