Sale Report: Primestock 24th May 2017

On Wednesday 24 May 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 46 cattle, comprising 20 cast cows, 26 bulls and clean cattle, and 1340 sheep presented to a full ring of buyers.

Cast cows were the dearest seen this year with new buyers around the ring, this will continue and in turn help the young prime bull trade. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a Limousin bull from Messrs Taylor & Gill, Fell End selling for 215.50 pence (1364.12). Top price achieved was a Limousin bull from F Mattocks & Son, Row Hall selling for £1470.60.

A good show of cast cattle from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow Farm sold to a top price in this section of 198.50 pence per kilo (£1238.64).

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 215.50, 210.50 Fell End, 205.50 Stybeck Farm, 203.50 Lamplugh Hall, 193.50 Row Hall, 191.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 201.50 Brow Top Farm, 194.50 Bowness Farms. Charolais – 195.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 187.50 Stybeck Farm. Hereford – 178.50 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 176.50, 166.50 Prospect House Farm, 169.50 (x2) Lamplugh Hall, 159.50 Bowness Farms.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1470.60 Row Hall, 1364.12, 1351.41 Fell End, 1302.40 Lamplugh Hall, 1290.71 Ellenbank, 1284.68 Stybeck Farm. Charolais – 1329.40 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1307.04 Bowness Farms, 1152.58 Brow Top Farm. British Friesian – 1177.50 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1118.58, 980.93, 979.65 Bowness Farms, 1091.58, 1064.46, 943.08 Lamplugh Hall, 1066.06, 999.00 Prospect House Farm, 1014.40, 929.25 South View. Hereford – 999.60 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 181.50 Elva Plain.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 780.45 Elva Plain.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 198.50, 193.50, 189.50, 188.50, 164.50 Woodhall Brow Farm, 125.50 Orchard Farm. British Blue – 188.50 Woodhall Brow Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 152.50 Gatra Farm. Holstein Friesian – 130.50, 122.50, 120.50 Annfield, 128.50 Waites Farm, 109.50 Orchard Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1238.64, 1164.93, 1146.57, 1127.53, 1079.73 Woodhall Brow Farm, 986.43 Orchard Farm, 789.28 Overcroft. British Blue – 1112.15 Woodhall Brow Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1015.15 Waites Farm, 913.50, 840.35, 801.33 Annfield, 814.68 Orchard Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 991.25 Gatra Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 122.50 Burnt House Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 916.30 Burnt House Farm.

Prime Sheep

A bonanza of a sale for new season lambs with a fantastic show of 1000 lambs and an SQQ average of 247.09 pence per kilo. The leading price of 317.57 pence per kilo was achieved for a pen of Texel lambs from G Rudd, Jenkins Cross. Messrs Sharp, Holmecroft had Texel lambs at 307.70 and 298.60 pence per kilo. Top price in this section was a Texel lamb from G Butler, Moor Platt Farm at £134 selling to WilsonWillis Butchers, closely followed by Messrs Parkin, Home Farm with Texel lambs at £131 and £130. Texel lambs from Messrs Walker, Beechcroft and A Ashburner High House Farm also achieved £130 which were purchased by T Harrison, Butcher and Haighs Butchers respectively.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 317.60 Jenkins Cross, 307.70, 298.60 Holmecroft, 287.20 Woodside Farm, 281.30, 280.80 Grange Farm, 280.30 Segbushwell, 279.20 Moor Platt Farm, 275 Mid Farm, 275 Greensyke. Millenium Blue – 294.60, 259 Holmecroft Farm. Suffolk – 253.50, 242.70 Woodside Farm, 252.30, 239.10 High Flatts, 251.20 Woodend, 249 Woodhall Brow Farm, 245.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 241.10 Greensyke, 234.90 Croft House, 231.70 Fairladies Farm. Charollais – 252.90 The Green, 251.30, 250, 246.30, 245.20, 239.60 Birks Farm, 235.60 Mill Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 246.30 Oughterside Mill. Ryeland – 220.50 Croftfield House.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 134 Moor Platt Farm, 131, 130, 127 Home Farm, 130, 125 Beechcroft, 130 High House Farm, 126 Jenkins Cross, 125 Grange Farm, 125 Greensyke. Suffolk – 127 Woodhall Brow Farm, 117, 106 Home Farm, 111, 110 High Flatts, 109 Woodside Farm, 108.50 Greensyke, 108 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 108 Woodend, 101 Croft House. Charollais – 101 Oughterside Mill, 106 Mill Farm, 103, 101, 100.50, 100 Birks Farm. Millenium Blue – 109, 101 Holmecroft Farm. Ryeland – 86 Croftfield House.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 228.60, 219.20 Scalesmoor, 228.20, 224.40 Hollins Farm, 222.40 Blue Dial, 222.20 Waverbank, 218.60 Cherrytree House, 214.30 East Mill Farm, 211.10 High House Farm. Charollais – 212.80 Scalesmoor. Texel x Herdwick – 211.40 Kelmore Hills, 209.50 Bent Ash Farm, 179.50 Stone Ends. Herdwick – 205.60 Burnt House Farm, 173 Stone Ends, 168.90, 156.80 East House. Scotch Black Face – 205.10 East House. Mule – 204.20 Hollins Farm, 168.60, 146.90 Kelmore Hills. Swaledale – 195.70 Bent Ash Farm, 152.80 Bridge End.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 118, 114, 112 Scalesmoor, 117 Park View, 114, 109, 106 Blue Dial, 106 East Mill Farm, 105 Ewanrigg Farm, 105 Bent Ash Farm. Charollais – 100 Scalesmoor. Mule – 98 Hollins Farm, 94, 86 Kelmore Hills, 81, 60 Low Stowbank. Swaledale – 90, 67 Bent Ash Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 88 Bent Ash Farm, 74 Kelmore Hills. Scotch Black Face – 80 East House. Herdwick – 74 Burnt House Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 111 Park View, 107 Mill Farm, 101 Greenbank Close, 100 High House Farm, 97 Eskett View, 95, 89 Mid Farm, 94 Beech Croft, 93 Ewanrigg Farm. Suffolk – 105 Park View, 103, 89 Mill Farm, 100 High House, 81 Seafield House, 70 Pica Cottages, 61 Byresteads. Charollais – 100, 88 Ewanrigg Farm, 76 Scalesmoor, 69 Ullock Mains. Bleu Du Maine – 96, 63, 62 Croft Side Farm. Cheviot – 89, 75 High Seaton, 79 Stonecroft, 70 Mireside. Mule – 78 Stoneyhowe, 73 Broom Farm, 72 High House Farm, 69 Ullock Mains, 67, 65 Sheepfields, 67 Eskett View, 64 Rigg House, 64 Mid Farm, 64 Fairladies. Texel x Herdwick – 71 Kelmore Hills, 68 Newhouse Farm. Swaledale – 74 Setmabanning, 65 Manor House Farm, 62, 58 Kelmore Hills, 62 Beechcroft, 61 Kiekland House. Herdwick – 67 Kelmore Hills, 60 Newhouse Farm, 59, 48 Prospect House Farm, 56, 49, 43 Stool End Farm, 53 Town Head, 49 Mireside.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 101 Park View, 90 High House Farm, 77 Eskett View. Berrichon – 98 High Flatts. Herdwick – 62 Stool End Farm. Swaledale – 51 Bridge End, 40 Fangs Brow.

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