Sale Report: Primestock 19th July 2017

On Wednesday 19th July 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 54 cattle, comprising 34 cast cows, 20 bulls and clean cattle, and 1820 sheep, comprising 1444 lambs and 376 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

The leading price of the day 217.50ppk was achieved three times in the bull section of the sale for Limousin cattle from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm, RG & JM Smith, Lake View and G & T Tyson, East House. The bull from G & T Tyson, East House was top price in this section at £1431.15 and purchased by Mr H Birkbeck.

The top price of the day was achieved for a Limousin cow from KD Harryman, Keskadale at £1451.80 (213.50ppk) selling to Mr G Moore.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.50, 204.50 Prospect House Farm, 217.50 Lake View, 217.50 East House, 200.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 210.50, East House, 191.50 Grange Farm, 177.50 Waites Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 186.50 Ellenbank. Hereford – 181.50 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 169.50, 153.50 Greensyke, 168.50, 159.50 South View,

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1431.15 East House, 1348.50, 1255.63 Prospect House Farm, 1261.50 Lake View, 1251.12 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1389.30, 1140.69 East House. Holstein Friesian – 1139.04, 1022.18, 967.05 Greensyke, 893.05 South View. British Blue – 1034.10 Grange Farm, 969.15 Waites Farm. Hereford – 998.25 Brow Top Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.50, 210.50 Keskadale, 164.50, 162.50, Stanger Hill, 146.50 Mid Farm, 135.50 Lake View, 134.50 Westray Farm. British Blue – 159.50, 156.50, Park House Farm. Blonde – 143.50 Stanger Hill. Holstein Friesian – 139.50, 124.50 Annfield, 131.50, 128.50 Sorrowstones, 128.50 Dean Farm. Belgian Blue – 136.50 Park House Farm, 114.50 Strudda Bank. MRI – 135.50, 132.50 Sneakyeat Farm. Simmental – 134.50 Lanefoot, 129.50 Strudda Bank. British Friesian – 129.50 Sneckyeat Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1451.80, 1444.03 Keskadale, 1108.73, 984.75 Stanger Hill, 1054.80 Mid Farm, 859.07 Lake View, 763.96 Westray Farm. British Blue – 1060.68, 1057.94 Park House Farm. Simmental – 984.20 Strudda Bank, 928.05 Lanefoot. Blonde – 939.93 Stanger Hill. Holstein Friesian – 963.75, 936.28, 927.77 Sorrowstones, 943.02 Annfield, 925.20 Dean Farm. Belgian Blue – 914.55 Park House Farm, 760.28 Strudda Bank. MRI – 904.98, 894.30 Sneakyeat Farm. British Friesian – 872.83 Sneakyeat Farm.

Prime Sheep

With an SQQ sale average of 213.95ppk which is in line with the national average and some 21 pence up on the same day last year, vendors were satisfied with their prices. Leading the sale in price per kilo and price per head was a Texel lamb at 46kg, 280ppk from Ms K Hodgson, Parsonage Farm selling for £129 to Mr R Skelton.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 280.40, 268.20, 264.40, Parsonage Farm, 261.70 Foxhouse Farm, 250 Home Farm, 250 Meadow Farm, 250 Swinside End Farm, 250 Mill Farm, 245.70 Sally Hill, 245 Sneakyeat Farm. Beltex – 256.40 Burton House Farm, 219.50 Woodhall Brow Farm. Suffolk – 220 Brow Top Farm, 219 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 215.10 Clappers, 214.80 Croft House, 214.30 Westray Farm, 213.60 Rhyola Meadow, 211.90 High Flatts, 209.30 Fairladies Farm, 207 Waites Farm, 206.70 Hemplands Farm. Charollais – 190.50 Kirkland Howe. Mule – 186.80 Wythop Hall.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 129, 119, 118 Parsonage Farm, 127 Salter Hall, 125 Scalesmoor, 123 Foxhouse Farm, 120 Meadow Farm, 116 Swinside End Farm, 115 Robin Hood, 114 High House Farm. Suffolk – 111, 107.50 Hemplands, 97, 92.50 Clappers, 97 Brow Top Farm, 94.50 Croft House, 94 Rhyola Meadow, 92 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Beltex – 100 Burton House Farm, 90 Woodhall Brow Farm. Charollais – 80 Kirkland Howe. Mule – 63.50 Wythop Hall.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 120, 99, 89 Peter House Farm, 115 Mandalay, 88 Mosser Mains, 87, 86 High House Farm, 87 Wardhall Guards, 87 The How, 86 Thornby Road. Berrichon – 97 High Flatts. Beltex – 94 Peter House Farm. Suffolk – 87 Fangs Brow, 85, 80 Wardhall Brow Farm, 80 Swinside End Farm, 75, 63 Brow Top Farm. Mule – 78 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 72 Row Brow Park, 72 Fangs Brow, 71 Salter Hall, 71 Park House Farm, 70 Mid Farm, 69 High House Farm, 69 Mandalay, 68 Woodhall Brow Farm. Rouge – 77 Birks Farm. Millenium Blue – 77 High House. Swaledale – 67, 59 Beechcroft, 50 Kirkgate Farm, 48 Low Priorscales. Bleu du Maine – 64 Overcroft. Bluefaced Leicester – 62 High Side Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 54 Fangs Brow, 52 Mandalay. Herdwick – 50 Hollin Head.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 78, 62 Birks Farm. Herdwick – 50 Hollin Head.

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