Sale Report: 31st July 2019 Primestock

On Wednesday 31st July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 42 cattle comprising 29 cull cattle and 13 prime bulls, 1643 prime sheep including 1032 lambs and 611 cast ewes and rams.

Prime Bulls sold to a top of 188.5p for a Limousin from RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm, Lorton purchased by Harold Birkbeck.. Top price per head was £1200.33 for a Limousin from TA Byers, Ellenbank, Boltongate purchased by Les Fell. Cast Cows sold to a top of 140.5p or £993.34 for a Limousin from Messrs Miller, Arkleby Hall, Arkleby. Dairy Cows topped at 137.5p for a Holstein Friesian from Bowness Farms, Threapland Lees or £923.45 from R & M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 188.50 Terrace Farm, 184.50 Lamplugh Hall, 180.50 Ellenbank, 177.50, 175.50 Row Hall, 169.50 Lodge Farm.  Charolais – 176.50 Midtown Farm.  British Blue – 172 Ellenbank.  Holstein Friesian – 167.50 Lamplugh Hall, 149.50, 144.50 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1200.33 Ellenbank, 1172.34, 1121.80 Row Hall, 1140.21 Lamplugh Hall, 1119.69 Terrace Farm, 1005.14 Lodge Farm.  Charolais – 1164.90 Midtown Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1088.75 Lamplugh Hall, 962.78 Row Hall.  British Blue – 1042.32 Ellenbank.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 140.50 Arkleby Hall, 126.50 Mosser Heights, 125.50 Hill Top.  Holstein Friesian – 137.50 Threapland Lees, 126.50 Barnyard, 125.50 Brackenbarrow Farm, 123.50 Home Farm, 118.50 Watson Hill.  Holstein – 115.50 Marlborough Hall, 112.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Aberdeen Angus – 114.5, 113.50 Hollins Farm.  Swedish Red – 100 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (top price per head): – Limousin- 993.34 Arkleby Hall, 805.81 Mosser Heights, 798.18 Hilltop. Holstein Friesian- 923.45 Barnyard, 891 Threapland Lees, 785.46 Home Farm, 753.66 Watson Hill, 732.92 Brackenbarrow. Aberdeen Angus – 814.93, 746.54 Hollins Farm. Holstein- 808.50 Marlborough Hall, 765 Lowca Cottage.

Prime Sheep

Lambs sold to a marvellous trade far in excess of centres earlier in the week to produce an overall average of 189ppk. Prices topped for a 46kg Texel Lamb from Messers Cottam, Wardwarrow, Holmrook at 234.80ppk, selling to W.Lindsays & Sons Butchers, Cockermouth. Top price per head was a 56kg Texel lamb from Mr G Gate, Hollins at £116 selling to Tony Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 234.80 Wardwarrow, 229.20 Wood Farm, 227.10 Beechcroft, 218.80 High Flatts, 218.80 Segbushwell, 216.70 Grange Farm, 216.30 Low Boonwood, 215.60 High Moss, 215.60 Park House. Beltex – 223.80 Wood Farm, 221.40, 215.20, 212.80 Hillgreen,210.50 Wood Farm. Suffolk – 194.70 Frizington Parks, 190.40, 185.70 Scalesmoor, 183.80 Segbushwell, 183.30 Westray.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 116, 110, 106 Hollins Farm, 110 Wood Farm, 109 Beechcroft, 108 Wardwarrow, 106 Low Boonwood, 105 High Flatts, 105 Wood Farm, 105 Segbushwell. Beltex – 99, 93, 91.50 Hillgreen, 92, 89.50 Wood Farm. Suffolk – 93.50 Westray Farm, 91.50 Frizington Parks, 91, 89.50 Scalesmoor.

Cast ewes sold to another great trade delighting vendors. Top of £120 was paid for a Texel Ewe from DJ Roper, Rietfontein, Whitehaven. Mule ewes sold to £82 for a pen from JJ & A Brough, The Clappers, Langrigg and Fell Ewes topped at £59 for Swaledales from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft, Mockerkin.

 Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 120, 95 Rietfontein, 116 Corney Hall, 110, 98 High Boonwood, 106, 94 Hillgreen. Leicester – 95 Low Kinmont, 93 Bellmount.  Suffolk – 90 Windermere Road, 88 Scalesmoor, 80 Dalton St. Mule – 82 Clappers, 81 High Boonwood, 76 Swinside End Farm, 75 High Side Farm, 75 Riggin Gill. Beltex – 81 Bellmount. Badger Face – 73 Rietfontein. Jacob – 60 Low Kinmont. Swaledale – 59 Beechcroft, 56 Low Kinmont, 53 High Side, 52 Wilson Parks, 49 Woodhow Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 58 Burnthwaite Farm. Kerry Hill – 55 Rietfontein. Herdwick – 53 Woodhow Farm, 52 Plumbland Farm, 48 South View, 47 Whinnerah, 43 Low Hall.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 96 Burnthwaite Farm, 88 Violets Way, 77 Corney Hall. Blue Faced Leicester – 93 Bell Mount. Herdwick – 77, 73 Brotherilkeld, 74, 68 Burnthwaite. Swaledale – 60 Gillbrow.

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