Store & Breeding Sale Friday 27th August 2021

27th August 2021

Store cattle

All classes of store cattle a flying trade topping at £1425 for a Limousin Heifer from R Wilkinson & R Tenant, Gatesgarth, Buttermere. Steers topped at £1365 for a Limousin from J&M Osborn & Son, Bolt How, Holmrook.

Many more could have been well sold. Next fortnightly sale on Friday 10th September. Catalogue made on Friday 3rd. Entries to the office on 01900 822016.

Steers – Limousin- 1365, 1245(3), 1205, 1165(2), 1085(2) Bolt How, 1195 Hyton, 1155 Ullock, 1065 Gill Brow. Angus- 1285(2) Ehenside, 1095 Row End. Simmental- 1255, 1245, 1065 Welcome Nook. Blonde- 1205 Woodside. British Blue- 1185 Woodside, 135 Bolt How, 1135 Row End, 1115 Ehenside. Charolais- 1135, 1095, 1085 Crooklands. Friesian- 995 Ullock, 935 Row End. Holstein Friesian- 975(7) Westray, 865(2), 835(2) Broom Park, 815 Manor Farm. Jersey- 785 Ehenside.

Heifers – Limousin- 1425 Gatesgarth, 1175, 1145, 1065(4) Townhead, 1155, 1085(3) Ullock, 1145(2) Bolt How, 1035 Gill Brow. Charollais- 1195 Highside. British Blue- 1165 Fairlaides, 1085(2) Bolt How, 1075, 1035(2) Townhead. Angus- 1065(2) Townhead. Blonde- 1045 Woodside. Simmental- 1035 Townhead.

Young Bulls- Friesian- 665(3) Stainburn Hall, 615(2) Harrington Parks. Angus- 675 Harrington Parks.   

Store Cows: - Limousin- 1095 Woodside.

A highlight of the sale was the two dispersals of cows and calves on behalf of two well respected Lakeland Farmers; Messrs R McCartney, Boon Cragg, Coniston and Messrs WS Jackson, Nook Farm, Borrowdale.

This pair of dispersals naturally attracted a huge ringside of prospective buyers as neighbours and travelled buyers combined to ensure a fantastic trade. Mitchell’s would like to thank both the McCartney and Jackson families for their valued custom over the years and wish them all the best for their retirement.

R McCartney, Boon Cragg’s consignment topped at £2500 for a 6 year old Limousinx Cow with a superb Limousin Heifer calf at foot.

Boon Cragg Dispersal on behalf of R McCartney-

Limousin Cow with Calf- 2500, 2200, 2100, 2000, 1850(5).

Limousin Stock Bull- 2250, 2200.

WS Jackson, Nook Farm’s consignment topped at £3700 for an outstanding 5 year old Limousin x cow with a showy Bull calf at foot.

Nook Farm Dispersal on behalf of WS Jackson-

Limousin Cow with Calf- 3700, 2400, 2250, 2200, 2150, 2100, 2000(2), 1900.

British Blue In-Calf Cow- 2350.

Limousin Stock Bull- 2000 Nook Farm.

British Blue Heifer with Calf- 2100 Wescoe.

Angus Heifer with Calf- 1950 Crooklands.

Beef Shorthorn Cow with Calf- 1450 Hollin Head.

Holstein Friesian Cow with Calf- 1280 Row Hall.

Stirks sold to a fast trade topping at £695 for a British Blue Heifer from J Stubbs & Partners, Syke Beck, Bootle.

Stirks

British Blue Heifer- 695 Syke Beck. Charolais Heifer- 675(2) Syke Beck. Charolais Bull- 685(2) Syke Beck. British Blue Bull- 625 Syke Beck. Hereford Bull- 535 Grasmere Terrace. Holstein Friesian Bull- 435(2) Syke Beck.  

A smaller entry of store lambs whereby a very mixed show was forward. Strong lambs maintained recent high rates although long keep lambs proved slightly less on the week. Top of £95 for Texel lambs from B&J Hodgson, Woodend, Bigrigg.  

Store Lambs – Texel- 95 Woodend, 83.50 Eskett View, 83 Low Kinmont, 77 Elva Plain, 76 New Monkwray. Beltex- 91, 90, 81 Woodend, 90, 89.50, 87.50(2) Croft End. Suffolk- 88.50 Woodend, 74 Hilltop. Cheviot- 80, 78.50 Croft House, 74 Stool End. Charollais- 72 Stybeck.