Sale Report: Primestock 28th June 2017

On Wednesday 28th June 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 95 cattle, comprising 50 cast cows, 45 bulls and clean cattle, and 1606 sheep, comprising 1209 lambs and 397 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Mitchells prime cattle ring was buzzing with both numbers and trade. A wonderful show of cast cows were sold to a large ringside of buyers resulting in very satisfactory prices.

Prime bulls were up in numbers with 43 forward, trade was outstanding with a shapely Limousin bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View leading the sale in price per kilo at 218.50 pence (£1245.45) selling to Mr L Fell. Top price in this section was a British Blue bull from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees at £1272.54 which sold to Mr L Fell.

A tremendous Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm achieved the top price of the day selling for £1544.50 (214.50ppk) to Mr L Fell.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 214.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1544.40 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 218.50, 210.50 Lake View, 215.50, 209.50 Prospect House Farm, 210.50 Greengill Farm, 207.50 Ellenbank, 202.50, 199.50 Lamplugh Hall, 185.50 Hunday Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 199.50 Greengill Farm. British Blue – 198.50 Greengill Farm, 190.50 Threapland Lees, 189.50 Grange Farm, 189.50 Ellenbank, 186.50 Hunday Farm, 182.50 Waites Farm. British Friesian – 185.50, 179.50 Greengill Farm, 183.50 Stybeck Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 181.50 Stybeck Farm, 155.50 Crooklands Farm. Hereford – 187.50 Brow Top Farm. Swedish Red & White – 164.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 159.50 Prospect House Farm, 159.50 Lamplugh Hall, 153.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           British Blue – 1272.54 Bowness Farms, 1210.85 Greengill Farm, 1189.87 Hunday Farm, 1106.68 Ellenbank, 1105.95 Waites Farm, 1061.20 Grange Farm. Limousin – 1261.98 Bowness Farms, 1254.58 Greengill Farm, 1248.62, 1196.03 Prospect House Farm, 1245.45, 1241.95 Lake View, 1188.98 Ellenbank, 1153.11, 1134, 996.30 Lodge Farm, 1094.45 Hunday Farm, 1076.36 Lamplugh Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 1234.20 Stybeck Farm, 1046.52 Crooklands Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 1145.13 Greengill Farm. British Friesian – 1115.68, 1064.45 Stybeck Farm, 1094.45, 1091.36 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1033.56 Prospect House Farm, 99.90, 977.73, 955.68 Bowness Farms, 925.10 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red & White – 1006.74, 937.65 Grange Farm. Hereford – 993.75 Brow Top Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 171.50 Foxhouse Farm, 153.50 Westnewton Hall. Limousin – 157.50 Brow Top Farm, 149.50 Grange Grassings, 139.50 Wastray Farm, 138.50 Hall Wabberthwaite. Simmental – 148.50, 145.50, 135.50 Waterloo Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 138.50 Rakefoot, 137.50 Newlands Farm, 136.50 Hall Wabberthwaite. Holstein Friesian – 137.50, 130.50 Barnyard, 133.50 Watson Hill, 133.50 Waites Farm, 130.50 Hunday Farm, 127.50 Annaside Farm. Holstein – 132.50, 130.50 Crooklands.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Charolais – 1178.88 Westnewton Hall, 845 Foxhouse Farm. Simmental – 1142.65, 1018.71, 974.85 Waterloo Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1100.04 Watson Hill, 1038.63 Waites Farm, 1036.75, 1002.24 Barnyard, 948.74 Hunday Farm, 928.70 Burton House Farm, 873.38 Annaside Farm. Limousin – 1098.83 Grange Grassings, 989.10 Brow Top Farm, 969.53 Westray Farm, 855.93 Hall Wabberthwaite. Holstein – 1044.10, 822.15 Crooklands. Aberdeen Angus – 976.25 Newlands Farm, 928.20 Hall Wabberthwaite, 914.10 Rakefoot.

Prime Sheep

1209 prime lambs were sold with the market average of 218.17 pence per kilo some 18 pence per kilo up on the same day 2016, so all vendors were very satisfied.

Leading price per kilo went to a Texel lamb from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm selling for 275.60 pence to Mr R Skelton. Top price per head was a Texel lamb from Seymour Farms, Seymour House which achieved a price of £125 and also sold to Mr R Skelton.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 275.60 Park House Farm, 261.90 Burton House Farm, 261.80, 258.10 Holmecroft, 260.50 Hollins Farm, 258.70, 255.30 Briary Bank, 256 Hillgreen, 253.90 Home Farm, 253.20 High Low Hall. Blue Texel – 246.20 Park House Farm. Suffolk – 245.80, 221.60 High Flatts, 234, 220.50 Greenbank, 217 West Moor End Farm, 214.90 Scalesmoor, 213 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Charollais – 209.10 Croft House, 190 Swiss Cottage.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 125 Seymour Farm, 120, 119 Briary Bank, 119 High Low Hall, 118 Park Side Road, 116 Burthwaite, 114 Greenbank Close, 113 Park House Farm, 112 Hollins Farm, 111 Greensyke. Suffolk – 118, 97.50 High Flatts, 117, 97 Greenbank Close, 102 West Moor End Farm, 101 Scalesmoor, 90.50 Fairladies Farm. Blue Texel – 96 Park House Farm. Charollais – 92 Croft House, 80 Swiss Cottage.

Cast ewes and rams sold to 7 active buyers. Although being slightly cheaper than previous weeks buyers were more selective with fat ewes being the hardest to cash in.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 123 Home Farm, 107 Station House, 106, 102 Rietfontein, 100 Seat House, 89 Braithwaite Farm, 89 Wright Green Farm, 88 Woodhall Brow Farm, 87 Swiss Cottage, 87 South View. Suffolk – 86 Home Farm, 85 Croft House Farm, 76 Woodhall Brow Farm, 70 Dancing Gate Farm, 70 Seafield House. Mule – 74 Station House, 72 Whins Farm, 70 Braithwaite Farm, 69 Park House Farm, 67 Salter Hall, 67 Greenlands, 67 Gate Farm, 67 Loughhead Farm, 67 Row End Farm, 67 Mid Farm. Cheviot – 73 The Square, 66 Crakeplace Hall, 52 Station House, 52 Chapel Farm. Herdwick – 67 Grange Grassings, 58 East House, 54 Rietfontein, 50 Chapel House, 43 Nook Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 66 Wythop Hall, 55 Wescoe Farm. Kendal Rough – 61 Station House. Bleu du Maine – 60 Row Farm. Swaledale – 60 East House, 59 Mosser Heights, 59 Sneckyeat Farm, 55 Beechcroft, 47 Rannerdale, 47 Beechcroft. Scotch Blackface – 60 East House. Badgerface – 56 Rietfontein.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 100 Crakeplace Hall, 95 Holmerigg, 80, 78 High Bewaldeth, 72 Woodhall Brow Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 72 Cathow.

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