Sale Report: Store stock & Summer show & sale of dairy 2nd June 2017

On Friday 2nd June 2017 Mitchells Livestock Auctioneers, Cockermouth held their fortnightly sale of 167 store cattle, stirks and calves, also this day was the Summer Show of dairy cattle.

 

Store cattle were once again a tremendous trade with prices up keeping with recent rates. Leading the sale was M/s Greening, Waverbank with a British blue bred bullock selling for £1215.

 

Store cattle

STEER:- British Blue – 1215, 1205, 1195, 1165 Waverbank, 1165 Gibbtarn, 1015 High Bewaldeth. Charolais – 1145 Scalesmoor. Limousin – 1145 (x3) Waverbank, 1145(x2), 1125(x3) Mid Farm, 1125(x2) Broom Farm, 1085, 945 Gibbtarn Farm, 1035, 955(x2) Sorrowstones, 995 Hill Top, 965, 915 High Bewaldeth, 965 High Beckcote, 965 Overcroft. Friesian – 985 Bracken Howe. Holstein Friesian – 955, 935 Bracken Howe, 825(x2) East Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 725 Hollins. Longhorn – 605 Acrewalls

 

HEIFER – Limousin – 1165(x2), 1085(x2) Whins Farm, 1125 Stainburn Hall Farm, 1005, 995 Quarry Bank Farm. Charolais – 1135, 1095 Scalesmoor. British Blue – 1085, 1015 Waverbank. Aberdeen Angus – 695 High Bewaldeth, 635(x3) Hollins.

 

BULL – Limousin – 1205, 1145, 1135, 1105, 1085(x2) Oxenriggs, 1165 Hyton Farm, 1095 Barkbeth. Simmental – 955 Barkbeth, 905 Welcome Nook. British Blue – 855 Crakeplace Hall, 825 Lowthwaite. Aberdeen Angus – 855, 795, 755 Ghyll Farm. Holstein Friesian – 455(x2) East Farm.

 

STORE COWS – Simmental – 785, 765 Near Swallowhurst.

 

Breeding Cattle

The second sale of breeding cattle from RI & M Woodall, Row End Farm saw terrific units easily sold.

COW & BULL CALF – Limousin – 1780 Row End Farm. British Blue – 1720, 1580 Row End Farm.

 

COW & HEIFER CALF – British Blue – 1650, 1550 Row End Farm. Limousin– 1520 Row End Farm.

 

HEIFER & BULL CALF – Limousin – 1580 High Seaton.

 

Calves

Calves continue to be a great trade, more could easily be sold the vendors advantage.

STIRK – Holstein Friesian – 430, 395 The Fitz.

 

BULL CALF – Limousin – 280 Segbushwell. Shorthorn – 260, 205, 165. Holstein Friesian – 120, 100 Aikbank.

 

HEIFER CALF – Limousin – 280 Segbushwell.

 

Breeding Sheep

A small show of ewes with lambs was met by a full ringside of buyers with a great trade being had.

EWES & LAMBS – Texel – 79, 77, 75 Greenbank Close. Mule – 77(x2), 62.50 Bridge End. Cheviot – 49.50 Bridge End Farm. Swaledale – 49, 42 Bridge End. Herdwick – 40 Wallend Farm, 38.50, 35.50 Barren House, 38 Fell Foot Farm. Shetland – 38 Bridge End.

 

The 2017 Summer Show of dairy cattle was kindly sponsored by BB Dairy Ltd and judged by James Taylor of High Whinnow. James had 2 strong classes to judge with his 1st prize heifer from WC & J Leak, Hill Farm taking the championship followed by the 1st prize cow also from M/s Leak. The judge later backed his decision and purchased his champion for £1650 and his reserve £1920. The sale also included the final run of 28 incalf heifers of AP Lowerys, Hawkbarrow Herd. A full ringside of buyers from across the north of England bid hard and trade peaked at £1650.

The Champion heifer in milk from WC & J Leak, Hill Farm. Pictured left to right - James Bainbridge of sponsor BB Dairy Ltd, vendor Ian Leak & judge James Taylor.

The Champion heifer in milk from WC & J Leak, Hill Farm. Pictured left to right – James Bainbridge of sponsor BB Dairy Ltd, vendor Ian Leak & judge James Taylor.

 

NEWLY CALVED COW – Holstein Friesian – 1920 Hill Farm, 1320 Sorrowstones. Friesian – 880 Sorrowstones. Ayrshire – 860 Sorrowstones.

 

NEWLY CALVED HEIFER – Holstein Friesian – 1650, 1420 Hill Farm. Holstein – 1520 Home Farm. Ayrshire – 1180, 1000 Sorrowstones.

 

INCALF HEIFERS – Holstein Friesian – 1650, 1620, 1530, 1510, 1500(x2), 1390, 1350, 1300, 1260 Beeches.

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