Sale Report: Primestock 8th November 2017

On Wednesday 8th November 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock with 47 cattle, comprising 39 cast cows, 8 bulls and clean cattle, and 2267 sheep, comprising 1632 lambs and 635 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

A terrific heifer from M/s Teasdale, Lowside Farm led the sale at 224.5 pence per kilo (£1302.10 per head) and sold to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Topping the prime bulls both per head and per kilo was a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank, it sold for £1371.88 (219.5 pence per kilo.

Cull cows saw selective biding with fleshed cattle of all breeds easily sold.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 224.50 Lowside Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1302.10 Lowside Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 219.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 198.50 Waites Farm, 183.50 Bolton Cottage Farm, 169.50 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 162.50 South View. Swedish Red & White – 155.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1371.88 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1131.45 Waites Farm, 1118.70 Ellenbank, 935.85 Bolton Cottage Farm. Holstein Friesian – 988 South View. Swedish Red & White – 929.89 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 164.50 Lowside Farm, 132.50, 131.50, 128.50 Low Kinmont. Limousin – 153.50 Low Kinmont, 146.50 Lowside Farm, 143.50, 139.50 Glencoyne Farm, 132.50, 128.50 Baggra Yeat. MRI – 130.50, 125.50, 120.50 Sneckyeat Farm. Charolais – 136.50 East House. Holstein Friesian – 118.50 Waites Farm, 105.50 Grange Farm, 103.50 East Farm, 101.50 Threapthwaite Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1117.48 Low Kinmont, 1073.85 Lowside Farm, 1047.55, 944.42 Glencoyne Farm, 922.63, 914.25 Baggra Yeat. Charolais – 1102.92 East House. British Blue – 991.94 Lowside Farm, 980.50, 890.26, 854.53 Low Kinmont. MRI – 939.90, 900.90, 873.48 Sneckyeat Farm. Holstein Friesian – 805.80 Waites Farm, 775.46 Threapthwaite Farm, 712.08 East Farm, 710.43 Marlborough Hall.

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 104.50 Birkett Mire.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 747.18 Birkett Mire.

Prime Sheep

A quality entry of prime lambs saw prices up on the week resulting in an SQQ of 177.09 pence per kilo. EPM Lawson, High Boonwood sold a Texel lamb for the top price per kilo of 236.6 pence (£97 per head). The top price per kilo was sold by M Stockdale, Crosshow Farm selling a 57 kilo lamb for £105.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 236.60, 209.30 High Boonwood, 213.40, 208.50 Prospect House Farm, 212.50 Blake Hills, 209.50 Parsonage Farm, 208.80 The How, 207.50 High Moss, 207.10 Rose Farm, 206.80 East House. Suffolk – 181 Newtonfield, 176.50 Keskadale, 172.50 Stonecroft, 172 Newtonfield, 170 Birks Farm, 170 Scalesmoor. Cheviot – 180.90 Stybeck Farm, 162.80 Stonecroft. Beltex – 179.30 Swallowdene. Texel x Herdwick – 173 South View, 159.50 Grange Grassings. Charollais – 166.70 High Boonwood, 165.90 Simonscales Mill, 163 Scalesmoor, 161.90 Hill Farm. Mule – 162 Baggra Yeat, 161.10 Shatton Lodge Farm, 161 Far End Farm, 160 Kirkland House, 158.50 High Side Farm. Swaledale – 156.80 Sneckyeat Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 105 Crosshow Farm, 97 Newtonfield, 97 High Boonwood, 96 The How, 96 Far End Farm, 94.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 94 Keskadale. Suffolk – 90, 88 Keskadale, 89.50 Red Brow, 86 Newtonfield, 85 Scalesmoor. Charollais – 81.50 Scalesmoor, 70 High Boonwood, 70 Hill Farm, 68 Hill Farm. Beltex – 73.50 Swallowdene. Mule – 77.50 Far End Farm, 76 Baggra Yeat, 74 Far End Farm, 72.50 Shatton Lodge Farm. Cheviot – 70, 64 Stonecroft, 61.50 Stybeck. Swaledale – 69 Sneckyeat Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 67 Grange Grassings, 65 Braithwaite Farm, 64 South View.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 126, 101 Holmecroft, 119, 113, 96 High House Farm, 108 Peter House, 100 Beck Farm. Millennium Bleu – 122, 112 Holmecroft Farm. Suffolk – 96 Dalzell Street, 84 High Stowbank, 80 Sycamore House. Bluefaced Leicester – 87 Buckle Avenue, 68 Hinning House. Cheviot – 74.50, 64 Stonecroft, 63, 58 Greenbank Farm. Mule – 72, 62 High House Farm, 65.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 60 High Flatts, 59 Sheepfields, 59 Parsonage Farm. Charollais – 60, 59 Birks Farm. Swaledale – 51 Far End Farm, 48.50 Low Priorscales, 43.50 Kirkgate Farm, 41.50 Perer House Farm, 40 Hinning House Farm. Herdwick – 43.50 Far End Farm, 31 Stybeck Farm.

Nanny Goat:- 60 Setmabanning. Wether Goat:- 57 Setmabanning.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 97 Holmecroft Farm, 71 Greenlands, 70 Sycamore House. Swaledale – 46 Hudson Place.

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