Sale Report: 3rd July 2019 Primestock

On Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 51 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls, 1213 prime sheep including 974 lambs and 239 cast ewes and rams.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a British Blue (dairy bred) bull from G & I Carruthers & Son, Lowca Cottage Farm achieving 189.50 pence per kilo selling to Harold Birkbeck.  Top price of the day was a shapely Limousin bull from P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft selling for £1405.61 purchased by Les Fell.

Cast cows were good to sell with more needed to meet buyers’ requirements.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 189.50, 188.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Limousin – 184.50, 178.50 Row Hall, 183.50 Beechcroft, 180.50 Allerby Hall.   Holstein Friesian – 159.50 Row Hall, 133.50 South View.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1405.61 Beechcroft, 1362.78 Allerby Hall, 1120.98, 1107 Row Hall.  British Blue – 1104.79, 11055.60 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 952.22 Row Hall, 760.95 South View.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 154.50 Beechcroft, 142.50 Strudda Bank, 140.50, 139.50 Oughterside Mill, 132.50 Strudda Bank, 131.50 East Mill Farm.  Limousin – 153.50 Gibbtarn Farm, 140.50, 137.50 Mid Farm, 136.50 East Mill Farm, 135.50 Muncaster Head Farm, 128.50 Hall Waberthwaite, 127.50 Croftside Farm.  Simmental – 145.50, 138.50, 137.50 Muncaster Head Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 141.50, 130.50 Watson Hill, 123.50, 121.50 Threapland Lees, 109.50 Barnyard, 103.50 Hunday Farm.  British Friesian – 136.50 Uldale Hall, 129.50, 126.50 Stainburn Hall Farm, 128.50 Uldale Hall, 122.50 Wellington Farm.  Holstein – 147.50, 122.50, 118.50 Gibbtarn Farm.    

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  British Blue – 1297.80 Beechcroft, 1239.21, 1037.88 Oughterside Mill, 913.93 East Mill Farm, 891.73, 840.75 Strudda Bank. Limousin – 1147.89, 959.75 Mid Farm, 1065.29 Gibbtarn Farm, 917.34 Muncaster Head Farm, 880.23 Hall Waberthwaite, 846.30 East Mill Farm, 835.13 Croftside Farm.  British Friesian – 1137.01, 927.25 Stainburn Hall Farm, 908.50, 881.79 Uldale Hall, 779.10 Wellington Farm.  Simmental – 1088.34, 994.43, 880 Muncaster Head Farm.  Holstein – 1056.10, 1022.66, 989.80, 888.25 Gibbtarn Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1049.76, 975.65 Threapland Lees, 1038.78, 945.22 Watson Hill, 741.32 Barnyard, 666 Woodend, 641.70 Hunday Farm, 560.21 Eskett View.  

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was 193.22 pence per kilo with heavy weight lambs in keen demand.  With a ringside of buyers and a good show of lambs forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a pen of tremendous Texel lambs from JA Mounsey & Son, Grange Farm selling for 234.10 pence per kilo.  Top price achieved came from Messrs Nevinson High House with a Texel lamb achieving £115 and purchased by Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 234.10 Grange Farm, 228.80 High Moss, 225.60, 210.90 Woodhall Brow Farm, 219.20 Wood Farm, 217.60 Croft End, 217, 215.20 High Low Hall, 217 High House, 215.40 Scalesmoor, 211.10 Wardwarrow, 210.70 Bellhouse Farm, 210.50 Greenbank Close, 210.40 East House, 210 Greenlands. Beltex – 223.20 Wood Farm, 221.10 East Mill Farm. Suffolk – 217.80 Far End Farm, 203.30 Ryhola Meadow, 202.10, 195.50 Woodhall Brow Farm. Millennium Bleu – 201.20, 189.30 Woodside Cottages. Bleu de Maine – 185.80 Far End Farm. Cheviot – 184.60 Grange Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 115, 112 High House, 115, 99 High Low Hall, 112 Scalesmoor, 106 Far End Farm, 103 Grange Farm, 101 East House, 99.50 High House, 98.50 Grange Grassings, 98 High Flatts, 97.50 Croft House, 97 High Moss, 97 Woodhall Brow Farm. Bleu De Maine – 98.50 Far End Farm. Suffolk – 98, 90 Far End Farm, 97, 86 Woodhall Brow Farm, 93.50 Ryhola Meadow, 83 Fairladies Farm. Beltex – 91.50 Wood Farm, 84 East Mill Farm. Millennium Bleu – 84.50, 79.50 Woodside Cottage. Cheviot – 72 Grange Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 109 Shatton Lodge, 106, 96, 94 Woodhall Brow Farm, 103 Home Farm, 98 Watson Hill, 94 Sneckyeat Farm, 94 Croft End, 94 The Stable, 92 The Stable. Suffolk – 85 The Stable. Mule – 71, 67 Woodhall Brow Farm, 70 Sorrowstones, 69, 68 Tarn Bank, 69 Whins Farm, 69 The Stable, 68 Flimby Hall, 68 Salter Hall. Blue Faced Leicester – 79 Keskadale. Scotch Blackface – 65 Crookdale Cottages. Swaledale – 61 Segbushwell, 59 Shatton Lodge, 59 Sneckyeat Farm, 56  Keskadale, 52 Hill Top. Herdwick – 50 Sneckyeat Farm, 50 South View.

 Cast Rams (per head – £):- Charolais – 104 Whins Farm. Texel – 100 Whins Farm, 95 Grange Farm, 93 Hollins. Beltex – 85 Flimby Hall. Cheviot – 67 Hollins. Herdwick – 47 Hollins.

 

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