Sale Report: Primestock 18 Oct 2017

On Wednesday 18th October 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 74 cattle, comprising 65 cast cows, 9 bulls and clean cattle, and 3474 sheep, comprising 2541 lambs and 933 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

A smaller entry of prime steers and bulls was met by selective bidding with best sorts easily sold. Leading the sale both per head and per kilo was TA Byers, Ellenbank with a Limousin bred bull which sold for 218.5 pence per kilo (£1266.83).

A much larger entry of cull cows saw a lift in price on the week with J & HD Langcake, Sandhills Farm selling a Limousin cow for 165.5 pence per kilo.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beef Shorthorn – 189.50 Bent Ash. Aberdeen Angus – 188.50 Bent Ash.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Beef Shorthorn – 1334.08 Bent Ash. Aberdeen Angus – 1287.46 Bent Ash.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 218.50 Ellenbank, 184.50 Westray Farm. Holstein Friesian – 199.50 Ellenbank, 159.50 (x2), 148.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1266.83 Ellenbank, 940.01, 893.20, 867.68 Grange Farm. Limousin – 1245.45 Ellenbank, 1070.410 Westray.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 165.50, 143.50 Sandhills, 131.50, 129.50 Crakeplace Hall. British Friesian – 137.50 Hodgson Green, 128.50 Weary Hall Farm, 123.50, 118.50 Stainburn Hall, 119.50 Nettleslack. Holstein Friesian – 136.50 Beech House, 125.50 Hodgson Green, 121.50 Lowca Cottage, 116.50 High House Farm, 116.50 Barnyard, 112.5 Tallentire Hill Farm. Simmental – 134.50 Mosser Mains, 127.50, 126.50, 124.50 Strudda Bank. Holstein – 110.50 Fairladies Farm. Ayrshire – 103.50 Plaskett Lands.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1125.40, 855.26 Sandhills, 878.42, 738.15 Crakeplace Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1008.45 Lowca Cottage, 903.38 Tallentire Hill Farm, 898.58 Hodgson Green, 897.05 High House Farm, 849.03 Beech House, 844.63 Barnyard, 758.84, 741.95 Nettleslack, 727.95 East Farm. British Friesian – 972.13 Hodgson Green, 868.61, 852.15 Stainburn Hall, 711.89 Weary Hall Farm, 700.27 Nettleslack. Simmental – 971.09 Mossermains, 882.97, 799.43, 787.25 Strudda Bank. Holstein – 826.54 Fairladies Farm, 549 Lowca Cottage Farm. Ayrshire – 774.18 Plaskett Lands.

 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 151.50, 120.50 Strudda Bank. Holstein Friesian – 138.50 Hill Green, 124.50 Marlborough Hall. Belted Galloway – 126.50, 112.50 Strudda Bank.

 OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 925.04 Marlborough Hall, 803.30 Hillgreen. Simmental – 878.70, 612.14 Strudda Bank. Belted Galloway – 622.38 Strudda Bank.

 

Prime Sheep

A huge entry of 2541 prime lambs and 933 cull ewes saw prices above national average to achieve a SQQ of 167.6 pence. Leading the sale per head was AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End with a Texel lamb that was purchased by Wilsons Butchers, Egremont for £100.

Leading the sale per kilo was M/s Crozier & Langcake, High Moss whose Texel lamb sold for 223.8 pence per kilo to Robert Skelton.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 223.80, 209.50 High Moss, 223.10, 218.60, 209.50, 204.80, 202.4 Nook Farm, 210.70 Prospect House Farm, 208.80 Swinside End Farm, 206.30 Sandhills Farm, 204.1 Annfield, 203.8 Newlands Farm. Cheviot – 175.80 Stybeck, 166.70(x2), 155.80(x2) West Head Farm. Charollais – 173.80, 165.20 Croftside Farm, 166.30, 160.50 Outgang Farm, 164.10 Scalesmoor, 162.80, 162.20 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 173.30 High Flatts, 171.40, 164.4 Woodside Farm, 170.50 Stone Croft, 167.90 High Farm, 166.30 The Croft, 161.9, 161.9 Waites Farm, 160.7 Braithwaite Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 166.70 Foxhouse Farm, 164.50 South View, 160.50 Greenlands, 159.50 Grange Grassings, 159.20 Woodside Farm, 158.1 Rowbrow Park. Mule – 163.30, 160 Kirkland House, 158.10 Segbushwell, 156.80 Swinside End Farm, 155.70 Swiss Cottage, 155.60 Fell End. Zwartble – 162.80 Dockray Nook. Badger Face – 158.5 Brimmer Head. Herdwick – 155 Gill Farm, 144.40 Crossings.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 100 Swinside End Farm, 99.50 Lamplugh Hall, 95 Sandhills Farm, 94 Nook Farm, 94 High Moss, 92 Ellenbank, 90 Robin Hood, 90 Park House Farm. Charollais – 88.50 High House Farm, 76, 73 Croftside Farm, 75.50 Scalesmoor, 75 Bracken Howe. Mule – 80, 73.50 Kirkland House, 73.50 Baggra Yeat, 70 Fell End, 69 Swinside End Farm, 68.50 Swiss Cottage, 68 Segbush Well, 65 South View, 65 Newlands Farm. Suffolk – 78.50 Greenbank Close, 78 High Flatts, 75 Waites Farm, 74, 72 Woodside Farm, 72 Bracken Howe, 71.50 The Croft, 70.50 High Farm. Zwartble – 71.50, 70 Dockray Nook. Texel x Herdwick – 70.50 Rannerdale, 69 Greenlands, 67.50 Greenbank Close, 67 Grange Grassings, 66 Millbeck Hall, 66 Millbeck Hall,65 Foxhouse Farm. Cheviot – 67(x2), 65(x2) West Head. Kerry Hill – 63.50 Orchard Farm. Badger Face– 54 Brimmer Head. Herdwick – 52 Crossings, 46.50 Howe Gill, 46 Skelsceugh, 45 Nook Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 100, 90 Rietfontein, 90 Wardhall Guards, 88 Greenlands, 87 Birks Farm, 83 Foxhouse Farm, 83 Lamplugh Hall, 82 Bellhouse Farm, 81, 80.50 High Bewaldeth. Beltex – 79 Braithwaite Farm. Suffolk – 76 Bellhouse Farm, 64.50 Causeway Foot, 57.50 Hollins Farm. Mule – 72 Elva Plain, 69 Bracken Howe, 68.50 Birks Farm, 67 Foxhouse Farm, 66.50 Braithwaite Farm, 66 High House Farm, 66 Westray Farm, 65.50 Waites Farm. Cheviot – 72 West Head Farm, 69, 55 Rannerdale, 65 Chapel Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 64 Muncaster Head Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 59, 46 Dancing Gate Farm, 57 Rannerdale, 45.50 Wha House Farm, 44 Millgate Farm. Whitefaced Woodland – 59 Glencoyne Farm. Scotch Blackface – 41 Wha House, 31 Rannerdale. Swaledale – 38.50 Hollins Farm, 37.50 Chapel House Farm, 35 Low Priorscales, 34 Ladywath 34 Segbushwell, 34 Muncaster Head Farm, 30.50 Rannerdale. Herdwick – 40 Gatra Farm, 38 Swinside End, 33, 30 Plumbland Farm, 33 Angerton Bank, 32.50 East House. Hampshire – 33 Byresteads.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Zwartble – 80 Beech House. Bleu Du Maine – 76 Wardhall Guards. Charollais – 73 Well Head Farm. Beltex – 64 Scales Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 61 Waites Farm. Herdwick – 47 Skinner Street, 40 Howside.

 

 

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