Sale Report: Primestock 25 October 2017

On Wednesday 25th October 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the weekly sale of primestock with 56 cattle, comprising 37 cast cows, 19 bulls and clean cattle, and 1995 sheep, comprising 1368 lambs and 627 cast ewes and rams forward.

A very classy group of clean cattle were brought before the usual ringside of buyers. The top price per kilo went to a Limousin heifer from M/s Bowe, Hunday Farm which weighed 570 kilos and sold for 239.5 pence. Top price per head was also from M/s Bowe, Hunday again with a Limousin heifer this one weighed 598 kilos and sold from £1420.25 both were purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Leading the prime bulls per head was P & PI Walker, Beechcroft with their shapey British Blue bred bull which weighed 676 kilos and made £1463.54. Topping the prime bulls per kilo was TA Byers, Ellenbank with a 570 kilo Limousin which sold for 220.5 pence.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 239.5, 237.5 Hunday Farm, 233.5, 225.5(x2) Keskadale.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1420.25, 1365.15 Hunday Farm, 1402.61, 1377.81, 1324.18 Keskadale.   

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beef Shorthorn – 179.5(x2) Bent Ash Farm. 

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- British Shorthorn – 1313.94, 1199.06 Bent Ash.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 220.5 Ellenbank. British Blue – 216.5 Beechcroft. Hereford – 201.5, 189.5 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 180.5 Crooklands. Holstein – 162.5, 160.5 Crooklands. 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  British Blue – 1463.54 Beechcroft, 1361.25 Ellenbank, 984.41 Waites Farm.  Hereford – 1277.51, 1212.80 Brow Top Farm.  Limousin – 1256.85 Ellenbank.  Aberdeen Angus – 1119.10 Crooklands.  Holstein – 1046.50, 995.10 Crooklands.  Holstein Friesian – 770.06 Waites Farm. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 163.5, 158.5 Bent Ash Farm, 163.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, 132.5 Gatra Farm. Holstein Friesian – 137.5 Tallentire Hill Farm, 122.5 Mayfield, 120.5, 113.5 Burton House Farm, 120.5 Waites Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 123.5 Low Priorscales. Charolais – 119.5 Ellenbank. Holstein – 118.5, 114.5 Crooklands. Swedish Red – 118.5 Frizington Parks. Friesian – 117.5, 111.5 Stainburn Hall Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1198.46, 1093.65 Bent Ash, 1144.50 Shatton Lodge Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1060.40 Waites Farm, 942.31, 919.35 Burton House, 907.50 Tallentire Hill, 900.38 Mayfield. Aberdeen Angus – 931.19 Low Priorscales. Holstein – 904.55, 888.75 Crooklands. Swedish Red – 891.12 Frizington Parks. British Friesian – 737.90, 705.80 Stainburn Hall Farm. Charolais – 726.56 Ellenbank. Brown Swiss – 595 Fairladies

 

Prime Sheep

The SQQ  was 169.5ppk, up 1.9p on the week.  Top price today was 228.6ppk for Texels from Crozier and Langcake, High Moss.  Top price per head was £111 paid to D & A Purdham, Gubbergill.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 228.6, 217.1 High Moss, 225.6 Mayfield, 222 Gubbergill, 217.4 Rose Farm, 216.3 Parkhouse Farm, 215.9, 211.1 Ellenbank. Cheviot – 180.3 Stybeck Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 172.5 Fell End, 164.9 Stone Croft, 161.9 Grange Grassings, 161.3 Hayes Castle. Suffolk – 167.4 Croft House, 164.2, 164 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 160 Fieldside. Charollais – 167.1 West Ghyll End Farm, 166.7 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 164.8, 163.1 Birks Farm. Mule – 161 Shatton Lodge Farm, 160 Kirkland House. Bluefaced Leicester – 152.4 Tortolocate.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 111, 90.50, 90 Gubbergill, 104, 96(x2), 95 Hollins Farm, 99 Fern Close, 96, 95 Ellenbank, 96 High Moss, 93.50, 91 Rose Farm, 93 Parkhouse Farm, 92.50 Mayfield, 91 Sally Hill, 91 Beckhouse Farm, 91 The How, 90 Lake View. Mule – 76.50, 69 Kirkland House, 71 Shatton Lodge Farm. Charollais – 76, 72.50 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 75 Birks Farm, 72 Fieldside, 72, 70.50 Croft House. Bluefaced Leicester – 69 Wythop Hall, 62.50 Tortolocate. Texel x Herdwick – 69 Fell End, 68 Grange Grassings, 64.50 Hayes Castle, 61 Stone Croft, 61 Ryhola Meadow. Swaledale – 65 Wythop Hall. Cheviot – 59.50 Stybeck Farm.

 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 120, 110, 100, 91 Mayfield, 100 The How, 99, 93 Stephney Farm, 96 Blake Hills, 91 Croftlands, 90(x2) Hunters Place. Suffolk – 107, 99 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 105 Red Brow. Cheviot – 83, 63, 61, 60 Greenbank Farm, 60 Lanefoot. Zwartble – 81, 80, 79 Low Wreah Farmhouse. Charollais – 78 Birks Farm. Mule – 72.50 Red Brow, 71 Dancing Gate Farm, 70 Fell End, 70 Hunters Place, 70 Town Head, 70 Riggingill, 69 Westray Farm, 68 Shatton Lodge, 67 Birks Farm, 66 Rose Farm. Swaledale – 43, 30 Shatton Lodge Farm, 39 Terrace Farm, 37 Blake Hills. Herdwick – 37 Stybeck, 36, 35, 31 Far End Farm, 36 Dancing Gate. Jacob – 35 Dancing Gate.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 90, 84 Greenbank Farm. Cheviot – 64 Greenbank Farm. Herdwick – 51 West Head Farm.

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