Sale Report: Primestock 9th August 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017, Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth, held the sale of primestock which saw a bumper entry in all sections. There were 94 cattle, comprising 67 cast cows, 25 bulls and 2 clean cattle, and 2774 sheep, comprising 2103 lambs and 671 cast ewes and rams presented to a full ring of buyers.

A huge entry of cattle of all classes saw prices remaining buoyant with Limousin’s gaining the best of the trade in all sections. Leading the sale per kilo was GW Whitfield & Sons, Low Stowbank whose 554kg Limousin heifer sold for 242.5 pence per kilo (£1343.45) to H Birkbeck.

Top price per head in the prime bulls came from RG & JM Smith, Lake View selling a 663kg Limousin for £1351.46 to Pearson Wholesale Butchers, while G & T Tyson, East House sold one of their bulls for the top price per kilo of 227.5 pence (£1319.50) to M Wharton.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 242.50, 233.50 Low Stowbank.

Prime Heifers (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1343.45, 1144.15 Low Stowbank.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 227.50, 218.50 East House, 219.50, 213.50 Lake View, 213.50 Prospect House Farm, 199.50 Willows Farm, 197.50 Fell End, 195.50 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 189.50 Lowside Farm, 188.50, 181.50 Stybeck Farm. British Blue – 189.50 Ellenbank, 184.50, 182.50 Lowside Farm. British Friesian – 184.50, 182.50, 174.50 Uldale Hall. Blonde – 178.50 Fell End. Holstein Friesian – 171.50, 164.50 Prospect House Farm. Swedish Red & White – 163.50, 148.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-           Limousin – 1351.46, 1317 Lake View, 1332.24 Prospect House Farm, 1328.48, 1319.50 East House, 1212.65 Fell End, 1122.17 Ellenbank, 1017.45 Willows Farm. British Blue – 1231.75 Ellenbank, 1059.03, 1027.48 Lowside Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1183.78, 1176.12 Stybeck Farm, 1171.11 Lowside Farm. Blonde – 1185.24 Fell End. Holstein Friesian – 1065.96, 1046.15 Prospect House. British Friesian – 1033.20, 965.21, 949.28 Uldale Hall. Swedish Red & White – 899.25, 801.90 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 202.50, 183.50 Crakeplace Hall, 191.50 Knott Houses, 188.50 Swinside End Farm, 175.50, 160 Park House Farm, 163.50 Grange Grassings. British Blue – 182.50 Swinside End Farm, 164.50 Park House Farm. Simmental – 144.50 Acrewalls. British Friesian – 149.50 Weary Hall, 126.50 Langhorn. Holstein Friesian – 136.50 Brackenbarrow Farm, 132.50 Grange Farm, 131.50, 129.50 Lamplugh Hall, 127.50 Langhorn. Montbeliarde – 134.50, 127.50 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1394.12, 1054.81 Knott Houses, 1262.95 Swinside End Farm, 1251.45, 1163.39 Crakeplace Hall, 1187.01 Grange Grassings, 1053, 920 Park House Farm, 998.47 Overcroft. British Blue – 1310.35 Swinside End Farm, 954.10 Park House Farm, 828.75 Acrewalls. Holstein Friesian – 1092 Brackenbarrow Farm, 943.40 Grange Farm, 920.50, 854.70 Lamplugh Hall, 867 Langhorn, 838.77 Burton House Farm. Montbeliarde – 1086.76, 759.90 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 1079.39 Weary Hall Farm, 779.24 Langhorn. Simmental – 1017.28 Acrewalls..

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 105.50, 95.50 Bridge Petton.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 942.12, 773.55 Bridge Petton.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Friesian – 156.50 Harrington Parks.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Friesian – 973.43 Harrington Parks.

Prime Sheep

We had forward the biggest show of lambs this season at 2103 head and had a final SQQ of 194 pence per kilo. Mr G Wilson, Aldoth Farm sold a pair of flashy Texel lambs for the leading price per kilo of 276.5p (34kg) and was purchased by West Scottish Lamb. The top price per head was sold by A & D Smith, Kelmore Hills whose 54 kilo lamb was purchased by Wilsons Butchers, Egremont

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 276.5 Aldoth Farm, 237.20, 218.6 Braithwaite Farm, 236.2, 222.7, 217.5 Kelmore Hills, 231.3, 220.4 High Flatts, 225.6 Prospect House Farm, 223.4 Sunningdale, 221.8 Park House Farm, 220.8 High House Farm, 220.5 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 220 Watergate Farm, 219.2 Stockhill, 219 Stonethwaite Farm, 218.6 Arkleby House, 218.4 Crosshow Farm, 218.3 Prospect House Farm, 217.9 Green Marsh, 217.5 Fell End.  Suffolk – 210.60 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 209, 195.20 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 198 Scalesmoor, 196 Birks Farm, 194 Crosshow Farm, 193.20 Ryhola Meadow, 193 Clappers, 188.60 Croft House Farm, 188.60 Bracken Howe, 188.3 Hemplands Farm. Charollais – 193.80 Scalesmoor, 178.70 Bracken Howe, 178.60 Reitfontein. Mule – 190 Swinside End Farm, 171.20 Wythop Hall Farm, 170.70 Setmabanning. Texel x Herdwick – 188 Grange Grassings, 162.90 Cragg House Farm. Cheviot – 174.30 Outgang Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 115, 111 Kelmore Hills, 111, 108 High Flatts, 109 Beckhouse Farm, 108, 106 Wardhall Guards, 106 High House Farm, 105 Prospect House Farm, 105 Sunningdale, 103.50, 103 Lamplugh Hall, 103, 100 Arkleby House, 103, 100 Segbushwell, 102 Braithwaite Farm, 100 Riggingill. Suffolk – 99 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 97, 83 Crosshow Farm, 97 Scalesmoor, 91, 82, 81.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 88.50 Hemplands Farm, 86.50 Clappers, 85 Ryhola Meadow, 83 Croft House Farm, 83 Bracken Howe, 82.50 Birks Farm. Charollais – 93 Scalesmoor, 84 Bracken Howe, 75 Rietfontein. Mule – 81.50 Swinside End Farm, 70 Setmabanning. Texel x Herdwick – 79 Grange Grassings. Cheviot – 62 Cragg House Farm, 61 Outgang Farm.

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

Cull Ewes (per head – £) :- Texel – 125, 110 Hundith Hill Farm, 124, 111, 100 Westend, 119 Brow Top Farm, 116, 100(x2) Overcroft, 115 Crosshow Farm, 111 Sandhills Farm, 106 Home Farm, 100 Well Head, 100 Briary Bank . Suffolk – 104 Brow Top Farm, 102.50 Croft House, 98 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 90 Kelmore Hills, 89 Overcroft. Zwartble – 84 Fairladies Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 80 Croftside Farm. Mule – 78 Fairladies, 78 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 77 High House Farm, 74 Baggra Yeat, 74 Rook Farm, 73 Greensyke. Beltex – 74 Braithwaite Farm. Cheviot – 55 Bridge End Farm, 47.50 Cragg House Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 55, 48 Penny Hill, 41 Bridge End Farm. Herdwick – 50, 34 Rannerdale, 31 Low Place Farm, 30 Cragg House Farm. Kerry Hill – 50 Noble Croft. Swaledale – 43 Setmabanning, 37 Burthwaite, 32.50 Swinside End, 32 Stockhow Hall, 32 Wythop Farms. Jacob – 26 Brow Top Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 72 Dalzell Street, 71 Sycamore House, 67, 60 Greensyke. Bluefaced Leicester – 70, 62 Stockhow Hall. Millennium Bleu – 69 Greensyke. Charollais – 69 Seaview. Beltex – 55 Greensyke. Herdwick – 51, 50 Burthwaite Farm. Berrichon – 49 Dockray Nook.

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