Sale Report: 23 December 2015 – Primestock

On Wednesday 23rd December 2015, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 8 cattle, 1536 prime and cast sheep comprising 1144 lambs and 392 ewes and rams presented to the buyers.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein Friesian – 94.50, 89.50, 88.50, 86.50, 81.50, 77.50 Dearham Hall, 69.50 Croft House Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): –  Holstein Friesian – 678.51, 662.30, 607.18, 570.40, 557.55, 542.36 Dearham Hall, 533.07 Croft House Farm.

 

Prime Sheep

A smaller show of prime lambs sold for a noticeable sharper trade leading to a SQQ of 166.8 pence per kilo being achieved. Leading the sale was a Texel lamb from CP Nixon, Seafield House selling for £99 to Robert Skelton. Top price per kilo was a pen of lambs from W Skelton, Rook Farm selling for 193.20 pence to Vivers Scotlamb.

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo):-  Texel – 193.20 Rook Farm, 193 Burthwaite, 188.90 Sycamore House, 187.50 Parkhouse Farm, 184.902 Segbushwell, 183 Grange Farm, 181.50 Beechcroft, 179.10 Allerby Hall, 178.40 Greenlands, 178.40 The Croft.  Beltex – 189, 188.90, 182.90 Parkhouse Farm.   Texel X Herdwick – 176.40, 167.10 Stephney Farm, 173.30 Grange Farm, 168.60 Grange Grassings, 168.60, 165 Stone Croft, 167.50 Segbushwell, 167.10 Stybeck Farm, 167 Greenlands, 166.30 Hillcrest.   Suffolk – 174.40 Hillcrest, 168.90 Byresteads, 166.30 Allerby Hall, 163.40 Riggingill, 162, 161.70 Low House Farm, 161.70, 160 Clappers, 155.50 Birks Farm.  Bleu Du Maine – 172.90 Allerby Farm.  Rouge – 171.40, 154.90 Birks Farm.  Cheviot – 171.10 Rook Farm, 168.90, 160, 158.10 Hollows Farm.   Mule – 168.20 Segbushwell, 166.30, 165.10, 163.60 Millstone Moor, 157.50 Burthwaite, 156.70 Hollows Farm.  Charollais – 165.80 Sycamore House.  Swaledale – 154 Hollows Farm.  Herdwick – 143.10 Brotherilkeld, 137.90 Stone Croft, 135.50 Swinside End Farm.  Hampshire – 138.90 Hillcrest.

Prime Lambs (£ per head):-  Texel – 99 Seafield House, 97.50, 91.50, 90, 89.50, 88, 86.50 (x2) Beechcroft, 95 The Croft, 88 Hollows Farm.  Charollais – 94.50 Sycamore House.  Suffolk – 85.50 Birks Farm, 84, 80, 76 Clappers, 76, 74.50 Low House Farm, 76 Byresteads, 71.50 Allerby Hall, 68 Hillcrest, 67 Riggingill.  Bleu Du Maine – 83 Allerby Hall.  Rouge – 83, 79, 72 Birks Farm.  Beltex – 75, 70, 68 Parkhouse Farm.  Cheviot – 77 Rook Farm, 76, 68, 64 Hollows Farm.  Texel X Herdwick – 75 Stybeck Farm, 74.50 Grange Farm, 73.50 Greenlands, 73.50 Hollows Farm, 72.50 Grange Grassings, 67 Segbushwell, 66.50 Hillcrest, 66 Stone Croft.  Mule – 74 Segbushwell, 72, 71.50, 71 Millstone Moor, 70.50 Hollows Farm, 63 Burthwaite.  Swaledale – 61.50 Hollows Farm, 46 Eirinntalla.  Herdwick – 51.50 Brotherilkeld, 45.50 Stone Croft, 42 Swinside End Farm.  Hampshire – 50 Hillcrest.

 

Cast Ewes (Top price £ per head):- Texel – 125, 111, 110 Byresteads, 103, 97, 95, 87 Parkhouse Farm, 93 West House, 89 Woodend, 81 Shatton Lodge Farm. Cheviot – 85 Woodend Lodge, 61.50, 50.50 Galemire.  Suffolk – 77 Clappers, 56 Newsham Farm.  Mule – 70, 67 Hollins Farm, 65.50 Clappers, 65 Parkhouse Farm, 65 Shatton Lodge Farm, 49, 40.50 (x2) Newsham Farm, 46 Byresteads.  Teeswater – 70, 59, 42.50 Byresteads.  Bluefaced Leicester – 69 Shatton Lodge Farm.  Charollais – 67 Parkhouse Farm.  Scotch Blackface – 64 Woodend Lodge, 47.50 Hollins Farm.  Swaledale – 47 Shatton Lodge Farm, 45 Segbushwell, 42 Hollins Farm  Herdwick – 37 Kelmore Hills.  Texel X Herdwick – 32.50 Kelmore Hills.

Rams (Top price per head – £):- Cheviot – 83 Cragg House Farm, 74 Stone Croft.  Texel – 80 Stone Croft.  Bluefaced Leicester – 69 Rietfontein, 52 Shatton Lodge Farm, 42 Kelmore Hills. Zwartble – 69 Rietfontein.  Dorset – 62 Rietfontein.  Herdwick – 51 Knott Houses, 44 Stybeck Farm, 40, 39 Whinfield Farm.

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