Sale Report: 10 Dec 2014 Primestock

On Wednesday 10th December, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock.  The mart facilities were once again used to their maximum when 12 prime bulls, heifers & steers, 30 cull cows, and 3661 prime sheep including 449 cull ewes, were forward and trade was very pleasing.

 

A smaller show of clean cattle met with keen bidding from the usual ringside of buyers.  S Winthrop of Lamport Street sold a Limousin heifer which topped the trade both per head and per kilo, she sold to Wilson Willis butchers of Cleator Moor for £1218.25 (221.5p per kilo).

 

A strong show of prime bulls sold well with a pair of Limousins from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling for 226.5p per kilo both purchased by Alex Riley, one of the pair was also the top price per head at £1578.71.

 

Prime Heifers (top price per kg – pence):- Limousin – 221.5, 209.5 Lamport Street, 210.5, 194.5 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Heifers (top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1218.25, 1202.53 Lamport Street, 1137.83, 1081.97 Brow Top Farm.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 226.5 (x2), 224.5 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red – 176.5, 168.5 Adamsgill. Holstein Friesian – 170.5 Brow Top Farm. Holstein – 169.5, 159.5, 158.5, 153.5 Low Scaw.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £): Limousin – 1578.71, 1575.99, 1413.36 Lamplugh Hall, 1078.15 Adamsgill, 1053.62 Brow Top Farm. Holstein – 1181.42, 1091.39, 1023.99, 1003.31 Low Scaw. Swedish Red – 989.10, 947.81 Adamsgill. Holstein Friesian – 924.11 Brow Top Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 140.5, 110.5 Hemplands Farm, 125.5, 115.5 Muncaster Head Farm. Friesian – 134.5 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 132.5, 108.5 Waverbank, 119.5, 106.5 Lamplugh Hall, 116.5 Grange Farm, 106.5 Waites Farm. British Blue – 131.5 Mosser Mains Farm. Galloway – 131.5 How Hall.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): Limousin – 1074.83 Hemplands Farm. Friesian- 987.23 Brow Top Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 938.27 Waites Farm, 863.27 Grange Farm. Galloway – 899.46 How Hall. British blue – 865.27 Mosser Mains Farm. Holstein – 499.26 Home Farm.

 

Cast Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 169.5 Midtown, 120.5 Grange Grassings, 112.5 Ullock Mains.

Cast Bull (Top price per head – £): Limousin – 1074.86 Grange Grassings, 1017 Midtown.

 

Prime Sheep

An excellent turnout of sheep, in all sections, was extremely pleasing with demand on the rise, pre-Christmas.  Cast ewes and rams sold to dizzy heights with no let-up expected before the turn of the year.

Light lambs averaged 181 pence per kilo for a large entry.  All buyers were present and well drawn and sorted batches sold very well. Prime lambs averaged 189.16 pence per kilo.

 

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) Texel – 246.8 High House, 242.9, 229.8 Beechcroft, 239.2 East Farm, 237.1 Slatefell, 235.3 South View, 230 Sycamore House, 227.5, 226.3 Tarn Bank, 225 Home Farm; Beltex – 236.8, 235.7, 223.7 Park House, 231.7 Mayfield, 227.8 Slatefell, 220.6 Nook, 218.2 Barkbeth; Charollais – 215, 206 Dancing Gate; Suffolk – 201.4 Waites, 192 Foxhouse, 191.3 Prospect House, 189.3 Croft House, 188.9 Riggingill, 187.5 Woodside, 186.2 Byresteads; Bleu du Maine – 195.7, 188 Row Farm; Bluefaced Leicester – 164.5 Wythop Hall; Texel X Herdwick – 203.7 East House, 198.9 Blake Hills, 197.6 Grange Grassings, 194.9, 192.9 Nook, 193.2 Blue Dial; 190 Woodside Cottage; Hampshire – 190.5 Dancing Gate; Cheviot – 190.9 Byresteads; Swaledale – 187.9, 184.9 Swinside End, 182.8, 181.8 Wythop Hall, 182.8 Rakefoot, 181.7 Knott Houses, 180.8 East House, 178.3 Eirinntalla; Mule – 186 Low House, Chapel House and Hunday, 184.4, 184 Swinside End, 183.3 Low Stowbank and High Side; Herdwick – 184.3, 180.6 Nook, 183.3 Barkbeth, 175 West Head, 172.2, 170.4 Howside, 170.3 Chapel; Shetland – 188.6 Sale Fell, 176.4 Grange; Badger Face – 182.8 Brimmerhead.

 

Prime Lambs (per head – £) Texel – 119 Rook Farm, 119, 116 Beechcroft, 116 High House Farm, 115, 113, 112 Hollins Farm. Suffolk – 111, 108 Byresteads, 100 Waverbank, 99 Foxhouse Farm, 94 Far End Farm, 94 Near Branthwaite Edge, 90 Prospect House Farm. Beltex – 95, 94.50 Mayfield, 93 Nook Farm, 90, 85 Parkhouse Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 94, 92.50(x2), 90 Row Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 89 East House, 87.50 Blake Hills, 85 Blue Dial, 83.50 East House, 83 Grange Grassings. Charollais – 88 Waverbank, 86.50, 86 Dancing Gate Farm, 77 Fellend, 74 Woodside Cottage. Mule – 85 Far End Farm, 83.50 Beechcroft, 82 Grange Farm, 82 Byresteads, 82 Hunday Farm, 82 Hartsop Hall, 80.50 Willows Farm, 80 Chapel House farm, 80 Hollins. Bluefaced Leicester – 84 Wythop Hall, 70 Hollins Farm. Cheviot – 84 Byresteads. Hampshire – 80 Dancing Gate. Swaledale – 70.50 East House, 69.50 Wythop Hall, 69.50 Setmabanning, 68.50 Hole House, 68 Knott Houses, 67.50 Beck Grange, 65.50 Swinside End, 65 Barkbeth, 65 Burblethwaite, 65 Deepdale, 65 Rakefoot. Shetland – 66 Sale Fell House, 63.50 Grange Farm. Herdwick – 65, 64.50 Nook Farm, 59.50 West Head Farm, 55 Barkbeth, 54.50 Chapel Farm, 50 Ponsonby Old Hall. Badger Face – 53 Brimmerhead.

 

Cull ewes and rams saw a sharp lift in trade with all grades meeting keen bidding, well fleshed ewes often broke the £100 mark.

 

Cast Ewes (£ per head) Texel – 127.50, 111.50 Nook Farm, 126.50, 114.50, 112.50, 110.50 Haithwaite, 119.50 Mayfield, 114.50 Crosshow Farm, 110.50 Beechcroft. Suffolk – 122.50, 113.50 Haithwaite, 97.50 Croft House, 93.50 Waites Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 105.50 Kelmore Hills. Mule – 114.50, 95.50, 91.50 Haithwaite, 91.50 Elva Plain, 90, 87.50 Grange Farm, 89.50 Willows Farm, 87.50 Croft House, 87.50 Sandhills Farm, 86.50, 85.50 Prospect House Farm. Charollais – 93.50 Grange Farm, 89.50 Sycamore House. Cheviot – 87.50 Thistleton Farm, 77.50 Galemire, 74.50, 73.50 Windhall. Texel x Herdwick – 80.50 Thistleton Farm, 68.50 Kelmore Hills, 65.50 Eirinntalla. Swaledale – 75.50, 63.50, 58.50 Grange Farm, 67.50, 58.50 Kelmore Hills, 55.50 Eirinntalla. Herdwick – 69.50 Castle Hill, 61.50 Windhall, 61.50 Crookdake Cottages, 59.50, 55.50 East house, 58.50 Moor farm, 57.50 Brimmer Head, 55.50 Littletown Farm

 

Cast Rams (£ per head) Texel – 146.50 Byresteads, 128.50 Greenlands, 125.50 Rietfontein. Bluefaced Leicester – 117.50 Stockhow Hall, 116.50 Grange Farm (Wilson), 100.50 Grange Farm (Hayton).  Suffolk – 88.50 The Mount. Cheviot – 77.50 Littletown Farm. Swaledale – 74.50 Grange Farm. Herdwick – 64.50 Stonethwaite Farm, 57.50 Littletown Farm.

 

Hoggs (£ per head) –  Mule – 72.50 Kelmore Hills. Texel – 67.50 Sandhills Farm. Herdwick – 60.50 Stonethwaite Farm.

 

 

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