Sale Report: 14th August 2019 Primestock

On Wednesday 14th August 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 24 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls & steers, 1674 prime sheep including 1356 lambs and 318 cast ewes and rams.

All classes of cattle were well bid for to a top of 194.5ppk or £1299.26 for a Limousin Bull from RG & JM Smith, Lake View, Keswick purchased by TL Fell.  Cows sold to a top of 153.5p or £1115.95 for a Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Allerby.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194.50, 184.50, 182.50 Lake View, 184.50, 183.50 Lamplugh Hall, 182.50 Lowside Farm, 180.50 Row Hall, 175.50 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 178.50 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 166.50 Lamplugh Hall, 162.50 Row Hall, 144.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1299.26, 1241, 1162.35 Lake View, 1235.10, 1221.99 Row Hall, 1198.67 Hunday Farm, 1143.21, 1121.76 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 1170.96 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 979.02 Lamplugh Hall, 923 Row Hall, 867, 806.55 South View.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Shorthorn – 164.50, 162.50 Bent Ash farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- British Shorthorn – 1200.85, 1124.50 Bent Ash Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 153.50, 143.50 Allerby Hall, 146.50 East Mill Farm, 139.50, 134.50 Sandhills Farm. British Blue – 143.50 Croft End. Hereford – 125.50 Waterloo Farm. Simmental – 118.50 Waterloo Farm. Holstein Friesian – 109.50, 101.50 Lamplugh Hall, 106.50 Burton House Farm, 105.50 Lamplugh Hall, 104.50 Hunday Farm, 102.50 Barnyard.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1115.95, 906.92 Allerby Hall, 893.65 East Mill Farm, 856.53, 793.55 Sandhills Farm. British Blue – 843.78 Croft End. Holstein Friesian – 820.05 Burton House Farm, 761.25, 717.40, 717.23 Lamplugh Hall, 716.87 Hunday Farm. Simmental – 810.39, 688.50 Waterloo Farm. Hereford – 719.12 Waterloo Farm.

Prime Sheep

Top price per kilo was a Texel lamb from AE & VJ Errington, Beckhouse Farm, Embleton selling at 239.60ppk which was purchased by Wilson Willis Butchers, Cleator Moor. Wilson Willis Butchers also purchased the top price per head of £119 another Texel lamb sold by J & JK Spedding, Salter Hall, Frizington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 239.60, 228.60, 213.60 Beckhouse Farm, 236.70, 220.40, 212.80 Salter Hall, 232.70, 224 Hundith Hill, 230.60, 211.30 Hollins Farm, 217.60 Robin Hood, 215.60 Green Farm, 215.40 Holme Lea, 215.20 High Bewaldeth, 215.10 High Moss. Beltex – 226.10 Dockray Nook, 224.40 Peter House Farm, 219.20, 213.20, 210, 207.10 Green Marsh, 211.10 Croft House. Suffolk – 218.80 Ryhola Meadow, 187.50 Burton House. Texel X Herdwick – 182.40 South View.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 119, 116, 100 Salter Hall, 115, 112 Beckhouse Farm, 114, 112 Hundith Hill, 113, 112, 102 Hollins Farm, 112, 104 Holme Lea, 111 Robin Hood, 109 Dockray Nook, 99 High Bewaldeth. Suffolk – 105 Ryhola Meadow, 82.50 Burton House, 80 Peter House Farm, 76 Scalesmoor, 75 Robin Hood. Beltex – 101 Peter House Farm, 99.50 Dockray Nook, 95 Croft House, 88, 87(2), 85.50, 84, 81 Green Marsh, 81 High Side Farm. Zwartbles – 90 Howbeck Lodge. Blue Texel – 72 Cockley Gill, 70 The Muslins. Mule – 67.50 Briery Moss, 66.50 Swinside End Farm, 63 Sneckyeat Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 67.50 South View. Cheviot – 64 Briery Moss.

A small entry maintained another fast trade to a top of £100 for Texel ewes from JA & CM Brown, Park House, Isel. Fell ewes topped at £48 for Swaledales from JS & CD Bell, Lane Foot, Keswick.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 100, 95, 94(2) Parkhouse Farm, 94 Green Farm, 92, 89 Parsonage Farm, 91 Rose Farm, 90 Salter Hall, 89 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Beltex – 97 Green Farm, 86(2), 78 Woodend Farm. Suffolk – 91 Holme Lea, 78 Woodend Farm. Mule – 67.50, 60 Parkhouse Farm, 66 Rose Farm, 64 Parsonage Farm, 63 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 63 Far End Farm. Cheviot – 65 Lanefoot. Texel X Herdwick – 63(2) Crosbythwaite Farm. Jacob – 49 Low Waterside Cottage, 44, 43 Easthwaite Farm. Swaledale – 48, 42 Lanefoot, 45 East House. Herdwick – 45 East House, 45 Randle Gate, 39 Crosbythwaite Farm, 38 Easthwaite Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 83 Hole Beck, 70 Dawn View. Herdwick – 52 Low Whitebanks, 51, 40 Crosbythwaite Farm. Jacob – 47 Low Waterside Cottage. Swaledale – 46 Lane Foot.

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