Sale Report: Primestock 30th August 2017

On Wednesday 30th August 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 58 cattle, comprising 35 cast cows, 23 bulls and clean cattle, and 2742 sheep, comprising 2232 lambs and 510 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

With a good show of cattle forward leading price per kilo was a Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House at 224.50 pence selling to L Fell for £1364.96. Top price in the bull section also went to A & L Gott, Propsect House achieving £1392.60 for a Limousin bull again selling to L Fell.

Top price of the day was a tremendous British Blue cow from Hodgson Farming, Wasdale Head Hall Farm at £1544.02 (209.50ppk) and purchased by L Fell. Cast cows were again good to sell and many more could have been sold.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 224.50, 220 Prospect House Farm, 208.50 Lake View, 187.50 Willows Farm, 179.50 Threaplnd Lees. British Blue – 190.50 Threapland Lees. British Friesian – 187.50, 183.50, 181.50, 179.50 Greengill. Swedish Red & White – 169.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 168.50, 159.50, 151.50 South View, 149.50 Threapland Lees, 147.50 Prospect House Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1392.60, 1364.96 Prospect House Farm, 1251 Lake View, 1213.42 Threapland Lees, 982.50, 971.25 Willows Farm. British Blue – 1282.07 Threapland Lees. Holstein Friesian – 1013.61, 990.50, 953.92 Threapland Lees, 949.90 Prospect House Farm, 948.66 South View. British Friesian – 990.90, 975, 957.87, 946.05 Greengill Farm

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 209.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Limousin – 166.50, 148.50 Swallowdene, 149.50 Beechcroft, 147.50, 135.50 Hill Top Farm, 142.50. Charolais – 145.50 Swallowdene. British Friesian – 134.50 Stainburn Hall, 133.50 Sneckyeat Farm. Holstein Friesian – 133.50, 129.50 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1544.02 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Charolais – 1244.03 Swallowdene. Limousin – 1087.25, 953.37 Swallowdene, 1010.62 Beechcroft, 933.68, 894.30 Hill Top, 863.55 Mid Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1041.30, 777 Grange Farm, 755.50 Frizington Parks. British Friesian – 981.85 Stainburn Hall, 877.10 Sneckyeat Farm.

 OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 116.50 Strudda Bank.

 OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1025.20 Strudda Bank.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 144.50, 136.50 Row Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 975.98, 958.04 Row Hall.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs were 16 pence up on the week and achieved an SQQ average of 201.35 pence per kilo. Leading the sale was R & J Brown, Wilson Parks with two tremendous Texel lambs achieving top price at 243.50 pence (£112) for a lamb selling to Haighs, Butchers of Workington and the other lamb was top price per head at £120 selling to T Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 243.50 Wilson Parks, 241.30, 230.40 High Moss, 238.60, 232.50 Peter House, 238.30 Rose Farm, 238.10 Fell End, 234.80 Shatton Lodge Farm, 230.20 High Flatts. Suffolk – 200 Westray Farm, 197.60 Station House, 196.50 Croft House, 184.50 Stone Croft, 184.10 Low House, 178.90 Doddick Farm. Mule – 194.20 Hundith House, 193.20 Shatton Lodge Farm, 190.50 Wilson Parks, 186.90 Loughhead Farm, 185.40 Terrace Farm, 184.40 Bell Mount, 181.80 Sneckyeat Farm, 181.60 Baggra Yeat, 179.50 Tortocolate. Dorset – 195, 188.90 Byresteads. Cheviot – 187.20 Doddick Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 180.50 Ribton House, 169 Skinner Street, 167.50 Main Street.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 120, 112 Wilson Parks, 116 Parsonage Farm, 112 Hillgreen, 112 Rose Farm, 111 High Moss, 110 Beechcroft, 109 Robin Hood. Suffolk – 92, 81 Low House, 88 Westray Farm, 84.50 Croft House, 83 Station House, 77.50 Stone Croft. Mule – 91.50 Beechcroft, 89, 82 Baggra Yeat, 85 Shatton Lodge, 83.50 Hundith House, 83 Bell Mount, 80 Wilson Parks, 80 Sneckyeat Farm, 79 Tortocolate. Dorset – 85 Byresteads. Texel x Herdwick – 74 Ribton House, 71 Skinner Street, 67 Main Street. Cheviot – 73 Doddick Farm.

Cast ewes were good to sell with prices up on the week.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 111 Aldenstone, 105 High House Farm, 100, 92 Croft End Farm, 95 Irton House, 92 Rose Farm, 90 Bent Ash Farm, 90 Beech Croft, 88 West End, 88 Prospect House. Suffolk – 87 Croft House, 85 Croft End Farm, 80 High House Farm. Dorset – 87 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Mule – 86, 80 Aldenstone, 83 Bent Ash, 82 Shatton Lodge, 80 Far End Farm, 79 High House Farm, 78.50 Croft House, 78 The Stable, 76 Mid Farm, 76 Croft End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 80 Croft End Farm, 80 Beechcroft. Cheviot – 79 Hill Top Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 73 Main Street. Hampshire – 65 High House. Swaledale – 62, 51.50 Far End Farm, 60 Beechcroft, 41.50 High Nook Farm. Herdwick – 50, 38.50 Far End Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 170, 86 Terrace Farm, 101 Main Street, 82 Westend, 63 Crookdale Cottages, 57 Bent Ash. Suffolk – 80 Stybeck Farm. Swaledale – 74, 55 Terrace Farm. Herdwick – 66, 52 Stybeck Farm, 60, 53 Skelsceugh Farm, 53 The Oaks. Bluefaced Leicester – 58 Bent Ash Farm.

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