Sale Report: Primestock 21st June 2017

On Wednesday 21st June 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 49 cattle, comprising 36 cast cows, 13 bulls and clean cattle, and 1247 sheep, comprising 973 lambs, 248 cast ewes and rams and 26 hoggs presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall at 211.50 pence (£1328.22) selling to Mr L Fell.

With the cast cow trade remaining strong the leading price of the day was achieved from Messrs Knight, Stephney Farm for a British Blue cow at £1820.83 (210.50 ppk).

Many more cattle numbers are needed to supply buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 211.50 Lamplugh Hall, 202.50 Willows Farm, 193.50 Brow Top Farm, 192.50, 189.50, 186.50 Row Hall. British Blue – 195.50 Ellenbank. Belted Galloway – 194.50 Ellenbank. Charolais – 189.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 184.50 South View, 170.50 Brow Top Farm, 170.50, 163.50 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1334.03, 1332.19, 1193.60 Row Hall, 1328.22 Lamplugh Hall, 1157.13 Brow Top Farm, 1129.95 Willows Farm. British Blue – 1094.80 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 1059.03 South View, 1046.40, 1011.07 Lamplugh Hall. Charolais – 1011.93 Lowca Cottage Farm. Belted Galloway – 933.60 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 210.50, 184.50, 165.50, 159.50 Stephney Farm. Limousin – 200, 159.50 How Hall, 195.50 Hundith Hill, 193.50 Hollows Farm, 135.50 Allerby Hall. Saler – 145.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Simmental – 136.50, 135.50 Lanefoot. Aberdeen Angus – 135.50, 133.50 Beck Farm, 131.50 Burnt House Farm, 128.50 Hollins Farm. Holstein Friesian – 135.50 Brow Top Farm, 128.50 Barnyard, 125.50, 121.50 Grange Farm, 116.50 Brow Top Farm. British Friesian – 130.50 Dean Farm, 122.50 Causeway Foot. Holstein – 128.50 Middleton Place.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1820.83, 1392.98, 1138.64, 1130.86 Stephney Farm. Limousin – 1558.14 Hundith Hill, 1426.10 Hollows farm, 1232 How Hall, 914.63 Allerby Hall.  Simmental – 911.82, 823.84 Lanefoot. Aberdeen Angus – 891.59, 886.44 Beck Farm, 886.31, 736.12 Burnt House Farm, 723.46 Hollins Farm. Holstein Friesian – 848.10 Barnyard, 844.62, 787.32 Grange Farm, 722.30 Brow Top Farm, 690.35 Willows Farm. Holstein – 845.53 Middleton Place. British Friesian – 769.95 Dean Farm, 683.55 Causeway Foot.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 208.50, 191.50 Drigg Moorside.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1296.87, 1206.45 Drigg Moorside.

Prime Sheep

Spring lambs achieved an SQQ average of 238 pence per kilo an increase of 11 pence on the week. With a good quality of lambs on show the leading price per kilo was a Texel from Messrs Parkin, Home Farm at 312.50 pence (£125) selling to Mr R Skelton. The top price per head of £131 was achieved three times for Texel lambs from T Scott, Hill Top, J & D Hodgson, Parsonage Farm and J & M Wilson, Meadow Farm which were purchased by T Harrison, Butcher of Cockermouth and W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth respectively.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 312.50 Home Farm, 288 Ryhola Meadow, 284.80 Parsonage Farm, 284 Chapel House Farm, 281.80 Sycamore House, 281 Woodend Farm, 280.50 Greensyke, 273.20 Home Farm, 272.90 Hill Top, 269.20 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 252.20 High Flatts, 244.90 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 244.20 Home Farm, 238.90, 227.90 Croft House, 235.90 Aldoth Farm, 223.90 Park House Farm. Bleu du Maine – 248.70, 245.20 Grange Farm, 241.70 Oughterside Mill. Charollais – 234 Birks Farm, 233.30 Meadow Farm, 232.50, 230.80, 230 Birks Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 131 Hill Top, 131 Parsonage Farm, 131 Meadow Farm, 128 Chapel Farm, 128 Riggingill, 126 High Flatts, 125 Home Farm, 125 Sycamore House, 123 Wardhall Guards, 123 Greensyke. Suffolk – 120 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 113.50 High Flatts, 108.50 Aldoth Farm, 107.50 Croft House, 105 Home Farm, 101 Fairladies Farm, 98.50 Park House Farm. Charollais – 105 Meadow Farm, 96, 93, 92, 90 Birks Farm. Bleu du Maine – 103, 94.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 216 The Brow, 160.80, 148.10 Scalderskew. Kerryhill – 205 Kirkgate Farm. Herdwick – 119 Wood End Farm, 118.90 Bleawath Farm. Swaledale – 108.70 Lowther Street.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 110 The Brow, 82, 77 Scalderskew. Swaledale – 50 Millgate Farm. Kerryhill – 82 Kirkgate Farm. Herdwick – 50 Wood End Farm, 44 Bleawath Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 130, 117, 96 Crosshow Farm, 116, 99 Chapel House, 102 Wardhall Guards, 100, 93 Crakeplace Hall, 97 Croftside Farm, 94 Scalderskew. Bleu du Maine – 107, 105, 101 Croftside Farm. Suffolk – 104, 100 Crosshow, 97 Woodhall Brow Farm, 94 Mill Farm, 88 Meadow Farm, 82 Croft House. Cheviot – 99, 73 Greenbank Farm, 84 The Muslins. Mule – 90 Crosshow Farm, 88 Summerhill, 85 Asby Farm, 84, 80 Fangs Brow, 84 Woodhall Brow Farm, 83 Fairladies, 83 Terrace Farm, 82 Stoney Howe. Bluefaced Leicester – 86, 85 Chapel House Farm, 85, 84 Burnside Caravan Park. Dorset – 87, 80, 76 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 86 Crakeplace Hall, 60, 53 Wood End Farm. Kerryhill – 82 Kirkgate Farm. Swaledale – 76 Kirkgate Farm, 74 Burnside Caravan Park, 69 Middlegill Farm, 68 Terrace Farm. Herdwick – 63, 61 Ponsonby Old Hall, 61 How Hall, 58.50 Fell Foot Farm, 58 Wasdalehead Hall Farm, 56.50 Scalderskew.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 106 Terrace Farm. Suffolk – 99 Far End Farm, 80 Croft House. Cheviot – 99 Greenbank Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 95 Terrace Farm, 87 Far End Farm, 79 Middlegate Farms. Herdwick – 90, 79, 78 Stool End Farm, 77, 68 Wood End Farm. Swaledale – 80 Terrace Farm.

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