Sale Report: Primestock 2nd August 2017

On Wednesday 2nd August 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 83 cattle, comprising 62 cast cows, 19 bulls and 2 clean cattle, and 2470 sheep, comprising 1987 lambs and 483 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

 

Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm brought forward a Limousin bred prime steer which topped the market at 229.5 pence per kilo (£1445.85) purchased by Granvile Moor.

Prime bulls were met with a competitive trade with Limousin’s seeing the best of it. Leading the trade per kilo was G & T Tyson, East House whos 594 kilo bull sold for 226.5 pence per kilo while it was A & L Gott, Prospect House who had the best price per head at £1406.47 for a 698 kilo bull.

A great show of beef bred cull cattle also buyer compete hard and seeing a flying trade. KD Harryman, Keskadale sold a Limousin cow for 211.5 pence per kilo to lead the trade and M/s Knight, Stephney Farm sold the top price per head at £1655.85.

 

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 209.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1307.28 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Steers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 229.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1445.85 Hunday Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 226.50, 209.50 East House, 218.50, 209.50 Fell End, 205.50, 201.50 Prospect House Farm, 199.50 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 191.50, 190.50, 187.50, 184.50, 181.50 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 171.50, 148.50 Willows Farm, 160.50 Greengill Farm, 145.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 159.50 Prospect House Farm. Swedish Red & White – 159.50, 155.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1406.47, 1319.31 Prospect House Farm, 1345.41, 1307.28 East House, 1261.19, 1245.45 Fell End, 1248.87 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1100.55 Prospect House Farm, 866.08, 709.83 Willows Farm, 776.82 Greengill Farm, 739.14 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 1091.55, 1038.75, 1009.65, 1007.37, 1003.70 Greengill Farm. Swedish Red & White – 937.86, 895.68 Grange Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 211.50 Keskadale, 199.50 Stephney Farm, 195.50 Nook Farm, 189.50 Kelmore Hills, 163.50 The Brow, 163.50 How Hall, 159.50 Lamplugh Hall, 155.50 Gat Ghyll, 154.50 Elva Plain Farm. British Blue – 165.50 Keskadale, 163.50 Stephney Farm, 162.50 How Hall, 151.50 Kelmore Hills, 138.50 Elva Plain, 138.50 Nook Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 158.50, 128.50, 125.50 Armaside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 143.50 Lamplugh Hall, 127.50 Row Hall, 125.50 Marlborough Hall, 123.50 Green Acres, 119.50, 107.50 Croft House. British Friesian – 142.50, 141.50 Stainburn Hall. Hereford – 141.50 Bracken Howe. Holstein – 140.50, 133.50, 130.50 Threapthwaite Farm, 134.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 129.50 Marlborough Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1655.85 Stephney Farm, 1384.14 Nook Farm, 1370.52 Keskadale, 1167.32 Kelmore Hills, 1152.68 The Brow, 1141.23 How Hall, 987.43 Gate Ghyll, 954.81 Elva Plain, 953.81 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 1356.88 How Hall, 1205.94 Kelmore Hills, 1111.80 Stephney Farm, 1011.05 Elva Plain, 1010.03 Keskadale. Holstein Friesian – 1211.14 Lamplugh Hall, 967.95, 827.75 Croft House Farm, 966.35 Marlborough Hall, 873.15 Green Acres, 790.50 Row Hall. Holstein – 1116.98, 947.85, 861.30 Threapthwaite Farm, 867.65 Marlborough Hall, 847.35 Lowca Cottage Farm. Hereford – 911.26 Bracken Howe. Aberdeen Angus – 904.64, 808.35, 753.00 Armaside Farm. British Friesian – 891.45, 872.10 Stainburn Hall.

 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 176.50 How Hall. Holstein Friesian – 122.50, 119.50 Threapland Lees.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 953.10 How Hall. Holstein Friesian – 726.56, 632.10 Threapland Lees.

 

 

Prime Sheep

A cracking lamb from WS Jackson, Nook Farm lead the sale both per head & per kilo at £130 which was 282.6 pence per kilo, Dutch Texel bred this meaty lamb sold to local butcher Tony Harrison, Cockermouth.

An increased number of lambs brought forward also saw a lift in trade on the week.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 282.6, 260, 255.6, 246.2, 236.8 Nook Farm, 256.5 High Flatts, 250 Grange Farm, 243.8, 234.8 Lamplugh Hall, 236.9 Parkhouse farm, 234.1, 228.6 Hollins Farm, 232.5 Whinnerah, 229.8, 228.6 Riggingill, 226.8 Foxhouse Farm, 226 Sneckyeat Farm, 225 Salter Hall. Suffolk – 208.1, 201.2 Croft House, 195.1 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 193.3 Birks Farm. Beltex x Texel – 195.1 Grange Farm. Mule – 188 Swinside End, 174 Shatton Lodge Farm, 171.8 Whinnerah. Cheviot – 166.7 Grange Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 165.9 Burthwaite. Zwartble – 151 Charolais. Herdwick – 148.6 Nook Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 130 Nook Farm, 118 High Flatts, 117, 108, 107 Lamplugh Hall, 115 Grange Farm(Mounsey), 113 Sneckyeat Farm, 112 Hollins Farm, 112 Ellenbank, 112, 108 Riggingill, 111 West Ghyll End Farm, 108 Greensyke, 108 Hollins Farm, 106 Grange Farm (Palmer). Suffolk – 90, 80, 76 Nr Banthwaite Edge, 89.50, 86.50 Croft House, 87 Birks Farm, 78 Woodside Farm. Mule – 84.50 Swinside End, 78.50 Shatton Lodge, 67 Whinnerah. Cheviot – 85 Grange Farm. Beltex x Texel – 80 Grange Farm. Zwartble – 74 Charolais. Bluefaced Leicester – 73 Burthwaite. Herdwick – 55 Nook Farm.

 

Cull ewes were also better sold with bigger ewes in demand.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 124, 116, 111, 110 Mayfied, 122, 115 Rose Farm, 115.50 Charolais, 114 Park House Farm, 109.50 Nook Farm. Beltex – 105, 94, 82 Park House Farm, 82 Swinside End Farm. Bluefaced Leister – 91 Burblethwaite, 79, 78 Terrace Farm. Suffolk – 89.50 Croft House, 85.50 Birks Farm, 74 Far End Farm. Mule – 76.50 Croft House, 75 Sneckyeat Farm, 74 Ellenbank, 73 Shatton Lodge, 70 Bleabank. Cheviot – 63.50 Chapel Farm. Scotch Blackface – 56(x2) Ellenbank. Swaledale – 52, 45 Sneakyeat Farm, 47 Whinnerah, 44 Terrace Farm, 40 Fell End. Herdwick – 48 Row Farm, 41, 31 Hollin Head, 34.50 Nook Farm, 32 Pasture House, 31 Charolais.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 113.5 Croftlands, 90, 86 Mayfield. Swaledale – 80 Sneckyeat Farm 40 Eirinntalla. Bluefaced Leicester – 20 Cragg House Farm.

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