Sale Report: 28 December 2014 Primestock

On Sunday 28th December, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their Mid Christmas sale of primestock where a larger than anticipated  entry of 4 prime bulls,& cull cows, and 1942 prime sheep including 280 cull ewes, were forward and trade was very pleasing.

A small show of cattle were met by a fresh ringside of buyers with prime bulls from P & A Jarman of Brow Top Farm selling to the day’s top price of 164.5p per kilo grossing £860.34 per head this Limousin bred bull sold to Bowness & Spedding.

 

 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 164.5 Brow Top Farm. Holstein Friesian – 140.5 Brow Top Farm

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £): – Limousin – 860.34 Brow Top. Holstein Friesian – 750.27 Brow Top Farm.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 91.5, 90.5 Waites Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): – Holstein Friesian – 652.40, 645.27 Waites Farm.

 

 

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs remained a similar trade to previous weeks averaging 185.3p with the fleshy Texel & Beltex lambs selling for a premium. Leading the sale at 252.9 p per kilo was a Texel lamb from AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End Farm which sold to Robin Vivers. A top price of £110 per head was knocked on 3 occasions with JW & VI Naylor, Hillgreen selling a pen of 9 Texels & a Suffolk from A & C Watson, Byresteads purchased by Alex Riley and Mike Bowe purchasing a Texel from TB Stamper & Sons, Harrot Hill.

 

Cull ewes exceeded all expectations with Texel ewes averaging £122.30, Mules averaging £93.74 and Herdwicks averaging £51.29.

 

Prime Lambs (per kilo – pence) – Texel – 252.9 Swinside End Farm, 243.6, 242.6, 231.7, 226.2, 220.9 Strawberry How, 228 Whinnerah, 224.4 Harrot Hill Farm, 221.3 Low House Farm, 219.7 East Farm, 217.6 Parkhouse Farm, 216.3 Beechcroft. Beltex – 250(x2), 233.3 Parkhouse Farm, 218.6 Slatefell Drive, 191.7, 191.5 Hillgreen. Bleu Du Maine – 216.3, 195.7 Rosemount, 191.5 Warhall Guards. Charollais – 202.3, 181.4 Dancing Gate, 194.1, 192.5, 192.1 Swallow Heights. Texel x Herdwick – 198.5 Smaithwaite, 197.4, 191.2 Swinside End, 192.1 Lake View, 189.5 East House186 Church Stile Farm, 185.3 Stockhow Hall, 181.7 Ponsonby Old Hall, 181.4 Cockley Gill, 181 Grange Grassings, 180.5 Bellhouse Farm. Suffolk – 189.5, 183.3 Byresteads, 183, 179.8 Low House Farm, 178.7 Prospect House Farm, 178.4 Shatton Lodge Farm. Swaledale – 187.1 Seathwaite Farm, 185.9 Swinside End, 184.7 Smaithwaite, 184.4 Stockhow Hall, 180.6, 171.4 Rakefoot, 178 East House, 171.8 Strudda Bank. Herdwick – 185.9 Swinside End, 176.9 Smaithwaite, 166.1(x2) West Head Farm, 160.3 Stone Croft. Cheviot – 185.1, 177.9 Galemire, 180 Byresteads, 175 Cockley Gill, 174.3, 174 Stonecroft. Mule – 183.3 Swinside End, 180.6 Galemire, 180, 179.1 Swinside End, 178.8(x2) Town End, 174.3 Stockhow Hall, 174 Frizington Hall, 171.8 Byresteads, 170.9 Whinnerah. Bluefaced Leicester – 122 Cathow. Zwartble – 120.4 Smaithwaite Cottage.

Prime Lambs (per head – £) – Suffolk – 110 Byresteads, 93.50 Low House Farm, 91 Shatton Lodge Farm. Texel  -110, 106, 105 Hillgreen, 110, 104, 101, 96 Harrot Hill, 101.50 Frizington Hall, 98 Swinside End Farm, 96 Byresteads, 96(x2) Beechcroft, 95(x3) Strawberry How. Charollais – 99, 87, 84, 81 Dancing Gate. Bleu Du Maine – 93, 90, 88 Rosemount. Beltex – 92, 90 Hillgreen, 87.50(x2) Parkhouse Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 81.50 East House, 80 Church Stile Farm, 76 Grange Grassings, 75 Swinside End, 74.50 Ponsonby Old Hall, 74 Bellhouse Farm, 73 Lake View. Cheviot – 81 Byresteads, 76.50 Galemire, 73 Stonecroft. Mule – 79.50 Rook Farm, 79.50 Willows Farm, 78.50 Frizington Hall, 77.50 Smaithwaite, 77.50, 77(x2) Swinside End, 75 Town End, 75 Strudda Bank. Swaledale – 73 East House, 67 Strudda Bank, 66.50 Smaithwaite, 65.50 Seathwaite, 63(x2) Eirinntalla, 61.50 Hill Top, 60 Rakefoot.  Bluefaced Leicesters – 72 Cathow. Herdwick – 69 Smaithwaite, 59.50 Swinside End. Zwartble – 65 Smaithwaite Cottage.

 

Cast Ewes (£ per head) – Texel – 151.50, 146.50, 145.50, 135.50(x2), 134.50, 130.50 West Knowe, 135.50 Harrot Hill, 134.50 The Croft. Suffolk – 131.50, 129.50, 128.50 West Knowe, 127.50, 110 Moor Platt Farm, 105.50 Sycamore House. Cheviot – 121.50 Little Moor, 108.50 Harrot Hill, 100 Stonecroft.  Charollias – 120.50 West Knowe, 120 Hollins Farm. Mule – 96.50 Highfield Farm, 95.50 Grange Farm, 95.50 Bleabank, 95.50 Parkhouse Farm. Swaledale – 72, 61.50 Uldale Hall, 57.50 Beechcroft.  Scotch Blackface – 64.50 Galemire. Herdwick – 61, 60.50 Low Walton Farm, 59.50, 53.50 Wha House Farm, 55.50 Stockhow Hall, 54.50 East Hose. Beltex – 38 Kelmore Hills.

Cast Rams (£ per head) – Cheviot- 141 Stonecroft. Bluefaced Leicester – 107.50 Uldale Hall. Texel – 107.50 Row Brow Park, 107.50 The Croft. Suffolk – 105.50 Row Brow Park, 104.50 Brow Top Farm. Swaledale – 102.50 Uldale Hall.

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