Sale Report: Primestock 26th July 2017

On Wednesday 26th July 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 82 cattle, comprising 43 cast cows, 31 bulls and 8 clean cattle, and 2090 sheep, comprising 1654 lambs and 436 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

With a tremendous show of cattle the top price per kilo and per head was a British Blue heifer from KD Harryman, Keskadale selling for 229.50ppk and achieving £1556.01 selling to Mr G Moore.

Leading the bull section in pence per kilo was a Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm at 216.50 pence (£1320.65) selling to Mr L Fell. Top price in this section was a Limousin bull from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall purchased by Mr L Fell for £1322.33 (202.50ppk).

Cast cows were good to sell and more are required to meet buyers’ demands. A Limousin cow from J Ritson, Baggra Yeat topped this section at £1191.16.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 229.50 Keskadale. Limousin – 235.50 Keskadale, 173.50, 163.50 Lamplugh Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 194.50 Woodend.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1556.01 Keskadale. Limousin – 1431.84 Keskadale, 999.36, 856.74 Lamplugh Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 1155.33 Woodend.

Prime Steers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 209.50 Brow Top Farm, 200.00 Hunday Farm, 182.50 Woodend.

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1122.92 Brow Top Farm, 1049.38 Woodend, 910.00 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 216.50 Prospect House Farm, 213.50, 208.50, 205.50 Greengill Farm, 202.50 Allerby Hall, 200.50 Uldale Hall, 197.50, 184.50 Willows Farm, 178.50 Brow Top Farm, 177.50 Lodge Farm. British Blue – 201.50, 193.50 Hunday Farm, 199.50 Brow Top Farm, 188.50, 186.50 Lodge Farm, 185.50 Greengill Farm. Shorthorn – 189.50 Greengill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 191.50, 188.50 Crooklands Farm, 174.50 Brow Top Farm, 169.50 Lodge Farm. British Friesian – 180.50, 163.50 Uldale Hall, 174.50 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 158.50 Prospect House Farm, 151.50, 145.50 Greensyke, 140.50 Crooklands. Holstein – 154.50 Crooklands Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1322.33 Allerby Hall, 1320.65 Prospect House Farm, 1259.72, 1240.58, 1229.76 Greengill Farm, 1118.79 Uldale Hall, 1115.88, 1040.58 Willows Farm. Shorthorn – 1269.65 Greengill Farm. British Blue – 1269.45, 1172.61 Hunday Farm, 1177.05 Brow Top Farm, 1146.39 Greengill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1187.55, 1129.85 Crooklands Farm, 970.22 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1172.90 Prospect House Farm, 974.85, 918.09 Greensyke. British Friesian – 970.22 Greengill Farm. British Friesian – 916.94, 768.45 Uldale Hall. Holstein – 911.55 Crooklands Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 901.74 Lodge Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 156.50 Croft House, 153.50 Baggra Yeat, 146.50 The Towers, 145.50 Allerby Hall, 129.50 Woodhall Brow Farm. British Blue – 143.50 High Moss, 125.50 Lowthwaite. British Friesian – 138.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 129.50, 128.50 Harrington Parks, 125.50 Weary Hall, 121.50 Home Farm. Holstein Friesian – 136.50 Hodgson Green, 135.50 Dovenby Craggs, 131.50 Crooklands Farm, 129.50 Home Farm, 127.50 Burton House Farm, 121.50 Brackenbarrow Farm. Blonde – 132.50 Low Godderthwaite. Beef Shorthorn – 130.50 Hodgson Green. MRI – 128.50, 125.50 Sneckyeat Farm. Ayrshire – 124.50 Home Farm. Friesian – 122.50 Hodgson Green. Luing – 121.50 Pasture House.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1191.16 Baggra Yeat, 990.65 Croft House, 879 The Towers, 858.45 Allerby Hall, 758.87 Woodhall Brow Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1078.35 Hodgson Green, 1037.85 Burton House Farm, 1004.66 Crooklands Farm, 994.56 Home Farm, 907.85 Dovenby Craggs. Blonde – 977.85 Low Godderthwaite. British Blue – 949.97 High Moss, 665.15 Lowthwaite. Beef Shorthorn – 947.43 Hodgson Green. British Friesian – 925.18 Sneckyeat Farm, 890.96 Harrington Parks, 879.66 Home Farm, 845.87 Weary Hall Farm, 774.86 Harrington Parks. MRI – 803.20, 769.43 Sneckyeat Farm. Friesian – 781.55 Hodgson Green. Luing – 660.96 Pasture House.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 149.50 Terrace Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1300.65 Terrace Farm.

Prime Sheep

The prime lamb trade was much dearer than anticipated being some 5 pence a kilo up on all other same day markets. This a result of more buyers present with the SQQ average of 189.24 pence per kilo. Leading price per kilo was a Beltex lamb from Messrs Sharp, Holmecroft Farm selling for 235.90 pence selling to Mr R Skelton. Top price of the day was a Texel lamb from JJ & CE Palmer, Greensyke selling for £113 to Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 235.90, 212.50 Holmecroft Farm, 222.50 Burton House farm, 221.30 High Blaithwaite, 216.30 Stargill Farm, 210 Wardwarrow, 208.90 High Flatts, 208.10, 206.80 Home Farm, 202.40 High Blaithwaite. Texel – 234.10 The Brow, 232.60 Parsonage Frm, 230.60 Greensyke, 227.30, 214.60 Croft House, 222.20 Robin Hood, 220.80 High House Farm, 231.20 High Farm, 211.30 Mid Farm, 209.60 Lamplugh Hall. Texel x Herdwick – 203.80 Lake View. Bleu Du Maine – 202.60 Holmecroft Farm, 186 Croft House. Charollais – 200 Sandhills Farm, 193.90 Greensyke, 180.90 Far End Farm, 180.50 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 197.80, 188 Scalesmoor, 186 Westray Farm, 181.30 Fairladies Farm, 180.40 Aldoth Farm, 180.20 Croft House, 175.60 West Moor End Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 113 Greensyke, 109 Lamplugh Hall, 107 Parsonage Farm, 106 High House Farm, 105 High Farm, 103 The Brow, 100 Croft House, 100 Sandhills Farm, 100 Robin Hood, 98 High Flatts. Beltex – 106 Stargill Farm, 104, 85, 84 High Blaithwaite, 94 High Flatts, 92, 85 Holmecroft Farm, 89, 84.50 Burton House Farm, 84 Wardwarow. Charollais – 95 Greensyke, 85 Far End Farm, 84 Sandhills Farm, 74 Birks Farm. Suffolk – 91, 84.50 Scalesmoor, 84.50 Shatton Lodge, 83 Aldoth Farm, 80.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 80 Westray Farm, 80 Greenbank Close. Bleu Du Maine – 80 Croft House Farm, 77 Holmecroft Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 101 Greenlands, 99, 84 Harrot Hill Farm, 96 Crosbythwaite Farm, 94, 88 Terrace Farm, 86, 85 Salterhall, 85, 83 Park House Farm. Bleu de Maine – 82 Croftside Farm. Beltex – 79 Low Stowbank. Bluefaced Leicester – 71 Mosser Mains Farm. Mule – 65 Rose Farm, 65 Terrace Farm, 65 Birks Farm, 63 Park House Farm, 62 Mid Farm, 62 High House Farm, 62 Harrot Hill Farm, 62 East Townend. Suffolk – 63 Fairfield Farm, 50 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Cheviot – 59 Harrot Hill Farm, 45 Crosbythwaite Farm. Rouge – 51 Birks Farm. Swaledale – 45 Crookdale Cottages, 40 Hill Top, 37 Low Priorscales, 37 Whinnerah. Herdwick – 36 Crosbythwaite Farm, 35, 33 Wha House Farm, 32 Micklam Cottages, 32 Lowplace Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 97 East Townend, 73 Birks Farm. Charollais – 79 Fairfield Farm. Rough Fell – 65 Wha House Farm. Rouge – 54 Birks Farm, 50 Fairfield Farm.

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