Sale Report: Primestock 1 August 2018

On Wednesday 1st August  2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 48  cattle comprising 28 cull cattle and 17 prime bulls and 3 clean cattle, 1596 prime sheep including 1262 lambs and 334 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers. 

A  Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday achieved the leading price per kilo at 216.50 pence, purchased by Haighs Butchers, Workington.  Top price of the day, £1440.20, was paid for a Simmental bull from TA Byers, Ellenbank by TL Fell. 

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 216.50 Hunday.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1179.93 Hunday. 

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 211.50, 207.50 Lowside Farm, 206.50, 204.50, 198.50 Prospect House, 171.50 Row Hall. British Blue – 207.50 Ellenbank, 194.50 Lowca Cottage Farm. Simmental – 189.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 187.50 Row Hall, 159.50(x2) Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 157.50, 148.50 Grange Farm. Swedish Red – 156.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Simmental – 1440.20 Ellenbank.  Limousin – 1402.70, 1336.68 Lowside Farm, 1379.42, 1284.26, 1218.79 Prospect House, 1281.11 Row Hall. British Blue – 1290.65 Ellenbank, 1135.75,  1061.97  Lowca Cottage Farm.  British Friesian – 1068.75 Row Hall, 988.90, 909.15 Seaview.  Holstein Friesian – 1036.53 Grange Farm, 850.50 Grange Farm. Swedish Red – 865.45 Grange Farm.  

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Friesian – 127.50 Hodgson Green. Holstein Friesian – 121.50 Pelutho Grange, 106.50, 102.50, 98.50 Watson Hill. Holstein – 119.50, 104.50 Hodgson Green, 105.50 Threapthwaite. Limousin – 117.50 High Bewaldeth. Luing – 117.50, 115.50 Low Whitebanks. Brown Swiss – 80.50 Frizington Parks.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Holstein Friesian – 947.70 Pelutho Grange, 860.52 Watson Hill. British Friesian – 902.70 Hodgson Green. Holstein – 838.89, 752.40 Hodgson Green. Limousin – 740.25 High Bewaldeth. Brown Swiss – 552.23 Frizington Parks. 

Prime Sheep

The SQQ this week was 180.4ppk following the national trend.

Top price per kilo was 213.00 pence for a pen of smart fleshy Texel lambs from Mr & Mrs I Fisher, Croft End, sold to R Vivers.  Top price per head, of £99, was paid by Wilsons Butchers, Egremont for a Texel lamb from GG & M Hunter & Son, Upmanby.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 213, 210 Croft End, 207.90 Woodhow, 203.80 Greenlands, 202.60 Green Farm, 202.50 High Moss, 202.40 Newhouse, 202 Upmanby, 200 Salter Hall, 200 Parsonage, 200 Elva Plain, 198.90 Woodhall Brow, 198.70 Croft End. Beltex – 190.80, 176.80 Burthwaite. Charollais – 185.40 Fell End, 177.30, 171 Far End. Suffolk – 184 High Flatts, 176.10, 166.70 Frizington Parks, 173.90 Ryhola Meadow,  172.70 Fairladies, 169, 168.20 Westray, 166.70 Acrewalls , 165.90 Croft House, 164 Birks Farm, 163.60 Langfauld. Bleu du Maine ­– 181.90 Oughterside Mill. Zwartables – 169.20, 117.60 Smaithwaite Cottage. 

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 99, 97 Woodhow, 99, 93.50 Upmanby, 98 Far End, 96 Salter Hall, 95 Lamplugh Hall, 94 Beechcroft, 93 Crosbythwaite, 90 Summerhill, 90 Ullock Mains, 90 High Flatts. Suffolk – 98, 74 Westray, 83 High Flatts, 82 Acrewalls, 81, 80 Frizington Parks, 80 Ryhola Meadow, 76 Fairladies. Zwartables – 88 Smaithwaite Cottage. Charollais – 78, 77 Far End, 76 Fell End. Beltex – 72.50(x2) Burthwaite. Bleu du Maine – 70 Oughterside Mill. 

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 118, 104 Oughterside Mill, 117 Parsonage, 116 Rose Farm, 111 Upmanby, 96 Crosbythwaite, 96 Croft End, 92 High Moss, 90 Peter House. Suffolk – 108 Oughterside Mill, 106 Woodhall Brow, 81, 73 Scalesmoor. Mule – 83 Parsonage, 75(x2) Dockray Nook, 68, 53 Fairfield, 62 Woodhall Brow, 57 Mosser Mains. Bluefaced Leicester – 77 Mosser Mains. Beltex – 75 Mosser Mains. Cheviot – 71 Woodhow Farm, 70 Crosbythwaite. Herdwick – 36 Hayes Castle, 27 Mosser Mains. Swaledale – 34 Mosser Mains. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Texel – 86 Dockray Nook. Charollais – 72 Stybeck. Zwartables – 46, 44 Smaithwaite Cottage. Herdwick – 31 Crosbythwaite.

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