Sale Report: Primestock 27th September 2017

On Wednesday 27th September 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 67 cattle, comprising 55 cast cows, 12 bulls and clean cattle, and 2566 sheep, comprising 1685 lambs and 881 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

The leading price of 218.50 pence per kilo was reached twice for a Limousin steer from P & A Jarman, Brow Top Farm purchased by Mr G Moor and a Limousin bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View being purchased by Mr H Birkbeck. The top price achieved was for a tremendous Limousin bull from GL Hutton, Setmabanning selling for £1694.40 to Mr L Fell.

Prime Steers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 218.50 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1153.68 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 218.50 Lake View, 218.50, 178.50 Prospect House Farm, 176.50 Setmabanning. British Blue – 199.50 Grange Farm, 197.50, 168.50 Hunday Farm, 180.50 Waites Farm. Hereford – 189.50 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 158.50 Grange Farm, 156.50 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1694.40 Setmabanning, 1372.18 Lake View, 1311, 1088.85 Prospect House Farm. Hereford – 1174.90 Brow Top Farm. British Blue – 1083 Waites Farm, 1057.35 Grange Farm, 948, 852.61 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 851.15 Grange Farm, 849.80 Brow Top Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 160.50 Low Kinmont, 129.50, 118.50 Terrace Farm. 121.50, 115.50 Mossermains. Limousin – 137.50, 130.50 Muncaster Head Farm, 135.50 Low Kinmont, 129.50, 121.50 Hill Farm, 124.50, 123.50 Terrace Farm. British Friesian – 129.50, 117.50 Stainburn Hall, 110.50 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 124.50 High House Farm, 117.50 Brow Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 114.50 Burnt House Farm, 106.50 Smaithwaite. Montbeliarde – 114.50 High House Farm. Simmental – 108.50 Mosser Mains Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1235.85 Low Kinmont, 874.13 Terrace Farm, 862.65 Mosser Mains Farm. Limousin – 964.76 Low Kinmont, 877.25, 861.30 Muncaster Head Farm, 849.52 Hill Farm, 815.10 Terrace Farm. Holstein Friesian – 893 Brow Top Farm, 878.97 High House Farm. British Friesian – 890.96, 752 Stainburn Hall, 649.74 Gutterby Farm. Montbeliarde – 767.15 High House Farm. Simmental – 668.36 Mosser Mains Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 157.50 Watson Hill. Belted Galloway – 147.5, 136.50 Low Waterside Cottage.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 751.28 Watson Hill. Belted Galloway – 663.75, 607.43 Low Waterside Cottage.

OTM Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Belted Galloway – 149.50 Low Waterside Cottage.

OTM Steer (Top price per head – £):- Belted Galloway – 756.47 Low Waterside Cottage.

Prime Sheep

With a slight fall in the national average this week the overall SQQ was 170.10 pence per kilo. The leading price per kilo and per head was achieved for a 45kgTexel lamb from G Butler, Moor Platt Farm selling for £107 and 237.80 pence per kilo to Mr R Skelton.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 237.80, 212.20 Moor Platt Farm, 217.80 Nook Farm, 213.30 Swinside End Farm, 208.50 Mid Farm, 208.30, 207.70 Park House Farm, 207.30 Sandhills Farm, 206.30 High Moss, 205.70 Ellenbank. Bleu de Maine – 218.20 The Stable. Beltex – 205.10 Park House Farm, 204.90 Isel Old Parks. Charolais – 191.40 Rietfontien, 172.60 Isel Old Parks, 169.50, 166.70 Birks Farm, 165.20 Nook farm, 163.20 Byresteads. Texel x Herdwick – 172.90, 169.20, 167.10, 162.80 Nook Farm. Suffolk – 172.10, 167 Frizington Parks, 171.80 Stone Croft, 166.30 The Stable, 165.50 Westray Farm, 163.20 Bolton Wood Lane, 162.50 Moor Platt Farm. Mule – 158.90 Swinside End Farm, 153.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 151.20 Mosser Heights, 151.20 High Side Farm. Herdwick – 145.60 Nook Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 107 Moor Platt Farm, 98 Far End Farm, 98 Nook Farm, 96 Swinside End Farm, 95 Whinnerah, 94 Frizington Parks, 94 High Moss, 93.50 Brow Foot. Bleu de Maine – 96 The Stable. Suffolk – 88.50 Frizington Parks, 86.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 86.50 The Stable, 83 Seafield House, 78 Frizington Parks, 74.50 Windhall, 74 Birks Farm. Beltex – 84 Isel Old Parks, 80 Park House Farm. Mule – 89.50 Hayes Castle, 71.50 Swinside End Farm, 66 Sneckyeat, 65 High Side Farm, 62.50 Burthwaite. Charolais – 83, 76 Nook Farm, 72.50 Isel Old Parks, 70.50 Holebeck House. Texel x Herdwick – 67, 66 Nook Farm. Herdwick – 59 Nook Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 120 Sandhills, 107, 102, 99 Greensyke, 99 High Bewaldeth, 99 High Farm, 98 High House, 95, 94, 92 Far End Farm. Suffolk – 95, 86 High House Farm, 89 Greensyke, 88 High Farm, 80 Scalehill Farming, 80, 72 Ryhola Meadow, 74 Moor Platt Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 77 Outgang Farm. Mule – 75, 69, 68 Old Kiln Farm, 73 Greensyke, 72 Isel Old Parks, 71 Rose Farm, 67 Ullock Mains. Cheviot – 55 Seathwaite Farm, 53 Hollin Head, 37 Setmabanning. Swaledale – 38 Howbeck Lodge, 38 Sneckyeat, 36 Sherriff, 34 Setmabanning, 33 Stockhow Hall. Herdwick – 32.50 Seathwaite Farm, 32 Row Brow Park.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 66 High Bewaldeth, 50 Outgang Farm.

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