Sale Report: Primestock 14th June 2017

On Wednesday 14th June 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 70 cattle, comprising 59 cast cows, 11 bulls and clean cattle, and 1649 sheep, comprising 1284 lambs, 313 cast ewes and rams and 52 hoggs presented to a full ring of buyers.

The current high rates being paid for prime & cull cattle brought forward an increased entry with trade maintained if not lifting on recent weeks.

M/s Bowe, Hunday Farm topped the prime section with a Limousin heifer selling for the top price per kilo and per head at £1288.18 (216.5p per kilo). Crooklands Farm topped the prime bull section at £1220.59 per head for an Aberdeen Angus which weighed in at 658 kilos. Leading the bulls per kilo was a 577 kilo Limousin from M/s Taylor & Gill, Fell End & also a 514 kilo Belted Galloway from TA Byers, Ellenbank both of which made 209.5 pence per kilo.

The cull cows were very easily sold with M & K Palmer, Grange Farm topping the sale with a Limousin which sold for 209.5 pence per kilo

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 216.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1288.18 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Belted Galloway – 209.50 Ellenbank. Limousin – 209.50 Fell End. Blonde  – 207.50 Fell End. British Blue – 199.50 Ellenbank, 187.50 Waites Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 185.50 Crooklands. British Friesian – 178.50, 175.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein – 163.50 Crooklands. Holstein Friesian – 161.50 Crooklands.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1220.59 Crooklands. Limousin – 1208.82 Fell End. British Blue – 1157.10 Ellenbank, 1128.75 Waites Farm. Blonde – 1153.70 Fell End. Belted Galloway – 1076.83 Ellenbank. Holstein – 1005.53 Crooklands Farm. Holstein Friesian – 977.08 Crooklands. British Friesian – 951.41, 870.48 Uldale Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 209.50, 193.50 Grange Farm, 185.50, 172.50, 155.50 Elva Plain, 178.50 Croft End, 144.50 Fangs Brow. British Blue – 196.50 Grange Farm, 184.50 Woodend, 172.50 Elva Plain. Holstein Friesian – 175.50 Woodend, 139.50 Waites Farm, 139.50, 138.50, 136.50 Sorrowstones, 138.50, 137.50 Barnyard. Aberdeen Angus – 156.50 Hollins, 143.50, 133.50 Burnt House Farm. Montbeliarde – 137.50, 117.50 Grange Farm. Holstein – 134.50, 127.50 Frizington Hall, 110.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Blonde  – 134.50 Low Godderthwaite. Belgian Blue – 129.50 Fangs Brow, 129.50 Lowthwaite, 129.50 Kelmore Hills.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1283.40, 1205.75, 1041.85 Elva Plain Farm, 1236.05, 1195.83 Grange Farm, 1142.40 Croft End, 874.25 Kelmore Hills, 858.33 Fangs Brow. British Blue – 1234.02 Grange Farm, 1131.60 Elva Plain, 1121.76 Woodend. Holstein Friesian – 1189.89 Woodend, 1089.45, 990.28 Barnyard, 955.65, 913.73, 911.82 Sorrowstones, 955.58 Waites Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1096.34, 862.41 Burnt House Farm, 1048.55 Hollins. Montbeliarde – 1003.75, 716.75 Grange Farm. Belgian Blue – 914.27 Lowthwaite, 802.90 Fangs Brow. Holstein – 898.46, 828.75 Frizington Hall, 671.84 Lowca Cottage Farm. Blonde – 813.73 Low Godderthwaite.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 124.50 Crooklands.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1195.20 Crooklands.

Prime Sheep

With a good show of 1284 spring lambs the top price per kilo was a Texel lamb from CP Nixon, Seafield House selling for 285 pence to Robert Skelton. Leading the sale per head was a Texel lamb from Seymour Farms which sold for £129 to T Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth. The overall average was 227.94ppk.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 285 Seafield House, 283.30 Beechcroft, 277.50 Home Farm, 271.30 Burton House, 265.90 Croftside Farm, 264.60 Brow Top Farm, 263.50 Terrace Farm, 263.30 Seymour House, 262.20 Sycamore House, 261.40 Brow Top Farm. Charollais – 253.20 Scalesmoor. Suffolk – 250 Frizington Parks, 246.80, 246.70 High Flatts, 232.20 Fairladies Farm, 230.80 The Stable, 224 Croft House, 222.20 Garborough Close, 217.90 Woodside Farm. Bleu du Maine – 244.90, 219.20 Grange Farm. Millenium Blue – 230.80 Holmecroft Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 129 Seymour House, 127, 125, 121 Scalesmoor, 127 Brow Top Farm, 125 Parsonage Farm, 124 Far End Farm, 124 Meadow Farm, 124 Frizington Parks, 123 Croftside Farm. Suffolk – 125 Frizington Parks, 116, 113.50 High Flatts, 115, 100 Garborough Close, 112, 111 Aldoth Farm, 104.50 Fairladies Farm, 91 Seymour House. Charollais – 119 Scalesmoor. Bleu du Maine – 95.50, 85.50 Grange Farm. Millenium Blue – 90 Holmecroft Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- ):- Kerryhill – 208.50, 189.40 Kirkgate Farm. Texel – 186.50 Woodhow Farm, 166.70, 142.90 Howhill, 163.60 East Townend, 146 Croft House. Mule – 176.20, 168.90 Gorawood. Herdwick – 164.90, 163 Easthwaite Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 164.80 Mooorclose Road. Suffolk – 147.80 East Townend.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 108, 102 East Townend, 97 Woodhow Farm, 73 Croft House, 70 Howhill. Suffolk – 102 East Townhead, 85 Causeway Foot. Kerryhill – 98, 89 Kirkgate Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 89, 85 Moorclose Road. Mule – 76, 74 Gorawood. Herdwick – 75, 61 Easthwaite Farm, 64 Forge Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 117 Hundith Hill, 115 Beechcroft, 108 Brow Top Farm, 102, 92 Terrace Farm, 100, 98 The Croft, 98 Millbeck Hall, 96, 92 Brow Top Farm. Suffolk – 110, 101 Garborough Close, 98,85 Brow Top Farm, 86 Criffeldene, 79 Woodhall Brow Farm, 72 Frizington Parks. Herdwick – 91 Rhyola Meadow, 69, 61, 54 Row Head, 61 Millbeck Hall, 58 Outgang, 55 Easthwaite Farm, 55 Croft House, 54, 51 Wallend Farm. Charollais – 86 Far End Farm, 70 Sycamore House. Mule – 84 East Townend, 81 Foxhouse Farm, 80 Brow Top Farm, 80, 77 Beechcroft, 78 Hurlbarrow, 78 Woodhall Brow Farm, 76 Brackenhowe. Bleu du Maine – 80 Waverbank. Beltex – 84 The Croft. Rouge – 80, 66, 65 Birks Farm. Cheviot – 79 Croft House. Swaledale – 67, 66 Beechcroft, 65, 55 Far End Farm, 56 Hurlbarrow. Jacob – 62, 58 Rietfontein. Zwartble – 61 Rietfontein.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 99 Hurlbarrow. Texel – 97 Kirkland House, 88 Hurlbarrow, 87 Woodhow Farm, 86 Salefell House. Herdwick – 91 Millbeck Hall, 77 Row Head, 71 Wallend Farm. Beltex – 81 Isel Old Parks.

 

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