Sale Report: Primestock 12th December 2018

On Wednesday 12th December 2018 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of primestock with 50 cattle comprising 27 cull cattle and 23 prime bulls and clean cattle, 2495 prime sheep including 1984 lambs and 511 cast ewes and rams

Topping the sale in price per kilo was a shapely Limousin Bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling for 213.50 pence to Les Fell. Leading the sale in price per head was another Limousin Bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall achieving £1398.55 also purchased by Les Fell.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 213.50, 207.50, 190.50 Lamplugh Hall, 207.50(2) Prospect House Farm, 207.50, 203.50 Lake View, 190.50, 183.50 Row Hall. British Blue – 200.50 Ellenbank, 192.50 Seaview, 186.50 Greensyke, 183.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 183.50 Grange Farm, 164.50 Acrewalls, 148.50 Greensyke. British Friesian – 174.50 Seaview, 168.50 Row Hall.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1398.55, 1298.08, 1289.69, 1116.33 Lamplugh Hall, 1323.85, 1301.03 Prospect House Farm, 1304.97 Ellenbank, 1302.40, 1290.65 Lake View, 1110.62 Row Hall. British Blue – 1383.45 Ellenbank, 1163.76 Greensyke, 1093.40 Seaview, 990.90 Grange Farm. British Friesian – 1085.39 Seaview, 943.60 Row Hall. Holstein Friesian – 963.97 Acrewalls, 945.03 Grange Farm, 791.51 Greensyke.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Charolais – 133.50 East House. Limousin – 127.50, 114.50, 103.50, 100.50 East House, 101.50 Baggra Yeat. Holstein Friesian – 101.50 Barnyard, 96.50 East Farm, 93.50 Marlborough Hall. British Shorthorn – 104.50 Fold Head Farm. British Blue – 100 Baggra Yeat. Holstein – 94.50 Marlborough Hall, 84.50 Fairladies Farm, 84.50 Bouch House Farm. Galloway – 87.50 Howside.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Charolais – 1148.10 East House. Limousin – 948.60, 794.63, 658.26 East House. Holstein Friesian – 799.82 Barnyard, 748 Marlborough Hall, 730.63, 730.51 East Farm, 670.25, 608.88 Watson Hill. Holstein – 753.17 Marlborough Hall. British Blue – 640 Baggra Yeat. British Shorthorn – 608.19 Fold Head Farm. Galloway – 463.75 Howside.

Prime Sheep

A larger show of lambs forward with the SQQ average 186.7 pence per kilo, medium weight lambs 39.1 – 45.5kg sold for an average of 191.1 pence per kilo. Top price in pence per kilo was 247.8 pence achieved twice, both times for Beltex lambs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth purchased by Haighs, Butchers of Workington. The leading price of £119 was a Beltex lamb from J Walker and J Hunter, Fieldside purchased by W Lindsay & Sons, Butchers of Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-Beltex – 247.80(2) Low Garth, 242.50, 231.10 Prospect House, 238.30 Tallentire Hill, 233.30, 230.40 Somerfield House, 231.70, 226 Blake Hills, 227.50 Park House Farm. Texel – 243.80 Fieldside, 240.90, 235.40, 235, 228.80 Tallentire Hill, 235.90 Sandhills, 234.50 Prospect House, 230 High Moss, 229.50 Parsonage Farm, 228.80 Blake Hills. Charollais – 203.80 Sandhills, 186.60 Frizington Hall, 185.70 Stonecroft. Suffolk – 196.30 Blake Hills, 183, 178.30 Fieldside, 181.10 Garborough Close. Texel x Herdwick – 192.10, 188.80 Ullock Mains, 189.50 Rowbrow Park, 188.80 Orthwaite Hall. Cheviot – 187.50 Stone Croft, 181.40 Simonscales Mill. Mule – 188.20 High Side Farm, 182.90 Fieldside, 182.50 Swinside End Farm, 178.60 Stone Croft, 177.30 Hill Top. Herdwick – 173.40, 171, 167.20 Nook Farm, 172.90 Anns Cottage. Swaledale – 172.10 Baggra Yeat, 160.30 High Side.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 119 Fieldside, 118, 114 Low Garth, 112 Tallentire Hill, 108.50 Blake Hills, 106, 100 Somerfield House, 104 Prospect House, 101 The Croft. Texel – 117, 116, 105 Fieldside, 113, 110 High Flatts, 113, 110, 106 Tallentire Hill, 111 Blue Dial, 105 Willows Farm. Suffolk – 88, 84, 82 Hemplands, 84 Frizington Hall, 83 Far End Farm, 82, 80.50 Fieldside. Mule – 82 Baggra Yeat, 82 Shatton Lodge, 78.50 Wood Farm, 78 Hill Top, 78 Low Garth, 77 Far End Farm, 76.50 Langhorn. Charollais – 81.50 Sandhills, 78 Stonecroft, 76.50 Frizington Hall. Cheviot – 78 Simonscales Mill, 73 Stonecroft. Texel x Herdwick – 76.50 Low Hall Farm, 75.50 Orthwaite Hall, 75.50 Ullock Mains, 74 Grange Grassings, 74 Simonscales Mill. Swaledale – 74 Baggra Yeat, 57 Newlands Farm. Herdwick – 60.50 Anns Cottage, 60, 55.50, 53.50 Nook Farm, 53 East House.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 113, 88, 86 Woodhall Brow Farm, 97 Moor House, 95 Cherrytree House, 88 Sycamore House. Suffolk – 75 Crossfield Farm. Beltex – 74 Woodhall Brow Farm. Zwartble – 62 Woodend. Mule – 60 Eirinntalla, 58.50 Shatton Lodge Farm, 58 Aldenstone, 57 Woodhall Brow Farm, 56 Cotland Farm. Cheviot – 60 Lanefoot. Texel cross Herdwick – 54 Eirinntalla. Swaledale – 32.50 Cotland Farm, 28.50, 28 Newlands Farm, 27 Plumbland Farm, 26.50 Uldale Hall, 26.50 Lanefoot. Kerry Hill – 29 Todholes. Herdwick – 28 Stone Ends, 27 Plumbland Farm, 22 Woodhall Brow Farm.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Charollais – 130, 97 Greensyke. Beltex – 121, 110 (x2) Woodhall Brow Farm. Cheviot – 119 Stone Croft.  Texel – 112 Shatton Lodge Farm, 111 Woodend, 94 Stonecroft, 91 Woodhall Brow Farm, 83 Wardhall Guards, 79 Greensyke, 74 Hayes Castle. Berrichon – 92 Greensyke. Swaledale – 72 Greensyke, 57, 41 Hole House. Herdwick – 55, 49 Stone Ends.

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