Sale Report: Primestock 10th April 2019

On Wednesday 10th April 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 38 cattle comprising 19 cull cattle and 19 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1337 prime sheep including  1099 hoggs, 2 lambs and 235 cast ewes and rams.

The Easter show and sale sponsored by the North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association saw Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm receiving the Championship honours with a tremendous Limousin cross heifer.  She later sold for 233.50 pence per kilo (£1389.33) to Anthony Dalzell on behalf of Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Leading the sale in price per head was a shapely Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall achieving £1424.76 purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 233.50, 229.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1389.33, 1386.18 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 217.50, 215.50, 214.50 Lowside Farm, 200.50 Hunday Farm, 200.50, 191.50 Lamplugh Hall, 193.50, 192.50, 191.50 Lodge Farm. British Friesian – 169.50, 161.50 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 157.50 Hunday Farm. Swedish Red & White – 141.50 Grange Farm. 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1424.76, 1363.40 Lamplugh Hall, 1363.48, 1348.70, 1314.78 Lodge Farm, 1233.23, 1201.20, 1116.29 Lowside Farm, 1198.99 Hunday Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1052.10 Hunday Farm, 878.85, 743.85 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 996.66, 952.85 Seaview. Swedish Red & White – 809.38 Grange Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 206.50 Swinside End Farm.

Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1063.48 Swinside End Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 158.50 Cathow, 137.50 Swinside End Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 149.50, 128.50 Brook Cottage. British Friesian – 144.50 Swinside End Farm, 136.50, 116.50 Uldale Hall. Montbeliarde – 130.50 Pelutho Grange. Holstein – 114.50 Pelutho Grange. Holstein Friesian – 112.50 East Farm. Ayrshire – 103.50 Plaskett Lands.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1103.16 Cathow, 783.75 Swinside End Farm. Montbeliarde – 1054.44 Pelutho Grange. British Friesian – 1040.40 Swinside End Farm, 960.96, 739.78 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 976.50 East Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 956.80, 904.64 Brook Cottage. Holstein ­– 943.48 Pelutho Grange. Ayrshire – 675.86 Plaskett Lands.

Prime Sheep

The Easter prime hogg show was professionally judged by Mr David Walker on behalf of Tony Harrison, Butchers of Cockermouth.  He placed a shapely pair of Beltex cross hoggs from WS Jackson, Nook Farm Champion selling for £162 per head and 324 pence purchased by Andrew Willis, Wilson Willis Butchers of Cleator Moor.  The Stan Edmondson Memorial Trophy for best pen of Herdwick hoggs was awarded to T & MD Beaty, Langhorn for a pen of 5 oustanding hoggs which sold for £87 per head to Robert Skelton.

All hoggs were good to sell with the SQQ average 203.44 pence per kilo a lift of 6.64 pence on the week.

Spring lambs topped at 275.90 pence per kilo (£149) from D & LD Norman, Kirkhouse purchased by Anthony Dalzell, Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charollais – 275.90, 265 Kirkhouse.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Charollais – 149, 106 Kirkhouse.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex – 324, 294.10, 223.10 Nook Farm, 287.50, 254.30, 224, 214, 202.10 Green Marsh, 275 How Hall, 257.10 Blake Hills. Texel – 269.40, 246.30, 232.40 Low Garth, 259.50 Kidburngill, 254.80 Green Marsh, 254.80, 232.60, 231.60, 230.20 Cherrytree House, 251.20, 241.50 Blake Hills, 250 Woodside Cottage, 234.40 Woodend Farm, 234.20 East Mill, 234 Sycamore House, 232.70 Hollins Farm, 230 How Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 221.10, 214.30, 212.80, 205.60 Sherriff, 220.90, 219(2), 217.90, 214, 212.20, 209.30 Bowscale, 219, 203 Knott Houses,  217.50 High Bewaldeth, 213.10 Woodside Cottage, 209.30, 201.30 Millbeck Hall, 209.30 Baysbrown, 202.70 Low Place Farm. Charollais – 214 Far End Farm. Scottish Blackface – 210.20, 198.70 Far Bank Farm. Herdwick – 206 Baysbrown Farm, 205.60, 204.30, 203, 200 Yew Tree Farm, 204.40 Brimmer Head, 204.30 Millbeck Hall, 204 Knott Houses, 202.40 Beechcroft, 201.20(2), 197.70 Langhorn, 197.80 Nook Farm, 197.40 Seathwaite Farm, 197.40 Millbeck Hall. Suffolk – 204.50 Bowscale, 190.90 Far End Farm. Swaledale – 203.60 Far End Farm, 200 Low Snab, 197.60, 194.10 Millbeck Hall, 197.60 Hill Top, 193.50, 192.60, 192.50 Wythop Hall, 190.50 Outgang Farm, 185.70 Winscales Farm. Cheviot ­– 201.40 Woodside Cottage, 197.40 Robinson Place, 196.90 The Towers, 193.60 Prior Hall. Badger Faced – 196.90 Brimmer Head. Mule – 194 Blake Hills, 190.20 High Bewaldeth, 187.20 Mossergate Farm.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 162, 150, 116 Nook Farm, 132 How Hall, 117, 115, 112, 97(x2) Green Marsh, 108 Blakehills. Texel – 132, 115 Low Garth, 128 How Hall, 121, 118, 114, 112, 108 Hollins Farm, 115 Hill Top, 112.50, 112, 111, 110, 108 Woodend Farm, 110 Sycamore House, 109 Kidburngill, 108 Blake Hills. Texel X Herdwick – 95, 92(3), 91.50, 90(2), 87(2) Bowscale, 92(2) Knott Houses, 91.50, 90.50, 90 Sherriff, 90 Baysbrown, 90 Millbeck Hall, 89.50 Woodside Cottage, 88.50 Robinson Place, 87 High Bewaldeth. Cheviot – 94.50 The Towers, 91 Prior Hall, 87, 81 Stonecroft, 86 Simonscales Mill. Scottish Blackface – 92.50, 75.50 Far Bank Farm. Charollais – 92 Far End Farm. Mule – 92 Shatton Lodge Farm, 90 Far End Farm, 90 Beechcroft, 85.50, 78 High Bewaldeth, 81.50 Blake Hills, 80.50 Mossergate Farm. Suffolk – 92 Beckhouse Farm, 90 Bowscale, 85 Waites Farm, 84 Far End Farm. Herdwick – 89, 86, 76 Nook Farm, 87, 86.50(2) Langhorn, 86, 83.50, 77 Seathwaite Farm, 86 Far End Farm, 85 Beechcroft, 80 Forge Farm, 80, 78 Yew Tree Farm, 78 Stool End Farm. Swaledale – 84.50 Far End Farm, 83, 66 Millbeck Hall, 81 Hill Top, 80 Outgang Farm, 77, 65.50 Wythop Hall Farm, 70.50 Thornholme, 70 Low Snab, 65 Winscales Farm. Jacob – 69, 65 Croftfield House. Badger Faced – 63 Brimmer Head

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 142, 116 Parkhouse Farm, 128, 107 High Low Hall, 115 Woodend, 115 High Bewaldeth, 114, 106 Woodside Cottage, 113 Nook Farm, 105 Quarry Bank. Bleu Du Maine – 104, 100 Woodside Cottage. Suffolk – 98, 92 Westray Farm, 93 High Farm. Mule – 85 Quarry Bank Farm, 83 Elva Plain, 83 High Farm, 83 Westray Farm, 82 Newhouse Farm, 81 The Stable, 81 Hunters Place, 80 High Bewaldeth, 79 Parkhouse Farm. Zwartble – 85 Threapland Lees, 70 Newhouse Farm. Goat – 82 Woodend Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 79 Cherrytree House. Texel X Herdwick – 76 High Bewaldeth, 64 Greenbank Farm. Beltex – 70 Parkhouse Farm. Cheviot – 70 Greenbank Farm. Swaledale – 65, 58 Cathow, 60 Sherriff, 60 Shatton Lodge Farm, 60 Segbushwell, 56 High Bewaldeth. Herdwick – 63, 58 Beechcroft, 59 Winscale Farm, 59, 57 Yew Tree Farm, 59 Hollins, 54 Robinson Place.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Bluefaced Leicester – 110 Cathow. Texel – 101 Crookdake. Suffolk – 100 Waites Farm. Cheviot – 90 Seathwaite Farm.

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