Sale Report: 17 December 2014 Primestock

On Wednesday 17th December, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock where a smaller pre Christmas entry of 16 prime bulls, heifers & steers, 48 cull cows, and 2649 prime sheep including 700 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.  D Jarman of Brow Top Farm sold a wonderful Limousin heifer for the day’s top price of 220.5 pence per kilo grossing £1380.33 she sold to Alex Riley.

Top price in the prime bulls came from a consignment from D & MA Wilson of Lamplugh Hall, selling for 216.5 pence per kilo/ £1686.54 he sold to John little.

Well fleshed cull cows were in demand with buyers paying a premium

 

Prime Heifers (top price per kg – pence):- Limousin – 220.5 Brow Top Farm, 216.5, 212.5 Low Stowbank. Charolais – 210.5 Parsonage Farm.

Prime Heifers (top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1380.33 Brow Top, 1097.07 Oughterside Mill, 1071.68, 1030.63 Low Stowbank. Charolais1332.47 Parsonage Farm.

 

Prime Steer (top price per kg – pence):- Holstein – 155.5, 154.5 Blue Dial.

Prime Steer (top price per head – £): – Holstein – 1138.26, 1064.51 Blue Dial.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin216.5, 207.5 Lamplugh Hall. Swedish Red 172.5, 163.5 Adamsgill. Holstein Friesian162.5 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £): – Limousin – 1686.54, 1587.72, 1554.18 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian 1033.50 Grange Farm. Swedish Red1021.20, 902.52 Adamsgill.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian148.5 East Farm, 132.5 Mayfield, 111.5 Row Hall, 107.5(x2), 105.5 Waverbank, 105.5 Dearham Hall. British Blue – 139.5 Beechcroft. Limousin – 137.5 Beechcroft, 132.5, 129.5 Muncaster Head. Galloway – 131.5 Brook Cottage. Belted Galloway125.5 Rannerdale. Friesian123.5 Lake View, 115.5 Brow Top Farm. Holstein – 122.5 Hunday Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): – British Blue – 1110.42 Beechcroft. Limousin1005.13 Beechcroft. Holstein Friesian 1020.20 East Farm, 876.13, 833.45 Waverbank, 819.53 Row Hall. Galloway890.26 Brook Cottage. Friesian – 847.21 Lake View, 793.49 Brow Top Farm. Holstein796.25 Hunday Farm. Belted Galloway – 583.58 Rannerdale.

 

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs saw a slight slip in price achieving a SQQ of 186.7p a fall of 1.8p on the week though still remained 4-5p above national average. Showy Continental lambs held their trade with a pair of Beltex lambs from JA & CM Brown, Parkhouse Farm topping the market per kilo at 264.9p which sold to Steven Stoddart. Top price per head was £108 for a Texel from G Gate, Hollins Farm which sold to T Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) Beltex – 264.9 Parkhouse Farm, 250, 238.1 Swinside End, 232.6, 217.8 Fitz Farm, 219.8 Blake Hills. Texel – 257.9, 231.7 Sycamore House, 254.3 Parkhouse Farm, 242.3 East Farm, 240 Parsonage Farm, 239.5 Whitelees Farm. Charollias – 232.9 Rigg House Farm, 227.4 Sycamore House. Texel x Herdwick – 204.8, 188.1 Grange Grassings, 191 Howe Gill Farm, 188.2 Burnside, 183 Blake Hills, 180 Rydal Farm. Suffolk – 203.1 Stone Croft, 179.3 Westray Farm, 174.4(x2) Kitchen Ground Farm, 169.6 Sorrowstones, 167 Far End Farm, 165.1 Gate Farm. Swaledale – 188.7 Rakefoot, 187.1 Wythop Hall, 187, 179.4 Woodend Lodge, 185 Stonecroft, 184.4 Gill Brow, 180.6 Cathow, 175.8 Rydal Farm. Rouge – 187.8 Birks Farm. Herdwick – 187.1 Rydal Farm, 184.3, 183.3(x2) West Head. Mule – 180.5, 179.8 Swinside End, 179 Burnthwaite, 178.4 High House Farm, 177.9 Rydal Farm, 177 Hill Top. Cheviot – 175.8 Stonecroft, 172 Woodend Lodge.

 

Prime Lambs (per head – £) Texel – 108, 101 Hollins Farm, 102 Overcroft, 98, 95 Sycamore House, 97 Frizington Parks, 96 Rigginggill, 96(x2) Blake Hills, 96(x2) Parsonage Farm. Beltex – 100(x2) Swinside End, 100 Fitz Farm, 98 Parkhouse Farm, 98 Fitz Farm, 94.50 Blake Hills. Charollais – 95.50 Sycamore House, 91, 80 Far End Farm, 88.50 Rigg House Farm. Suffolk – 91 Frizington Parks, 87, 83.50, 81 Red Brow, 86.50 Sorrowstones, 83.50 Red Brow, 82.50 Westray Farm, 80 Violets Way. Texel x Herdwick – 86, 79 Grange Grassings, 80.50 Blake Hills, 74.50 Howe Gill Farm, 72 Rydal Farm. Cheviot – 83 Lake View, 70.50 Woodend Lodge. Mule – 81.50 Hunday Farm, 78.50 High House Farm, 78.50 Far End Farm, 78 Kelmore Hills, 77.50, 76 Kirkland House, 77.50, 76.50 Rydale House, 77 Burnthwaite, 76 Hill Top, 75.50 Swinside End, 75 Brook Cottage. Rouge – 77 Birks Farm. Swaledale – 69 Little Braithwaite, 68(x2) Setmabanning, 61, 56 Woodend Lodge, 59, 58.50 Rakefoot, 59 Gill brow, 58, 55 Rydal Farm, 58 Wythop Hall, 56 Cathow, 55.50 Stone Croft, 55(x2) Hole House. Herdwick – 64.50, 60.50, 55 West Head Farm, 58 Rydal Farm.

 

Cast Ewes (£ per head) Suffolk – 135.50, 115.50(x2), 109.50, 106.50 West Knowe Farm. Texel – 129.50, 122.50, 120.50, 119.50(x2), 114.50, 112.50 Risehow Farm, 127.50, 125.50, 122.50, 115.50, 113.50 Stone House, 113.50 Cefn Du Farm. Mule – 97.50 Asby Farm, 92.50 West Knowe Farm, 92.50 High House Farm, 91.50 Oughterside Mill, 86.50 Parsonage Farm, 86.50 Rigg House, 84.50 Rose Farm, 82.50 Elva Plain, 80.50 Mid Farm, 75.50 Schoose Farm, 75.50 Acrewalls. Bluefaced Leicester – 92.50 Beechcroft. Cheviot – 86.50(x2), 66.50 Bailey Ground, 83.50 Stonecroft, 78.50, 72.50, 62.50 Galemire. Swaledale – 67.50 Kelmore Hills, 65.50 Beechcroft, 65.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 63.50, 51.50 Far End Farm, 61.50 Rakefoot, 61.50 Little Braithwaite, 60.50 Asby Farm. Lleyn – 65.50 Home Farm. Scotch Blackface – 64.50, 53.50 Bailey Ground Farm, 59.50, 53.50 Galemire, 55.50 Acrewalls. Herdwick – 63.50 Bellhouse Farm, 49.50 Stone Croft, 49.50 Kelmore Hills, 49.50 Bailey Ground, 48.50 Swinside End.

 

Cast Rams (£ per head) Texel 136.50 Far End Farm, 135.50 Dalzell Street, 128.50 Grange Farm, 127.50, 118.50 Mosser Mains Farm, 122.50 Swinside End Farm. Bluefaced Leicester105.5 Little Braithwaite Farm. Rouge100 Birks Farm. Herdwick69.50 Nook Farm

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