Sale Report: Primestock 11th July 2018

On Wednesday 11th July 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 65 cattle comprising 45 cull cattle and 20 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1736 prime sheep including 1274 spring lambs and 462 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Leading the sale in pence per kilo was a smart British Blue heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm at 227.50 pence per kilo purchased by Jewitts. Top price of the day was a tremendous British Blue bull from Messrs P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft selling for £1496.99 to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 227.50 Hunday Farm. Limousin – 216.50 Prospect House Farm, 189.50 Hunday Farm.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-   Limousin – 1225.39 Prospect House Farm, 966.45 Hunday Farm. British Blue – 1219.40 Hunday Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- British Blue – 219.50 Beechcroft, 205.50 Ellenbank, 179.50 Grange Farm. Limousin – 216.50 Lake View, 215.5 Beechcroft, 214.50, 205.50 Prospect House Farm, 200.50, 197.50 Hunday Farm, 191.50 Row Hall. Simmental – 197.50 Ellenbank. British Friesian – 187.50 Row Hall. Holstein Friesian – 177.50 Prospect House Farm. Swedish Red  – 149.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- British Blue – 1496.99 Beechcroft, 1294.65 Ellenbank. Simmental – 1481.25 Ellenbank. Limousin – 1392.10 Lake View, 1356.30, 1355.64 Prospect House Farm, 1353.34 Beechcroft, 1351.99, 1252.35 Row Hall, 1347.36, 1165.25 Hunday Farm. British Friesian – 1269.38 Row Hall. Holstein Friesian – 1034.83 Prospect House Farm. British Blue – 972.89 Grange Farm.  Swedish Red – 873.08, 831.22 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 174.50, 133.50 Wythop Hall, 139.50 Hundith Hill, 138.50, 102.50 Hinning House, 124.50, 122.50 Bolton Wood Lane Farm. British Blue – 142.50 Hinning House, 113.50 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 141.50 Prospect House Farm, 123.50, 112.50 Grange Farm, 116.50, 111.50 Tallentire Hill Farm, 114.50, 111.50 Low Row Farm, 114.50 Strawberry How, 113.50 Low Row Farm. Shorthorn – 128.50, 121.50 Hinning House. British Friesian – 126.50 Hodgson Green, 110.00 Fairladies Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 122.50 Hill Farm. Galloway – 120.50 Brook Cottage. Brown Swiss – 114.50 Frizington Parks. British Holstein – 107.50 Lodge Farm. Holstein – 102.50 Marlborough Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1142.98, 830.37 Wythop Hall, 1001.61 Hundith Hill, 826.85, 651.90 Hinning House, 771.75, 718.37 Bolton Wood Lane Farm, British Blue – 1017.45 Hinning House. Holstein Friesian – 911.42 Strawberry How, 852.15 Grange Farm, 850.45 Tallentire Hill, 825.38 Burton House Farm, 810.30 Hodgson Green, 806.02 Threapland Lees, 800.89 Prospect House Farm. British Friesian – 845.02 Hodgson Green, 765.60 Fairladies Farm.  Holstein – 830.25 Marlborough Hall, 590.92 Lodge Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 744.80 Hill Farm. Shorthorn – 704.18, 641.52 Hinning House. British Holstein – 696.60 Lodge Farm. Brown Swiss – 690.44 Frizington Parks. Galloway – 655.52 Brook Cottage. Belted Galloway – 423.85 Hinning House.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average this week was 182.50 pence per kilo which was in keeping with the national average. Leading the sale in price per kilo and per head was a shapely Texel lamb from A Ashburner, Summerhill. This 46kg lamb sold for 256.50 pence per kilo, achieving £118 and was purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 256.50 Summerhill, 232.60 The How, 225 Prospect House Farm, 222 Woodside Cottage, 221.40 High Low Hall, 221.30 Hollins Farm, 218.30, 215.60 High Moss, 215 Green Marsh, 214.50 Greenlands. Suffolk – 225.50, 200 Clappers, 176.70, 174.40 Croft House Farm, 170.701 Home Farm, 169.30 Woodhall Brow Farm. Beltex – 211.50, 202.60, 198.80, 193.40 Park House Farm, 207.50, 203.90 Holmecroft Farm. Bleu du Maine – 184.20, 182.10 Oughterside Mill, 172.50 Holmecroft Farm. Herdwick – 160 East Townend. Hampshire – 146.20, 142.20 Row Brow Park.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Texel – 118 Summerhill, 111 Woodside Cottage, 110, 106 Wardwarrow, 107 The How, 106, 104 Hollins Farm, 100 Hundith Hill Farm, 97 Rook Farm. Suffolk – 110, 106, 81 Clappers, 87, 81 Hemplands Farm, 76, 75 Croft House. Beltex – 83, 77.50 Holmecroft, 82.50, 79.50, 78, 77 Park House Farm. Bleu du Maine – 71, 70 Oughterside Mill, 69 Holmecroft. Herdwick – 64 East Townend. Hampshire – 64, 57 Row Brow Park.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 105 Croftlands, 91 Gate Farm, 90, 84 Summerhill, 89 Hundith Hill Farm, 88 Elva Plain Farm, 87, 85 Croftlands, 85, 84 Croft End. Suffolk – 81 Park View. Mule – 77.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 77 Mandalay, 77 Gate Farm, 74 Summerhill, 70 Park View, 70 Park House Farm, 64 Croft House Farm, 61 Birks Farm, 57 Burn Moor. Cheviot – 66, 42 Cragg House Farm, 47, 42 Strudda Bank. Zwartble – 63 Burnt Moor. Herdwick – 62, 58 Howside, 58 Low Whitebanks, 49 Ponsonby Old Hall, 48 Cragg House Farm. Swaledale – 46 Keskadale, 43 Gate Farm, 42.50 Terrace Farm, 33 Strudda Bank.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 62 Oughterside Mill, 79 Strudda Bank. Suffolk – 80 Strudda Bank.

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