Wednesday 19th June

19th June 2024

MITCHELLS AUCTION CO LTD

Market Report for Wednesday 19th June 2024

 

On Wednesday 19th June 2024, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 44 Cattle comprising of 11 Prime Cattle and 33 cast cows, 653 sheep including 320 prime lambs, 127 prime hoggs and 206 cast ewes and rams.

 

A nice entry of both clean cattle and cast cows were offered to the usual ringside of customers with all classes meeting keen competition and more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Limousin heifers from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm topped the clean section selling for 314p per kg.  The top price per head was paid to Messrs Lawson, Hundith Hill for a Limousin which sold for £1964.16

Cast Cows sold to 224p fir a Limousin shown by JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Aspatria.  Top price per head was £1717.84 paid for a Limousin from Lane Head Farm, Plumbland, Wigton.

 

Prime Steer (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1879.60, 1813.02, Springfield. Charolais – 1993.76, Springfield. Angus – 1529.04, Low Godderthwaite.

Prime Steer (Pence per kilo) - Angus – 276, Low Godderthwaite. Charolais – 272, Springfield. Limousin – 254, 246, Springfield.

Prime Heifer (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1964.16, 1854.28, Hundith Hill. 1921.68, 1847.60, Hunday. Angus – 1655.36, Shatton Lodge. British Blue – 1547.68, Lane Head.

Prime Heifer (Pence per kilo) - Limousin – 314, 310, Hunday. 302, 288, Hundith Hill. British Blue – 272, Lane Head.

Cast Cows (Price per head - £) – Limousin – 1717.84, Lane Head. 1710.94, 1641.92, 1582.68, Oughterside Mill. 1643.52, 1512.92, Grange Farm. 1410, Gibbtarn. 1299.48, Ellenbank. Charolais – 1630.72, 1029.84, Arkleby House. 1070.92, Gibbtarn. Angus – 1537.92, Grange Farm. 1307.04, Pickett How. British Blue – 1520.40, 1170.40, Fangs Brow. Blonde – 1191.68, Shatton Lodge. Holstein Friesian – 1049.60, Arkleby House.

Cast Cow (Pence per kilo) - Limousin – 224, 218, 202, Oughterside Mill. 218, Lane Head. 218, 214, Grange Farm. 204, Ellenbank. 200, Gibbtarn. 180, 176, Hill Farm. Angus – 216, Grange Farm. Charolais – 220, 208, 200, Ellenbank. British Blue – 210, 176, Fangs Brow. 176, 170, Low Godderthwaite. 168, Pickett How. Hereford – 210, Byresteads. Blonde – 196, Shatton Lodge. Holstein – 176, 168, 164, Arkleby House. Holstein Friesian – 164, Arkleby House.

 

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs surpassed all vendors expectations after reading market reports from earlier in the week.  The overall sale average was a staggering 410.61p per kg. Twelve vendors sold lambs ranging from £210-£254 per head.

Top price of the day was £254 paid for Texel cross from Messrs Clark, Fairladies Farm, St Bees and purchased by Tony Harrison, Butchers, Main St, Cockermouth who supports the mart 52 weeks of the year.

Top pence per kg honours went to G Gate, Hollins selling 49kgs Texel Lambs for 514.30p per kg and again purchased by Tony Harrison for his Main Street shop.

Leading Top Ten Averages

G Gate, Hollins Farm                                       3 ave                     £237.33

RM&ER Jackson, Scalesmoor                       5 ave                     £224.80

RS & E Gate, Nr Branthwaite Edge             5 ave                     £212.60

JD Hetherington (Jnr) Blue Dial                   2 ave                     £206.50

W Rawling, Croft Field                                    8 ave                     £203.13

J & E Scott & Son, Mid Farm                         13 ave                   £201.31

Messrs Clark, Fairladies                                 26 ave                   £195.12

GS & B Barwise, Bell House                           17 ave                   £192.00

G Wilkinson, Arkleby House                          22 ave                   £191.95

RW Carr, Croftside                                           12 ave                   £190.83

Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £): - Texel – 254, 228, 220, 218, 190, 190, Fairladies. 252, 236, 224, Hollins. 252, 218, Scalesmoor. 250, 242, Nr Branthwaite Edge. 250, 226, 192, Croftside. 250, 230, 200, Bell House. 246, 218, 198, Croftfield House. 239, Salter Hall. 236, 195, Mid Farm. 220, 220, 194, Arkleby House. 210, 209, 195, Corrow Farm. 202, 197, 197, Blue Dial. 197, Byresteads. 196, Old Hyton. Suffolk – 240, Arkleby House. 200, Bell House. Charolais – 216, 210, Blue Dial. Mule – 175, 159, Foulsyke.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence): - Texel – 514.30, 457.10, 453.80, Hollins. 500, 465.40, 487.80, Salter Hall. 480.80, 479.20, 425.50, Bell House. 479.20, 456, 440, 431.80, 431.80, 427.50, 420, Fairladies. 472, 423.90, Mid Farm. 450, 419.20, Scalesmoor. 449, 449, Arkleby House. 446.40, 443.410, 426.70, 416.70, Croftside. 428.30, 420, Blue Dial. 424.40, 423.10, Woodside Cottage. 424.10, 421.30, 420, Croftfield House. 421.70, 417.80, Arkleby House. 420, The How. 420, Corrow Farm. 417.80, Byresteads. 417, Old Hyton. 415.90, Fairladies. Suffolk – 480, Arkleby House. 416.70, Bell House. 402.30, Foulsyke. Charolais – 407.50, 403.80, Blue Dial. Mule – 397.70, 387.80, Foulsyke.

Cull Ewes (per head - £): - Texel – 167, Mid Farm. 158, Nr Branthwaite Edge. 148, Sneakyeat. 145, 144, 139, Croftside. 144, Bridge End. 144, 129, Bell House. 138, Arkleby. 134, Cherrytree House. 129, Rose Farm. 128, Old Hyton. Suffolk – 162, Sneakyeat. Beltex – 151, Hollin Head.Blue D’Maine – 145, 142, Croftside. Mule – 144, Old Hyton. 143, Rose Farm. 139, Swinside End. 128, Peel Place. 126, 117, Sneakyeat. 118, 110, Moorside. Herdwick – 140, 112, Hollin Head. 98, Moorside. 94, 91, 90, 90, Hollin Head. 89, Bridge End. Swaledale – 93, Peel Place. 89, Wythop Hall.

Cull Rams (per head - £): - Texel – 162, Lane Foot. 142, Sneakyeat. 128, Bridge End. Swaledale – 104, Charles Ground.