Sale Report: Primestock 13th February 2018

On Wednesday 13th February 2019 Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth held their weekly sale of 49 primestock with cattle comprising 40 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls and clean cattle, 1535 prime sheep including 1106 hoggs and 429 cast ewes and rams

With a good show of prime bulls forward leading the sale in price per kilo was a shapely Limousin bull from Messrs Teasdale, Lowside Farm selling for 209.50 pence per kilo to Les Fell. Top price in this section went to a tremendous Limousin bull from A & L Gott, Prospect House Farm achieving £1463.67 purchased by Les Fell. Many more bulls are needed each week to meet buyers’ demands.

Prime Bull (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin – 209.50, 203.50 Lowside Farm, 208.50 Prospect House Farm. Charolais – 189.50 Ellenbank. Simmental – 188.50 Ellenbank. British Blue – 180.50 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 168.50 Prospect House Farm, 166.50 Grange Farm. Swedish Red – 154.50 Grange Farm.

Prime Bull (Top price per head – £):- Limousin – 1463.67 Prospect House Farm, 1418.32, 1334.96 Lowside Farm. Charolais – 1358.72 Ellenbank. Simmental – 1191.32 Ellenbank. British Blue – 1137.15 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 1011 Prospect House Farm, 922.41 Grange Farm. Swedish Red – 960.99 Grange Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per kilo – pence):- Holstein Friesian – 158.50 Brackenbarrow Farm, 126.50 Burton House Farm, 106.50, 105.50 Barnyard, 102.50 Grange Farm, 99.50, 96.50 Plumbland Farm, 97.50 Croft House Farm, 95.50 Grange Farm, 93.50 Watson Hill. Aberdeen Angus – 118.50 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Limousin – 112.50 Willows Farm, 109.50 Hall Waberthwaite, 100.50 Grange Grassings. Holstein – 107.50 Plumbland Farm, 88.50 Beech House, 78.50 Dubbs Farm. British Blue – 106.50 Hall Waberthwaite. Saler – 95.50 Hall Waberthwaite. British Friesian – 84.50 Weary Hall Farm.

Cast Cows (Top price per head – £):- Holstein Friesian – 1058.78 Brackenbarrow Farm, 921.02, 889.28 Barnyard, 788.10 Burton House Farm, 756.20 Plumbland Farm, 747.40, 741 Croft House Farm, 742.10 Watson Hill, 717.50 Grange Farm. Limousin –  920.25 Willows Farm, 740.69 Grange Grassings, 663.57 Hall Waberthwaite. Aberdeen Angus – 737.07 Nr Branthwaite Edge. British Blue – 731.66 Hall Waberthwaite. Holstein – 725.63 Plumbland Farm. Saler – 639.85 Hall Waberthwaite.

Prime Sheep

The SQQ average was slightly up on the week at 197.38 pence per kilo, keeping in line with the national trend. A shapely pen of hoggs from A & J Clark, Cherrytree House achieved the leading price per kilo at 263.50 pence selling to Vivers Scotlamb. Top price per head was a wonderful Beltex hogg from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth selling for £120 to M Alam.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Texel – 263.5, 256.6, 255.1, 253.8, 242.9 Cherry Tree House, 250 The How, 250 Bolton Wood Lane, 248.8 High Bewaldeth, 248.7 Sycamore House, 246.2 Sherriff, 244.6 East Mill, 242.7 Woodhall Brow, 240.2 Beech House, 240 Home Farm. Beltex – 250 Ewanrigg, 234.7, 222, 221 Low Garth. Suffolk – 221.8 Woodhall Brow. Texel X Herdwick – 205.7 Seat House, 200 Woodhall Brow, 192.5 Rowbrow Park, 191.7 Blakehills, 190.5 Grange Grassings. Cheviot – 198.6 Hollin Head. Mule – 184.6 Gill Brow. Swaledale – 182.5 Wythop Farms, 181.1, 176.7 Hinning House, 176.5 High Bewaldeth. Herdwick – 176.9 Hollin Head, 173.7 Baysbrown.

Prime Hoggs (Top price per head – £):- Beltex – 120, 115(2) Low Garth. Texel – 113 High Flatts, 113, 111, 105, 102(2) Rise How, 111 Dancing Gate, 108 Sycamore House, 106 High Moss, 105, 103 Bolton Wood Lane, 104.50 High Bewaldeth, 104 Shatton Lodge, 102 Weary Hall Style, 102 Cherry Tree House. Suffolk – 86.50 Woodhall Brow, 81.50 Blakehills. Mule – 81 Town End, 78 Langhorn, 78 Low Garth, 76 Wythop Hall. Texel X Herdwick – 80.50 Blakehills, 80 Grange Grassings, 78 Woodhall Brow, 77 Foxhouse, 77 Rowbrow Park. Cheviot – 78 Croft House, 75.50 Baysbrown, 75 Seathwaite, 74 Stonecroft. Swaledale – 74.50 Knott Houses, 73 Wythop Hall, 70 Knott Houses, 68.50 Stonecroft, 67 Hinning House. Herdwick – 69 Hollin Head, 66 Baysbrown.

Cull Ewes (per head – £):- Texel – 123 Croftlands, 117 Prospect House Farm, 117 Seat House, 113 Risehow Farm, 108 High Seaton, 103 Woodside Cottage, 103 High Moss, 102 Prospect House Farm. Suffolk – 94 High Flatts. Berichon – 86 High Flatts. Bluefaced Leicester – 85, 82 Hinning House Farm. Mule – 68 Willows Farm, 65 Rose Farm, 64 Seat House, 61 Woodside Cottage. Texel X Herdwick – 66 Seat House. Herdwick – 46 Low Hall Farm, 46 East House, 43 Kirkhouse, 41.50 East House, 41 Foxhouse Farm, 41 Crakeplace Hall, 40 Randle Gate. Swaledale – 39 East House, 38 Sherriff, 37 Town End, 31 Hartsop Hall.

Cast Rams (per head – £):- Zwartble – 130 Willows Farm. Texel – 85 High Moss, 79 Gill Brow, 77 Randle Gate, 76 Lamplugh Hall, 75 Ponsonby Old Hall. Bluefaced Leicester – 71 Hinning House. Herdwick – 61 Stool End Farm, 46, 41 Ponsonby Old Hall, 45 Hinning House, 45 Hollins. Swaledale – 55 Randle Gate, 41 Gill Brow. Cheviot – 51 Randle Gate, 46 Church Stile Farm, 44 Hinning House.

 

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