Sale Report: Primestock 5th July 2017

On Wednesday 5th July 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 80 cattle, comprising 53 cast cows, 27 bulls and clean cattle, and 1679 sheep, comprising 1298 lambs and 381 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View at 209.50 pence (£1336.61) selling to Mr L Fell. The top price of the day was achieved for a Limousin from WE Callion & Sons, Lodge Farm at £1547.52 selling to Mr G Chapman.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 209.50, 207.50 Lake View, 204.50 Lamplugh Hall, 204.50, 189.50 Prospect House, 200.50 Greengill Farm, 186.50, 184.50, 182.50 Willows Farm, 183.50 Ellenbank. Charolais – 198.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 197.50 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 189.50 Greengill Farm. Holstein Friesian – 182.50 Greengill Farm, 162.50, 157.50, 148.50 Greensyke, 159.50 Prospect House Farm, 159.50 Willows Farm. British Friesian – 179.50, 167.50 Uldale Hall

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1353.03, 1335.39 Prospect House Farm, 1336.61, 1286.50 Lake View, 1321.20 Ellenbank, 1316.98 Lamplugh Hall, 1114.78 Greengill Farm, 1070.10 Willows Farm. Charolais – 1306.13 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 1131.32 Greengill Farm, 969.30 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1084.60 Prospect House Farm, 1073.10 Greengill Farm, 1052.10, 1040.15 Greensyke. British Blue – 1019.10 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 201.50 Lodge Farm, 162.50 Oughterside Mill, 155.50, 143.50 Croft House, 139.50 Prospect House Farm. British Blue – 152.50 Oughterside Mill, 133.50 Overcroft. Holstein Friesian – 137.50 East Farm, 137.50, 128.50 Row Hall, 133.50 Waverbank, 133.50, 128.50 Waites Farm, 128.50 Mayfield. British Friesian – 137.50, 131.50 Stainburn Hall. Holstein – 131.50 Threapthwaite Farm, 123.50 Lodge Farm. Galloway – 125.50, 121.50 Brook Cottage.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1547.52 Lodge Farm, 1225.25 Oughterside Mill, 1150.70, 803.60 Croft House, 907.50, 903.50 Prospect House Farm. British Friesian – 1124.75, 983.62 Stainburn Hall Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1094.50 East Farm, 1047.98, 848.10 Waites Farm, 956.04 Mayfield, 891, 873.80 Row Hall, 867.75 Waverbank. British Blue – 1072.08 Oughterside Mill, 837.05 Overcroft. Holstein – 844.23, 783.15 Threapthwaite Farm, 781.76 Lodge Farm.

Prime Sheep

A good show of lambs forward with the average up on last week achieving an SQQ of 220.71 pence per kilo. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a pen of lambs from AC Gott, Burton House at 251.20 pence selling to W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth. Top price in this section were lambs from J & D Hodgson, Parsonage Farm at £116 purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 251.20, 247.40 Burton House, 250 Croft End Farm, 248.80 Willows Farm, 245.10 Sycamore House, 245, 241 Home Farm, 242.70 The How, 241.70 Parsonage Farm, 240.50 Blue Dial. Suffolk – 227, 223 Ryhola Meadow, 221 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 218.80, 215.10, 214.30 Clappers, 218.20 Croft House, 218 Fairladies Farm, 217.80 High Farm, 212.80 Birks Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 226.30, 222.40 Oughterside Mill. Mule – 211 Bell Mount.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 116 Parsonage Farm, 115 High House Farm, 115 Greensyke, 111 Sycamore House, 110.50, 110 Briary Bank, 110 The How, 110 Croft End Farm, 110 Swinside End Farm, 109 Blue Dial. Suffolk – 105, 95.50 Clappers, 98 High Farm, 97, 95.50 Ryhola Meadow, 96 Croft House. Bleu Du Maine – 86, 84.50 Oughterside Mill. Mule – 84.50 Bell Mount.

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Beltex – 105 Home Farm, 90, Keskadale Bleu Du Maine – 102 Waverbank. Texel – 95 Home Farm, 92 Briary Bank. Charollais – 93 Clappers. Suffolk – 90 Bellhouse Farm, 85 Fairfield Farm, 83, Brayton Road, 81 Clappers. Mule – 86 Elva Plain, 80 High House Farm, 80 Home Farm, 78 Fangs Brow. Swaledale – 70, 61, 50 Keskadale 70, 59 Beechcroft, 69 Shatton Lodge Farm. Scotch Blackface – 63 Moorside Parks.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 94 Violets Way. Texel – 90 High Side Farm, 84 Springfield Road. Dorset – 69, 61 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Cheviot – 64 Moorside Parks. Swaledale – 61 Wasdale Head Hall Farm, 59 High Side Farm. Herdwick – 54, 50 Wasdalehead Hall Farm.

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