Sale Report: Primestock 4th October 2017

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 101 cattle, comprising 69 cast cows, 32 bulls and clean cattle, and 2042 sheep, comprising 1647 lambs and 395 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Haighs butchers of Workington purchased the prime cattle rings top price a Limousin heifer from M/s Bowe, Hunday Farm which sold for 233.5 pence per kilo (£1330.95).

A great run of Limousins from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall took the lead in the prime bull trade with the leading price of £1589.18 while TA Byers, Ellenbank topped the section per kilo at 220.5 pence.

Cull cows saw a dip on the week though best Continental cows were still in demand.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 233.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1330.95 Hunday Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 222.50 Low Stowbank.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1290.50 Low Stowbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 220.50 Ellenbank, 219.50 (x2), 211.50 Lamplugh Hall, 219.50, 207.50 Prospect House Farm, 188.50 Row Hall. Simmental – 193.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 190.50 Hunday Farm, 185.50 Lodge Farm, 178.50 Greengill Farm. British Friesian – 182.50, 180.50, 162.50 Greeengill Farm, 174.50, 170.50 Low Stowbank. Aberdeen Angus – 178.50 Hunday Farm. Charolais – 178.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 173.50, 170.50 Grange Farm, 159.50 Row Hall, 159.50, 151.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1589.18, 1543.09, 1522.80 Lamplugh Hall, 1435.53, 1257.45 Prospect House Farm, 1263.47 Ellenbank, 1220.28 Row Hall. Simmental – 1311.93 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1150.10 Lodge Farm, 1085.85 Hunday Farm, 1058.51 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1028.12, 964.66 Grange Farm, 938.86 South View, 911.91 Prospect House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 971.04 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 963.60, 934.38 Greengill Farm, 914.38, 908.77 Low Stowbank. Charolais – 960.33 Lowca Cottage Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 159.50, 157.50, 142.50, 139.50 Terrace Farm, 145.50 Riggingill, 143.50, 133.50 Oughterside Mill, 139.50 Hudson Place, 138.50 Hundith Hill. British Blue – 130.50 Brow Top Farm, 129.50, 119.50 Cragg Farm, 129.50 Riggingill, 119.50 Broom Farm, 110.50 Lowthwaite. Holstein Friesian – 122.50 Barnyard, 117.50 Waites Farm, 111.50, 103.50 East Farm, 110.50 Row Hall. Fleckvieh – 120.50 Barnyard. Friesian – 119.50, 100.50 High House, 119.50 Weary Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 112.50 Westray Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1207.65 Riggingill, 1111.95, 1066.28, 1004.85, Terrace Farm, 1073.38 Oughterside Mill, 962.55 Hudson Place, 941.80 Hundith Hill. British Blue – 1010.10 Riggingill, 890.96 Cragg Farm, 872.35 Broom Farm, 858.69 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 957.63 Waites Farm, 894.25 Barnyard, 850.75, 803.16 East Farm, 740.35 Row Hall, 657.94 Frizington Parks. Fleckvieh – 884.47 Barnyard. Friesian – 786.31 High House, 774.36 Weary Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 720 Westray Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 135.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 125.50, 97.50 Barnyard.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 806.23 Lowca Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 715.35 Barnyard.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 100.50 Beck Farm.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Aberdeen Angus – 1135.65 Beck Farm.

Prime Sheep

A sharp jump in trade this week saw vendors pleased with prices. An SQQ of 187 pence per kilo was achieved with heavier lambs seeing the best of the prices.

Leading the sale per head was M/s Holliday & Graham, Bolton Wood Lane Farm with a pair of Texel lambs which sold for 221.3 pence per kilo to Mr R Skelton. Topping trade per head was D & A Purdham, Gubbergill who sold a Texel lamb for £118 to local butcher Tony Harrison, Main Street, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 221.30 Bolton Wood Lane, 220 Sleathwaite Farm, 219.70, 209.50 Scales Farm, 215.50 High Moss, 214.60 Swallowdene, 213.80 Ellenbank, 213.80, 210 Greenlands, 211 The How. Suffolk – 189.80 Brackendene, 182.60 Clappers, 179.80 Westray Farm, 177.50 Ryhola Meadow, 176.90 Stone Croft, 176.20 The Croft. Charollais – 188.40, 182.60 Birks Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 186.50 Rowbrow Park, 183.80 Woodhow Farm, 182.10 Croft House, 177.90 Grange Grassings, 175 Howe Gill Farm. Mule – 173.80 Terrace Farm, 171.70 Shatton Lodge, 171.40 Baggra Yeat, 155.20 Woodhow Farm. Herdwick – 143.90 Nook Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 118, 109, 106 Gubbergill, 112, 105 Hollins Farm, 110 Sleathwaite Farm, 104 Tallentire Hill, 103 Swallowdene, 102.50 Blake Hills. Suffolk – 84 Clappers, 83.50 Ryhola Meadow, 83.50 Brackendene, 75.50 Westray Farm, 74 The Croft. Mule – 84 Baggra Yeat, 79 Shatton Lodge, 74.50 Woodhow Farm. Charollais – 84, 81 Birks Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 76.50 Grange Grassings, 71 Stone Croft, 69 Rowbrow Park. Herdwick – 50 Nook Farm.

Strong well fleshed Continental ewes were in great demand.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Beltex – 152, 122, 111, 108, 98, 95 Stephney Farm. Texel – 147, 107, 105, 84 Mayfield, 94 Rose Farm, 90 Stephney Farm, 89 Salter Hall, 81, 81 Braithwaite Farm. Suffolk – 99 Clappers, 79 Birks Farm. Mule – 72 Fell End, 70 Isel Old Parks, 67 Eskett View, 66 Hinning House, 64 Fell End, 62 Salter Hall, 61 Hurlbarrow. Bluefaced Leicester – 58 Low Stowbank. Texel x Herdwick – 54 Main Street, 40 Rannerdale. Swaledale – 44 Rannerdale, 40 Newlands Farm, 38 Low Stowbank, 36 Tortolocate. Herdwick – 44 Hinning House, 39 Forge Farm, 38 Orchard Farm, 38 Main Street. Cheviot – 44 Acrewalls.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 56 Forge Farm. Swaledale – 42 Forge Farm.

 

 

 

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