Sale Report: Primestock 10th January 2018

On Wednesday 10th January 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 67 cattle comprising 49 cull cattle and 18 prime bulls and heifer, 1319 prime sheep including 978 hoggs and 341 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in price per kilo was a smart Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House selling for 219.50 pence (£1327.98) purchased by Les Fell. Top price in the cattle section was a wonderful Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall at £1349.18 again purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Aberdeen Angus – 200.50 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 195.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-   Aberdeen Angus – 1234.08 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 1094.80 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 219.50 Prospect House Farm, 209.50, 179.50, 163.50 Lamplugh Hall, 206.50 Ellenbank, 187.50, 179.50 Willows Farm, 182.50 Threapland Lees. Simmental – 189.50 Ellenbank. Aberdeen Angus – 170.50 Stybeck Farm. Holstein Friesian – 169.50 Prospect House Farm, 169.50, 161.50 Threapland Lees, 161.50 Seaview, 157.50 Lamplugh Hall. British Friesian – 169.50 Seaview.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1349.18, 1046.40, 1041.10 Lamplugh Hall, 1327.98 Prospect House, 1213.63 Threapland Lees, 1191.51 Ellenbank, 1073.41, 984.38 Willows Farm. Simmental – 1326.50 Ellenbank. Holstein Friesian – 1145.82 Prospect House. Holstein Friesian:- 1115.31, 978.69 Threapland Lees, 970.20 Lamplugh Hall, 952.85 Seaview. Aberdeen Angus – 988.90. British Friesian – 911.91 Seaview.

Cast cows were good to sell with a full ringside of buyers looking for cattle.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 157.50, 131.50 East House, 146.50 Woodhall Brow Farm, 114.50 Brimmer Head, 112.50, 111.50 Muncaster Head Farm. British Blue – 152.50 East House. Holstein Friesian – 127.50 Waites Farm, 119.50 Sorrowstones, 115.50, 111.50, 106.50, 103.50 Waverbank, 111.50 Lodge Farm, 107.50 Corney Hall, 102.50 Grange Farm, 98.50 Threapthwaite Farm. Montbeliarde – 127.50, 124.50, 105.50 Pelutho Grange. British Friesian – 119.50 Dean Farm, 110.50 Harrington Parks, 93.50 Causeway Foot. Holstein ­- 114.50 Threapthwaite Farm. Hereford – 103.50 Springs Farm. Jersey – 89.50 Springs Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1323, 841.60 East House, 1142.70, 707.55 Woodhall Brow Farm, 656.09 Brimmer Head, 651.16, 596.25 Muncaster Head Farm. British Blue – 1288.63 East House. Holstein Friesian – 1007.25 Waites Farm, 859.21 Sorrowstones, 817.74, 722.52, 631.55 Waverbank, 817 Corney Hall, 648.83 Grange Farm, 640.10 Jenkins Cross, 635.55 Lodge Farm, 624.49 Threapland Lees. Hereford – 1003.95 Springs Farm. Montbeliarde – 999.60, 898.89, 720.57 Pelutho Grange. British Friesian – 834.11 Dean Farm, 769.08 Harrington Parks, 529.21 Causeway Foot. Holstein ­– 824.40 Threapthwaite Farm. Jersey – 499.41 Springs Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 169.50 Threapthwaite Farm. Holstein – 130.50 Corney Hall. Ayrshire – 102.50 Sorrowstones.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue ­– 1017, 893.70 Threapthwaite Farm. Holstein – 929.16 Corney Hall. Ayrshire – 420.25 Sorrowstones.

OTM Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 168.50 Threapthwaite Farm.

OTM Steer (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 997.52 Threapthwaite Farm.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was up 8.4 pence on the week at 187.3 pence per kilo. The hoggs at 39-45.5 kg were up 8.6 pence at 196.9 pence per kilo. Leading price per kilo in this section was a tremendous Texel hogg from JJ & CE Palmer, Greensyke which sold for 246.20 pence to Vivers Scotlamb. Top price was again a Texel hogg which was sold by Messrs Fraser, High Flatts for £121 and was purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs (pence per kg):- Texel – 246.20 Greensyke, 242.60, 238.50 Sycamore House, 236.90, 229.40 High Flatts, 228.20 High Moss, 227 Park House Farm, 226.30 Sherriff, 226.30 Crooklands, 225 Scaleamoor. Beltex – 228.20 Grange Farm. Texel x Herdwick – 196.20, 183 Rowbrow Park, 190.50, 188.50 Grange Grassings, 182.40 Row Head. Suffolk – 195 Croft House, 186.70, 178.30 Hemplands Farm, 181.30 Grange Farm, 176.90 Scalesmoor, 175 Fairladies. Mule – 195 Kirkland House, 186 Sherriff, 182.20 Park House Farm, 182.10 Hinning House, 179.20, 177.10 Newlands Farm. Cheviot – 192 Lanefoot, 178.20, 173.90 Stonecroft. Swaledale – 178.470 LAnefoot, 177.30 Stockhow Hall, 176 Sneckyeat, 161.80 Eirinntalla. Herdwick – 176.20, 166.20 Penny Hill.

Prime Hoggs (£ per Head):- Texel – 121, 117 High Flatts, 109 Overcroft, 108 Scalesmoor, 104 Beckhouse Farm, 101 Rosemount, 100 Far End Farm, 100 Wardhall Guards, 99.50 High Flatts, 99 High Boonwood. Suffolk – 96, 94.50, 91.50 Hemplands Farm, 92 Scalesmoor, 87.50 Fairladies Farm, 87 Grange Farm. Mule – 90 Shatton Lodge Farm, 86.50 Sneckyeat, 85 Newlands Farm, 84 Kirkland House, 83.50 Hill Farm, 82 Park House Farm, 78 Sherriff. Beltex – 89 Grange Farm. Cheviot – 82.50 Lanefoot, 80, 69.50 Stonecroft. Mule – 82.50 Sneckyeat, 66 Lanefoot, 58.50 Stockhow Hall. Texel x Herdwick – 80 Grange Grassings, 77, 76.50 Rowbrow Park, 75.50 Grange Grassings. Herdwick – 74, 61.50 Penny Hill.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 96, 810 Greensyke, 89 High Moss, 85 Newlands Farm, 85 Dyke Croft, 84 Braithwaite Farm, 83 Elva Plain, 81 Ellenbank, 79 High Bewaldeth, 79 Woodhall Brow.   Suffolk – 84 Croft House, 82 Sheepfields. Beltex – 82 Braithwaite Farm, 73 High Bewaldeth. Cheviot – 72, 46 Row Head, 62 Strudda Bank. Mule – 71 Elva Plain, 70, 69 Newlands Farm, 70 Greensyke, 69, 64 Strudda Bank, 65 Elva Plain, 65 Croft House, 65 Dyke Croft, 62 Cleamire Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 66 Muncaster Head Farm. Scotch Blackface – 56, 47 Ellenbank. Swaledale – 49 Muncaster Head Farm, 48, 36 Newlands Farm, 45 Sneckyeat Farm, 35 Strudda Bank, 31 Acrewalls, 29 High Bewaldeth. Zwartble – 45 Sheepfields. Herdwick – 36 Outgang Farm, 36 Row Head, 34.50 Forbesfield, 34 Woodhall Brow, 32 Town Head, 30 Strudda Bank.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 129 Overcroft, 127 Muncaster Head Farm, 127 Low Priorscales, 90 Wardhall Guards, 90 High Moss, 61 Cleamire Farm, 51 Hinning House. Bluefaced Leicester – 113 Mosser Mains Farm, 104 Muncaster Head Farm, 85 Low Priorscales. Swaledale – 46 Muncaster Head Farm, 42 Sneckyeat Farm, 41 How Hall. Herdwick – 46 Nook Farm, 32 Hinning House. Scotch Blackface – 32 Hinning House

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