Sale Report: Primestock 12th September 2018

On Wednesday 12th September 2018, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of primestock with 80 cattle comprising 53 cull cattle and 27 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1485 prime sheep including 956 lambs and 529 cast ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

Cattle were in demand with a good quality on show, topping the sale in price per kilo was a tremendous Limousin Bull from G & T Tyson, East House selling for 221.50 pence to Les Fell. Leading the sale in price per head was a shapely Charolais Bull from Messrs P & PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft achieving £1576.58 and purchased by Les Fell.

Cast cows sold to extreme prices with many more required to fulfil the buyers’ enthusiasm to support the live ring, leading this section of the sale per head was a Shorthorn cow achieving £1324.05 from R & E Richardson, Burnt House Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 221.50, 213.50, 212.50, 207.50 East House, 217.50, 212.50, 211.50 Prospect House Farm, 207.50 Lowside Farm, 204.50(x2) Acrewalls, 197.50(x2) Row Hall. Charolais – 204.50, 192.50 Beechcroft. British Blue – 198.50 Grange Farm, 197.50 Ellenbank, 197.50, 189.50, 186.50, 185.50, 176.50 Greengill Farm 140.50 Lowside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 180.50 Grange Farm, 144.50 Row Hall, 141.50 Waites Farm. Swedish Red & White – 178.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Charolais – 1576.58, 1543.98 Beechcroft. Limousin – 1498.15, 1477.42, 1417.60, 1298.38 East House. 1349.37, 1333.28, 1330.25 Prospect House Farm, 1311.40 Lowside Farm, 1309.43, 1295.60 Row Hall, 1118.62, 952.97 Acrewalls. British Blue – 1395.02, 1353.03, 1311.49, 1300.81, 1287.70 Greengill Farm, 1133.65 Ellenbank, 1058.01 Grange Farm, 665.97 Lowside Farm. Swedish Red & White – 1006.74 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 916.94 Grange Farm, 795.23 Waites Farm, 784.64 Row Hall.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 166.50 Beechcroft, 153.50, 128.50, 104.50 Corn How, 118.50 Parkhouse Farm, 114.50 Willows Farm. British Blue – 147.50 Beechcroft, 117.50, 102.50 Parkhouse Farm. Montbeliarde – 145.50 Pelutho Grange, 102.50 Willows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 136.50, 116.50 Waites Farm, 123.50(x2) Arkleby Hall, 123.50, 115.50 East Farm, 122.50 Croft House Farm, 116.50, 114.50 Pelutho Grange, 111.50 Mayfield. Shorthorn – 136.50 Burnt House Farm. British Friesian – 125.50 Arkleby Hall, 99.50 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 110.50 Arkleby Hall, 101.50 Pelutho Grange, 88.50 Langhorn, 85.50 Allerby Mill. Aberdeen Angus – 108.50 Parkhouse Farm. Ayrshire ­– 104.50 Plaskettlands. Saler – 86.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Galloway – 76.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Shorthorn – 1324.05 Burnt House Farm. Montebeliarde – 1169.82 Pelutho Grange, 625.25 Willows Farm. Limousin – 1145.52 Beechcroft, 881.51, 835.04, 665.67, 573.50 Corn How, 744.25 Willows Farm, 722.85 Parkhouse Farm, 365.80, 361.15 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1045.59, 855.11 Waites Farm, 994.70 Croft House Farm, 905.26, 773.85 East Farm, 890.8, 788.71 Pelutho Grange, 768.17, 748.41 Arkleby Hall, 726.95 Mayfield. British Blue – 1032.50 Beechcroft, 789.60, 635.50 Parkhouse Farm. British Friesian – 775.59 Arkleby Hall, 537.30 Harrington Parks. Holstein – 770.19 Arkleby Hall, 664.83 Pelutho Grange, 538.08 Langhorn, 531.81 Allerby Mill. Aberdeen Angus – 700.91 Parkhouse Farm. Ayrshire – 668.80 Plasketlands. Saler – 400.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Galloway – 365.67 Wasdale Head Hall.

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Simmental – 138.50 Lanefoot. Ayrshire – 102.50 Plaskett Lands

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):- Simmental – 851.78 Lanefoot. Ayrshire – 602.70 Plaskett Lands.

Prime Sheep

Lambs sold to a sharper figure than anticipated with the overall SQQ average of 175.50 pence per kilo. Taking into consideration that it could have been a stronger average had the quality of flesh been much better, fleshy fed lambs were 180 pence per kilo and more.

Leading price per kilo was a tremendous Suffolk lamb from GW Hird, Westray Farm selling for 254 pence to WilsonWillis, Butchers of Cleator Moor. The top price of £127 was achieved twice for a Suffolk lamb from GW Hird, Westray Farm purchased by WilsonWillis, Butchers of Cleator Moor and a shapely Beltex lamb from AE & VJ Errington, Beckhouse Farm selling to W Lindsay & Son, Butchers of Cockemouth.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Suffolk – 254, 239.60, 168 Westray Farm, 181.80, 159.30, 154.50 Hemplands Farm, 173.20 West Ghyll End Farm, 167.30 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 167 Low House, 164.90 Stonecroft. Beltex – 244.20 Beckhouse Farm, 220.90, 202.40 Low Garth. Texel – 240.40, 238.50, 218.50, 204, 203.70 Briary Bank, 234.70, 220.20, 204.70 Prospect House Farm, 233.30 Willows Farm, 229.60, 218.90 Beckhouse Farm, 228.60 Stargill Farm, 220.40, 214.60 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 219.20 Chapel Howe, 215.90, 213, 210.20 Far End Farm, 212.50 Holmerigg, 211.50 Foulsyke Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 174 Grange Grassings, 164.70 Fangs Brow, 161.10, 157.70 Stool End Farm, 155.80 Sneckyeat Farm, 153.80, 142.90 Mireside, 150, 147.20, 140.60 The Gate House, 147.20 Stool End Farm. Mule – 166.70 Shatton Lodge Farm, 161.30 Low Stowbank, 160.50 Hudson Place, 151.20 Sneckyeat, 145 Dale View. Swaledale – 139.60 Dale View.

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):- Suffolk – 127, 115 Westray Farm, 120, 86, 85 Hemplands Farm. Beltex – 127 Beckhouse Farm, 95, 85 Low Garth. Texel – 125, 124, 118, 110 Briary Bank, 124, 116 Beckhouse Farm, 119, 110 Holmerigg, 115, 103 Far End Farm, 115 Prospect House Farm, 114 Chapel Howe, 112 Stargill Farm, 110 Foulsyke Farm, 108, 103 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 107 Mid Farm, 105 Willows Farm. Mule – 75 Shatton Lodge Farm, 69 Hudson Place, 65 Sneckyeat Farm, 64.50 Low Stowbank. Texel X Herdwick – 71.50 Grange Grassings, 67 Sneckyeat Farm, 61.50, 58, 53 Stool End Farm, 60, 53 The Gate House, 60 Mireside, 56 Fangs Brow. Swaledale – 67 Dale View.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Suffolk – 108 High Flatts. Texel – 98, 78 Terrace Farm, 94, 81 High Flatts, 92, 83 Stargill Farm, 90(x2), 88, 86, 80, 79, 78 Greenlands, 90, 82 Prospect House Farm, 84 Shatton Lodge Farm, 83 High Bewaldeth, 81 Bellhouse Farm, 80, 78 Braithwaite Farm. Bluefaced Leicester – 72, 40 Tortolocate. Mule – 70 Stargill Farm, 66 Shatton Lodge Farm, 65 Sneckyeat Farm, 63 Terrace Farm, 60, 55, 54 Foulsyke Farm, 55 Scales Farm, 52 Stonecroft, 51, 42 Acrewalls, 50 Braithwaite Farm, 49.50 High Bewaldeth, 46 Low Garth, 44 Muncaster Home Farm. Charollais – 54 Thistle Close. Cheviot – 53 Stonecroft, 50, 41 Bridge End Farm, 47 Lanefoot, 42 Stonecroft. Texel X Herdwick – 49 Acrewalls, 39 High Bewaldeth, 30 Scales Farm. Herdwick – 45, 37 Skelsceugh Farm, 36 Barfield, 27 Hinning House. Swaledale – 41.50 Middlegill Farm, 36, 30 Kirkgate Farm, 34.50 Terrace Farm, 34 High Bewaldeth, 32 Foulsyke Farm, 31 Tortolocate, 30 Hinning House, 27.50 Hudson Place. Hampshire – 41 The Gate House.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Texel – 44 The Gate House. Hebridean – 20 The Gate House. Herdwick – 16 Bridge End Farm.

 

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