Sale Report: Primestock 15th November 2017

On Wednesday 15th November 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 60 cattle, comprising 34 cast cows, 26 bulls and clean cattle, and 2043 sheep, comprising 1609 lambs and 434 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

A wonderful British Blue Heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm achieved the leading price per kilo at 228.50 pence (£1270.46) selling to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

The top price of the day went to TA Byers, Ellenbank for a tremendous Limousin bull which sold for £1393.51 and was purchased by Les Fell. Leading price per kilo at 210.50 pence was achieved twice in the bull section for Limousin bulls from RG & JM Smith, Lake View and TA Byers, Ellenbank.

Cast cows were good to sell from the fleshy types down to the leaner sorts with more needed to supply buyers’ demands.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 228.50 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 221.50, 217.50 Prospect House Farm, 213.50, 204.50 Brow Top Farm, 199.50, 190.50 Hunday Farm. Hereford – 153.50 Bracken Howe.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1270.46 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 1246.84 Brow Top Farm, 1181.10, 1177.05 Hunday Farm, 1035.30, 1029.98 Prospect House Farm. Hereford – 795.13 Bracken Howe.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Hereford – 169.50 Bracken Howe. Holstein Friesian – 122.50 Bracken Howe.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Hereford – 915.03 Bracken Howe. Holstein Friesian – 722.75 Bracken Howe.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin –210.50 Ellenbank, 210.50 Lake View, 200.50, 198.50 Langhorn, 192.50 Lamplugh Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 198.50, 197.50 Stybeck. British Blue – 190.50 Ellenbank, 187.50, 179.50 Low Stowbank. British Friesian – 189.50, 181.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 170.540 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1393.51 Ellenbank, 1289.75 Lamplugh Hall, 1262.46, 1251.12 Langhorn, 1208.27 Lake View. Aberdeen Angus – 1316.06, 1283.75 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1217.37, 1210.55 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian – 1129.42, 1118.05 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 960.12 Ellenbank, 956.25, 944.17 Low Stowbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 152.50 Lane Head, 145.50 Aldoth Farm, 139.50 Croft House, 138.50 Knott Houses, 134.50 Willows Farm, 129.50 Ellenbank, 124.50 Prospect House Farm. British Blue – 150.50 Lane Head. Simmental – 138.50 Waterloo Farm, 123.50, 112.50 Strudda Bank. British Friesian – 121.50, 114.50 Stainburn Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 115.50 Brook Cottage. Holstein Friesian – 107.50 Croft House Farm, 106.50 Barnyard, 105.50 Brackenbarrow Farm, 104.50 Jenkins Cross.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1281.00 Lane Head, 964.37 Willows Farm, 884.43 Croft House, 854.70 Ellenbank, 853.16 Knott Houses, 811.89 Aldoth Farm. British Blue – 1158.84 Lane Head. Simmental – 1035.98 Waterloo Farm, 726.18, 663.75 Strudda Bank. Holstein Friesian – 797.34 Jenkins Cross, 777.45 Barnyard, 742.72 Brackenbarrow Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 786.21, 727.65 Brook Cottage. British Friesian – 775.17, 724.79 Stainburn Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 134.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 850.04 Lowca Cottage Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Galloway – 92.50 Howside.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Galloway – 682.65 Howside.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was slightly up on the week at 178.33 pence per kilo. Leading price per kilo was a 41kg Texel lamb from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall which sold for 219.50 pence per kilo to W Lindsay & Son, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price per head was a 58kg Texel lamb from Messrs Watson, Lanehead selling for £109 again to W Lindsay & Son, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 219.50 Lamplugh Hall, 214.30 Salter Hall, 213.20 The How, 212.80, 211.30, 209.30 Brow Top Farm, 211.30 Croftside Farm, 211.00 Woodside Cottage, 210 High Moss, 210 Scales Farm. Beltex – 194, 191, 171.620 Green Marsh. Texel x Herdwick – 175.60 Acrewalls, 174.50 Row Brow Park, 172.20 Outgang Farm, 170.50 Mosser Mains. Suffolk – 173.60, 172 Armaside Farm, 171.60 Clappers, 169.30 Westray Farm, 169, 167 Fairfield Farm, 164 Frizington Parks, 162.20 Croft House. Mule – 165.90 Keskadale, 164.40 Frizington Hall, 162.80 Mosser Mains, 157.30 Swinside End Farm. Charollais – 161.50 High Flatts. Swaledale – 151.50 High Bewaldeth, 147.70 Bell House Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 109, 96 Lane Head, 105 High Moss, 104, 94 The How, 96, 93.50 Frizington Parks. Suffolk – 91 Grange Farm, 88.50 Westray Farm, 84.50, 83.50 Fairfield Farm, 82 Scalesmoor, 82 Frizington Parks. Beltex – 87.50, 86, 85.50 Green Marsh. Charollais – 84 High Flatts. Texel x Herdwick – 83.50, 75 Outgang, 72 Acrewalls, 69 Grange Grassings. Mule – 79.50 Kirkland House, 75.50 Keskadale, 75.50 Swinside End, 75 Fairfield Farm, 74 Frizington Hall. Swaledale – 65 Bell House Farm, 51.50 High Bewaldeth.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Suffolk – 88 Threapland Lees, 37 Birks Farm. Texel – 87 High Flatts, 86, 84, 80 Lane Head, 83 Lamplugh Hall, 80 High Flatts, 80 Grange Farm, 78 Mid Farm. Berrichon – 79 High Flatts. Mule – 76 Fairladies Farm, 72 Frizington Hall, 70 Cragg Farm, 69 Clappers, 65 Aldenstone, 63 Low House. Cheviot – 74 Windhall, 50 Mireside, 32 Outgang. Bluefaced Leicester – 70 Wythop Hall. Herdwick – 67 Stubbs Ghyll, 40 Hollins, 37 Brow Top Farm. Swaledale – 44 Hope Farm, 40.50 Low House, 38 Stockbridge.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 97 Swinside End Farm. Texel – 94, 80 High House Farm, 89, 66 Acrewalls. Swaledale – 46 Burblethwaite.

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