Sale Report: Primestock 22nd November 2017

On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 71 cattle, comprising 49 cast cows, 22 bulls and clean cattle, and 1831 sheep, comprising 1620 lambs and 211 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale per head was RG & JM Smith, Lake View with a fantastic Limousin bull which sold for £1443.85 and weighed 670 kilos. Top priced prime bull per kilo came from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm, weighing 586 kilos he sold for 222.5 pence per kilo.

Cull cows once again saw finished sorts selling for a premium.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 222.50 Prospect House Farm, 215.50 Lake View, 211.50, 210.50, 198.50 Lamplugh Hall, 185.50 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 216.50 Ellenbank, 174.50 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 188.50, 186.50 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 184.50 Prospect House Farm, 163.50 Threapland Lees, 160.50 Grange Farm. Swedish Red & White – 169.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1443.85 Lake View, 1357.83, 1320.03, 1317.73 Lamplugh Hall, 1303.85 Prospect House Farm, 1153.81 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 1385.60 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 1164.93, 1163.76 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1118.07 Prospect House Farm, 1030.05, 1018.70 Threapland Lees, 895.59 Grange Farm. Swedish Red & White – 1057.68 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 158.50, 136.50 Swinside End Farm, 149.50 Millbeck Hall. British Blue – 137.50 Broom Farm. Charolais – 133.50 Westnewton Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 128.50 Frizington Hall, 116.50 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 120.50 Pelutho Grange, 118.50 Lamplugh Hall, 117.50 Home Farm. British Friesian – 115.50 Home Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1069.47, 964.00 Pelutho Grange, 869.50 Home Farm, 849.65 Lamplugh Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 1066.55 Frizington Hall, 784.05 Willows Farm. Limousin – 1012.12 Millbeck Hall, 979.53, 945.95 Swinside End Farm, 911.68 Kelmore Hills. Charolais – 978.56 Westnewton Hall. British Blue – 912.45 Knott Houses. British Friesian – 806.19 Home Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 106.50 Threapland Lees.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 555.93 Threapland Lees.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs saw a lift on the week to reach an SQQ of 179.4 pence per kilo. Topping the sale per kilo was Messrs Powley, Green Marsh with a pen of Texel lambs selling for 217.5 pence per kilo. Leading the market per head was M/s Richardson, Low Garth with a Texel lamb purchased by Haighs Buthchers, Workington for £107 per head.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 217.50, 215.90, 203.70 Green Marsh, 214 Grange Farm, 212.20 Overcroft, 205.40 Sherriff, 204.80 Keskadale, 203.90 High Moss, 203.80 Sandhills Farm. Beltex – 210, 204.10, 203.70 Park House Farm. Cheviot – 206.90 Stonecroft, 190.30 Stybeck Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 192.90 Fell Foot Farm, 179.20 South View, 174.30 Riggwood, 171.80 High Side Farm. Suffolk – 176.30 Stone Croft, 169.30 Birks Farm. Mule – 170 Pasture House, 168.40 Hinning House, 167 Keskadale, 165 Swinside End Farm, 163 Swiss Cottage. Swaledale – 155.70 Eirinntalla, 155 Sneckyeat.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 107, 106, 96 Low Garth, 104 Overcroft, 101, 95 Far End Farm, 99 Overcroft, 98 Riggingill. Beltex – 84, 83.50, 77, 75.50 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 81 Shatton Lodge, 77.50 Kaskadale, 75 Greenbank Close. Mule – 78.50 Eirinntalla, 77 Far End Farm, 77 Howbeck Lodge, 76.50 Jenkins Cross. Cheviot – 74.50, 74, 72 Stonecroft, 68.50 Stybeck Farm. Swaledale – 70 Sneckyeat, 64.50 Eirinntalla. Texel x Herdwick – 69.50, 67 Grange Grassings, 67.50 Fell Foot Farm, 67 High Side Farm.

A smaller show of Cast Ewes sold to increased rates pleasing vendors. Top of £121 was achieved for Texel Ewes from Messrs Cartmel, High Low Hall, Whitehaven. Suffolks to £116 for MA & J Thompson, High Hall, Wigton. Fell ewes topped at £57 for Herdwicks from Messrs Richardson, Fold Head Farm, Watendlath.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 121, 116 High Low Hall, 112 High Hall. Suffolk – 116 High Hall. Bluefaced Leicester – 80 Stockhow Hall. Beltex – 98, 92 High Hall. Mule – 69 Sneckyeat Farm, 68 Park House Farm, 68 Muncaster Home Farm, 64 Bridge End Farm. Herdwick – 57 Fold Head Farm, 42 Low Kinmont, 34 Gatesgarth, 32 Dalzell Street. Swaledale – 44 Low Kinmont.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 108 Greenlands. Bluefaced Leicester – 82 Stockhow Hall, 82, 80 Low Kinmont, 78 Sherriff. Cheviot – 65 Fold Head Farm. Herdwick – 51, 50 Knott Houses.

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