Sale Report: Primestock 17th May 2017

On Wednesday 17 May 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 67 cattle, comprising 43 cast cows, 34 bulls and clean cattle, and 939 sheep presented to a full ring of buyers.

With a good show of bulls leading price forward was a Limousin bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank selling for £1544.42 (207.50 pence per kilo) to Les Fell. Top price per kilo was achieved for a Limousin bull at 218.50 pence from RG & JM Smith, Lake View again purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 218.50, 217.50 Lake View, 207.50, 189.50 Ellenbank, 198.50 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red & White – 170.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 169.50 Grange Farm, 168.50, 153.50 Prospect House Farm, 153.50 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian – 169.50 Uldale Hall, 167.50 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 165.50, 141.50 Brow Top Farm. Ayrshire – 161.50, 157.50, 149.50 Plaskett Lands.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1544.43, 1379.88 Ellenbank, 1201.75, 1185.38 Lake View, 1111.60 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1103.68, 1074.50 Prospect House Farm, 976.32 Grange Farm, 936.35, 790.50 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian – 1028.45, 1011.70 Stybeck Farm, 796.65 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red & White – 903.65 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 873.84, 769.76 Brow Top Farm. Ayrshire – 839.48, 830.11, 738.53 Plaskett Lands.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 216.50, 167.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 206.50 Lowside Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1280.30 Lowside Farm. Limousin – 1234.05, 943.03 Hunday Farm.

Cast cows were again good to sell with more needed to fulfil buyer’s requirements. Leading this section was a Limousin cow from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside at 173.50 pence per kilo selling for £1370.65 to G Chapman.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 173.50 Lowside Farm, 149.50, 139.50, 131.50 Crakeplace Hall, 138.50 Terrace Farm, 136.50, 123.50 Croftside Farm, 136.50, 126.50 Ewanrigg Farm, 128.50 Beechcroft. British Blue – 169.50, 152.50 Beechcroft. Holstein – 120.50, 115.50 Threapthwaite, 105.50 Marlborough Hall. Holstein Friesian – 120.50, 120, 114.50, 107.50 Croft House Farm, 104.50 Arkleby Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1370.65 Lowside Farm, 1037.40, 881.79 Croftside Farm, 1001.91, 908.27 Ewanrigg Farm, 1001.65, 956.97 Crakeplace Hall, 881.51 Beechcroft. British Blue – 1288.20, 1186.45 Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian – 897.60, 837.48, 824.40 Croft House Farm. Holstein – 867.60, 840.84 Threapthwaite, 717.40 Marlborough Hall.

Prime Sheep

The prime lamb overall average was 243.05 pence per kilo with an excellent show of lambs forward. Leading price was achieved for a Texel from P & A Jarman, Brow Top Farm selling for £125 to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price per kilo was 271 pence for a pen of Texel lambs from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm which sold to A Shan.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 271, 262.20 Park House Farm, 266.70, 266.30 Woodside Cottage, 262 Brow Top Farm, 259 Oughterside Farm, 258.10 The How, 256.40, 255.10 Croftside Farm, 256 Brow Top Farm. Suffolk – 248.80, 230.20 Woodside Farm, 246.70, 237 High Flatts, 242.20 Brow Top Farm, 240.90, 235.40 Moor Platt Farm, 226.10, 222.40 Croft House, 218.80 Park House Farm. Charollais – 181.80 Swallow Heights.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 125 Brow Top Farm, 120 Croft Side Farm, 118 (x2) Park House Farm, 118 Moor Platt Farm, 114 Blue Dial, 113 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 112 Woodside Cottage, 111 The How. Suffolk – 119 Blue Dial, 113 Moor Platt Farm, 111, 109 High Flatts, 109, 107 Croft House, 109 Brow Top Farm, 107 Woodside Farm. Charollais – 100 Swallow Heights.

Prime hoggs were 10 pence up at the week with an overall average of 190 pence per kilo. Leading price was a Texel hogg from A & J Clark, Cherrytree House which sold for £114 to M Lomax. A & J Clark, Cherrytree House also achieved top price per kilo at 243.60 pence with a pen of Texel hoggs selling to A Shan.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 243.60, 241.50, 235.40, 234.10, 223.90 Cherrytree House, 236.90, 236.60 Hollins Farm, 235.90 Well Head, 230.20 Whinnerah, 224.40 Sycamore House. Texel x Herdwick – 221.30 Hinning House Farm, 218.10 Wha House Farm, 211.50 Outgang Farm, 202.30 Croft House Farm, 195.10 Stone Ends, 194.90 Quarry Bank Farm, 188.20 Buckle Avenue. Cheviot – 220.50, 161.80 Hinning House Farm. Suffolk – 212.20 Quarry Bank Farm. Herdwick –208.60 Hinning House Farm, 194 Stone Ends, 193.50 Fold Head Farm, 191.70 Seatoller Farm, 191.40 Outgang Farm. Mule – 203.10 Outgang Farm, 181.80 Hinning House Farm, 174.10 Bell Mount. Swaledale – 190.80 Outgang Farm, 188.50 Hinning House Farm, 179.40 Welcome Nook Bungalow, 175.60 Seatoller Farm, 173.80 Hill Top. Scotch Blackface – 181.80 Ellenbank. Charollais – 173.60 Whiteheld Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 114, 108, 103 Cherrytree House, 110 The How, 105 Shatton Lodge, 104 Outgang Farm, 103 High Bewaldeth. Mule – 100 Hinning House Farm, 99.50 Outgang Farm, 94, 79 Bell Mount. Cheviot – 97 West Head Farm, 86 Hinning House Farm. Charollais – 95.50 Whitekeld Farm. Suffolk – 95.50 Quarry Bank. Texel x Herdwick – 89 Croft House Farm, 88.50 Hinning House Farm, 82.50 Outgang Farm, 80 Stone Ends, 80 Tenter Hill, 78.50 Wha House Farm, 76 Quarry Bank. Swaledale – 84 How Hall, 73.50, 70 Hinning House, 73 Hill Top, 72.50 Outgang Farm, 68.50 Seatoller Farm. Scotch Blackface – 80 Ellenbank. Herdwick – 75.50 Stone Ends, 73 Hinning House Farm, 73 Stubbs Ghyll, 70 Millbeck Hall, 67 Outgang Farm, 60 Fold Head Farm, 60 Welcome Nook Bungalow.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 111 Woodhow Farm, 99, 88 Easthwaite Farm, 94, 89 Sycamore House, 92 Corn How, 91 Well Head, 89 Newlands Farm, 88 The How. Charollais – 92 Moor Platt Farm, 60 Bellhouse Farm. Suffolk – 90, 66 Croft House, 74.50 Moor Platt Farm. Bleu du Maine – 80, 79, 55 Croftside Farm. Mule – 76 Croft House, 75 Shatton Lodge, 71.50 Grange Farm, 70 Rose Farm, 70 High Bewaldeth, 69 Seathwaite Farm, 64 Charolais, 64 Aldenstone. Cheviot – 69 Rannerdale, 66, 57 Chapel Farm, 65 Whitekeld Farm, 64 Hollins. Herdwick – 68.50, 58 Millbeck Hall, 59 High Bewaldeth, 59 Wallend Farm, 56 How Hall, 56 Fold Head Farm, 55 Rannerdale, 55 Woodhow Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 64 Thistleton Farm, 61, 50 Rannerdale, 57 Whitekeld, 43.50 Quarrybank Farm. Zwartble – 60 Charolais, 55 Grange Farm. Swaledale – 60 Bell Mount, 59 Millbeck Hall, 54 Rannerdale, 52 Newlands Farm, 52 Stock How Hall, 51 Burblethwaite, 47 Whinnerah. Jacob – 59 Easthwaite Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 128 Millbeck Hall, 121, 114 Harrot Hill Farm, 86 Croft House, 71 Rose Farm, 60 Croft House Farm. Berrichon – 95 Shatton Lodge Farm. Beltex – 94 Harrot Hill Farm. Suffolk – 90 Brow Top Farm, 71 Whinnerah Lodge, 50 Croft House. Bluefaced Leister – 81 Bell Mount. Herdwick – 70 Chapel Farm, 61, 56 Easthwaite Farm, 53 Thistleton Farm, 52 Croft House Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 58 Tenter Hill. Swaledale – 55 Croft House Farm, 52 Whinnerah.

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