Sale Report: Primestock 23rd August 2017

On Wednesday 23rd August 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 74 cattle, comprising 44 cast cows, 26 bulls and 4 clean cattle, and 2332 sheep, comprising 1753 lambs and 579 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Prime bulls saw the best of the trade this week with a Limousin from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm topping the sale on a per kilo basis at 222.5p (630kg). Leading the sale per head was TA Byers, Ellenbank whose 693 kilo British Blue sold for £1444.91.

Cull cows were a good trade with prices similar to previous weeks fleshy cattle were easily cashed.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 149.50 East Farm. Limousin – 138.50 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 971.25 East Farm. Limousin – 738.21 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Steers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Galloway – 189.50, 183.50 Bent Ash Farm.

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £):- Galloway – 1170.73, 1155.95 Bent Ash Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 222.50, 206.50 Prospect House Farm, 198.50 Stybeck Farm, 184.50 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 208.50 Ellenbank, 193.50 Uldale Hall, 191.50, 188.50 Grange Farm, 179.50 Plaskett Lands, 173.50, 171.50 East House. Simmental – 197.50 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 191.50, 182.50 Stybeck Farm. Hereford – 191.50, 179.50 Brow Top Farm. British Friesian – 184.50, 179.50 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 178.50, 177.50, 159.50 Lamplugh Hall, 149.50 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           British Blue – 1444.91 Ellenbank, 1142.31, 1135.60 Grange Farm, 1089.41 Uldale Hall, 1025.57, 1011.51 East House, 951.35 Plaskett Lands. Limousin – 1401.75, 1280.30 Prospect House Farm, 1210.85 Stybeck Farm, 1014.75 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1160.85, 957 Lamplugh Hall, 1061.45 Prospect House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1156.66, 1146.10 Stybeck Farm. Simmental – 1145.50 Ellenbank. Hereford – 1126.02, 1087.77 Brow Top Farm. British Friesian – 996.30, 983.66 Uldale Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 171.50 Isel Old Parks. Limousin – 161.50 Isel Old Parks, 157.50 Stoney Howe. British Friesian – 135.50 Harrington Parks, 131.50 Sneckyeat. Holstein Friesian – 133.50 Lamplugh Hall, 129.50, 127.50, 125.50 Sorrowstones, 127.50 Waites Farm, 126.50 Croft House Farm. Holstein – 130.50 Frizington Hall, 123.50 Bouch House Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1131.90 Isel Old Parks. Limousin – 1102.50, 952.88 Stoney Howe, 893.10 Isel Old Parks. Holstein – 970.92 Frizington Hall, 775.50, 771.88 Bouch House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 942.76, 879.75, 873.48 Sorrowstones, 927.85 Tallentire Hill, 882.97 Croft House Farm, 877.20 Waites Farm. MRI – 906.11, 887.25 Sneckyeat. British Friesian – 899.72 Harrington Parks, 833.71 Sneckyeat.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 116.50, 115.50 Lodge Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 740.94, 669.90 Lodge Farm.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs slipped slightly on the week though a more than acceptable overall average of 185.24 pence was achieved. A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm sold the leading price per kilo at 234.1 pence to Robin Vivers. The top price per head came from RM & ER Jackson, Scalesmoor with a Charollais lamb that sold for £112 (211.3 pence) to Tony Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 234.10 Prospect House Farm, 234, 228.30, 225 Mayfield, 233.30, 227.70, 224.50 Tarn Bank, 229.50 Ryhola Meadow, 226.10 East Lodge, 223.80 Burton House. Suffolk – 212.50 Ryhola Meadow, 178 Woodside Farm, 176.30 Birks Farm, 173.30 East House, 173.30 Westray Farm, 171.40 Croft House, 171.50, 169.80 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 170.20 Stone Croft, 169 Fairladies Farm. Charollais – 211.30 Scalesmoor, 182.50 Springfield Road. Hampshire – 182.20 Springfield Road. Herdwick – 171.80 Woodside Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 171.40 Grange Grassings, 169.80 Swinside End Farm. Dorset – 171.30 Springfield Road. Mule – 169.10 Eirinntalla, 163.60 Swinside End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 163.50 Cragg House Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Charollais – 112 Scalesmoor, 73 Springfield Road. Texel – 110 Ullock Mains, 110 Ryhola Meadow, 110, 107, 105 Tarn Bank, 110, 105 Mayfield, 108 High House Farm, 106 Parsonage Farm, 106 Fairladies Farm. Suffolk – 102, 74 Ryhola Meadow, 90, 72 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 78 East House, 74.50 Westray Farm, 73 Woodside Farm, 72.50 Braithwaite Farm, 72 Croft House, 71 Stone Croft. Hampshire – 82 Springfield Road. Mule – 79.50 Eirnntalla, 72 Swinside End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 76 Eirinntalla, 60.50 Cragg House Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 73 Swinside End Farm, 72 Grange Grassings. Dorset – 68.50 Springfield Road. Herdwick – 67 Woodside Farm.

Another large entry of ewes saw prices remaining strong especially for big well meated ewes.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 118, 112, 98, 96 Mayfield, 110, 92 Parsonage farm, 106 Elva Plain, 90 Salter Hall, 90 Grange Farm. Suffolk – 108 Burton House Farm, 87 Woodside Farm, 85 Meadow Farm. Cheviot – 90, 68, 61 West Head, 55, 51 Dubbs Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 86, 68 Low Kinmont, 79 Tortocolate, 50 Chapel House Farm. Mule – 78 Elva Plain, 78 Far End Farm, 76 Frizington Hall, 75.50 Parsonage Farm, 75 Salter Hall, 70 High Moss, 70 High House. Swaledale – 56 Swinside End Farm, 40.50 Low Kinmont, 40 Meadowbank. Herdwick – 47 Taw House, 31 Low Kinmont.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 83 Grange Farm. Zwartble – 81 Grange Farm. Herdwick – 67 Stubbs Ghyll, 61 Brotherilkeld, 54 Swinside End Farm.

 

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