Sale Report: Primestock 10th October 2018

On Wednesday 10th October Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 68 cattle comprising 52 cull cattle and 16 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1942 prime sheep including 1551 lambs and 391 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin Bull selling for 210.5 pence per kg from D & MA Wilson & Son, Lamplugh Hall. Achieving top price per head was another Limousin bull from the same home selling for £1438.65 with both purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 210.5 208.5 190.5 Lamplugh Hall. Holstein Friesian – 189.5 Lamplugh Hall 186.5, 185.5, 184.5 179.5 Uldale Hall. British Blue – 183.5 172.5 171.5 Greengill Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1438.65, 1389.30, 1196.34 Lamplugh Hall. British Blue – 1221.08, 1203.76, 1198.88, 1155.91, 932.75 Greengill Farm. British Friesian – 1198.33, 1092.89, 1092.24, 1005.20 Uldale Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1131.32 Lamplugh Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 134.5 105.5 Rowbrow Park, 128.5, 110.5 Muncaster Head Farm, 117.5, 106.5 East House, 113.5 Hyton Farm. British Blue – 122.5 Hyton Farm, 120.5 East House, 108.5 Foxhouses. Holstein Friesian – 115.5 Barnyard, 111.5 103.5 Threapland Lees, 100.5 97.5, 94.5 Watson Hill, 99.5 85.5 Hodgson Green, 88.5 87.5 Burton House Farm, 76.5, 73.5 Lowca Cottage Farm. Blonde – 95.5 East House. Ayrshire – 83.5 Hodgson Green.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 934.20, 647.53 Muncaster Head Farm, 839.28, 648.83 Rowbrow Park, 758.18 Hyton Farm, 538.03, 614.51 East House. Holstein Friesian – 922.11, 805.23 Threapland Lees, 881.39, 714.68, 674.73 Watson Hill, 877.80 Barnyard, 638.79, 613.04 Hodgson Green, 619.50, 609.88 Burton House Farm. British Blue – 918.21 East House, 853.83 Hyton Farm, 686.81 Foxhouse Farm, 509.57 Rowbrow Park. Blonde – 563.45 East House. Ayrshire – 516.03 Hodgson Green.

Cast Bulls (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 110.5 Mayfield.

Cast Bulls (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 961.35 Mayfield.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Friesian – 109.5 Croftlands. Limousin – 100.5 Croft End. Swedish Red – 87.5 Grange Farm.

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 961.35 Mayfield 653.25 Croft End. Holstein Friesian – 631.82 Croftlands. Swedish Red & White – 509.25 Grange Farm.

Prime Sheep

With a further lift on the week and an SQQ average of 180.5 pence per kilo up 5.9 pence on last week, lambs were good to sell with buyers actively bidding in a competitive live ring. Lambs in the 39-45.5kg range were up by 6.2 pence per kilo at 181.9 pence.

A texel lamb from Messrs I Powley, Green Marsh achieved the leading price per kilo at 240 pence selling to West Scottish Lamb. Top price per head was a Texel from Messrs Cartmel, High Low Hall at £113 purchased by WilsonWillis, Butchers of Cleator Moor.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel ­– 240, 225.60, 218.60, 216.70, 214.10 Green Marsh, 229.80, 228.90, 228.20, 226.90, 218.30, 218.20 Nook Farm, 227.30 Cherrytree House, 226 High Low Hall, 225.50 Briary Bank, 224.40 Sherriff, 220.80 Willows Farm, 217.40 Swinside End Farm, 212.50 Mosser Mains Farm, 212.50 Sandhills Farm. Suffolk – 180.20 Frizington Parks, 179.80 Seafield House, 177.30, 155.70 Clappers, 176 Croft House, 168.20 Causeway Foot, 165 Cragg Farm, 157.10 Woodhall Brow Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 175.70, 176.50 Brimmer Head, 175 Cragg Farm, 170.80, 163.40 Winscales Farm, 163.30 Sneckyeat Farm, 161.90 Grange Grassings. Mule – 160, 148 Sneckyeat Farm, 156.50 Swinside End Farm, 153.20 Shatton Lodge Farm.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 113 High Low Hall, 108, 103 Nook Farm, 108, 100 Swinside End Farm, 106(x2), 105 Briary Bank, 106, 100(x2) Tarn Bank, 106 High Flatts, 106 Willows Farm, 105 Seafield House, 103 Riggingill, 101 Sherriff, 101 Mosser Mains Farm, 100 Cherrytree House, 100 Rose Farm. Suffolk – 82.50, 78 Clappers, 82, 77.50 Frizington Parks, 79 Croft House, 77 Woodhall Brow Farm, 75.50 Seafield House, 74 Causeway Foot. Texel X Herdwick – 78.50 Low Hall Farm, 73.50 Sneckyeat Farm, 70 Cragg Farm, 68.50, 65 Brimmer Head, 68 Grange Grassings, 67 Winscales Farm. Mule – 72.50, 72 Sneckyeat Farm, 72 Shatton Lodge Farm, 72 Swinside End Farm.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 111, 99 Hillgreen, 105 Fell End, 101, 74, 70, 64 Fieldside, 100, 70 Sneckyeat, 93 Nook Farm, 80, 64 Woodhall Brow Farm, 76, 72 Briary Bank, 70(x2) Willows Farm, 64 Birks Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 73, 55 Swinside End Farm. Suffolk – 70 Fieldside, 59 Croft House. Beltex – 60 Hillgreen. Mule – 54, 48 Birks Farm, 53 Fieldside, 49(x2) Willows Farm, 47 Robin Hood, 47 Coniston Hall Farm, 46 Woodhall Brow Farm. Jacob – 51 Willows Farm. Herdwick – 30 Rannerdael, 27 Hayes Castle, 25 Coniston Hall Farm. Swaledale – 29 Braystone Bank Farm, 27 Coniston Hall Farm, 25 Willows Farm, 23 Mossergate Farm.

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