Sale Report: Primestock 13 December 2017

On Wednesday 13th December 2017, Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held the weekly sale of prime stock with 72 cattle, comprising 47 cull cattle and 25 prime bulls and heifers, 2073 prime sheep including 1839 lambs and 234 ewes and rams, presented for sale to a full ring of buyers.

With a good show of cattle forward the top price per kilo was for a smart Limousin heifer from Messrs Bowe, Hunday Farm selling for 219.50 pence per kilo (£1141.40) and purchased by Les Fell.  Leading price in the sale was a Limousin bull from D & MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall selling for £1519.70 (200.50 pence per kilo) again to Les Fell.

Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 219.50 Hunday Farm, 189.50 Lamplugh Hall.

Prime Heifer (Top price per head – £):-   Limousin – 1141.40 Hunday Farm, 1004.35 Lamplugh Hall. 

Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Belted Galloway – 157.50 Hinning House.

 Prime Steer (Top price per head – £):-  Belted Galloway – 740.25 Hinning House.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 216.50, 213.50, 208.50 Prospect House Farm, 210.50, 205.50 Lamplugh Hall, 209.50 Ellenbank, 202.50 Row Hall, 200.50 Hunday Farm.  British Blue – 197.50 Hunday Farm, 187.50 Threapland Lees.  Belted Galloway – 186.50 Ellenbank.  Holstein Friesian – 176.50, 163.50 South View, 169.50, 160.50 Threapland Lees, 169.50, 144.50 Row Hall.

 

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):-  Limousin – 1519.79, 1335.75, 1237.74 Lamplugh Hall, 1385.60, 1251.11, 1209.30 Prospect House Farm,  1353.37 Ellenbank, 1291.22 Hunday Farm, 1198.80, 1180.55 Row Hall.  British Blue – 1331.25 Threapland Lees, 1157.35 Hunday Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 1076.65, 969.56 South View, 1013.61, 990.29 Threapland Lees, 955.98, 826.54 Row Hall.  Belted Galloway – 876.55 Ellenbank.  

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Limousin – 127.50, 117.50 Muncaster Head, 114.50 Hinning House, 114.50, 108.50 Hall Waberthwaite, 111.50 High Moss.  Shorthorn – 117.50, 113.50, 110.50 Hinning House.  Holstein – 115.50 Marlborough Hall, 109.50 Greenmoor Side, 88.50 Lowca Cottage Farm, 78.50 Pelutho.  Holstein Friesian – 113.50 Lamplugh Hall, 111.50 Aikbank, 107.50, 104.50 Greenmoor Side, 107.50 Grange Farm, 107.50 Marlborough Hall, 99.50 Beech House.  British Friesian – 109.50 Weary Hall, 84.50 Well Head.  Montbeliarde – 107.50 Pelutho Grange, 90.50 Green Acres. Ayrshire – 95.50, 80.50 Plaskett Lands.  Saler – 79.50 Hall Waberthwaite. 

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):-  Holstein – 917.07 Marlborough Hall, 786.21, Greenmoor Side, 566.40 Lowca Cottage Farm, 492.20 Pelutho.  Holstein Friesian – 839.90 Lamplugh Hall, 731 Marlborough Hall, 718.06 Aikbank, 712.73, 682.39 Greenmoorside, 672.95 Grange Farm, 640.71 Mayfield, 590.04 Beech House.  Limousin – 827.20, 812.18 Muncaster Head, 826.69 Hall Waberthwaite, 764.86 Hinning House, 735.90 High Moss.  Shorthorn – 763.75, 680.68, 658.30 Hinning House.  British Friesian – 740.22 Weary Hall, 481.65 Well Head.  Montbeliarde – 720.25 Pelutho Grange, 549.34 Green Acres.  Ayrshire – 601.65, 444.36 Plaskett Lands.  Saler – 421.35 Hall Waberthwaite. 

OTM Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Holstein – 133.50 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 104.50 Pelutho Grange, 101.50 Beech House. 

OTM Heifer (Top price per head – £):-  Holstein – 921.15 Lowca Cottage Farm.  Holstein Friesian – 645.81, 578.55 Beech House. 

OTM Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):-  British Blue – 127.50 Fairladies Farm. 

OTM Bull (Top price per head – £):-  British Blue – 1051.88 Fairladies Farm. 

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was similar on the week at 187.85 pence per kilo.  Top price per kilo was a pen of wonderful Beltex lambs at 232.50 pence from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm and purchased by Robert Skelton.  The leading price of the day £110 was achieved twice for Texel lambs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth selling to Haighs Butchers of Workington.

Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):-  Beltex – 232.50, 231.30, 223.20 Prospect House, 227 Bridekirk Hall, 212.50 Sherriff, 211.90 High Boonwood, 211.90, 210.70 Keskadale, 211.50 Parkhouse, 211.40 Rook Farm, 209.10 Cockley Gill.  Texel – 223.80 Parkhouse, 223.10 Cherrytree House, 222.20 Low Garth, 221.10, 215.90 Hollins, 220 Low Garth, 214.90 Sycamore House, 213 Segbushwell, 210.80 Calvo, 210 High Moss, 209.80 Lamplugh Hall.  Berrichon – 195.70 Shatton Lodge.  Cheviot – 190 Stybeck, 178.90 West Head, 169.40 Stonecroft.   Charollais – 189.80 High Boonwood, 186.40, 182.10 Bell House, 174.30 Stone Croft.   Texel X Herdwick – 189.70 Rowbrow Park, 179.70 Brimmer Head, 176.70 Grange Grassings, Suffolk – 184.10 Croft House, 180.70, 177.90, 175 Newtonfield, 180.50 Strawberry How, 177.80 Greenbank Close, 176.70 Far End, 176.10 Grange Farm.  Badger Face – 183.30 Brimmer Head.  Mule – 182.10, 177.90 Keskadale, 180 Far End, 176.20 Low Stowbank, 175.60 Segbushwell, 175.50 Low Garth, 175 High Side, 172.70 Frizington Hall, 172.20 Strawberry How, 171.80 Low Waterside Cottage.  Swaledale – 180 Swinside End, 167.90 Wythop Hall, 159.70 High Side.  Herdwick – 155.60 Fell Foot, 152.70 Swinside End, 151.40 West Head.    

Prime Lambs (Top price per head – £):-  Texel – 110 (x2), 100 Low Garth, 108 Sandhills, 104 (x2) High Flatts, 103, 102 Riggingill, 98.50 Frizington Hall, 98.50 Hollins Farm, 98 Segbushwell.  Beltex – 102 Sherriff, 94.50, 89, 88.50 Keskadale, 93 Prospect House Farm, 93 Rook Farm, 92.50, 91.50 Prospect House Farm, 89.50 Low Stowbank, 89 High Boonwood, 87, 85 Sherriff.  Mule – 93 Frizington Hall, 90.50 Bridge End, 90 Far End, 82.50 Low Garth, 77.50 Strawberry How, 76.50 Keskadale, 76 Frizington Hall, 75.50 Segbushwell, 74 Low Stowbank.  Berrichon – 90 Shatton Lodge.  Suffolk – 92.50, 87.50, 86, 79.50 Newtonfield, 81 Croft House, 81 Grange Farm, 80 Greenbank Close, 79.50 Far End, 74 Strawberry How.  Charollais – 83.50 High Boonwood, 82, 76.50 Bell House, 64.50 Stone Croft.  Texel X Herdwick – 76 Grange Grassings, 74 Rowbrow Park, 71 Millbeck Hall, 57.50 Brimmer Head, Swaledale – 72 Swinside End, 70.50, 68.50, 52 Wythop Hall, 57.50, High Side, Cheviot – 68.50 Stybeck Farm, 68 West Head, 64, 61 Stonecroft.  Badger Face – 60.50 Brimmer Head.  Herdwick – 56.50 Swinside End, 56 Fell Foot, 53 West Head, 40 Mireside, 32.50 Stonethwaite.    

Cull Ewes (per head – £):-  Texel – 106, 91 High Flatts, 91, 80 Fern Close, 90 Greenlands, 89 Calvo Farm, 89 Littletown, 84 Brayshaw, 78 Robin Hood, 76 Fell End.  Beltex – 72 Keskadale, 71 Low Garth.  Mule – 72 Calvo, 70 Frizington Hall, 67 Brayshaw, 67 Riggingill, 67, 65 Shatton Lodge, 65 High Flatts, 63 Dalzell Street.  Cheviot – 70 Calvo, 59 Hollins.  Herdwick – 61, 43 Hollows, 38.50 Grange Grassings, 34 Forge, 32 Littletown.  Suffolk – 60 Charles Ground.  Dorset – 54 Springhill, 41 Woodbank.  Texel X Herdwick – 53 Cockley Gill.  Swaledale – 38 Keskadale, 36 Hill Top, 36 Littletown.  Jacob – 27 Charles Ground. 

Cast Rams (per head – £):-  Texel – 105 Chance Cottage, 97, 85, 81 Whinnerah, 86 Shatton Lodge, 80 Fell End.  Bluefaced Leicester – 75 Shatton Lodge.  Swaledale – 64 Hollows, 62 Knott Houses, 41 Burnside.    Herdwick – 51 Fold Head, 44 Hollows.  Dorset – 51 Springhill.  Cheviot – 47 Hill Top.

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