Sale Report: 16th December 2015 Primestock

On Wednesday 16th December 2015, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 58 cattle comprising 24 cull cows and 34 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2210 prime sheep including 1956 lambs and 254 ewes and rams presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

A good show of bulls and leading the sale was a Limousin bull from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft which sold for £1353.37, (209.50 pence per kilo) to Harold Birkbeck.  Top price in the clean cattle section came from P & A Jarman, Brow Top Farm selling for £1093.42, (191.50 pence per kilo) again to Harold Birkbeck.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 1093.42, 993.89 Brow Top Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 655.79 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 191.50, 189.50 Brow Top Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 123.50 Brow Top Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 209.50 Beechcroft, 201.50 Lowside Farm, 189.50 Lodge Farm, 188.50 Lamplugh Hall.  Btitish Blue – 183.50, 180.50 Waverbank, 174.50 Hunday Farm. Hereford – 182.50 Lowside Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 176.50, 148.50 Hunday Farm, 162.50, 159.50 Lamplugh Hall, 161.50, 159.50 Prospect House Farm.  Swedish Red – 156.50 Galemire.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1353.37 Beechcroft, 1297.66 Lowside Farm, 1167.32, 907.21 Lodge Farm, 1146.08 Lamplugh Hall.  Hereford – 1220.93 Lowside Farm.  British Friesian – 877.25, 788.43 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian –  1314.93, 999.41 Hunday Farm, 1035.13, 1012.83, 841.19 Lamplugh Hall, 1025.53, 1014.60, 992.09 Prospect House, 790.60 Galemire.  British Blue – 1110.18, 1068.56 Waverbank, 973.71 Hunday Farm.  Swedish Red – 903.01 Galemire.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein Friesian – 102.50, 95.50, 90.50 Bonny Farm, 100.50 Waites Farm, 95.50 Waverbank, 94.50 Beech House British Friesian – 96.50 Sorrowstones.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 814.05 Waites Farm, 742.10, 721.9, 658.80 Bonny Farm, 674.23 Waverbank, 621.13 Beech House.  British Friesian – 637.87 Sorrowstones.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 125.50 Low Kinmont.  Charolais – 89.50 Crooklands Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 853.40 Low Kinmont.  Charolais – 591.60 Crooklands Farm.

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs fell slightly on the week with an SQQ of £152.7 pence, medium weight lambs came in at 165 pence per kilo.  Leading the sale at 229.70 pence per kilo was a pen of Beltex lambs from AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End Farm selling to Steven Stoddart.  Top price was a Texel lamb from G Gate, Hollins Farm selling for £100 to Wilson Willis Butchers of Cleator Moor.

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) –  Beltex – 229.70, 215 Swinside End Farm, 226.20 Harrot Hill Farm, 207.10, 204.90 Green Marsh, 200 Home Farm, 195.10 Bolton Wood Lane Farm.  Texel – 213.80 Swallowdene, 212.20 Parsonage Farm, 212.20 Prospect House Farm, 209 Sycamore House, 201.10 Moorland Close, 201.10 Greenbank Close, 200 Blake Hills, 197.80 Harrot Hill Farm.  Bleu Du Maine – 210.50 Woodside Cottage.  Suffolk – 168.60 Shatton Lodge Farm, 162.80 Bellhouse Farm, 161.90 Croft House, 161 Blake Hills, 160.60 Hemplands Farm, 159.80 Far End Farm, 158.90 Prospect House Farm, 158.50 New Hall (Rothery).  Herdwick – 166.70, 144.70, 137.10 Anns Cottage, 136 West Head Farm, 128.80 Gill Brow.  Charolais – 165, 160.70 High House Farm, 157.50 Fairfield Farm, 156.50, 153.20 Croftside Farm, 152.20 High Bewaldeth.  Texel X Herdwick – 163 Howe Gill Farm, 161.60 Grange Grassings, 159 Hartsop Hall, 158.90 Far End Farm, 156.90 Newlands Farm, 156 East House, 156 Crakeplace Farm, 155 Prospect House Farm.  Mule – 158.30 High House Farm, 157.60 Swinside End Farm, 154 Waverbank, 153.80 Wythop Hall, 152.20, 151.20 High Bewaldeth, 151.20 Mosser Heights. Cheviot – 155 (x2) Doddick Farm. Scotch Blackface – 147.20 Ribton House.  Swaledale – 146 High Snab Farm, 143.40 Wythop Hall, 138 Eirinntalla, 136.40 Ribton House, 132.10 Raise Lodge.

Prime Lambs (per head – £) Texel – 100, 92, 90.50, 90, 89 Hollins Farm, 98 (x2) Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 89 Harrot Hill Farm, 87 Parsonage Farm.  Beltex – 95 Harrot Hill Farm, 87, 84 Green Marsh, 87 Riggingill, 86, 85 Swinside End Farm, 81 Croftside Farm, 80 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, 76 Home Farm.  Bleu Du Maine – 80 Woodside Cottage.  Suffolk – 78.50 Frizington Parks, 78, 75.50 Hemplands Farm, 75.50 Westray Farm, 73.50 Far End Farm, 72.50 (x2), 72 Shatton Lodge Farm, 72 Brow Top Farm.  Mule – 72.50 Swinside End Farm, 70.50 Far End Farm, 70 High Bewaldeth, 68 Far End Farm, 66.50 High House Farm, 64.50 Waverbank.  Charolais – 72(x2) Croftside Farm, 70 High Bewaldeth, 67.50, 66 High House Farm, 63 Fairfield Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 71.50 Far End Farm, 69.50 Grange Grassings, 68.50 East House, 68 Brow Top Farm, 65.50 Waverbank, 65.50 Crakeplace Farm, 65 Howe Gill Farm.  Herdwick – 70, 55, 48 Anns Cottage, 49 West Head Farm,  Swaledale – 58.50 High Snab Farm, 54.50 Wythop Hall, 50 Whinnerah, 47 Eirinntalla, 45 Ribton House, 44 Swinside End Farm.  Scotch Blackface – 53 Ribton House.  Cheviot – 51(x2) Doddick Farm.

Cast Ewes (£ per head) –  Texel – 115, 82 Harrot Hill Farm, 91, 78, 74 Greensyke, 86, 80 High Farm, 84, 78 Wardhall Guards. Rouge – 94 Harrot Hill. Suffolk – 74, 63 High Farm, 64 Prospect House, 64 Blake Hills, 63 Middlegill Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 80 Wescoe Farm. Mule – 60 Crookdake Cottages, 59, 49 High Farm, 55 Greensyke Farm, 52 Stargill, 47 Fairfield Farm, 40 Prospect House. Cheviot – 45 Greenbank Farm, 36 Blake Hills. Swaledale – 41.50 Wescoe Farm, 38, 35 Beckhouse Farm, 38, 30 Acrewalls, 33.50 Moorside Parks, 32 Kirkland House. Herdwick – 43, 37 Nook Farm, 39 Dockray Nook, 35 Dancing Gate, 34 Threeways, 32 Whinnerah, 32 Blake Hills, 31 Greenbank Close, 30 Hollins.

Cast Rams (£ per head) –  Texel – 87 Hillgreen, 86 Dancing Gate, 74 Outgang, 70, 60 Greensyke, 61, 53 Moorside Parks, 56, 41 Mosser Heights. Charollais – 42 Outgang. Herdwick – 63, 49 Stonecroft, 51 Millbeck Hall. Swaledale – 40 Whinnerah. Dorset – 76 Dancing Gate.

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