Sale Report: Primestock 16th August 2017

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 60 cattle, comprising 30 cast cows, 28 bulls and 2 clean cattle, and 3187 sheep, comprising 2374 lambs and 813 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm at 235.50 pence (£1365.90) which was purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington. Top price of the day went to G & T Tyson, East House for a Limousin bull selling for £1419.23 to M Wharton.

Cast cows were again good to sell and more are needed to fulfil buyers’ requirements.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 235.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1365.90 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 168.50 Waverbank.

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 982.36 Waverbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 227.50, 223.50 East House, 216.50 Ellenbank, 202.50, 195.50 Lamplugh Hall, 190.50, 178.50 Row Hall. British Blue – 219.50 Hunday Farm, 209.50, 194.50 Grange Farm, 208.50 East House, 198.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 186.50, 185.50, 183.50 Greengill. Holstein Friesian – 182.50, 178.50, 176.50 Greensyke, 176.50 South View, 171.50 Waverbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1419.23, 1274 East House, 1290.30, 1251.45 Lamplugh Hall, 1288.18 Ellenbank, 1219.20, 1138.83 Row Hall. British Blue – 1338.95 Hunday Farm, 1263.51 East House, 1238.64 Ellenbank, 1227.67, 1167 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1156.08, 1135.65, 1127.85, 1113.84 Greensyke, 1149.05 Waverbank, 1031.55 Low Row Farm. British Friesian – 1044.40, 1020.25, 1014.56, 1001.91 Greensyke.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 181.50 How Hall, 180.50, 155.50 Wythop Hall, 167.50, 151.50 Knott Houses. British Blue – 178.50 Wythop Hall, 168.50 High Nook, 144.50 How Hall. MRI – 145.50, 133.50 Sneckyeat. British Friesian – 140.50, 132.50 Harrington Parks, 128.50, 125.50 Well Head. Holstein Friesian – 133.50, 125.50 Row Hall, 129.50, 115.50 Hill Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1407.90, 1046.52 Wythop Hall, 1256.25, 1083.23 Knott Houses, 1157.97 How Hall. British Blue – 1220.94 Wythop Hall, 1095.25 High Nook. Holstein Friesian – 1087.80 Harrington parks, 918.48, 784.38 Row Hall, 783.09 Hill Farm, 738.50, 700.15 Tallentire Hill Farm. MRI – 1022.87, 974.55 Sneckyeat Farm. British Friesian – 932.92, 829.45 Harrington Parks, 781.28, 712.84 Well Head.

Prime Sheep

With the largest show yet in numbers forward the overall average achieved was 192.43 pence per kilo which was in keeping with the national average this week. A good show of lambs forward. With well finished types particularly good to sell the leading price per kilo and per head was an outstanding Texel lamb from RR Marrs & Sons, Rose Farm selling for 258.30 pence and £124 to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 258.30 Rose Farm, 246.80, 240 Swinside End Farm, 239 Sycamore House, 235.70 Peter House Farm, 235.60 Far End Farm, 231.10 High Bewaldeth, 229.80 Terrace Farm, 229.20 Chapel House Farm, 228.60 Station House. Suffolk – 204.10 East House, 189.50 Westray Farm, 187.80 Station House, 186, 171.40 Clappers, 180.20 Birks Farm, 179.10 Acrewalls. Charollais – 193.90 Birks Farm. Mule – 188 Shatton Lodge Farm, 180.90 Sneckyeat Farm. Cheviot – 168.10, 166.70 The Muslins. Bluefaced Leicester – 168 Littletown Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 124 Rose Farm, 120, 116 Swinside End Farm, 118 East House, 115 Peter House Farm, 114 Ewanrigg Farm, 110 Sneckyeat Farm, 110 Chapel House, 109 Far End Farm, 108 Terrace Farm. Suffolk – 100 East House, 84, 80 Clappers, 81.50 Westray Farm, 77.50 Birks Farm, 77 Station House, 77 Acrewalls. Mule – 85 Sneckyeat Farm, 82.50 Shatton Lodge. Charollais – 79.50 Birks Farm. Cheviot – 79, 60 The Muslins. Bluefaced Leicester – 74 Littletown.

813 cull ewes and rams forward to the usual ringside of buyers. Prices were much dearer than previously seen.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 112 Bell Mount, 108 Oughterside Mill, 107 High Moss, 107 Grange Farm, 103 Elva Plain Farm, 101 Frizington Parks, 100 Foxhouse Farm, 98, 94 Quarry Bank, 95 Moor Platt Farm. Suffolk – 86 Quarry Bank, 86 High Flatts, 78 Mossermains, 73 Westray Farm. Bleu du Maine – 84 Croftside. Mule – 82 Clappers, 78 High House, 76.50 Fairladies Farm, 73.50 Oughterside Mill, 73 Foxhouse Farm, 72.50 Hudson Place, 72 High Bewaldeth, 70.50 Elva Plain, 70.50 Lake View. Zwartble – 80 Holmcroft Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 77 Hudson Place, 77 High Bewaldeth, 75 Tortocolate, 71 Mossermains. Beltex – 76 The Fitz. Swaledale – 56 Bell Mount, 44 Swinside End Farm, 43 Howbeck Lodge, 42 High Bewaldeth, 42 Tortocolate, 40 Hill Top. Texel x Herdwick – 49 Cragg Farm, 45 Joann Bungalow. Cheviot – 43 Wilkinsyke Farm. Herdwick – 37 East House, 35.50 Orchard Farm, 35.50 Seaview, 33.50 Howbeck Lodge.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Suffolk – 73 East House. Texel – 70 Chapel House, 59 Howbeck Lodge. Herdwick – 63 Little Cross, 59 Eastwaite Farm, 54 Knott Houses. Bluefaced Leicester – 60 Mosser Mains. Rouge – 59 Birks Farm.

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