Sale Report: Primestock 11th April 2018

On Wednesday 11th April 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 44 cattle comprising 32 cull cattle and 12 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1883 prime sheep including 1441 spring lambs and hoggs and 422 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

A wonderful Limousin bull weighing in at 656kg achieved the leading price per head and pence per kilo at 223.50 pence (£1466.16) selling to Les Fell.

Cattle were easily sold with more needed to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 223.50 Prospect House Farm, 200.50, 191.50 Willows Farm, 195.50, 190.50 Row Hall. British Blue – 179.50 Willows Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 178.50 Seaview. Holstein Friesian – 177.50, 170.50 Prospect House Farm, 174.50 Row Hall, British Friesian – 159.50 Seaview.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1466.16 Prospect House Farm, 1200.37, 1131.57 Row Hall, 1068.67, 1043.68 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1235.40, 1208.85 Prospect House Farm, 1139.49 Row Hall.   British Blue – 908.27 Willows Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 951.41 Seaview. British Friesian – 845.35 Seaview. 

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 194.50, 152.50, 145.50 Oughterside Mill, 166.50, 157.50 Knott Houses, 144.50 Willows. Swedish Red – 168.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 154.50 Grange Farm, 126.50 Aikbank, 125.50, 122.50, 120.50 Gate Farm, 123.50 Waverbank, 122.50, 117.50 Hunday Farm, 115.50 Bouch House. British Blue – 145.50 Broom Farm. Blonde – 145.50, 136.50 Low Godderthwaite. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1291.48, 1021.75 Oughterside Mill, 1167.56 Willows Farm, 1127.21, 1020.60 Knott Houses. Holstein Friesian – 1127.85 Grange Farm, 1024.10, 853.14, 808.50, 790.65 Gate Farm, 999.35 Aikbank, 790.40 Waverbank, 778.47 Bouch House, 776.65 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1038.87 Broom Farm. Swedish Red – 920.01 Grange Farm. Blonde – 895.44, 883.19, 812.13 Low Godderthwaite. 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein – 113.50 Midtown.

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):- Holstein – 1078.25 Midtown.

Prime Sheep

Another lift on the week with record prices achieved and an SQQ of 253.76 pence per kilo.  Hoggs in the 39-45kg range were 269.9 pence per kilo.   Leading the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous pen of Texel and Beltex hoggs from KD Harryman, Keskadale selling for 357.10 pence on two occasions. Top price of the day was a Texel hogg from JW & VI Naylor, Hill Green achieving £178 and purchased by Robert Skelton.

Spring lambs were sold from WCG Holdings, Eirinntalla at 296 pence per kilo.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Dorset X – 296, 285.70 Eirinntalla.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Dorset X – 148, 120 Eirinntalla.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 357.1, 352.4, 342.5, 319.6 Keskadale, 342.5 Hollins, 335.2, 325.6, 324, 318.4 Mayfield, 327.5, 322 Crosshow, 327.3, 322.5 Hollins, 326.2 Bayshore House, 322.9 Waverbank.  Beltex – 357.1, 352.5, 350, 342.2, 294.1 Keskadale, 317.6 Sycamore House, 294.9 Flimby Hall. TexelxHerdwick – 304.9, 265.9 Kidburngill, 300, 267.3 Hunday, 286.8, 286.7 Orthwaite Hall, 284.1 Plumbland, 275.6 Foxhouse, 270 Rowbrow Park, 269.3 Birk Howe, 262.9 Hollin Head.Bleu du Maine – 275 Wardhall Guards, 252.2, 250 Holmecroft. . Mule – 272.9 Shatton Lodge, 270 Hinning House, 262.5 Keskadale, 252.1 Beechcroft. Herdwick – 262.5 Hinning House, 260 Far End, 250 Baysbrown, 248.6 Millbeck Hall, 247.4 Yew Tree, 244.4 Stone Ends, 242.5 Howes Farm, 241.2 West Head. Cheviot – 262.2 Howes Farm, 256.6 Rannerdale, 251.6 Hinning House, 247.5 Kidburngill Swaledale – 261.9 Baggra Yeat, 259.8 Far End, 251.2, 241.2, 236 Eirintalla, 248.6 Hinning House, 242.1 Orthwaite Hall.            

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 178, 166 Hill Green, 169, 159 Harrot Hill, 165, 161 Crosshow, 164 Shatton Lodge, 162 Mayfield, 157 Waverbank, 156, 155 Row Farm, 155 Hunday Farm. TexelxHerdwick – 165, 139 Hunday, 129 Orthwate Hall, 125 Kidburngill, 118.50 Foxhouse, 119.50 Birk Howe, 116.50 Sorrowstones, 116.50 Sorrowstones, 112 Langhorn. Bleu du Maine – 154, 122 Wardhall Guards, 120 Holmecroft. Beltex – 150(2), 147, 142, 141 Keskadale. Cheviot – 136 Rannerdale, 118 Howes Farm.  Mule – 135 Hinning House, 131 Shatton Lodge, 126 Hill Green, 126, 114 Hunday, 120 High Bewaldeth, 118.50 Beechcroft, 115.50 Keskadale. Swaledale – 118, 103, 100 Eirintalla, 110 Baggra Yeat, 106.5 Far End. Herdwick – 111 Yew Tree, 110, 103, 97 Littletown, 104, 101 Langhorn, 104 Far End, 102 Brimmer Head.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 147, 144 Seafield House, 139 Crossfield Farm, 132, 122 Greenlands, 130 Willows Farm, 128 Rigg House Farm, 122 Home Farm, 122 Greensyke, 120 Peter House. Cheviot – 127, 91 Stonecroft. Bleu du Maine – 126, 96 Row Farm, 120 Peter House. Suffolk – 124, 112 Row Brow Park, 104 Brow Top Farm. Mule – 114 East Townend, 108 Ryhola Meadow, 108 Aldenstone, 108 Littletown Farm, 107 Row Brow Park, 104 Westray Farm, 104 Crookdake Cottages. Beltex – 110 Keskadale, 108 Eirinntalla. Bluefaced Leicester – 97 Hollins Farm. Zwartble – 83 Crossfield Farm, 79 Home Farm. Scotch Blackface – 80 Wha House Farm. Dorset – 79 Wasdale Head Hall. Swaledale – 78, 56 Hollins Farm, 68 Flimby Hall, 67, 53 Swinside End Farm, 61 Meadowbank, 58 Carlisle Gate, 56 Peter House Farm, 55 Rannerdale. Hampshire – 74 Row Brow Park. Kerryhill – 72 Fell End. Jacob – 68 Swinside End. Herdwick – 65 Row Head, 58 Birk Howe, 50 Rannerdale.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 120, 113 Harrot Hill, 112 Moor Farm, 112 Wha House, 110 Irton House. Kerryhill – 108 Hundith Hill. Bluefaced Leicester – 90 Hollins Farm. Cheviot – 92 Stonecroft. Herdwick – 72 Chapel Farm, 65 Rannerdale, 61 Stool End. Berrichon – 70 Stool End. Swaledale – 52 Shatton Lodge.

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