Sale Report: 30 Dec 2015 – Primestock

On Wednesday 30th December 2015, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 8 cattle, 1397 prime and cast sheep comprising 1209 lambs and 188 ewes and rams presented to the buyers.

 

The pre New Year show of cattle was presented to a satisfactory ring of buyers. Cows sold to similar rates with prime bulls steady on the week.

 

Prime Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 134.5, 132.5 South View.

Prime Bulls (Top price per head – £): – Holstein Friesian – 837.40, 815.07 South View.

 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Friesian – 99.5, 95.5 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 81.5, 77.5 Strawberry How, 74.5 Moorland Close.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £): – Friesian – 623.87, 600.70 Gutterby Farm. Holstein Friesian – 528.12, 524.68 Strawberry How, 511.07 Moorland Close.

 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 95.5 Moorland Close.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £): Holstein Friesian – 626.48 Moorland Close

 

 

 

Prime Sheep

Prime lambs averaged a SQQ of 158.2p this being acceptable with the huge numbers being marketed nationally on the 2 days before. Medium lambs (39.1 -45.5 kilo) sold well averaging 168.8 pence per kilo.

Leading the sale per head was G Gate, Hollins farm with a Texel bred lamb which sold to Lindsays Butchers, Cockermouth for £90. Leading the trade per head was AG & KF Nicholson, Swinside End their Beltex lamb sold to Vivers Scotlamb for 201.4 pence per kilo.

Prime Lambs (pence per kilo):- Beltex – 201.4 Swinside End Farm, 189.3 Strawberry How, 188.8 Allerby Hall, 168 Hillgreen, 166.3 Corney Hall. Texel – 189.8, 188.4 Prospect House Farm, 189.2 Moor Platt Farm, 186 Beechcroft, 185.7 Rook Farm, 185.5 Bridekirk Hall, 185.4 Mid Farm, 184.1 Allerby Hall, 183.3 Scales Farm, 181.7 Calvo Farm, 181.6 Moorland Close, 180.6 Midtown Farm, 180.6 Rose Farm, 180 Sycamore House. Texel x Herdwick – 175.7 The Mount, 172.4 Whinnerah, 168.2 Stonecroft, 164.5 Threeways, 163.1 Grange Grassings, 160 Stone Ends. Suffolk – 171.4 Stonecroft, 165.1 Bridekirk Hall, 161.1 Low House, 158, 152 Low House Farm, 155.2 Langfauld, 150 Corney Hall. Cheviot – 164.6 Rook Farm, 161.9, 158.5 Stonecroft. Mule – 164.6 Stonecroft, 162.5(x2), 157.6 Swinside End Farm, 159.1 Calvo Farm, 156.8 Low House, 153.5 Mossergate Farm, 153.3 Strawberry How. Swaledale – 153.8 High Snab Farm, 141.2 Whinnerah, 136.4 Swinside End Farm, 131.6 Rakefoot, 130.9 Pasture House. Jacob – 153.5 Langfauld. Herdwick – 142.4 Seathwaite Farm. Scotch Blackface – 135.1 Pasture House.

 

Prime Lambs (£ per head):- Texel – 90, 84.50 Hollins Farm, 85, 81 Sorrowstones, 84(x2), 82(x2), 81.50(x2), 80 Beechcroft, 83.50, 81 Prospect House Farm, 83 Dearham Hall, 82 Mid Farm, 81(x2) HIllgreen, 81 Langfauld, 80 Mossergate. Beltex – 84 Hillgreen, 79.50 Strawberry How, 76.50 Corney Hall, 75.50 Allerby Hall, 72.50 Swinside End. Suffolk -82, 76(x2) Low House Farm, 82, 75 Corney Hall, 74.50 Langfauld, 72.50 Low House, 71 Bridekirk Hall. Cheviot – 73.50, 68, 65  Stonecroft, 67.50 Rook Farm. Mule – 72.50, 65(x2) Swinside End Farm, 72 Shatton Lodge Farm, 70 Calvo Farm, 69 Low House, 69 Strawberry How, 67.50 Stone Croft, 66 Mossergate Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 68.50 Grange Grassings, 65.50 Whinnerah, 64 Stone Ends, 64 Crookdake Cottages, 61.50 The Mount, 55 Stonecroft, 51 Threeways. Jacob – 66 Langfauld. Swaledale – 61.50 High Snab Farm, 50, 44 Rakefoot, 48 Whinnerah, 45, 42 Swinside End Farm, 44.50 Seathwaite Farm, 44.50 Pasture House, 41 Stone Croft. Scotch Blackface – 50 Pasture House. Herdwick – 47 Seathwaite Farm, 41.50 Whinnerah, 40.50 Pasture House.

 

Cull ewes were similar to previous weeks.

Cast Ewes (Top price £ per head):- Texel – 90 Mid Farm, 87, 79 Elva Plain, 86, 77 Walkhurst Cottage, 80, 76 Seafield House, 79 Calvo Farm, 77 Moor Platt Farm. Suffolk – 83, 82 Moor Platt Farm. Bleu Du Maine – 69 Moor Platt Farm. Mule – 67 Langfauld, 66 Strawberry How, 61, 55 Main Street, 61 Calvo Farm, 59 Elva Plain, 52 East Townend. Texel x Herdwick – 59 Elva Plain, 39 Calvo Farm. Cheviot – 48 Calvo Farm. Swaledale – 48 Rakefoot, 46 Wha House Farm, 44, 37 Uldale Hall, 39 Frizington Hall, 35 Calvo Farm. Herdwick – 30 Wha House Farm.

Rams (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 93, 78 Seaview, 88 Mid Farm, 78 Wha House Farm. Suffolk – 70, 60 Cockley Gill, 51 Dalton Street. Bluefaced Leicester – 66 Whinnerah. Herdwick – 47 West Head Farm. Swaledale – 22 Cockley Gill.

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