Sale Report: Primestock 20th September 2017

On Wednesday 20th September 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 69 cattle, comprising 40 cast cows, 29 bulls and clean cattle, and 2185 sheep, comprising 1638 lambs and 547 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo with a smart Limousin heifer was Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for 239.50 pence to Mr G Moor. Top price of the day was a tremendous Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall purchased by Mr L Fell for £1544.15.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 239.5 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1216.66 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 223.5, 207.5 Prospect House Farm, 223.5, 222.5, 217.5 Lamplugh Hall, 219.5, 213.5 Lowside Farm, 215.5 Calder Farm, 208.5 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 215.5 Ellenbank. Hereford – 193.5 Brow Top Farm. Simmental – 193.5 Ellenbank. Friesian – 188.5, 187.5, 180.5 Uldale Hall, 177.5 Low Stowbank. British Blue – 185.5 Lowside Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 186.5, 178.5 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 167.5 Brow Top Farm, 165.5, 161.5 Calder Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1544.15, 1497.45, 1442.03 Lamplugh Hall, 1401.35, 1354.98 Prospect House Farm, 1376.27, 1272.46 Lowside Farm, 1219.73 Calder Farm, 1142.58 Hunday Farm, 1014.13 Brow Top Farm. Simmental – 1509.30 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1331.79 Ellenbank, 1009.12 Lowside Farm. Hereford – 1166.81 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian –1130.50, 1026.10 Calder Farm, 976.00 South View, 912.88 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1059.32, 987.11 Hunday Farm. Friesian – 1006.88, 995.28 Uldale Hall, 976.25 Low Stowbank

A good show of cast cows with more needed to satisfy buyers’ demands.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 182.5, 148.5 Stephney Farm, 179.5, 159.5 Ullock Farm, 162.5 Braithwaite Farm. Charolais – 156.5 Ullock Farm. Holstein Friesian – 143.5, 129.5 Burton House Farm, 130.5 Threapland Lees, 119.5 Strawberry How, 119.5 Woodend, 118.5 Watson Hill, 115.5 Threapthwaite Farm. Friesian – 129.5, 127.5, 122.5, 119.5 High House.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1186.25 Stephney Farm, 1170.00 Braithwaite Farm, 1052.70, 1050.08 Ullock Farm. Charolais – 1176.88 Ullock Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1017.87, 965.76 Burton House Farm, 862.68 Watson Hill, 835.85 Pelutho Grange, 831.96 Woodend 824.76 Threapland Lees. Friesian – 911.63, 829.33, 787.68, 784.77 High House.

OTM Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 12.5 Townhead Farm. Holstein – 77.5 Marlborough Hall.

OTM Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Charolais – 456.95 Townhead Farm. Holstein – 436.33 Marlborough Hall.

Prime Sheep

With a lift on the week of 5.6 pence the SQQ average was 173.3 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in pence per kilo and per head was a Texel lamb from M Stockdale, Crosshow Farm selling for 218 pence (£109) to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 218 Crosshow Farm, 217.40 Prospect House Farm, 213.60, 211.50 Braithwaite Farm, 210.50 Hundith Hill Farm, 208.30 Overcroft, 204.90 Parkhouse Farm, 202 High Moss. Beltex – 215 Fell End, 214.60 Rose Farm, 211.90, 202.30, 197.50, 197.40, 191.90 Parkhouse Farm, 202.40 Prospect House Farm, 182.20 Rose Farm. Suffolk – 188.50 Overcroft, 167.90 Blake Hills, 167 Birks Farm, 163, 161 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 162.80 Braithwaite Farm, 162.50 Crosshow Farm. Charollais – 177.60 Scalesmoor. Berrichon – 168.20 Shatton Lodge Farm, 153.50 Row Brow Park. Cheviot – 166.70, 165.90 Rannerdale. Texel X Herdwick – 166.70 Cockley Gill, 162 Grange Grassings, 160.70 Row Brow Park, 154.80 Punderland Farm. Mule – 162 Terrace Farm, 157 Swinside End Farm, 156.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 154.80 Burthwaite. Herdwick – 130.80 Blencogo Farm, 127.40 Skinner Street. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 109 Crosshow Farm, 101 Far End Farm, 100 Overcroft, 100 High House Farm, 100 Prospect House Farm, 98 Brow Foot, 98 Rose Farm, 97 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 96.50 Baggra Yeat. Beltex – 103, 91 Rose Farm, 89, 87 Parkhouse Farm, 86 Fell End, 83 Prospect House Farm, 82 Rose Farm. Suffolk – 98 Overcroft, 91 Crosshow Farm, 74.50 Ryhola Meadow, 73.50 Birks Farm, 71, 71 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 70.50 Blake Hills, 70 Braithwaite Farm. Charollais – 87 Scalesmoor. Mule – 74 Baggra Yeat, 73 Cathow, 72, 67 Swinside End Farm, 72 Shatton Lodge Farm, 68.50 Mosser Mains, 66.50 Terrace Farm. Berrichon – 74 Shatton Lodge Farm, 66 Row Brow Park. Cheviot – 73, 70 Rannerdale, 67.50 Blake Hills. Texel X Herdwick – 69.50 Grange Grassings, 67.50 Row Brow Park, 65 Punderland Farm, 60 Cockley Gill. Herdwick – 39.50 Skinner Street, 34 Blencogo Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 113, 106, 93 Rietfontien, 108 Rose Farm, 102 Park House, 99 Croftfield House, 98 Greenlands, 98 High Boonwood, 93 Prospect House, 93 Mid Farm. Suffolk – 90 Row Brow Park, 87 Greensyke, 82 Willows, 80 Violets Way. Charollais – 90 Park House, 84 Rietfontien, 79 Birks Farm. Mule – 76 High House, 75 Dockray Nook, 74, 73, 69 Willows Farm, 73 Row Brow Park, 73 Greenlands, 72 Brow Foot, 69 Violets Way, 69 Mid Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 74 Burblethwaite, 50 Cathow. Herdwick – 54 Skelsceugh, 46 Fold Head, 34 Scalderskew, 32 Greensyke. Swaledale – 50 Scalderskew, 48, 39 Low Stowbank. Cheviot – 46 Lowfields Farm. Zwartble – 40 South View. Texel X Herdwick – 40 South View.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Cheviot – 70 Lowfields Farm. Swaledale – 51, 44 Glencoyne Farm. Herdwick – 37 Glencoyne, 35 Easthwaite Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 49 Glencoyne.

 

 

 

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