Sale Report: 04 April 2012 Primestock

At Cockermouth on Wednesday Mitchell’s held its weekly sale of primestock sale where 79 prime cattle and 3,326 prime sheep including ewes were forward.

Cattle were a marvellous trade again with a top of 235.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer from John Bowe, Hunday Farm, purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington. Another steer from Hunday made 231.5p/kg purchased by Les Fell.  Thomas Tyson, East House, sold two smart heifers at 229.5p/kg and 216.5p/kg to Haighs Butchers and Les Fell,  Len Skelton, Low House Farms run of heifers averaged 229.16p/kg making 230, 229 and 228p/kg to Lindsays Butchers, John Little and Les Fell.

Prime bulls saw Black and Whites 0+ 0- bulls 175 to 180 topping at 198.5p/kg from John Mounsey, Grange Farm, with Continentals up to 212.5p/kg from David Brown, Willows Farm.  Cast cows maintained high rates.

Prime Heifers (Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 235.5 Hunday;  228.5 Low House;  211.5 Lake View;  British Blue – 229.5, 216.5 East House;  213.5 Parsonage;  Blonde D’Aquitaine – 229.5 Low House;  Charolais – 213.5 Parsonage

Prime Steers (Top price per kg – pence) –  Limousin – 231.5 Hunday;  British Blue – 219.5 Stowbank;

Prime Bulls (Top price per kg – pence ) – Limousin – 212.5, 206.5 Willows Farm;  Charolais – 203.5 Gatehouse; Blonde X – 200.5 Gatehouse;  Black & White – 198.5 Grange Farm;  181 Lamplugh Hall;  British Blue – 189.5 Mid Farm;  Hereford – 182.5 Hollins Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kg – pence ) – Charolais – 166.5 Mosser Mains;  Simmental – 154.5 Mosser Mains;  Black & White – 152.5 Hollins Farm;  Holstein – 147.5 Wardwarrow;  British Blue – 135.5 Cragg Side;  Limousin – 132.5 Townend;

Cast Bull ( Top price per kg – pence) – Limousin – 170 Beechcroft.

Prime sheep were a very mixed trade.  28 to 43kg hoggs were an outstanding trade.  Over 44kg hoggs were harder to cash.  Top price of the day was £120 for hoggs from G Gate, Hollins Farm, purchased by Tony Harrison.  T B Stamper, Rose Farm, sold a smart hogg at £117.50 also to Tony Harrison.

Top price per kilo was 288 pence for hoggs from Mike Lawson, Kirkland Green, selling to Steven Stoddart.

Cast ewes were very good to sell.

Prime Hoggs (£ per head)-  Texel – 120, 118.50. 117.50 Hollins Farm;  117.50 Rose Farm;  113.50 Kirkland Green; Beltex – 96.50 High Bewaldeth;  96.50 Parkhouse Farm;  Suffolk – 95 Row Hall;  93.50 Allerby Hall;  92.50 Waverbank;  Cheviot – 95, 91.50 Moorside;  92 Row Hall; 91 How Hall;  Rouge – 94.50 Birks Farm;  Mule – 94.50, 89.50, 88.50 Kelmore
Hills;  89.50 Chapel Howe;  Charollais – 94 Howside;  Cross – 90 Moorside;  Texel X Herdwick – 90 Cockley Beck;  Scotch Blackface – 86 Croft House;  85 East House;  Herdwick – 82 How Hall;  81.50 Seathwaite;  81, 80 Langhorn;  80 East House;  Swaledale – 80 East House;  80 How Hall;

Prime Hoggs (pence per kilo) – Texel – 288 Kirkland Green;  237.80, 235.40, 234.10 Allerby Hall;  236.30, 231.30 Stowbank; 236.30 Bolton Wood Lane; 230.50 Crakeplace Hall;  Charollais – 227.60 Rowbrow Park;  Beltex – 225, 224.40 High Bewladeth; Texel X
Herdwick – 225, 221.30 Cockley Beck; Cheviot – 222.50 Weary Hall Stile; 221.80 Hollin Head;  220.70 Croft House;  Scotch Blackface – 220.50 Croft House;  217.90 East House;  Rouge – 219.80 Birks Farm; Suffolk – 217.40 Allerby HGall;  210 Waverbank;  Herdwick – 215.70, 213.20 Whitebanks;  214.10 Burnthwaite;  210.50 East House;  209.50 How Hall;  Swaledale – 210.30 Whitebanks;  204.80 Hinning House Farm;  204.40 Charles Ground;  204.20 Moorland Close;  203.80 High Bewaldeth;  Mule – 196.70 Kemore Hills  189.80 High Bewaldeth;  187.50 Parkhouse;  186.50 Chapel Howe;  182.l10 Gill Brow;  180.50 Hollin Head;

Cast Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 146.50 Bothel Parks;  144.50, 139.50, 134.50 Rose
Farm;  142.50 Swallowdene;  142.50 Bothel Parks;  140.50 Burton House;  134.50 Mid Farm;  134.50 Parkhouse;  Rouge – 136.l50 Birks Farm;  Bluefaced Leicester – 132.50 Hinning House Farm;  Half Bred – 130.50 Woodside Cottage;  128.50 Plumbland Mill;  122.50 Burton House;  Suffolk – 100.50 Scales Farm;  Texel X Herdwick – 98.50 Woodside Farm;  88.50 Moorside;  Mule – 91.50 Parkhouse; Scotch Blackface –
74.50 Rowbrow Park  Herdwick – 67.50 Hinning House;  63.50 Hollin Head;  61.50 Moorside;  Swaledale – 62.50 Charles Ground;

Cast Rams (£ per head) – Texel – 138.50, 128 Hinning House;  130.50 Cockley Beck;  126.;50 Arkleby House;  Swaledale – 62.50 Beechcroft;  Herdwick – 53.50 Stone Croft.

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